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Company

The Company

CrediFi is a big data platform serving the Commercial Real Estate finance market.

CrediFi’s mission is to bring information transparency to the Commercial Real Estate industry; an industry that historically relies on manual data gathering methods to compile, digest, and share crucial data for vital investment decisions.

CrediFi was founded in 2014 by Battery Ventures and Ely Razin, a former entrepreneur and senior executive at Thomson Reuters. To date, CrediFi has raised a total of $23M from Battery Ventures, Carmel Ventures, Ourcrowd, Stax, Liberty Israel Venture Fund and 31 VENTURES, as well as several seed investors. The company’s platform has garnered global attention being featured in Bloomberg, Inc, Forbes, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal among many others.

The Product

CrediFi is a big data platform that provides detailed loan and asset information to the Commercial Real Estate Finance industry. Loan, asset, tenant, and owner details are compiled and presented in a clear, easy-to-use interface built for strategic application to investment decisions.  Powerful risk scoring tools, detailed loan and asset data, as well as high level market assessments give guidance, improve your deal flow, streamline due diligence, and empower better monitoring.

The CrediFi platform provides:

  • Complete financial and loan data by property – including non-securitized loan details
  • In-depth property details, including asset owner and parent owner information
  • Risk and volatility scoring
  • Market level analyses
  • Data cross-referencing

To date CrediFi data covers:

$13 Trillion

in Loans

5.0M

Properties

46B+

Square Feet

2.8M

Loans

Management

  • Ely Razin Image

    Ely is a rare combination of seasoned corporate executive and technology entrepreneur.  Previously, Ely served as Head of Board Governance for Thomson Reuters Accelus, globally. The business focused on the needs of Boards of Directors and broader Senior Executive teams of Global 500 companies, across key global financial centers. In this role, he met frequently with top Board Members and Corporate Executives for some of the largest companies in the world.
    Earlier, Ely served as Head of Business Law for Thomson Reuters. In this role, his remit was broad, covering Major Transactions, Industry Regulation and Disclosure – along with related Corporate Governance issues. He was also a frequent guest on Reuters TV, reviewing trends of interest to the corporate and financial markets.
    Prior to Thomson Reuters, Ely founded and served as CEO of Expert Ease Software, a joint US/Israel business that was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2004. Expert Ease developed AI-based software that automatically summarized key deal terms for everything from Capital Markets to M&A to Real Estate transactions. Its customers included corporate General Counsel and leading Law Firms.
    A lawyer by training, Ely began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer and worked on a broad range of transactions.
    Ely received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, his M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business of York University and his B.A. from the University of Toronto.
    In his “spare time” Ely enjoys running and swimming.

    Ely Razin
    CEO
  • Almog Avisror Image

    Almog is the Head of Commercial Real Estate & Credit Risk at CrediFi. He received his Undergraduate Degree in Finance and International Business from Ryerson University and earned an appraiser designation from the University of British Columbia. He has since had a long career in Commercial Real Estate investment (both debt and equity). At EL-AD Group, a CRE private equity shop, Almog managed acquisition deals and disposition processes for deals valued over $500M. Almog then moved to OPTrust, where he managed the valuation process for the pension fund’s CRE investments including property, real estate funds and CMBS. Later at GE Capital Real Estate he managed and coordinated the valuation process of the entire GE Canada debt platform.

    Almog Avisror
    Head of Commercial Real Estate
  • David Fajgman Image

    David brings over 12 years of financial and managerial experience to CrediFi. He received his B.A. in Business and Accounting from the Business Management College of Israel. Prior to joining the CrediFi team, he served as Finance Director of Bioness Neuromodulation Ltd., bearing responsibility for the company’s financial functions. He also worked for several years at Thomson-Reuters across multiple finance departments. Prior to Thomson-Reuters, David worked at Ernst & Young as an accounting and consulting manager for a wide portfolio of NASDAQ listed clients to privately held Hi-Tech companies. David is a Certified Public Accountant (Israel).

    David Fajgman
    Finance Director
  • Ainat Koller Image

    Ainat came to CrediFi from New York where she worked at Moody’s Investor Services. She holds a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from Bar Ilan University and an Honors MBA from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. With over a decade of experience in credit risk assessment and armed with a deep understanding of capital markets before, during, and after the financial crisis, Ainat brings a wealth of experience serving as Head of Capital Markets. Ainat is a seasoned traveler striving to visit each continent.

    Ainat Koller
    Head of Capital Markets
  • Clayton Rifkind Image

    Born and raised in San Francisco, Clayton, a 20 year marketing veteran, is rooted in traditional and digital advertising having worked with several Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Intel, Wells Fargo, and Hewlett Packard.  Post advertising, Clayton led marketing for Oreck Canada, powering the business to a 6X growth during the heart of the recession. In his spare time, Clayton plays bass guitar to his four kids.  Clayton holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Clayton Rifkind
    Head of Marketing
  • David Schwartz Image

    David comes to us with over 20 years of experience in IT and Development. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Education, both from Yeshiva University. He has developed automation software and led IT and development teams in companies such as Metropolitan Telecommunications, Early Intervention Software Systems, and Retalix (now NCR). He now serves as head of R&D at CrediFi, describing himself as a “nerd’s nerd.” David is also a fully ordained Rabbi and in a previous life he served as a synagogue Rabbi.

    David Schwartz
    Head of R&D
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Board of Directors

Rafi Musher

CEO, Stax Inc.

