GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Ventures led an investment round in CRE Simple Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based fintech firm focused on commercial real estate.

The Grand Rapids venture capital firm led the round with Fin Venture Capital in San Francisco. Two Chicago-based firms, Darkknight Ventures and Sandalphon Capital, along with Durham, N.C.-based Duke Angel Network and other private investors joined the investment round.

The company’s CRE Simple platform automates commercial real estate lending, resulting in faster processing of credit requests by digitally connecting brokers, borrowers and capital providers. Terms were not announced.

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