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GreenSky Credit has leveraged its expansive knowledge of financial technology to become a real challenger in the market. Since its inception in 2006, the company has grown from a relatively unknown technology provider to a large scale source for credit programs. More and more merchants and banks are partnering with GreenSky to help make consumer loans happen for their customers.

BUSINESS MODEL

The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and works with at least 14 partner banks to make loans to thousands of customers. The company’s CEO and co-founder, David Zalik, is careful to explain that GreenSky Credit is not a lender or a bank competitor. It is really a technology company that facilitates loans through companies like Home Depot and for individual contractors in the US via a simple smartphone app. The company is a big player in the realm of home improvement products and for things like a new roof or a backyard pool.

CAPITAL STRUCTURE

Changes occurred in 2015 when GreenSky was able to secure a valuation of $3.6 billion after raising millions of dollars in capital and establishing a $2 billion lending plan with Fifth Third Bancorp. This was a major jump from the prior valuation of $300 million just two years earlier. The Wall Street Journal indicated that the higher valuation in 2016 made the privately held GreenSky one of the top financial tech startups. The numbers show the company has learned how to grow in the past 12 years as GreenSky Credit has racked up 325 million dollars in revenue last year and now employs between 900 and 1000 employees.

GREENSKY GROWTH

According to Forbes, the company’s public offering raised 874 million dollars. This number exceeded expectations with the help of the sale of an extra 4 million shares. Investors have flocked to GreenSky Credit due to its profit yields. For example, GreenSky Credit showed a profit of $15 million in the space of just one year from 2016 to 2017. The company has facilitated over $12 billion in loans since it started in 2006.

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Having been at Princeton University, Peter Briger understood the need for the university to have an Entrepreneurship support fund. This is why he would become one of those who funded it on its first round despite not having much to go on at the time. Princeton always held the belief that entrepreneurship is the way to go and it would not only be good for the university, but for the country as well given its ability to create employment as well as meet human needs that are currently not being met by what is available in the market. Peter Briger believed in this vision, and he has been one of the most vocal supporters of the Princeton Alumni Entrepreneurs fund. He has dedicated both his time and resources in the hope that this dream would one day come to flourish. Today the fund has been able to achieve quite the amount of success, having supported various startups created by either Princeton students or alumni. The fund requires that all projects aspiring to be funded get submitted to an independent panel of judges who then assess their viability after which they recommended the amount of funding to be granted. This usually goes up to one hundred thousand dollars as well as mentorship from a leading entrepreneur within that field. This belief by Peter Briger comes from working with various entrepreneurs over the years, both in Goldman and the Fortress Investment Group. These are individuals that these corporations have invested in either directly or indirectly and over the years he has been able to monitor their progress and saw the results first hand. At Fortress Peter Briger has been able to lead his credit division over the years doing deals worth more than 100 billion dollars, some of which were made to startups. The ability to make such complex business analysis has earned him a spot on the Forbes list of top 400 most influential business professionals. This continues to date even as he led the Fortress Investment Group as Co-CEO even after its acquisition by Softbank for 3.3 billion dollars earlier this year. A Force of Innovation: Two Decades of Fortress Investment Group

The founder of NV Real Estate, Nick Vertucci, recently released a new book, Seven Figure Decisions: Having the Balls to Succeed. The book is both a memoir and a guide. In his book, Vertucci shares his business journey and explains his principals of investing in real estate. He also reveals to readers how he applied these principals to achieve financial freedom.

 Nick Vertucci came from a humble background. His life is a grass-to-grace tale. At 10, Vertucci lost his father. After his dad’s passing, Vertucci grew up seeing his mother struggle to raise a family. His life, however, took an about turn at 18, when he started a business specialized in selling computer parts.

During this time, he got to recognize and enjoy the freedom that comes with entrepreneurship, both in money and time. With hard work, passion and dedication, he grew his income to the seven-figure range. His life expanded further when he married and had three daughters.

In 2000, the dot-com industry crashed and went down with Vertucci’s business. The only valuable thing he was left with was his home. In 2004, after a long struggle to find financial opportunities that led him to debts, a friend asked him to attend a real estate seminar. He grudgingly attended. Nick always says,”It was the best decision I ever made in my life.”

Nick Vertucci’s started to acquire one door at a time. In ten years, he went from being deep in debt to being a thriving real estate investor. Over that time, he created a turnkey system of investing on single-family rentals. He would buy foreclosures, rehab them, rent them and manage them within his system. He then began to sell them by hundreds through his radio show, The Real Estate Investing Hour.

By 2014, he had reached his financial goals and gotten to the point of financial freedom. It’s at that point he decided to share what he had learned – his perfected investing strategies. NVERA (Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy) was born. At the academy, Nick Vertucci helps his students achieve their real estate investment goals.

In his classes and seminars, Vertucci teaches his students hands-on in:

Commercial investments

How to handle wholesale and flipping contracts

How to buying and hold properties for long term-cash flow

How to protect assets

How leverage 401K and IRA to fund investments

And much more.

NVREA empowers students to take calculated and bold risks. Find out more about Nick Vertucci: https://www.dailyforexreport.com/nick-vertucci-secret-wealth-world/