Rafi Musher is the Founder and CEO of Stax Inc., a global strategic consultancy. Rafi leads Stax’s corporate management consulting and private equity engagements and has worked with more than 100 equity sponsors – including LBO, growth equity, venture and distressed – to identify opportunities that create value through organic growth, operational improvements or M&A. In 2011, Rafi founded the Stax Development Corporation (Dev Corp), which is designed to create joint and independent for-profit ventures that achieve sustainable, positive social impact. Rafi is founder and Chairman of Israel & Co., Chairman of the Board at the Bronx Lab School, and a member of the Blue Ribbon Advisory Board of Center4, an accelerator for pioneering technology to support the nonprofit sector. Rafi has a BS in Communications and Advertising from Boston University.

 

Scott Tobin

General Partner, Battery Ventures

Along with more than 18 years of experience partnering with entrepreneurs to build market-defining companies, Scott brings extensive experience working with exchange marketplaces. He previously invested in companies such as IDI Direct Insurance (TASE: IDIN) and The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE; acquired by Euronext). Scott’s past investments also include Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), Anobit Technologies (acquired by Apple), @stake (acquired by Symantec), ITA Software (acquired by Google), Kashya (acquired by EMC), MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS), ProfitLogic (acquired by Oracle), and Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR), among others.

Scott was named multiple times to the Forbes Midas List, which ranks top venture capitalists from around the world. He graduated with honors from Brandeis University with a BA in international relations and Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

Scott enjoys tennis, squash, basketball and spending time with his five boys.

 

Avi Zeevi

General Partner, Co-Founder, Carmel Ventures

Avi Zeevi, a veteran FinTech entrepreneur and investor, is the co-founder of the Viola Group and co-founder and General Partner of Carmel Ventures, a top-tier Israeli venture capital firm.

Avi has a proven track record as an entrepreneur, executive and investor with more than 30 years of experience. In Carmel Ventures Avi’s investment interests include Financial Services, Big Data, SaaS, and Digital Media.

Avi has established an extensive ecosystem in the financial industry through his involvement in several FinTech companies including: MINT Systems, Decalog and Actimize, where he served as an active Chairman from 2001 and until it was sold to NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE). Avi is also a lead investor and chairman of Payoneer, a leader of e-commerce payment services; and an investor in Personetics, a company pioneering an innovative new category of digital consumer banking; TradAir, a provider of front office optimization solutions designed to offer trading solutions; EverCompliant, a provider of merchant-based fraud and cyber risk solutions; and CrediFi, a Big Data platform serving the CRE Finance market.

Avi also leads Carmel FinTech Meetup that runs quarterly events for FinTech entrepreneurs.

Avi’s additional investments include Oversi (acquired by Allot), Clarizen, SundaySky, and CoolaData.

Avi is involved in several educational non-profit organizations.

 

William F. Zola

Principal, BZ Advisors

Bill has more than 20 years of executive management experience, with an emphasis on business strategy, M&A and corporate development in the business-to-business data and analytics, information services and software industries. He has expertise in a variety of vertical sectors in the information industry, including financial services and real estate.

Bill served as Managing Director for DMG Information Inc., BlackRock and Thomson Financial throughout his career as an executive manager. In Addition, he acted as Associate for Dorace Street Capital, a mezzanine debt fund, and as Vice Prisdent for State Street Bank.

Since 2009, Bill has acted as the Principal of his independent advisory firm BZ Advisors, LLC.  In this capacity Bill’s primary activities include servicing on corporate boards, advising B2B data and analytics and information services companies and boards around growth strategies and transactions, and advising private equity, venture capital and hedge/debt funds on portfolio company management and investment ideas/transactions.

In his experience serving on corporate boards, Bill was the chairman of Trepp, LLC., an analytics and technology provider for the CMBS, commercial real estate and  banking markets.

In the Press

For Press Inquiries, contact Joseph Katz, at 212-419-8080 Ext. 601

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When CrediFi founder Ely Razin was pitching his company to OurCrowd, he said he wanted to become the “Bloomberg of commercial real estate.” Zivotofsky liked the ambition and recognized the possibilities: Real estate truly is a market crying out for a centralized database with analytics and intelligent curation.

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CRE data startup CrediFi raises $13M in Series B

Real estate debt data company CrediFi landed $13 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total capital raised to $23 million. Liberty Israel Venture Fund, which typically invests in Israeli tech companies, led the round, which also included 31 VENTURES Global Innovation Fund and existing investors, CrediFi said in a statement.  

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Located in New York and Israel, CrediFi is a fast growing start-up that’s redefining the multi-trillion commercial real estate finance market. Having raised $23 million in funding and backed by big name VCs, CrediFi delivers crucial data to global investment institutions helping them invest smarter.  Our team is a passionate group of real estate and finance experts with diverse backgrounds from some of the biggest names in business including GE Capital, Wells Fargo, Moody’s, FICO, Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters and a lot more.

Just because we’re in finance doesn’t mean we’re boring.  We share the same “start-up” ethos as our Silicon Valley brethren.  This means we’re all about making a great product and having fun doing it.  We work hard, toil over our product, and strongly believe that good is the enemy of great.  Success is celebrated and lauded – then we’re right on to the next great thing.  Of course, we love to pause, swap our techie/real estate/financial war stories over good beer and a game of foosball.  If you’re smiling while reading this, see below for our current openings or contact us. We’d love to talk to you.