上周，在线房地产投资平台Cadre宣布获得6500万美元C轮融资。本次融资由著名风投家Andreessen Horowitz领投，Jim Breyer、兴盛资本、 科斯拉风投、高盛、通用催化风投和福特基金会跟投。
据Techcrunch透露，Cadre是由Joshua Kushner、Jared Kushner、公司CEO Ryan Williams（曾供职于高盛集团和黑石集团）及多位房地产行业大佬联合协助建立的。
Cadre describes itself as a tech-enabled real estate investment platform with an emphasis on differentiated sourcing, diligence enhanced by data, increased transparency, and investor-friendly terms. Cadre is targeting bigger investors but has plans to expand their and now they have additional funding to execute on their mission.
This past week, Cadre announced the closing of a $65 million Series C funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. It was reported that Jim Breyer, Thrive Capital, Khosla Ventures, Goldman Sachs, General Catalyst Partners, and the Ford Foundation all participated in the round creating a virtual VC pile on. Writing on the pages of A16z (the AH web site), Jeff Jordan explained the reason for supporting Cadre;
Jordon points to the fact that investing in real estate over the past 30 years has delivered pretty solid returns and has outperformed the S&P. Cadre is designed to give accredited investors (starting at $100,000 and up) direct access to deals ranging from $50 to $250 million that were previously only accessible to institutional investors. Lower fees, better access, improved transparency and higher returns. They also plan on expanding internationally. It sounds pretty promising.
Previously, Cadre has raised an $18.3 million A round and a $50 million B round so the money is starting to pour in. Cadre has also raised $250 million from a family office that manages $30 billion and is affiliated with real estate to be able to pre-fund the deals on their platform. It was noted by Techcrunch that Joshua and Jared Kushner (advisor to his father in law, President Trump) helped to co-found Cadre, along with CEO Ryan Williams (Goldman Sachs, Blackstone) and several other heavies from the real estate world.
Two points of note are more than a bit interesting. Jordan says that Cadre is starting with commercial real estate but they are looking to move into other alternative asset classes. Additionally, in another write up, Cadre has indicated its interest in opening up its services to a more diverse investor base, IE non-accredited investors. So they are starting big to scale quickly and then looking further down the road to attract a wider audience, thus providing a similar opportunity to the smalls. That would be nice.