A Conversation with Groundfloor’s Brian Dally

A Conversation with Groundfloor’s Brian Dally

Founded in 2013, Groundfloor is an Atlanta-based company that allows non-accredited and accredited investors to participate in short-term, high-yielding loans that are collateralized by real estate. These loans are typically taken out by real estate entrepreneurs, known to some as “flippers,” who are looking for sources of flexible capital that many banks can’t or won’t provide.

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A Conversation with Figure's Mike Cagney

A Conversation with Figure's Mike Cagney

Mike Cagney’s return to fintech’s center stage had been foreshadowed by a handful of reports suggesting that his new company would be focused on the origination of real estate-related assets and that, somehow, blockchain would figure into the mix. But Cagney, who played a foundational role in building SoFi into one of fintech’s biggest success stories before his departure, isn’t the type of entrepreneur who thinks small and nichey.

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A Conversation with Domeyard’s Christina Qi

A Conversation with Domeyard’s Christina Qi

Whatever you think of Michael Lewis’s book Flash Boys, there’s no denying its significant impact on the overall perception of the high-frequency trading sector. Before the book, even many markets professionals understood little about the strategies and techniques employed by the arcane fund fortresses of rocket scientists who execute a huge number of trades in nanoseconds. Subsequent to the book’s release, the HFT world has needed a fresh face, an ambassador that can show that high-frequency strategies are not incompatible with fairness and basic transparency. That’s why The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg was delighted to connect with Christina Qi. Over the course of a few conversations, Qi, the CEO and co-founder of Domeyard, painted a compelling picture of her company, which she started alongside Luca Lin and Jonathan Wang.

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