Passive Investing from Left Field

Join us as we delve into the fascinating journey of Bala Krishnan, a tech entrepreneur turned real estate investor. Bala shares his insights on creating exponential wealth through his disciplined 10Y investment model. Learn how he transitioned from tech to ground-up build-to-rent real estate investing, achieving financial independence faster than expected. Tune in to understand the power of wealth multiplication over cash flow and why disciplined investing is crucial in today's market!

About Bala Krishnan
  • Bala founded the tech start-up – Peel, based in Silicon Valley, California. He raised $96 Million from Top-Tier Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists – Harrison Metal, Redpoint Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Alibaba Investments.
    Peel launched in the Apple App Store and Sold in the Apple Store. Peel software and reference design ships on all major android phones – Samsung, LG, HTC, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, Oppo, Sharp and Panasonic.
    Bala has been investing in Real Estate deals with a focus on ground-up new construction, land development and heavy-lift value-add and repositioning. With extensive experience in land development, entitlement, stabilization and operations, Bala is a full 360 degree developer with real-life first hand experience in all aspects of the deal life cycle. Bala operates in the Real Estate markets of Silicon Valley (CA), Phoenix (AZ) and Dallas / Fort Worth (TX). Bala’s current focus is in building ground-up, Build-toRent Communities and Land Development in the Phoenix MSA market.
    In 2017, Bala started the “Engineering Entrepreneurship” program at the University of Arizona and designed the course curriculum as a hybrid program developed in collaboration between the Eller School of Business and the University of Arizona Engineering School. This program was further developed and is currently being offered as an elective minor to undergraduate engineering students with courses to choose from for every semester of their study. 

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

01:55 His background 
18:55 What sparked 10y?
21:55 Has the model worked through the post-COVID economy?
26:30 3 phrases to 10y 
31:06 Wealth gain vs cashflow
37:31 Build to rent
42:09 Contact Bala
42:46 Podcast recommendation


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