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Meet Our Founders: Vontenea Stokes

Vontenea Stokes

Secure Living – MICRO Spring 2022

Published September 14, 2022

As part of our ‘Meet Our Founders’ series today, we introduce Vontenea Stokes, Founder and CEO of Secure Living based in Charlotte, NC. Secure Living is a real estate crowdfunding platform that allows individuals to pool together their funds to invest in shares of real estate.

Q: What problem are you trying to solve and what influenced you to start your company?

A: Real estate is commonly known as a wealth equalizer, but for many, the barrier to invest is far too great. Our goal is to help the average household obtain financial security and build generational wealth by providing real estate investment opportunities. I’ve personally seen the positive impact that real estate investing can have, and I want to provide others with the same opportunities.

Q: When did you know you wanted to take an entrepreneurial path?

A: I spent nearly four years living abroad in Hamburg, Germany. While living out my dreams, traveling throughout Europe and experiencing new foods and cultures something was still missing. My desire to help and educate people on personal finance and investing was still unfulfilled. In 2020, I decided to take the plunge and co-found Secure Living.

Q: What have you enjoyed most about starting your own company?

A: Starting my own company has provided tremendous learning opportunities. I’ve been able to put some of my theoretical knowledge into practice and gain expertise outside of my area of focus/background. It’s exciting to see my thoughts and strategies come to fruition.


While visiting Charlotte, Vontenea recommends:

  • I would suggest that anyone new to Charlotte visit the Whitewater Rafting Center. It’s a great mix of outdoor adventure and leisure. Whether it’s rafting, ziplining, or enjoying a music festival on the lawn… there’s a little something for everyone. Afterward, take a FEAST Food Tour and visit some of the best restaurants in Charlotte.

Support Vontenea and Secure Living by

  • Register for an account HERE. Registrants will be the first to know about passive real estate investment opportunities.