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The Martingale # 151

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#151: Nadim Takchi - Livret P • Should you go into debt to get rich with rental real estate?
Description of the episode
When you want to use your debt capacity to invest in real estate, you often hesitate between buying your main residence and investing in rental property. The second option is interesting because it allows you to build up wealth while generating additional income. But, it requires a lot of effort: property search, negotiations, discussions with banks, work, tenant management, etc. Nadim Takchi (CEO of Livret P) embarked on his first rental investment at the age of 25. Nadim makes maximum use of its borrowing capacity and follows a rigorous investment methodology. Barely six years were enough for him to build up a heritage of 13 real estate properties. At the microphone of Matthieu Stefani, co-founder of CosaVostra, Nadim shares with us his method of rental investment based on debt. ## Why is it worth going into debt to invest in rental property? Obtaining a bank loan to invest in rental property allows you to benefit from a powerful leverage effect: the rents collected make it possible to cover all or part of the loan maturities. Result: the property is self-financing and the investor can even succeed in generating a positive cash flow (when the rent is higher than the loan repayment deadlines). It is an excellent way: to broaden one's assets; prepare for retirement; and create additional income. ## Stock market vs Rental real estate: Nadim's opinion Nadim prefers to invest in rental real estate. According to him, the return is more interesting, safe and creates value. He gives us the following example: a person has €10 in savings. It can either invest them in the stock market or use them as a contribution to invest in real estate. Scenario 1: she invests her €10 in the stock market and obtains a very high return of 000%. Annual profit: €2. Scenario 2: She borrows €100 and invests in real estate (using her €000 savings for her contribution). His apartment gives him a 4% net return. Annual profit: €4. Scenario 2 (more pessimistic than the first) produces a result twice as important. Knowing that real estate is less fluctuating than the stock market. ## Good practices for investing in real estate thanks to a bank loan Here is the list of good practices highlighted by Nadim during our episode: When you want to invest in a big city, take taxi rides, and ask questions to drivers. They know the best neighborhoods in town! Once you have targeted a specific neighborhood, go chat with merchants and residents. This is a good way to make sure the neighborhood is a good place to invest. Use your debt capacity to the maximum, to invest and benefit from an optimal leverage effect. Focus on “liquid” properties: they must be able to be rented at the right price quickly and be sold under the best conditions (quickly and without loss of value). Go through a broker to get the best possible loan. When visiting, ask to go first. If you like the good, make an offer very quickly. When you find a property to buy, ask different real estate agents what they think of the selling price. Some may offer you a similar property for a better price. Buy without condition precedent: it is very risky, but if your situation allows it, it reduces the cost of acquisition. Always negotiate the purchase price and the borrowing rate, in order to benefit from the best possible conditions. You can follow Nadim on LinkedIn and discover Livret P here. Pros: Good news! With the code MARTINGALE, you benefit from 10€ offered during a first investment at Livret P. And you will receive the Excel file used by Nadim for its rental investments.

Finscale # 141

#141 - Olivier Rull (Caravel) - The ethical retreat brought up to date
Description of the episode
A little reminder in this conversation on the three pension plans, the notions of Insurance and Banking PER and the constraints faced by savers when setting up and leaving their retirement plan. Caravel really aims to simplify this heritage strategy. We speak with Olivier specifically about the first phase of this start-up's life, in particular the search for the partner insurer, the creation of the "no code" platform, the recruitment of the first customers and the choice of support media. 'investment. Caravel's objective is really to create an ethical and responsible pension fund that offers a better retirement to everyone in a livable world. We therefore end with a central value for Caravel, which is that of ethics!

How I Met My Co-Founder – Defacto

How I Met My Co-Founder
Jordane, Morgan & Marc-Henri Co-founders of Defacto
Description of the episode
Recreating a startup after building a unicorn is the story of Jordane who - with Morgan and Marc-Henri - is developing Defacto, a fair and instant financing solution for SMEs. For this new episode of the How I Met My Co-Founder podcast, I welcome them to discuss with them: - Their first meeting in California for Marc-Henri and Jordane and the "Chinese restaurant" brainstorms to do ideation - Their matrix concept with the following criteria: B2B project, international market, replacement market, product-led acquisition strategy, high barrier to entry - The customer discovery phase which began with the Spendesk adventure where Jordane and Morgan - MBTI type tests/50 questions to open the discussion and get to know each other professionally - The role of routines in their relationship as co-founders with 2 meetings per week (Monday/Friday) + 1 offsite per quarter - Their method of 3-way decision-making with a scoring method - The 2 equity fundraisings with GFC (David Sainteff), Headline (Jonathan Userovici) and Northzone - Their debt raisings first with Business Angels then with Viola Credit - Their first recruitment (cc Antoine Cheron) and their reverse recruitment process - The structure of their team (without head of) and their desire to stay lean.

Finscale # 131

#131 - Edouard Mandon (Numeral) - Automating and streamlining payments
Description of the episode
After great experiences in start-ups and scale-ups, Edouard decided to undertake. Co-founded with Logic Founders, Numeral enables businesses to send, receive and reconcile payments through their banks with a single API and Dashboard. It is a technical discussion, but not only accessible and fascinating. As I like to understand in detail, I asked Edouard to describe the Spendesk and Swile "use cases" to us to take what has been deployed, but also to perceive their value proposition and their USP. We cover many topics: the contribution of Logic Founders, the new customer integration project, the productization of banking integrations, maintenance, the European Payments Council, the business model… This in-depth discussion also brings us to talk about FinTech choices leaving their BaaS provider and its consequences. Finally we talk about market evangelism, development strategy and building an ecosystem.

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