Meet Our Partners
Working together for Success.
“At Patch of Land, we continue to expand our investor community and our focus on high-yield, asset-backed, real estate debt. We also seek out and align ourselves with strategic partners for optimum success for all participants.”—Jason Fritton, Co-Founder
Compliance & Security
CrowdCheck offers a weapon against potential fraud and helps investors make good investment decisions. CrowdCheck does the basic “due diligence” that a reasonable person would do when investing small amounts of his own funds, and lets investors see the results of this due diligence in an easy-to-understand Report. This helps the entrepreneurs seeking funding too: they can show they mean business.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust, consisting of 112 independently incorporated local BBB organizations in the United States and Canada, coordinated under the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) in Arlington, Virginia. The BBB collects and provides free business reviews on more than 4 million businesses to over 100 million requests from consumers in 2012, helping make the BBB's website rank among the top 300 most-visited websites in the United States.The BBB serves as an intermediary between consumers and businesses, handling nearly 1 million consumer disputes against businesses in 2012. The BBB also alerts the public to scams, reviews advertising, and assists when donating to charity.
Engine supports the growth of the technology entrepreneurship through economic research, policy analysis, and advocacy on local and national issues. Their work is built on data; Engine’s Tech Starts report highlights the geographical diversity of startups and their importance to the economy. Engine’s members are entrepreneurial high-growth businesses, pioneers, innovators, investors, and technologists committed to taking action on policy issues in Washington. Engine Advocacy was an integral partner in defeating SOPA and PIPA in 2012. Since then, Engine members have met with hundreds of policymakers, in D.C. and around the country, to talk about the laws that impact their business.
Founded in 1998, Veri-Tax, LLC provides a full array of verification and ability-to-pay solutions to the mortgage, lending and consumer credit industries, helping financial institutions more quickly and securely verify consumer income, identity, employment, and accounts. Veri-Tax, along with its subsidiary, Verification Bureau, provides 4506-T income verification, Social Security Number verification, verification of employment and verification of financial accounts. The company is based in Irvine, California. For more information, call 1-800-969-5100 or visit www.Veri-Tax.com.
VerifyInvestor.com is the resource for accredited investor verifications trusted by broker-dealers, law firms, companies, and investors who insist on safety and reliability. VerifyInvestor.com enables legally-compliant verifications for every type of accredited investor from anywhere in the world. VerifyInvestor.com provides a fast, easy, and cost-effective method of compliance for parties seeking to verify investors as accredited investors or for investors seeking to verify themselves. With its robust technology and industry leading practices on security and privacy, VerifyInvestor.com gives investors peace of mind that their information is confidential and protected.
The Kingdom Trust Company is a South Dakota chartered public trust company that specializes is the custody of alternative assets in Individual Retirement Accounts. It is a passive, non-discretionary custodian that does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. In addition, it does not provide, promote or endorse any investment products and does not promote or endorse any investment sponsors or investment advisors. Information available at: www.kingdomtrustco.com.
Equity Trust, with its corporate headquarters in Westlake, Ohio and operations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is at the forefront of the self-directed retirement plan industry, specializing in the custody of alternative assets in self-directed IRAs, Coverdell Education Accounts, Health Savings Accounts and qualified business retirement plans. Equity Trust provides services to more than 130,000 individuals and businesses nationwide with $12 billion in assets under custody.
Millennium Trust Company is a leading financial services company offering niche alternative custody solutions to institutions, advisors and individuals. They serve as a complement to traditional services offered by other custodians. Their innovative solutions include rollover solutions, alternative asset custody, private fund custody and advisor support services. In every case, Millennium Trust offers a wide array of investment choices and the highest levels of expertise and service.
Because holding alternative assets in retirement accounts requires special knowledge and handling, many broker dealers don’t offer alternatives as an option for IRAs, that’s where they come in. Founded in 1989, PENSCO Trust Company is a regulated, self-directed IRA custodian with more than $10 billion in assets under custody and 45,000 clients.
PENSCO is the leading alternative asset custodian, with more than two decades of expertise in holding private equity, real estate, notes, and other non-exchange traded assets. Their services don’t end with individual investors, though. PENSCO Trust also provides solutions and services to Registered Investment Advisors, financial planners, investment sponsors, crowdfunding platforms and professional service providers seeking an alternative asset custodian for their clients.
