One Line Pitch: EstateUp is a crowd investing platform connecting real estate developers to common investors by offering them equity investments into upcoming projects.
Management: Co-Founders Aakarshan Kathuria and Nilesh Jadhav have a synergistic combination of skills. Aakarshan Kathuria holds bags of experience from his previous startup (Links Middle East) and brings in the UAE real estate expertise with him as well - managing well over 45 deals spanning a large set of clients. Nilesh Jadhav, an architect by trait brings in with him real estate development experience as his family business has delivered well over 3 million square feet of development in Mumbai, India.
Customer Problem: In order to invest into real estate, one requires a large entry capital and that is limited to the minority. In addition, there is lack of information and very little transparency within this sector. Developers do not have access to bank financing and pre sales are on the decline.
Product/Services: EstateUp offers equity investments into real estate developments. Every project will be open for 90 days, and if within 90 days, the target is reached, then the project will go ahead. Upon target being reached, investors can track the status of the project and an independent fiduciary along with the project manager will overlook the completion of the project and the sales of the inventory. Upon the sales of the inventory, the investors will receive their returns.