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iFunded company philosophy

iFunded accompanies you as an investor throughout the entire equity crowdfunding process: from selecting the right real estate project for you from our platform, to the right investment strategy for you, to continuous information on your current investments. In order to provide you with a variety of real estate projects, we cooperate with national and international building contractors and project developers. Our investments are transparent - you can inform yourself on the progress of the project you invested in at any time online. Your private investor dashboard will supply you with current market data and reports.

The Team

Our team and our partner network consists of experts in the fields of real estate, technology, finance, marketing and architecture.

Team member
Michael Stephan

Founder / Managing Director

  • Michael Stephan worked for over 15 years in leading positions in the digital industry and venture capital industry. For five of those years, he worked as General Counsel of a leading German venture capital company and directed the capital market part of a bank for two years.
  • Michael Stephan was co-founder of two start-up companies that had successful exits. He also worked as a division manager at Payback and CEO of two e-commerce companies.
  • Michael Stephan studied law in Berlin and Cologne and is a qualified lawyer.
Team member
Jan-Oliver Sell

Chief Operations Officer

Jan-Oliver Sell has more than 15 years of experience in operational business, structuring processes and investment. Previously he worked for the investment bank Morgan Stanley, Meteora Partners and the investment manager MSS Capital. He was also co-founder of a Forex platform for the systematic trading of foreign exchange. Most recently, he supported the blockchain-based wallet and transaction platform Cubits as COO.
Team member
Greg Freeman

Chief Technology Officer

Greg Freeman has over 15 years experience as a technology leader. He has been involved with cryptocurrency since 2014 and launched projects on top of the Ethereum network and Hyperledger Fabric. Prior to joining iFunded he started a software development office in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has a passion for leading global software teams and solving complex problems through technology.
Team member
Benjamin Brockfeld

Vice President Real Estate

Benjamin Brockfeld has more than 10 years of experience in the valuation and structuring of real estate transactions. Most recently he was entrusted with the purchase of commercial real estate at Sirius Real Estate. His previous positions include the rating agency Scope in Alternative Investments and Allianz Global Investors in Capital Markets.
Team member
David Palotas

Junior Real Estate Analyst

David Palotas completed his studies in Real Estate Development and Data Analysis at the Technical University of Munich with a Master of Science Degree. In his master thesis, he examined the operating costs of the housing company Deutsche Invest Immobilien. During his studies, he was responsible for advising clients on real estate transactions, especially residential assets at Ernst & Young Real Estate. As a member of START Global - Europe's leading initiative for entrepreneurship among students - David supports innovative startups in the PropTech scene, implementing disruptive technologies in the real estate industry.
Team member
Leo Keßling

Operations Manager

Leo Keßling recently worked at KPMG AG WPG Germany as a tax associate for the Real Estate division. Within the department, he was responsible for the coordination and implementation of the deals as well as the exploration of the data rooms and the communication with buyers and sellers of the respective portfolio properties and project developments as part of the purchase process via asset or share deal and the associated due diligence. He also gained experience in tax compliance for special funds. Leo Keßling also has project management experience in transaction consulting.
Team member
Chris Grundy


Chris Grundy has over five years experience creating and executing customer acquisition strategies. From 2015 until 2018 he was the Head of Marketing at Bitbond, and was responsible for acquiring customers through the use of both online and offline channels. Prior to joining iFunded, he worked as a marketing consultant in the fintech space.
Team member
Lena Martin

Junior Product Manager

Lena Martin has successfully completed a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Administration with a focus on Finance, Management and Accounting at the European-University Viadrina, the Pompeu Fabra University and the University of Karlstad. During her studies she gained practical experience by working in Finance for a Medical-Technology Company and in Human Resources for a Berlin-based Startup.
Team member
Hannah Eissengarthen

Team Assistant and Office Manager

Hannah successfully completed her Bachelor’s of History at Royal Holloway, University of London. Subsequently, over the last 2 years, she has worked in end-to-end finance recruitment for pharmaceutical companies and prior to that in customer support at a medical start-up, both also based in London.
Team member
Nikolai Imhof


Nikolai von Imhof comes to iFunded with over eight years’ experience in real estate value chain. Over the past three years he has worked in real estate banking for Berlin Hyp, most recently in corporate strategy. He was co-founder for the bank’s first digital startup, a majority of which was just acquired by a leading German real estate investment firm. He has previously worked in finance with blockchain systematics, where he focused on the potential impact of blockchain and cryptocurrency on the banking sector. Nikolai brings a passion for innovation and efficiency as well as work experience on three continents.
Team member
Osmar Matos

UX/UI Designer & Front-End Developer

Osmar Matos has a strong experience in planning, designing and hands-on development of web solutions. In the last seven years, he has worked in all stages of digital products doing user research, usability tests, prototyping, user interface design, conversion optimization, front-end and some back-end for various kinds of projects of e-commerce and web apps. Before joining our team, Osmar was working as a lead designer for a multinational IT Consultant company in Brazil.
Team member
Vladimir Zhitkov

Full-Stack Developer

Vladimir Zhitkov has more than 10 years of experience developing web projects for various business fields, like real estate, construction, e-commerce by using Full-Stack of modern web technologies.
Team member
Dmitry Buchkovsky

