When we celebrate an anniversary at PeerStreet, we do so with a focus on the people who matter most: our customers. Without you, our mission to transform the mortgage finance industry couldn’t get off the ground. Since we launched our platform to the public at the Money 20/20 conference on October 30, 2015, we’ve grown our company—and our marketplace—significantly. So much so that for the second year in a row, we’ve been included in CB Insights Fintech 250, which celebrates the fastest-growing FinTech startups. Thanks to lenders and investors like you, it’s safe to say our mission is off the ground. We now have 160 employees—more than double where we were this time last year—and our platform has expanded its reach to more than 40 states, hundreds of lenders, and thousands of investors, including individuals and world-class institutions. We’re funding more than $100 million of loans per month through the marketplace, and have had over $1.5 billion invested through the PeerStreet marketplace to date. We’re proud of this progress, but we’re equally proud of one area we’ve stayed exactly the same: Our employees are still really happy. We know that to develop and maintain a quality marketplace, we need a team of smart, driven, talented people who want to do good work for our customers. To that end, we were just named a winner for Best Company Happiness from Comparably, ranking us in the top 25 small/mid-sized companies in the country for employee happiness at work—a ranking based entirely on employees’ own self-reported, anonymous ratings. We also recently won several other 2018 Comparably awards, including Best Company Leadership, Best Company Managers, Best CEOs for Diversity, Best CEOs for Women, Best Companies for Compensation, and were crowned a top 25 company to work for in Los Angeles. To continue being the platform our customers want and need, we know there’s more work for us to do—and we’re well on our way. We’ve already transitioned from a single-asset class to multiple assets, including Single Family Residential (SFR), Multifamily, Small Balance Commercial, and Cash Offer Loans. These are the moves that will enable even more growth opportunities for our entire ecosystem, from investors, lenders, and borrowers, to communities as a whole.
With investors and lenders like you as partners, we’re looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish in our fourth year—we’ve already got a number of exciting updates and news in the pipeline. We’re grateful for your continued feedback and support, and we’re always interested in hearing from you on how we can continue to improve. So if you have any suggestions or questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].