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006 How Groundbreaker is helping real estate investment firms find new investors

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:20 am

Probably the hottest sector in crowdfunding right now is real estate.

Investors are flocking to real estate crowdfunding platforms to get access and invest in real estate and they’re doing it in different ways: some platforms focus on investments in loans, others in equity, and others in professionally-lead large scale real estate projects.

Groundbreaker.co, a new player in the real estate crowdfunding space, has taken a different approach. The company works closely with some of the largest global real estate firms to use crowdfunding to raise money from its existing investors and to attract a whole new class of investors.

Co-founder and CEO Joey Jelinek joins your hosts, David and Zack, to talk about how the real estate industry is adjusting to this entirely new model for fundraising and what the future looks like for the entire real estate industry now that crowdfunding is proving itself viable. (Joey also shares some good resources with us to learn more about investing in real estate).

In our news segment, we talk about whether or not there exists a new crowdfunding bum class — and whether we need to donate or back every Tom, Dick, and Harry who throws up a crowdfunding campaign.

Watson on Crowdfunding talks about $4 million — the size of the recent investment in Spotify that occured on crowdfunding site, Microventures.

Lastly, Starkup Nation delivers on his favorite crowdfunding campaign of the week and (not) surprisingly, it has to do with water balloons.

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Resources mentioned in the podcast

Resources mentioned by Groundbreaker.co’s Joey Jelinek

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  • Running successful crowdfunding campaigns with Roy Morejon

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:48 am UTC

    It may look easy to launch a crowdfunding campaign, raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, and hit your targets…but it ain’t.

    The secret behind many of Kickstarter and Indiegogo’s largest and most successful crowdfunding campaigns is that they have professional help behind them.

    They hire guys like Command Partners‘ Roy Morejon to run integrated Internet marketing campaigns, outreach with guerilla PR, and produce awesome crowdfunding videos. David and Zack bring Roy on to TWiC to discuss what’s tips and techniques are working for project backers.

    In our news roundup, we talk about the growing internatlization of crowdfunding and the Kickstarter Film Festival 2014 in Brooklyn and the rising importance of platform branding in crowdfunding.

    Lastly, co-host Zack “Attack” Miller digs deep into his experience producing over 20 crowdfunding videos and takes us through the 5 steps to make a captivating and successful crowdfunding video.

    Listen to the FULL Episode

    About Roy Morejon

    Roy Morejon picRoy is the President of Command Partners, a full service marketing agency focused on crowdfunding.

    Resources mentioned in the podcast

    Roy Morejon’s Resources

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  • 004 Crowdability and educating investors on the crowdfunding opportunity

    Posted on July 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm UTC

    On this week’s TWiC podcast, we interview the guys behind Crowdability — a great resource for investors thinking about getting a bit more serious about equity crowdfunding. Matt and Wayne are 2 extraordinary entrepreneurs in their own right and have a bold vision of providing an educational and decision-layer to help investors make better decisions when investing in startups online via equity crowdfunding.

    In this week’s news roundup, David and Zack look at the differences between raising money via crowdfunding or turning to more traditional sources of capital. BitTorrent is using its massive network of 170 million users to crowdfunding new forms of content. Lastly, is beer the most perfect of crowdfunding projects? David thinks it just may be…

    We review CrowdBrewed, a crowdfunding site that encourages (you guessed it), funding of beer-related enterprises.

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    Resources mentioned in the podcast

    Recommended resources for investing in startups from Crowdability

    **You can now listen to TWiC on iTunes (nice!). If you’re listening to our podcast and enjoying it, finding some value, or just using it to stay on top of everything crowdfunding, please give us a good rating on iTunes. We’ll mention you on the show with a shout-out. We’re really appreciative of your feedback and continued listening — we’re all in this together and your support helps keep our show fresh and growing.

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  • Create better consumer products, make more money with Quirky

    Posted on July 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm UTC

    Listen to this episode on Stitcher and on SoundCloud.

    Creating a new consumer product used to be a somewhat solitary process.

    But what if you could throw thousands of your closest from around the world into a virtual room to harness only the best ideas for the names, designs, and functionality for really cool, new consumer products? And (here’s the kicker), what if you could get paid for your contribution?

    Quirky is a community of hundreds of thousands of passionate people from around the world who enjoy ideating, designing, and producing novel consumer products — collaboratively. Quirky’s Nethaniel Padgett, Community Director, joins us, David Stark and Zack Miller, to talk about how developing products and making money selling them has changed forever — on this episode of the ThisWeekinCrowdfunding Podcast.

    During our News segment, we discuss whether we’ve reached peak crowdfunding. Are you being hit up to contribute to all your friends’ weddings via crowdfunding? Co-host David Starkup Nation is and he’s pretty sick with it.

    Lastly, we review Kicktraq, an analytical tool backers and project owners use to determine strategies to optimize their campaigns and participation.

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    Resources mentioned in the podcast

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  • Peter Renton on How the Lending Club IPO changes everything

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 3:13 pm UTC

    On the inaugural This Week in Crowdfunding podcast, David Stark and Zack Miller discuss all things crowdfunding.

    First up, we do a hard-punching news roundup. We chat about Kickstarter’s recent rule changes, why the real estate crowdfunding industry is currently receiving so much PR, and a recent study that sheds some light on optimizing crowdfunding campaigns.

    lendacademy's lend academyWe interview Peter Renton of LendAcademy and the Lendit conference, who’s a true pioneer in the marketplace lending industry. We ask Peter on where the industry is headed. Pay attention to Peter’s description of the rumored, upcoming Lending Club IPO and how he expects this to be a seminal moment in the crowdfunding industry.

    Lastly, in our product review section of the podcast, we take a closer look at NickelSteamroller which is a great site to both analyze the marketplace (p2p) lending industry in general, as well as analyze individual securities at the portfolio level.

    That’s a wrap for the first of what we hope to be incredibly engaging and informational podcasts we’ll be publishing weekly.

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