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GROUNDFLOOR is LendingClub for real estate. Our marketplace opens access to opportunities previously unavailable to unaccredited investors.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

GROUNDFLOOR is a two sided market. On one side, we provide real estate entrepreneurs with the cost efficient and timely capital they need to complete their projects. On the other, we provide retail investors with an opportunity to invest in real estate and enjoy the benefits of an asset class that can be difficult to access. We give developers better terms than what banks offer, and provide investors with better returns than comparable products.


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    Nick Bhargava

    Specialist in financial innovation and regulation. Recognized contributor to the JOBS Act and co-founder of early crowdfunding entrant Motaavi. Winner of NC Idea grant. Previously worked for the Roundtable on Dodd-Frank, for the SEC on Dodd-Frank and Flash Crash report, and for FINRA. He received his LLM at Duke University School of Law and holds a BS in Biological Sciences and Business from the University of Alberta.

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    Brian Dally
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Brian is a disruptive technology entrepreneur who most recently led the launch of republic wireless to take on the big four cellphone carriers. As a result, millions more Americans can now afford a smartphone. Prior to a 15-year startup career spanning Silicon Valley, Boston and London, Brian earned a JD from Harvard Law School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia.


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    Smith Anderson
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    Hughes, Pittman & Gupton LLP

Previous Investors

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    Bandwidth Labs
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    Capitol Broadcasting Corporation