Groundfloor Finance Achieves Historic Qualification Under New Regulation A

Smith Anderson client Groundfloor Finance has achieved a historic securities offering under Title IV of the JOBS Act. GROUNDFLOOR is the first company to qualify an offering under the new Regulation A (known as “Regulation A+”) since it went into effect in June, 2015.

After navigating multiple rounds of comments from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and from the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), GROUNDFLOOR launched the first and only real estate peer-to-peer micro-lending platform open to non-accredited investors in early September 2015, offering securities to retail investors residing in eight states and the District of Columbia. Smith Anderson continues to assist GROUNDFLOOR in the qualification of additional offerings with the SEC and NASAA under new Regulation A.

GROUNDFLOOR is an online real estate public lending marketplace that leverages innovative technology, including a proprietary underwriting engine, to open up the market for private real estate lending to non-accredited and accredited investors, allowing each to participate in short-term commercial loans backed by real property. To learn more about GROUNDFLOOR, visit its website at

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