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GROUNDFLOOR is not only a category leader, but it’s a category creator. To date, GROUNDFLOOR remains the first -- and only -- company qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer real estate debt investments via Regulation A that are available to non-accredited investors.
In the simplest terms, GROUNDFLOOR allows individuals to invest in private capital markets in a way that’s never been done before. In the past, individuals had to be “accredited” to participate in the most lucrative real estate based investments. The JOBS Act of 2012 made it easier to qualify offerings with the SEC so that non-accredited investors -- meaning basically anyone -- could invest in those deals. GROUNDFLOOR was the first company to take advantage of this and allow all individuals -- accredited and non-accredited alike -- to invest in real estate based investments.
The beauty of our model is that our minimum investment is only $10, and we are averaging 10% returning in a 6-12 month timeframe. This means we truly are making real estate investing more accessible than ever before and introducing the concept to an entire new class of individuals.
In 2018, the company opened its investing platform nationwide. And the company's model of democratizing access is working, as seen by the tremendous growth during the past year. As announced in our 2019 Q2 company update, we've now seen:
- Two straight quarters of doubling year-over-year growth
- More than 65,000 registered users
- More than 1,000 loan originations and funding more than $150M in real estate loans
- More than $18.3M in equity through a variety of sources including angels, VCs and online public offerings
Many platforms claim they are democratizing access, but GROUNDFLOOR is literally the only company that is offering this class of assets to investors throughout the country.