• FoundedDecember 2013
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • FundingBetween $1 - $10 million
  • Sector-FocusReal Estate
  • Stage-FocusProject-Based
  • SecuritiesDebt, Equity


Groundbreaker provides technology to deal sponsors and developers. It enables developers to connect with their investor network and grow it organically. Developers can than directly raise capital directly and close their deals online. Post-closing, Groundbreaker gives developers a toolset to manage investor reporting and distributions.

Deal Flow

Groundbreak offers a broad selection of deals. Investors can access deals across multiple geographies and asset classes, from wine resorts in Argentina, to town homes in Manhattan.

Fee Structure

For Investors


For Issuers (Deal Sponsors)


Executive Team

Joey Jelinek

Co-Founder & CEO

Before founding GroundBreaker, Joey spent his career fundraising for institutional real estate owners on Wall Street. Joey secured over $6 Billion in real estate financings while at CBRE, issued over $8 Billion in real estate securitizations while at Morgan Stanley and collaborated on $435 Million of mixed-use developments while at ZOM. Joey experienced the painful and tedious process of private fundraising when he founded Byron Partners, a small balance real estate investment firm. Joey’s education includes Cornell (in Business) and Columbia University (Masters with Distinction, in Real Estate). Joey played water polo for Cornell and Columbia and gets super stoked about extreme sports and meditation.


September 25, 2013

Getting a real estate venture off the ground is a significant challenge. So a startup called GroundBreaker has launched a white-label crowdfunding solution that real estate entrepreneurs can use to raise money for their projects. “Our mission is to hel …

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