YieldStreet Gets $113M Closer to ‘Changing The Way Wealth is Created’

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New York’s YieldStreet, an alternative investment platform, closed a $113 million financing round earlier this month. The company announced that the round drew $12.8 million in Series A equity financing from the team of Greycroft and Raine Ventures, as well as a $100 million revolving credit facility from an unspecified entity.

Via release, YieldStreet said that the equity will enable it to “accelerate the transformation of wealth creation by investing in further product innovation and growing its loyal community of investors.”

CEO Milind Mehere expanded on this sentiment in the statement. “With the ultimate mission of ‘prosperity for all,’ YieldStreet is making it possible for individual investors to have wealth creation opportunities similar to the top 2%,” he said. “This funding will enable us to bolster our machine learning and data analytics capability for predictive underwriting models, launch new products for non-accredited investors and further fuel our growth towards our mission. I am excited to work with this strong syndicate of investors who understand this opportunity.”

The deal also includes the arrival of Alan Patricof, co-founder of Greycroft, to the YieldStreet advisory board.

“Before YieldStreet, retail investors never had access to institutional quality alternative products,” Patricof said. “We believe that YieldStreet’s leadership team is unmatched and well positioned to deliver on its mission to transform investing.”

Prior to this round, YieldStreet had only raised $3.7 million in equity capital as it focused on diversified alternative asset classes across real estate bridge loans, litigation finance, and commercial finance.

Last modified: January 24, 2018

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