Ark7’s story unknowingly started in 2013 in San Francisco. Jim, a real estate agent, helped Yizhen, an IT person, buy his first house. They both recognized and respected each other as top talents in their respective fields and soon became good friends. A few years later, Yizhen considered investing further in real estate and eventually propagated to Jim that investing in real estate in San Francisco is very difficult because even if you have money to invest, most do not have enough to fully purchase an investment property themselves. Jim told Yizhen that he is one of the millions who feel like that. An idea of allowing joint investment was floated, and Ark7 was then born to help fill that gap!