Sep
20
2018
Crowdfund Insider
AlphaFlow, an online investment platform for real estate assets, has announced the hiring of two new Fintech executives and the opening of a New York City office. AlphaFlow connects institutional and accredited investors with high yield real estate bridge loans by partnering with local hard money lenders around the country  Read more »
Aug
1
2018
The Real Deal
Home-flipping rates hit a six-year high during 2018’s first quarter, according to California-based ATTOM Data Solutions. New York City saw a 20 percent year-over-year increase, among the highest jump of any market with 1,000 or more flips during that time.  Read more »
Jul
30
2018
CEO Money
As co-founder and CEO of AlphaFlow, Ray is obsessed with ensuring that users have a good experience while getting up to speed within the real estate investing space. He created AlphaFlow to empower real estate investors with the data, transparency and tracking that used to be accessed only by investment professionals.
Ray is a leading entrepreneur in financial technology (FinTech). Prior to launching AlphaFlow, he founded RealtyShares, one of the industry’s top platforms for real estate investing.  Read more »
Jun
6
2018
Lending Times
A secular growth trend in the real estate market and a growing US economy is expected to be a strong tailwind for real estate financing companies and should have a commensurable positive effect on asset management companies in the space. AlphaFlow, a California registered investment advisor, is amongst the first and fastest growing automated real estate investment services in the US. The company launched operations in 2015.  Read more »
May
22
2018
The Real Deal
The marketplace model of matching developers and small-time investors “didn’t really work,” Sturm said. The problem: most investors simply don’t have enough information, or the ability to process it, to make good investment decisions. They still need an asset manager to make these decisions for them.  Read more »
May
8
2018
Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever
Ray is the founder of RealtyShares which is one of the industry’s top platforms for real estate investing. He also co-founded AlphaFlow, which is his current focus and most of the conversation today is focused on AlphaFlow. One unique aspect of AlphaFlow, along with having investments for you, they are one of the very few, if not the only investment platform that is also certified to give you financial advice. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!  Read more »
Apr
3
2018
American Association of Private Lenders
Meet AAPL member Ray Sturm. Ray is the co-founder and CEO of AlphaFlow who has been an AAPL member since 2016. He is a familiar face from the annual conferences, even leading a panel discussion about real estate crowdfunding and the opportunities it presents for not only investors but also for traditional lenders. When he’s not rocking the world or real estate crowdfunding, you’ll find him working on his wine label with a friend.  Read more »
Mar
23
2018
Invest Four More
On this week’s episode of the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast, I interview Ray Sturm, who was one of the founders of Realty Shares and is the current CEO and founder of Alphaflow. Alphaflow is a company that brings a brand new investing concept to the market. They invest in hard-money loans that are typically used by house flippers  Read more »
Feb
22
2018
Passive Income M.D.
I actually started my real estate investing career through crowdfunding. Armed with a little bit of knowledge, a little bit of cash, and a good amount of hesitation and fear, I made my first real estate investment with just $5,000. That first step was a difficult mental hurdle to get over. But once I started seeing interest deposits hit my bank account each month, I realized how powerful this could be for creating a steady stream of cash flow. I was hooked.  Read more »
Feb
5
2018
The Real Deal
“We’re not ready to take our hands off [our work],” said Ray Sturm, co-founder of the California-based company, explaining that humans still make the ultimate investment decision. But, he noted, machine-driven algorithms are doing increasingly more. And a growing cohort of AI-powered companies — including AlphaFlow, Ten-X and Opendoor — is starting to transform real estate investment and brokerage much like passive investment funds revolutionized the stock market in the 1980s.  Read more »
Jan
29
2018
International Business Times
We usually hear about artificial intelligence (AI) being used to improve self-driving cars, but AI and Machine Learning (ML) are well on their way to transforming the investment management industry. We have already seen it impact retail investing, highlighted with the rise of robo advisors looking to displace expensive financial advisors. Firms like Wealthfront and Betterment pioneered the wide adoption of AI as a means to build retail investor portfolios, and more recently, Schwab launched its own version to bring robo investing into the mainstream.  Read more »
Jan
9
2018
Commercial Property Executive
The new tax law removed a number of incentives for homeownership, particularly on the expensive coasts, but tight inventory means we’ll still have a strong market for sellers and developers.  Read more »
Dec
13
2017
Huffington Post
You’re not building a product. You’re not building a company. You’re building a team. You can have every amazing idea in the world but without top talent around you, you won’t achieve any of your goals. Focus on that from day one.  Read more »
Nov
29
2017
Hartman Media
We’ve all heard about crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, KickStarter, and IndieGoGo. Now, however, there’s crowdfunding for real estate deals, and AlphaFlow is one of the leaders in the industry.  Read more »
Nov
15
2017
CNN Money
You'll see a much bigger impact on the coastal cities, and the impact will clearly be an increase in the cost of home ownership  Read more »
Oct
13
2017
Lend Academy
Our next guest on the Lend Academy Podcast is Ray Sturm, the CEO and Co-Founder of AlphaFlow. AlphaFlow is an automated investment platform for real estate that allows investors to build a diversified portfolio of real estate loans that are professionally managed and curated.  Read more »
Oct
6
2017
TNW
After speaking with Sturm, it quickly became clear to me that there is a significant change on the horizon. AlphaFlow’s latest seed round funding feels like the beginning for a new era where I suspect they will continue to innovate and make advancements in the investment industry.  Read more »
Sep
20
2017
Yahoo Finance
"We are providing investors and financial advisors with the resources they need to diversify their portfolios with real estate through cutting-edge technology and data analytics," said CEO, Ray Sturm.  Read more »
Sep
20
2017
Bloomberg
Point72 Ventures, the venture arm of Steve Cohen’s family office, is one of two firms leading a $4.1 million seed investment round in AlphaFlow, a real estate firm that creates portfolios of short-term loans for investors.  Read more »
Sep
20
2017
Institutional Investor
Point72 Ventures, the early-stage venture capital arm of Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, and Resolute Ventures have closed on a $4.1 million seed funding round for AlphaFlow, a real estate finance startup.  Read more »
Sep
20
2017
San Francisco Business Times
San Francisco-based AlphaFlow, an automated alternative investment platform for those investing in residential real estate loans, raised a seed round of $4.1 million from several investors, including Steven Cohen.  Read more »
Sep
20
2017
The Real Deal
San Francisco, $4.1 million: Resolute Ventures and Point72 Ventures co-led the round for this automated alternative investment platform for real estate. They were joined by Upside Partnership, Social Capital, Y Combinator, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Drobny Capital and Red Swan Ventures.  Read more »
Sep
17
2017
Business Insider
Given the age of the housing stock in the U.S., with almost 60% of homes built prior to 1980, Amazon will undoubtedly have an impact on the fix-and-flip market wherever it ultimately decides to build its second HQ.  Read more »
May
25
2017
Forbes
AlphaFlow is another interesting platform that diversifies a $10,000 investment from an investor across 75-100 loans originated by other platforms in the space, yielding returns from 8-10%. What makes AlphaFlow unique is its ability to create a truly diversified investment portfolio that can auto-withdraw, auto-invest and auto-rebalance itself.  Read more »
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