Blockchain Real Estate Tech Platform RealBlocks Raises $3.1 Million in Seed Funding

RealBlocks, a U.S.-based blockchain-powered real estate tech platform, announced on Friday it secured $3.1 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by Science Inc. with participation from Morgan Creek Digital, Zelkova Ventures, Ulu Ventures, and Cross Culture Ventures.

Founded in 2017, RealBlocks revealed its platform uses blockchain for real estate capital markets and allows sponsors to raise capital globally through issuance of tokenized securities to accredited investors. It was reported:

“Our platform also provides opportunities for post-issuance liquidity. Investors will be able to credit their platform wallets with Digital/Fiat Currency and then purchase tokens representing ownership of the underlying real estate via private placements. Through our platform, investors around the globe are afforded the ability to efficiently invest and fundraise for real estate offerings without the complications and excessive costs of public securities registration.”

While sharing more details about the platform, Perrin Quarshie, Founder and CEO of RealBlocks, stated:

“With the support of our strategic investors, we’re accelerating development of our product and adoption of blockchain technology for real estate, an industry that previously hasn’t seen much innovation. This is a great opportunity to improve the investment experience for both sponsors and investors while also minimizing friction throughout the entirety of the process.”

Speaking about the investment, Anthony Pompliano, Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Digital, commented:

“2019 is going to be an incredibly important year for blockchain projects. After years of experimentation and development, the market expects these companies to solve real problems now. RealBlocks is one of the teams that has a working product and has shown they can execute at a high level — that is one of the reasons why we are excited to invest. One of our core theses at Morgan Creek Digital has been that every stock, bond, currency, and commodity will be tokenized at some point in the future. RealBlocks has developed a solution that is going to help the best players in the real estate industry join the blockchain revolution.”

Greg Gilman, co-founder and Managing Director of Science Inc., added:

“We invested in RealBlocks because this use of blockchain technology has real-world benefits that perfectly align with our investment model. We believe that the real estate market, like nearly all asset classes, will be increasingly data-driven and digitized or digitally native, and we look forward to building on our history of transformative companies.”

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