PeerStreet bags $29.5m in series B round

By Ryan Weeks on 6th April 2018

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The real estate investment platform is backed by Michael Burry, of The Big Short fame.

PeerStreet bags $29.5m in series B round

Fintech firm PeerStreet has closed a $29.5m series B round after a solid year of growth. The platform, which connects investors to loans originated by a range of property lenders, has more than doubled its lending volumes over the past year. It claims to have funded over $900m in loans to date.

In the past year, the property investment platform has also announced integrations with some of the biggest names in digital wealth management in the US, including Wealthfront, Betterment and Personal Capital. It has also released a shorter-term product for investors seeking enhanced liquidity.

PeerStreet’s latest fundraise has been led World Innovation Lab, alongside other new investors Solon Mack and Navitas Capital. Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Thomvest, Colchis Capital and Felicis Ventures also participated. PeerStreet has in the past received backing from a number of prominent individuals, including Ron Suber and Michael Burry, who famously foresaw the sub-prime mortgage crisis, as depicted in The Big Short.

The $29.5m in new funding will accelerate PeerStreet’s growth, allowing it to broaden the type of real estate loans that it sources from its network of lenders. It will also seek to hire more staff.

 “We’re incredibly excited to add World Innovation Lab to our growing list of remarkable investors,” said Brew Johnson (pictured), CEO and Co-Founder. “This investment validates our mission and will enable us to continue our growth with the goal of re-shaping real estate finance for the better.”

PeerStreet last raised money in November 2016, when it closed a $15m series A round with Andreessen Horowitz taking the lead.

 

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