Bad Homburg v.d.H., 30th of September, 2016 – Creathor Venture, one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms, invests a seven digit amount in a pre-Series A round in iFunded.de, a German real estate crowdinvesting platform.
“Creathor’s investment confirms our strategy and the strong position iFunded has established as a real estate crowdinvesting platform,” says Michael Stephan, founder and CEO of iFunded.de. The platform allows both private and institutional investors to invest alongside real estate experts directly in the real estate projects of their choice. “The Internet is now much more than just a shopping platform or repository of information. A growing number of investors is searching for transparent and profitable investment opportunities, and iFunded.de lets them make these investments quickly, easily and independently,” continued Stephan. iFunded recently launched and successfully placed its first project, Central Berlin. Investors can invest with as little as 250 Euro and above. There are no fees for investors. In return for providing funding for a refurbishment and modernisation program, investors receive attractive interest payments on their loan. A host of other projects are also now open to investors.
Cédric Köhler, Managing Partner of Creathor Venture commented: “iFunded brings together real estate, financing and online expertise, and has quickly established itself with a host of attractive products. It is the first investment out of our new fund in a young and dynamic growth market.” Even before Creathor’s investment, iFunded had successfully attracted Einar Skjerven as a Co-Founder. As CEO of the Skjerven Group, Einar has been developing real estate in Berlin since 2006 and manages the German investments of Norway’s Industrifinans Group. “A strong geographical launching position in Berlin, high-value projects, and a selected group of complementary shareholders have enabled iFunded to help decisively shape the next generation of real estate investments,” said Christian Weniger, Investment Manager at Creathor Venture.