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BiggerPockets helps real estate investors grow

Just like Denver's real estate market, BiggerPockets is booming. The company's podcasts are currently the most popular real estate podcasts on iTunes, with 40,000 downloads per show. It also adds around 300 members a day to its online community, which has more than 1 million forum posts.

The company, founded by Joshua Dorkin, is aimed at helping people understand what it takes to invest in real estate as well as find others to work with on investments and learn from others' experiences.

"BiggerPockets members help one another to be successful by selflessly sharing their learned knowledge and the community spirit breeds success for those who give back," Dorkin explains. "Our active members attribute countless millions in profits to their participation on our platform and we only anticipate that growing over time."

"BiggerPockets is primarily focused on real estate in the U.S., but our users are found throughout the globe," Dorkin adds. "The U.S. real estate market is admired around the world and our platform helps investors, both foreign and domestic, to learn, to network, and to do business with one another."

The company is continuing to grow, according to Dorkin. He says it hired four employees in 2014 and plans to hire more positions in 2015 including positions in web development, user interface designers, and online marketing and sales.

Although Dorkin notes that the company could be located just about anywhere, being in Denver has some advantages beyond its weather and lifestyle. "As a growing tech hub, Denver does give us access to a larger pool of technical talent and a network of other startups to connect with," he says. He adds that its central location in the U.S. also makes it easier to travel to other markets.

Contact Confluence Denver Innovation & Jobs News Editor Chris Meehan with tips and leads for future stories at chris@confluence-denver.com.

Read more articles by Chris Meehan.

Chris is a Denver-based freelance writer, editor and communications specialist. He covers sustainability, social issues and other topics.
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