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A New Real Estate Unicorn

by Drew Meyers on 11:20 am August 31, 2016

There’s a new entrant to the unicorn club: Compass (just closed on a $70 million round). I’m curious to hear the industry’s thoughts on how what they’re building is defensible? What’s their moat? They are poaching top talent from other firms, what’s to prevent the same thing happening to them in the future? I don’t have the answers, but am curious — especially if there are people reading who have used/seen their technology stack..

Urban Compass is Now Compass

by Drew Meyers on 2:32 pm February 19, 2015

Urban Compass (which I’ve written about before) recently re-branded to Compass, as they are expand outside of their urban NYC environment to the suburbs (Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia). They have money, are extremely well connected, and are investing heavily in tech tools. I like the newer, shorter name, but I’m sure that domain name cost them a pretty penny. My questions: What’s their core differentiator? What does the brand stand for? Is great tech enough?

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