Private Investor Club
An alternative investments club (real estate, litigation finance,
royalties, private debt, private equity, venture capital, and much more)
with 6,700+ members and over $14.7 billion in investable assets.
What's in the club?
Deal flow: Access to hundreds of off-platform investment deals and sponsors (many not available elsewhere).
Extensive due diligence library and exchange:
Due diligence library on over 1000+ sponsors and deals (some encompassing several man-weeks of information or more).
Get due diligence help on your own investments.
Share your previous due diligence with others.
Club-only special deals (including $ millions in reduced minimums and fees from dozens of sponsors).
The opportunity to learn from and network with thousands of other members ( with billions in aggregate assets). See latest statistics above.
How do I join?
Membership is free, but requires that investors:
Confirm they have no connection to investment sponsors, platforms or their affiliates.
Agree to keep all information in the club private and confidential via an NDA (non-disclosure form).
The NDA is the core of the club, and taken dead-seriously. A member who violates confidentiality is immediately ejected and vigorously litigated (using the club's legal defense fund which is funded by club members exclusively for this purpose).
Click here to join.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who is the head of the club and why was it created?
The club is headed by Ian Ippolito, who founded the club in 2015.
As a former serial tech-entrepreneur, Ian wanted a conflict-of-interest-free place to find new investments, discuss their pros and cons, and negotiate better terms.
The club began as an organic offshoot of conversations with other investors from Ian's other website: TheRealEstateCrowdfundingReview.com, which, within a couple of years, had grown very quickly. New members generally came in, and continue to enter, via word-of-mouth and referrals from existing members.
How do you deal with the conflicts of interest that are built into the structure of many other investment clubs?
This club is run very differently from others that you may be in or have heard about.
I wanted to create a private space for investors to source off-market deals, share due diligence, and negotiate discounts. I had seen others try to do this, but wasn't comfortable with the questionable conflicts of interest, unhelpful biased conversations, unfriendly environments, loud opinions from investors with very aggressive risk tolerances, etc.
So, I do NOT accept any money from outside sponsors or platforms for ANYTHING. That includes: no money for guides, tutorials, postings, reviews, referring investors, affiliate leads, or advertising. I also do not negotiate special terms for myself above what I negotiate for the benefit of members.
Also, new club members are vetted for conflicts of interest and they may not solicit other members.
Please see "Code of Ethics" in the Terms and Conditions for complete information.
For clarity: I do receive monetary compensation in two ways: via donations or a club feeder. Site members can send donations (and a $200 donation entitles them to access my personal low-level due diligence notes on investments I've put money into). And if the club chooses to create a feeder, I take a fee as manager (and keep the excess beyond expenses). Very occasionally a sponsor may choose to reimburse some of the costs of creating a feeder as well. Additionally I receive the same non-monetary compensation all club members do: access to otherwise inaccessible sponsors, millions of dollars of special deals and discounts, the satisfaction of giving back and helping others, and more.
How can you decline sponsor and platform compensation like that, when others can't?
I'm a retired serial tech-entrepreneur, who started this because I wanted a hobby that's a lot more interesting than golf.
I don't have a bunch of VC's or angel investors breathing down my neck to monetize the audience in a short-term way that destroys the club's integrity and reputation. And if the club shuts down tomorrow, I would be very disappointed... but I wouldn't be eating Ramen noodles for the rest of my life.
So this club is run a little differently.
Why do you put all that time into something that's free?
I get back 100+ times what I put in:
The aggregate spending power of the club has allowed me to negotiate millions of $ in special deals from sponsors. This has let me profit from my investments much more than I ever could have on my own.
Sponsors are much more willing to put up with my incredibly long and detailed due diligence process (compared to when I was just a mere individual investor).
I have access to so much more deal flow now than I did on my own.
Club members have saved me from making all sorts of expensive mistakes.
Through my soapbox in this club, I have access to some of the greatest minds in investing (who would not be giving me the time of day otherwise).
The satisfaction of giving back and helping others is incalculable.
Also, for clarity: I can receive monetary compensation in 2 ways: donations from members and for managing feeders that club members request. See the next question for more.
Can you receive any monetary (or non-monetary) compensation?
Yes, I can receive monetary compensation in 2 ways (only).
Site members can send donations. (And if someone sends a $200 donation, as "thank you", I give them access to my personal low-level due diligence notes on investments I've put money into before the club started).
If the club chooses to create a feeder, I take a fee as manager (and keep the excess beyond expenses).
Additionally, I receive the same non-monetary compensation all club members do: access to otherwise inaccessible sponsors, millions of dollars of special deals and discounts and the satisfaction of giving back and helping others.