Back-end Developer

Dmitry Buchkovsky has 10 years experience as a PHP developer. He has been involved in a lot of different complexity projects with various areas where he was showing great results in a Full-Stack development. His passion, communicability, initiative and analytical constitution of mind help Dmitry to be a great part of a team. Before working with iFunded he was a Team Leader in Ukraine, Kharkiv.
Team member
Claudio Romero

Blockchain Developer

Claudio Romero has over 20 years of experience as a software developer, with a proven record of successful projects worldwide. He started coding in year 1986 at the age of 11 when things like Windows or the Internet or the Blockchain did not exist. Nowadays this old-school hardworking guy loves to build and deliver top-notch production-grade mission critical products, no matter what the technology is. The kind of people that makes things happen.
Team member
Rodrigo Venancio

Full-Stack Developer

Rodrigo Venancio has over 10 years experience developing web applications as Full-Stack Developer focused on PHP. He has strong experience dealing with large scale environments and is always aware of the latest software development trends to deliver the best possible solution to our users. Rodrigo truly believes that web development should be all about the process of creating something extraordinary.

Advisory Board

Team member
Einar Skjerven


  • Einar Skjerven is the founder and CEO of Skjerven Group.
  • Since 2006 he has been Managing Director of Industrifinans Real Estate GmbH and is responsible for investments for the Norwegian Industrifinans Group in Germany.
  • Overall Einar Skjerven has more than twenty years experience in investment and asset management and is an expert in residential real estate investments in Berlin.
  • In the past 9 years he was responsible for a transaction volume of over €760 million.
Team member
Prof. Dr. Nico B. Rottke

Spokesman of the Board, aamundo Holding AG

Prof. Dr. Nico B. Rottke is Spokesman of the Board of the asset and investment manager aamundo real estate group. He is one of the leading experts in the field of real estate financing in German-speaking countries and has a broad network in the capital market community. At Ernst & Young Real Estate, he was responsible for the Real Estate Capital and Debt Advisory business. He also founded and led the Real Estate Management Institute of EBS University of Economics and Law for many years.
Team member
Christian Weniger

Partner at Creathor Ventures

Christian Weniger is Partner at the well-respected venture capital investor Creathor Ventures and member of its information technology team. He holds an MBA from the leading business school INSEAD and a BSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. Prior to Creathor Ventures he was working in the Venture Capital team of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the sovereign-wealth fund of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Team member
Torsten Pfeifer

CEO and founder of the Treuenburg Group

Torsten Pfeifer is CEO and founder of the Treuenburg Group, a real estate and VC company focused on Germany. Torsten has more than 15 years experience in investment banking and real estate investments. He began his career at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London and later worked for Citibank as Managing Director, who led the fixed income distribution business in Asia Pacific and Japan from Hong Kong. Torsten holds a Master's degree in Marketing & Finance from Bayreuth University.
Team member
Dr. Michael Nave

CEO of EVAN Group

Michael is co-founder of the UNIMO Group and has realised real estate with a volume of more than 800 million euros. Prior to that, he was CEO of Hahn Immobilien AG. He can look back on many years of experience and has developed numerous real estate projects.
Team member
Prof. Dr. Sandner

Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

The expertise of Prof. Sandner includes blockchain technology, crypto assets, initial coin offerings (ICOs), digital transformation and entrepreneurship. Prof. Sandner is a member of the FinTechRat of the Federal Ministry of Finance and also engaged in the Blockchain Observatory established by the European Union and, additionally, founding member of the German Blockchain Association e.V. and the Multichain Asset Managers Association.
We offer our investors access to world class properties that were previously only accessible to selected investors. Michael Stephan, Founder and CEO

About Us

iFunded opens the world of real estate to any interested investor. We are a smart, digital platform, that brings private investors together with leading professional investors in the real estate industry for joint projects. This enables iFunded investors access to exclusive project financing, which was previously reserved for institutional investors.

Best of all: Starting at an amount of 500 euros you can invest in a project selected by you!

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Become an investor at iFunded now!

You already have experience with classic investments such as stocks, bonds and funds - but real estate investments are still new territory for you? Do not worry! Our experienced team will accompany and advise you throughout the investment process. iFunded gives you all the tools to to help you find the right project for you, whose progress you can track online at any time. That way the success of your investment is always transparent.

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Invest in real estate!

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Diversify the risk like the pros

Real estate is a great anchor of stability in each portfolio. In comparison with other forms of investment, the returns from property develop relatively independently from the ups and downs of the financial markets. In addition, investments in real estate, especially in the residential segment, have shown to have a relatively low volatility relative to national and international market trends . The stable value of tangible assets such as real estate is therefore an excellent addition to any risk-diversified portfolio.

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Access to residential real estate investments

A simple registration is sufficient and you get the full access to our investment opportunities in Germany-wide real estate projects, which are provided by experienced developers after careful consideration.

And the best part: iFunded is free for Crowd investors. Unlike providers of real estate funds or real estate stocks, we charge no fees and surcharges to investors who invest through our Platform. This way you can use your valuable asset to achieve the best possible return for you.

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