CrowdStreet’s Marketplace provides accredited investors with direct access to institutional-quality real estate investment opportunities operated by best-in-class firms. CrowdStreet’s Sponsor Direct, is a private-label, SaaS solution which provides investment firms with online fundraising, digital marketing and investor management capabilities for their company website. Based in Portland, Ore., CrowdStreet was founded in 2013 by a team with deep experience in commercial real estate, finance, consumer Internet and software development.

Contact: Courtney Moss, Office Manager

Founded: 2014

PDX Employees: 31

Global Employees: 34

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Q&A with CrowdStreet's Courtney Moss

Courtney Moss, Office Manager, provides insights into CrowdStreet’s progress as a TechTown Pledge company and her advice for other companies interested in joining the pledge

What have been your key take-a-ways since becoming a TechTown Pledge Company?

Even though we’ve only been a part of the pledge for 8 months, joining the TechTown Pledge has been very rewarding. It has inspired us to make our own DEI charter where we track our progress quarterly, and we can already see the positive changes and impact to our diversity at CrowdStreet.

One of the greatest things we have learned so far is that although the change can seem slow, it is possible! We see this in our tracking of key metrics on DEI! We have increased our gender diversity in our leadership and company as a whole, started a community volunteering program, and set up our first company sponsored DEI Lunch & Learn session.

We are working on getting more involvement at all levels of the organization and instituting DEI values into the core values of the company.  We are continually learning….

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