Fortune just released an extensive piece outlining how Amazon plans to use Whole Foods as the gateway to being the everything store. Jeff Wilke of Amazon flew into the Whole Foods headquarters in Austin on the day that Amazon announced its acquisition of Whole Foods. He started by speaking to the corporate employees about his breakfast that morning and made an unintentional slip calling his morning blueberries a vegetable.
Real estate crowdfunding kickstarted 5 years ago (pardon the pun) and these firms are still trending at double and triple digit growth year over year. It is a still a fresh space, but Brett Crosby the cofounder of PeerStreet believes there will be a consolidation in the crowdfunding industry over the next few years. He says, “The guys that really built and invested in a good tech platform and infrastructure are seeing the fruits of their labor pay off, adds Crosby. There is more separation between the strong and growing platforms and the smaller players."