Will a fifth Triangle-born startup land funding from Steve Case?
Raleigh-born Groundfloor, which is focused on crowdfunding for real estate investing, will be pitching Case for a $100,000 investment in Atlanta next week when Case’s “Rise of the Rest” tour visits Atlanta.
Case will be in Raleigh on Tuesday, May 5, and hear pitches from eight finalists.(WTW has full tour details and the Raleigh finalists.)
Groundfloor, which still has Raleigh roots, moved its headquarters to Atlanta. Georgia’s legislature has embraced crowdfunding legislation. North Carolina has yet to act.
Case already has invested in the Triangle’s Mati Energy, Automated Insights and Windsor Circle.
In Atlanta on Thursday, Groundfloor will try to make a sale with competition coming from seven other firms.
Here are the Atlanta finalists:
- Partpic – visual search technology for replacement parts
- Groundfloor – lending club for real estate
- Cooleaf – employee engagement software for top workplaces
- LocalRoots – mobile marketplace for local farms to sell direct to consumers
- eCredable – leverages alternative credit to connect “no credit” consumers to creditors
- Zyrobotics – provide personalized technology that makes the world accessible to everyone
- Reveal Estate – Turbo Tax-like platform that empowers home buyers and saves them money
- The Village Microfund – helps develop the economic landscape of low-income communities in the US.