Invest in a YC backed, Real Estate Platform Bringing Institutional Tools To Retail Investors


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Company Bio

AlphaFlow is unlocking the world's opaque markets by building a platform for institutions to invest online in real estate debt.

AlphaFlow connects the yield-hungry investment world to an inventory-starved Housing Market with software. That software enables lenders to manage their business and more easily sell their loans. Lenders get the capital they need to grow their portfolio, while investors get access to this inventory in a more modern, technology-driven way.

Meet the Founder

Watch my full interview with AlphaFlow founder, here.

Ray Sturm is AlphaFlow’s Founder & CEO. Prior to this, Ray founded RealtyShares, one of the industry's first and biggest platforms for real estate investing. His early career in finance included investment banking at Bear Stearns and Lazard Frères and private equity at CCMP Capital. Ray has a BBA-Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a JD/MBA from the University of Chicago.

Ray has a LOT of experience (and acronyms). His experience in both debt and real estate speak for itself — and it shows by his list of backers! When you attempt to disrupt something that is so close to the money it requires a very specific type of person, beyond all the qualifications — someone who’s earned the respect of those entrusting him to move an entire industry forward (without displacing old money) — there’s a lot of nuance to it and Ray is a five-tool founder.


  • First-of-its-kind $100M securitization in January 2021

  • Institutional investors already signed to buy $1B+ of AlphaFlow loans

  • Curated partnerships w/ best-in-class lenders across 40+ states

  • Production volume expect to hit $110M/month by Q3 2021

  • Powered by $16M raised from top VCs and mortgage market leaders

Whatever I write here will be insufficient. This company is literally crushing it in every way possible. AlphaFlow will close out May with equally impressive growth; beating previous record months by 2.14x! This performance level puts them at over a $7M run rate revenue on just bridge loans, with rental loans coming soon.

Terms & Takeaway

Invest in AlphaFlow here 👉

Security Type: Crowd Safe
Valuation Cap: $55,000,000
Investment Goal: $3,930,000
Raised (as of publishing): $634,793
Minimum Investment: $100

Here's what I like: This investment checks all the boxes and I’d bet it will be oversubscribed within a few weeks. The founder is a beast! From someone who spent a chunk of my life working in this exact real estate space I can vouch for how monumental the shift is and the company already has insane traction — like actual revenue and partners that can scale *cough* quickly! If Ray had pitched me on this and said, “all we need to do is get a key stakeholder onboard,” I would have liked the idea in theory but would have said, best of luck to you… the fact that AlphaFlow has over a billion institutional dollars running through the platform says it all.

Here's what I don't love: The price. I like deals (and for what it’s worth, this might still be one) $55m value cap is serious money. An investment here means we’re in it for the long haul — but given what I said above, I’m here for it! There is literally nothing else not to like for a company in this space, at this stage, during these times.

Who should invest and why: If you invest in SaaS, real estate platforms, Fintech or flip houses you’d be a perfect fit for this deal. If you’re looking to get in early-ish to the proptech space, now is the time to jump!

The minimum is only $100 so even if the price is high, it doesn't exclude you from participating. If you can throw a little more at this deal it instantly become a more interesting opportunity to invest along side some BIG fishies.

As always, startup investing is super high risk, anything can happen. So, don't go invest money you’ll need to payoff your mortgage ... 🏡💸

Invest in AlphaFlow here 👉

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