In this episode of the Millionaire Mindcast, we have an amazing guest, Craig Cecilio who talks about his investing journey and shares great insights around syndication, financial literacy and wealth gap, micro-investing and different types of...
In this episode of the Millionaire Mindcast, we have an amazing guest, Craig Cecilio who talks about his investing journey and shares great insights around syndication, financial literacy and wealth gap, micro-investing and different types of investing strategies and vehicles, and what the current opportunities and future look like!
Craig Cecilio is a real estate broker, entrepreneur, leader, personal development guru, and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diversyfund, Inc., an SEC-qualified company, and one of the very first crowdfunding real estate platforms to give everyday investors an equal opportunity to build wealth and the ability to invest in much larger, much safer, and many diversified asset-classes.
Craig came from a working-class family, with a school teacher mother, and a father who was working in retail. Craig remembers that they never got their status to the next level. They didn’t get access to real estate assets and investment opportunities. Thus, his mission is to break down the barrier and become a bridge for everyday investors. He feels like this is what he meant to do.
He has been in space since 2016. But Craig doesn’t know at all at the beginning. There are a lot of ups and downs, and mistakes, but he learned the process through self-education, persisted, and thrived. Craig stays on the course with all the challenges having been thrown out. For him, perseverance is a big thing to figure out how to do anything, and think out of the box to get to the next level.
He knows that most people don't understand asset class, depreciation, and how it works. Hence, in DiversyFund, always work on educating and helping the community. They are highly focused on everyday investors and non-accredited investors. Creating customized content around investing and asset class, and giving tools to achieve financial literacy and financial fitness and sooner master it!
Some Questions I Ask:
When people ask who you are and what you guys do, what do you tell them? (03:05)
Where did DiversyFund start? (03:59)
What was it about the job that was like a light full moment for you where you saw opportunity? (05:39)
You didn’t get access to real estate assets and investment opportunities, what was it about that was so intriguing, interesting, and exciting for you? (06:12)
What was your guys’ secret sauce that allows you to make it through and thrive and succeed during challenging times? (08:39)
What is the value proposition and platform of DiversyFund? (10:46)
What makes DiversyFund different from a lot of the other crowdfunding types of platforms and organizations out there? (12:19)
What are some of the most important skills or money principles or mindsets around building and creating wealth through investment? (13:55)
What do you say to the person in terms of mindset around timeline and patience, and discipline that is needed to keep building that confidence in this wealth-building journey? (16:00)
What do you say to the 18 or 19-year old that you wished you would have known or subscribed to in terms of wealth-building or maybe habit or discipline early on in your journey? (17:30)
What are some of the best asset classes that you guys are seeing and focusing on, and that you find interesting? (22:15)
How important are the syndicators and operators? How critical is it on who you choose to invest with, like in DiversyFund or other syndicators or platforms or opportunities? (25:37)
What are you guys’ buy box criteria for one or two of the asset classes that you guys are bullish on? (26:49)
What are your overall thoughts on the inflation we’re seeing in the market, and your overall temperature on the horizon of real estate? (28:59)
What is the future for DiversyFund? (31:33)
What are you investing in right now outside DiversyFund? (32:57)
What are your thoughts on NFT, blockchain, and crypto space in how that might tie into what you guys are doing? (34:29)
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
The importance of technology and industry in today’s business landscape (05:47)
What Diversyfund is currently highly focusing on (12:37)
Best advice for younger investors (17:55)
“There’s a lot of available tools right now that weren't there before.”
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