Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform, PeerStreet, Raises $15mn

Marketplace lender, PeerStreet, has raised $15 million in a funding round led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz; PeerStreet offers secured real estate loans through its lending platform; the minimum investment is $1,000; investors on the platform include high net worth individuals, family offices and institutions; Andreessen Horowitz’s Rampell noted the competitive advantages of PeerStreet compared to competitors included their fast growth and distribution model; he stated, “Most companies that are lending to consumers spend all the money in customer acquisition and it is very hard to get a profit.”  Source