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Winners from mipim Proptech Summit & Global PropTech Awards Awards

by Drew Meyers on 5:58 pm October 11, 2017

The winners are in…. The three startups from the mipim proptech startup competition today to advance to the final pitch round are: PlanRadar RealAtom Acasa The winners of the Global PropTech Awards are… Top Founder Award Ragnar Lifthrasir, velox.RE Top Technology Award Carmera Top Executive Award Nick Romito, Founder and CEO, VTS Top Innovator Award LEVERTON Top Association Award Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Top Investor Award Zach Aarons, Millennium Partners & MetaProp NYC I’m off for tonight, but will write some more thoughts / … Read More »

Finalists for 2017 Global PropTech Awards

by Drew Meyers on 7:40 am October 8, 2017

The finalists were announced…congrats to all those that made the list. Top Founder Award Ragnar Lifthrasir, velox.RE Mike Sroka, Dealpath Andrew Flachner, RealScout Ryan Williams, Cadre Francesca Loftus, hOM Top Technology Award Bowery Valuation Envelope City Carmera Appear Here Lotik Top Executive Award Nick Romito, Founder and CEO, VTS Steve Jacobs, Senior Managing Director, Ten-X Commercial Maggie Burns, VP of Real Estate, Breather Magnus Svantegard, Head of Product Management, Datscha Elizabeth Dukes, Partner, iOFFICE Top Innovator Award LEVERTON VTS Datscha Thornton Tomasetti Ten-X Commercial Top … Read More »

FlyHomes Brings in $4 Million

by Drew Meyers on 10:09 am October 5, 2017

Congrats to the team at FlyHomes for closing $4 million in funding. From GeekWire, the round was… led by e-commerce pioneer Mark Vadon, with participation from Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Avant CEO Al Goldstein. Vadon, who previously co-founded Zulily and Blue Nile, will join the FlyHomes board as part of the investment. The startup has also raised an additional $2 million in debt financing. The funds will help FlyHomes increase its marketing horsepower and expand to more cities. I’m a big, big fan of … Read More »

MIPIM Announces Finalists for Startup Competition

by Drew Meyers on 8:15 am September 30, 2017

The finalists have been announced for the MIPIM PropTech Summit… Acasa (UK), an app that allows users to manage all their household bills. BrickVest (UK), a global financial marketplace that allows investors at all levels to invest in institutional-quality real estate globally. Contract Wrangler Inc. (USA), a platform that turns painful contract deluge into revenue and reduced risk. HiP Interactive Property Ltd. (UK), the first digital marketplace for commercial and residential property buyers, owners and investors, making property investment more affordable, liquid and accessible. Kaarta … Read More »

CityBldr, and Determing the Highest and Best Use for Property

by Drew Meyers on 8:14 am September 22, 2017

If you haven’t looked at what CityBldr is working on, I’m here to tell you to change that. Your home could be worth more. Discover what a builder or developer would pay for your property – up to 89% more than leading market valuations. I guarantee that’s something the vast majority of sellers would like to know. The company was recently featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal: I’m a big, big fan of Bryan Copley and the product & business his team is building.

Geek Estate Membership is Coming

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am September 18, 2017

For those who have been reading a long, long time — you may remember there used to be a Geek Estate Pro portion of this website (see here and here). It was a members-only area of the site which included a forum, as well as premium content related to real estate blogging & marketing. I eventually shut it down as I got busy with Oh Hey World and Horizon. I’ve wanted to bring a premium version of Geek Estate back for a long time, and am … Read More »

If You Combine Pinterest, Zillow, and LinkedIn, You Get…

by Drew Meyers on 2:19 pm September 11, 2017

Idealestate? IDEALESTATE MAKES DISCOVERING YOUR NEXT HOME A DREAM IdeatEstate combines the best parts of Pinterest, Zillow, and LinkedIn, to create a better way for you to discover amazing homes, and meet the professionals who can help you take the next step. From a consumer perspective, I have zero idea what any of that means or what problem the product solves. Even from an “industry tech insider with 10+ years of experience”, I’m unclear on what the product is going to do for a buyer/seller/home owner/agent. I searched … Read More »

MetaProp’s 2017-2018 Accelerator Class at Columbia University

by Drew Meyers on 12:20 pm September 4, 2017

I thought I’d take a few minutes to highlight the companies taking part in MetaProp’s Pre Accelerator at Columbia University. The full list of companies: BlocPower (NYC) — Technology platform to make buildings and communities smarter, greener, and healthier. Doorport (NYC) — Starting with next-gen building entry, Doorport is creating an end-to-end building management platform to provide the best residential living experience. Hoozip (NYC) — Real estate wholesalers and investors. Irene (NYC) — Home equity access for seniors, that’s honest and simple. A debt-free alternative to … Read More »

Nominations Are Open for The Global PropTech Awards

by Drew Meyers on 9:45 am August 30, 2017

The Global PropTech Awards are coming up in New York in October. The first annual Global PropTech Awards
 recognize individuals, technologies and organizations that have gone above and beyond to positively impact next generation PropTech. Finalists will be announced October 1st and Award Winners will be presented at a ceremony during NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2017. Know a founder, innovator, association, technology/product, executive, or investor who deserves credit for their amazing work? Please nominate them using the links below… NYCRETW Top Founder Award NYCRETW Top Executive … Read More »

Distribution Options for Your Real Estate Startup in 2017?

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am August 15, 2017

It’s safe to say virtually every single real estate technology product is plagued by distribution challenges in 2017. Some of you may have seen the news that Cloud CMA and Tom Ferry teamed up…see details here: Having the most prolific speaker in the industry promote your product is obviously no small feat, even for Cloud CMA. Unfortunately — not every startup has an industry vet with 25 years of experience & relationships (aka Greg Robertson) at their helm. In fact, virtually none of them do. For the normal … Read More »

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