According to Kenny Slaught, websites that provide online partnerships and workflow automation are growing more popular. This happens thanks to their ability to provide concise and accurate data. The new intuitive software and mobile apps let buyers and builders reach a larger market in a more convenient way, says Slaught. Crowdfunding platforms focused on real estate have grown 150 startups in the US, and some of these include CrowdEngine, RealtyShares, and CrowdForce. Although quite new, real estate focused crowdfunding portals have grown more than 150 startups and include sites such as CrowdEngine, RealtyShares, and CrowdForce. Around 7% of the country’s population is an accredited investor, while in Southern California, the number reaches 20%. Platforms made it easier to raise money from the general public, and 90% of the donations were raised through direct community contributions.