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Connect with Laura Fortey,

Blockchain Startup Founder

from Vancouver, Canada

Connect with Laura Fortey,

Blockchain Startup Founder

from Vancouver, Canada



Blockchain Startup Founder

I am a(n):

Experienced Internet Marketer | Co-Founder at REITIUM | Chief Operations Officer | Former Journalist | Women in Business Mentor | Seasoned Entrepreneur since 2007 | Former Creative Marketing Agency Founder | Lived abroad for 9 years | Vancouverite

What I do:

I am the Co-Founder and COO (Chief Operations Officer) of REITIUM; a real estate investment platform that has created a digitized way to invest in real estate.

Our vision at REITIUM is to create a world-class platform that allows users to invest in income-generating real estate.

REITIUM's proprietary SaaS technology is a back-end management software that offers investment managers a solution to house, monitor, and record real-time investment data, secured using IBM's Hyperledger blockchain and is fully compliant with securities regulations.

Our long term vision is for REITIUM to include servicing the retail investor market, becoming a global platform that offers the opportunity for anyone to invest in private securities, enabling Real Estate for Everyone™.


While I am the Co-Founder, I am also the CMO and COO concurrently. We are a boot-strapped startup, thus wearing many hats.

As CMO, I strategize and execute the marketing department who works with me to increase revenue through marketing, content creation, and social media presence.

As COO, I deal with all the backend organization, arrangements, research, interviews, legal, accounting, and business operations efforts.

Our team now has 10 employees and a handful of incredibly talented advisors.

I'm proud that our dreams and vision are becoming a reality and that we have a solid team to best support us and actualize our vision.


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My Offer:

There are 3 things I am most interested in offering to others through Pick My Brain:

1. I'd love to mentor and advise female entrepreneurs, specifically women in tech.
2. I'd be keen to have engaging conversations about the future of blockchain, investing and marketing.
3. I'd like to help everyone across the globe invest in real estate for as little as $100.

My ideal target audience:

+ Curious folks
+ Life-long learners
+ Engaged conversationalists

+ Those wanting to chat about:
- entrepreneurship
- business
- technology
- blockchain
- marketing
- world travel
- journalism
- shifting paradigms
- personal development

Reach out if you want to:

  • the blockchain basics and how I can help you better understand it all with a 30 minute conversation.
  • how you can invest in real estate for as little as $100.
  • business, tech, blockchain, startup life, etc. I love having engaging conversations revolving around these topics.
  • how I can help introduce you to the global blockchain scene.
  • how I can help connect you to Vancouver's entrepreneurial scene.
  • which blockchain conferences are worth attending and for what purposes.
  • motivation and how to maintain motivation during the tough entrepreneur phases.
  • my business f-ups.
  • how you are going to build something you're passionate about. I'd love to help you plot it out.


Professional experiences:

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Educational experiences:

  • Masters in Journalism and Communications at Griffith University
  • Bachelors of Psychology and Business at University of Waterloo


Where else you can find and follow me online:

My portfolio:

"We've been on a roadshow since January and traveled to 18 conferences across 9 countries, attending 100's of hours of meetings, interviews, events, pitches and talks. All learning, growing and expanding very quickly."

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REITIUM interviewed at Nasdaq in NY Times Square today! Proud of the team, we've come so far, so excited about what's coming! We are creating the future - Real Estate for Everyone™️!

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Getting interviewed by TokenFest here in Boston.

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"Our goal is to create 100M micro-investors worldwide" - Team Reitium & Money 2020.

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Being interviewed by The New Kids on the Blockchain

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My Overall Rating:

(1 Review)

Written Reviews I've received:

Malka Labell MBA, Expert in the legal Cannabis industry focused on sustainable growth
January 8, 2021 | Pick Laura's Brain

Laura was awesome! She brought insight into her personal experience and shared learned mistakes, and things to watch out for that really elevated the conversation to a level I was not expecting. I look forward to connectin...

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