Lendvious provides the powerful tools and detailed information needed to make informed peer finance decisions. With Lendvious, Crowdnetic leverages its past success in equity crowdfunding infrastructure to provide peer-lending investors and borrowers with a positive and consistent experience across funding portals by providing greater transparency and sophisticated analysis tools.
Orchard Platform (Orchard App, Inc) is a technology company passionate about building the systems and infrastructure that will allow the Direct Lending space to scale into a major financial market. The Orchard Platform enables Direct Lending originators and institutional investors to optimize and scale Direct Lending at a global level. Orchard Platform Advisors, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Orchard Platform (Orchard App, Inc)) is a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC and is committed to promoting transparency and understanding of the space as well as creating technology that facilitates further product innovation and investment in direct lending.
Nickel Steamroller’s mission is nothing short of rebuilding the fabric of our economy. They do this by providing a direct, guided connection between investors and borrowers, eliminating the fat middle layer of our bloated financial system. They enable financial advisors to offer plug-and-play Marketplace Lending investment opportunities to their clients. The impact is enormous, not only on client wealth, but on the economy on which we depend, and the society in which we live.
Associations & Groups
The National Real Estate Investors Association is a 501 (c) 6 trade association. National REIA is a federation made up of local associations or investment clubs throughout the United States. They represent local investor associations, property owner associations, apartment associations, and landlord associations on a national scale. Together, the association represent the interests of approximately 40,000 members across the U.S. National REIA is the largest broad based organization dedicated to the individual investor.
MBA seeks to create an environment that enables its members to invest in communities and achieve their business objectives. The association creates this environment by developing innovative business tools, educating and training industry professionals, providing a gathering place for the sharing of ideas, acting as the industry's voice on legislative and regulatory issues, and developing open and fair standards and practices for the industry.
Formed in 2009, the American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL) is the national organization representing the private real estate and peer-to-peer lending industry. Their membership includes private money lenders, hard money lenders, mortgage fund managers, brokers and service providers from around the United States. They believe their principles – excellence, ethics, and education – are the cornerstone for success in the industry. AAPL members are leaders and embody the character, dedication and experience critical for success.
Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities. Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
Bill.com, the fastest-growing business payments network with over 500,000 businesses, is disrupting the payments space and changing the way businesses pay, get paid, and collaborate with their customers and vendors. Bill.com serves customers through its direct, accountant, and bank channels, bringing together people, systems, and documents to redefine how business payments are made.
Reality Crowd TV Media Corporation operates two main business segments as follows:
Reality Crowd TV Media Corporation is hosting the 1st annual virtual crowdfunding summit 2015 for the purpose of bringing together the best and brightest minds in the crowdfunding and entrepreneurial industry for a 3 week long event to educate entrepreneurs from around the world about the new funding options available to them through the crowdfunding movement. Reality Crowd TV Media Corp. is developing a Virtual Incubator & Crowdfunding Network for Startups to learn how to crowdfund. Our program is designed to bring startups from start to successful crowdfunding finish in 6 months or less! The platform allows entrepreneurs to easily track their progress, share their progress, get the latest growth hacking tricks from community mentors, or ask the integrated startup community for help..
Onboard Informatics helps people make the right real estate decisions by providing a single access point to the best local data available. Since 2001, Onboard has consolidated data and turned into useful information so top real estate, media, and technology companies can answer questions their customers care about like: “What schools are best for my child?” and “Is this neighborhood safe?”
The local data Onboard provides includes School data, Community data, Market and Property Information, Online Listings Management, Listings Search Engine, Lifestyle Search Engine, and more. By offering the full spectrum of local data from a single source, Onboard Informatics is changing the way traditional real estate information is delivered to those who need it most. For more information about Onboard Informatics, or to request a demo, visit http://www.onboardinformatics.com.
SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform which connects accredited investors to entrepreneurs. The SeedInvest platform features a curated list of highly vetted investment opportunities, with only 2% of startups passing SeedInvest’s due diligence process. By stimulating and streamlining the early-stage capital formation process, SeedInvest plays a pivotal role in cultivating early-stage companies, fostering economic growth, and helping entrepreneurs bring innovative ideas to market.
Are you ready for the best real estate investing advice EVER? Join Joe Fairless as he talks to successful real estate professionals and they give you their best advice ever with none of the fluff. Joe controls over $7,000,000 in real estate but started with $0 in 2009. He went from buying single family homes worth $35,000 and moved up raising money and buying large apartment communities with investors. He has made mistakes, money and friends along the way. So click play now and see why this is one of the top investing shows in iTunes!