We’re cooking up something new
Financial markets in the 21st century are broken, and the evidence is all around us. Based in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle region of North Carolina, GROUNDFLOOR champions democracy, transparency, speed, efficiency and freedom as the path to building a new kind of finance. The Web is primed and ready to move beyond bloated financial institutions that are “too big to fail” themselves, but fail the rest of us regularly.
Our first product revolutionizes the financing of real estate development projects, to the benefit of developers, savers and investors. It’s a tested and true type of savings vehicle with a new and important twist, coming available in 2013 to anyone with $100 to lend. Sign up below to receive an invitation to join us on the forefront of finance, raised to the power of us. The banks aren’t invited, but you are.
— Brian & Nick, Co-Founders
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. Brian has a JD from Harvard Law School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia.
Nick is an expert in securities law. He was heavily involved in the JOBS Act as an early pioneer who advanced the concept of crowdfunding. His years in finance have included work for the Financial Services Roundtable, SEC, FINRA, TD Waterhouse and RBC Financial Group. He received his LLM at Duke University School of Law and holds a BS in Biological Sciences and Business from the University of Alberta.