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CrowdStreet
Location: 308 NW 11th Ave., Suite 200, Portland, Oregon, United States United States
Founded in: 2013
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 10/2014, Seed: $1.3 M (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Jim Huston
Investment Firms: Green Visor Capital, Seven Peaks Ventures, Portland Seed Fund
Short URL: vator.co/crowdstreet
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CrowdStreet

CrowdStreet, a crowdfunding marketplace solution connecting accredited investors with institutional-quality real estate investments.
Startup/business
Portland, Oregon, United States United States
http://www.crowdstreet.com
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Company description

CrowdStreet provides real estate operators, funds and private equity companies a full-service marketplace solution for presenting investments online, marketing opportunities publicly, managing the offer process and maintaining ongoing investor relationships.  The CrowdStreet solution is enriched by services and business partnerships that empower real estate sponsors to modernize their fundraising processes and embrace online capital formation.  Accredited investors, institutional investors and family offices access an intuitively-designed platform to find institutional-quality real estate investments, complete an online offer workflow, track investment performance and build a commercial real estate portfolio. Based in Portland, Oregon, CrowdStreet was founded in 2013 by a team with deep experience in commercial real estate, securities and finance, marketing, consumer Internet and software development.








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Team
  • Darren Powderly
    Darren Powderly | Founder
    Darren Powderly, CCIM is the Co-Founder & VP of Real Estate at CrowdStreet, a U.S. equity crowdfunding platform connecting experienced investors with high-quality commercial real estate opportunities.
  • Tore Steen
    Tore Steen | Founder
    Co-founder and CEO of CrowdStreet
  • Jon Baldivieso
    Jon Baldivieso | Team member
    Senior developer guiding the development of the CrowdStreet crowdfunding platform.
  • Miriam Bellows
    Miriam Bellows | Team member
    My experience includes working with startups, marketing and social media management. I enjoy strategy, coordinating, and connecting. Specialties: Networking, building lasting rapport both on & off line Efficient & organized with outsta...
Business model

CrowdStreet provides real estate operators, funds and private equity companies a full-service marketplace solution for presenting investments online, marketing opportunities publicly, managing the offer process and maintaining ongoing investor relationships.  The CrowdStreet solution is enriched by services and business partnerships that empower real estate sponsors to modernize their fundraising processes and embrace online capital formation.  Accredited investors, institutional investors and family offices access an intuitively-designed platform to find institutional-quality real estate investments, complete an online offer workflow, track investment performance and build a commercial real estate portfolio.

Competitive advantage
  1. Focus only on institutional-quality commercial real estate investment opportunities and market-leading Sponsor.
  2. Full service business solution for commercial real estate investors that includes a technology platform (public marketplace, white label Sponsor posting platform, closing center, sponsor portal and investor room), marketing services, partnerships and business services.
  3. Commerical real estate marketplace and a large and rapidly growing base of accredited investors.
  4. Exec Team.  CrowdStreet was founded by a team with deep experience in commercial real estate, securities and finance, marketing, consumer Internet and software product development. 
Investors
Jim Huston
I have done big venture deals for Intel Capital and Blueprint Ventures, and since 2011 am doing early stage seed deals with Portland Seed Fund. Looking for great founder teams who want to grow big businesses in the Pacific NW.
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Green Visor Capital invests in, and works with, passionate entrepreneurs that use innovative technology to: (a) solve substantive problems in financial services; (b) do so in a socially responsible manner; and (c) create large-scale shareholder va...
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Seven Peaks Ventures - Unconfirmed
We help Oregon-based startups build and scale their businesses by providing highly relevant mentoring and leveraging our deep network in Silicon Valley and beyond. We're working hard to get our new site wrapped up. Stay tuned, or feel free to emai...
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Portland Seed Fund - Unconfirmed
The Portland Seed Fund is a privately managed fund and non-resident accelerator focused on providing emerging companies the capital, mentoring, and connections to propel them to the next level. Our proven 90-day mentor-led program works: Over the...