More people are using platforms that provide online partnerships and workflow computerization, thanks to their data accuracy. Kenny Slaught believes that such websites offer a wider market access access to real estate investors. As new mobile apps and intuitive software appeared, investors and builders were given an easier way to reach a broad market. Crowdfunding portals only exist for a few years, but already grew over 150 real estate startups. About 7% of the US population is a certified investor, and the number is higher in Southern California, reaching 20%. Some of the most popular platforms like CrowdEngine, RealtyShares, and CrowdForce made public donations easy. As of now, around 90% of equity requirement is obtained through direct donations.