I started this company based on one simple premise: We want to give everyone access to investments that were previously available to the select few.Brew Johnson Co-Founder and CEO
We're applying lessons learned at Google to a space that's been almost untouched by technology. And it just so happens to be one of the world's largest financial markets. The value we can unlock for the entire ecosystem of investors, borrowers and lenders is staggering.Brett Crosby Co-Founder and COO
Real estate finance has yet to find a truly effective way to use technology as an industry-wide equalizer. Here at PeerStreet, we believe we have the right vision to create a platform that will lead to lasting, positive change. We see what the future looks like and have put together a world class team to transform an industry that affects every single person in this country.Alex Perelman Co-Founder and CTO
I’ve always been drawn to the challenge of transforming an industry through innovation, like being part of the team that took Amazon beyond books, into the success it is today. Our product is already changing the way people invest in real estate, and there is still much more to come.Brendan Kao CPO
Our distinguished investors and advisors
Dr. Michael Burry Founder and CEO Scion Asset Management, LLC
Rob Brennan Senior Managing Director and CREFC Founding Member
Chris Warmuth President of City National Bank
Hardeep Walia CEO and founder of Motif Investing
Adam Nash Former CEO of Wealthfront
Doug Holte President of Irvine Company Office Properties
Barry Ritholtz Founder and CIO of Ritholtz Wealth Management
Charles Thompson Founder and President of Evergreen Residential
Michael L. Matkins Founding Partner of Allen Matkins
JR Johnson Serial Entrepreneur
Kevin Miller Founding Member of Thorofare Capital
Othman Laraki Founder and President of Color Genomics
George Duncan Managing Director and Real Estate Finance Expert
Ron Suber Former President of Prosper Marketplace
Our venture partners
Brew Johnson Co-Founder and CEO
Brew is the visionary leader behind PeerStreet. His experience in technology platforms, real estate and law culminated in the unique concept that is PeerStreet. Prior to PeerStreet, he worked as general counsel at VirtualTourist where he oversaw the company’s $85 million sale to Expedia/TripAdvisor. Before that, he was a real estate attorney at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory and a technology attorney at Brobeck Phleger & Harrison. At Allen Matkins, Brew advised some of the largest real estate development and investment firms in the country on a wide variety of complex real estate transactions. He continues to advise startups and is an active real estate developer, investor and private lender. Brew graduated from USC with degrees in international relations and history and earned his JD from the UCLA School of Law.
Brett Crosby Co-Founder and COO
Brett crafts the strategy, product and message behind PeerStreet and is responsible for product, marketing, PR, sales and business development. Previously, he was Director of Marketing at Google where his 10 year tenure spanned many of Google’s most prominent products. Most notably, he co-founded Google Analytics, helped start Google's mobile advertising business, ran the founding marketing team that launched Google+ and most recently ran the marketing teams responsible for the dramatic growth of Chrome, Gmail, Docs and Drive. Before Google he co-founded Urchin Software Corporation, a web analytics service acquired by Google in 2005. Brett advises and invests in startups and is an active real estate investor. He graduated USC with degrees in international relations and political science, and furthered his education with programs at Georgetown, Michigan State and Semester at Sea.
Alex Perelman Co-Founder and Head of Technology
Alex runs PeerStreet's engineering team. He has an extensive background in computer science, product development and entrepreneurial business. His experience includes roles at Electronic Arts and Activision, where he developed some of the world’s most successful video game franchises, including Call of Duty and Spiderman. He also graduated from Y Combinator, started two companies, earned his degree in computer science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA.
Brendan Kao Head of Product Management
Brendan leads PeerStreet’s product management team. He is an experienced and entrepreneurial leader with a multidisciplinary background in tech, finance, law and business. Before PeerStreet, he was a product manager at multiple companies including Amazon, ZestFinance, FlashFunders and Pivotal Labs. He also held legal positions at Latham & Watkins and Human Rights Watch. Brendan received a JD from NYU Law and a Masters in Engineering and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from MIT.