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Appear Here, and The Future of Retail

by Drew Meyers on 8:20 am November 1, 2017

For those interested in the future of retail and commercial real estate, I highly encourage you to listen to the most recent Fifth Wall podcast with Ross Bailey from Appear Here. Retail from the consumer perspective, and commercial real estate on the supply side, are changing. Both are struggling for relevance. There’s no denying that. Brands need to get face to face to capture real attention (and dollars). Landlords are struggling to make their locations compelling enough to visit. Appear Here allows people/companies to rent … Read More »

Wired Score Funding and Podcast (and a Few Thoughts)

by Drew Meyers on 11:40 am October 26, 2017

I listened to the Fifth Wall podcast with WiredScore founder Arie Barendrecht yesterday morning on my walk to Impact Hub. It’s worth a listen, particularly to those interested in commercial real estate tech. I hadn’t heard of Wired Score before, which is a little surprising but they do operate on the commercial side of the massive industry we play in (which is not my specialty). The core model is a certification for landlords to “understand, improve, and promote their buildings’ digital infrastructure.” There is certainly clear value to connectivity … Read More »

Fifth Wall = The Next Real Estate Accelerator

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

Fifth Wall, a VC firm based in LA that has raised over $200M, is entering real estate accelerator game (see TechCrunch). The program’s goal: Fifth Wall’s Accelerator Program is a 12-month program designed to help early-stage companies: (1) get introduced to real estate companies and potential customers, (2) leverage our team’s & our strategic LPs real estate expertise, and (3) position our Accelerator companies to raise a VC round within 6-12 months. It’s obvious real estate / property tech is a massive, massive vertical — especially if … Read More »

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