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A Bit of Real Estate Tech Accelerator News

by Drew Meyers on 3:57 pm September 1, 2015

Just today, Revaluate announced they were accepted to BoomTown, in Boulder. This week, MetaProp NYC announced their first selections for their inaugural batch. The 5 companies that were announced are: Rentalutions – platform for landlords that allows them to complete a host of duties electronically, saving time and money. Features include automatic listing, tenant screening, digital leasing, online rent payments and maintenance monitoring. Radiator Labs – offers a smart radiator cover that instantly converts old cast-iron radiators into smartphone-controlled climate systems that boast profitable ROI, comfort, control, and energy … Read More »

Motive RE Tech Accelerator App Deadline 8/2

by Michael Price on 6:25 pm July 16, 2015

    John Backes and Sean Caho believe that Dallas should be the epicenter of real estate technology. Together they have founded an accelerator to help early stage real estate technology companies get access to funding and resources. Since announcing on 6/23, The Motive accelerator has received 45 applications and raised $2 million in funding for the first class slated to take place soon. Companies accepted into the accelerator get an initial $40k investment with opportunities to access additional convertible note funding. Coming off the … Read More »

Another Real Estate Accelerator Launching: MOTIVE

by Drew Meyers on 3:51 pm June 25, 2015

Beyond MetaProp NYC, there is another new accelerator launching in this fall in the real estate vertical — MOTIVE. It’s in Dallas and managed by Sean Caho and John Backes. They will select 10 companies, who will each receive $40,000 in funding. Early stage entrepreneurs: Apply here.

MetaProp NYC….is Open for Applications

by Drew Meyers on 1:46 pm June 18, 2015

MetaProp NYC, an accelerator in New York City, is now open for business. I’ve long believed there is an opportunity to fill in the “real estate accelerator” market (see this post & this one), and MetaProp seems like they can execute on it. They have a strong group of strategic partners out of the gate — Zillow Group, Warburg Realty, DLA Piper, EisnerAmper and News Funnel. 8 teams will get accepted, and receive the following benefits: A $25,000 equity investment from MetaProp NYC for 6% of common stock plus an … Read More »

The Lingering Incubator/Accelerator Conundrum

by Drew Meyers on 7:30 am April 7, 2015

Real estate is one of the largest consumer tech verticals there is — yet is lacking a major incubator/accelerator for seed stage startups. Joel wrote about this in 2011, as did I (since 2011, I’ve gone through Start-Up Chile so I’m slightly more knowledgeable on the topic of incubators than I was 3 years ago). Going on 4 years later, not much has changed. Yes, there is REach by NAR. But they focus on companies looking to use access to the real estate industry to grow their business. Not those … Read More »

An Incubator Conundrum: Real Estate’s PIE and Innovation

by Drew Meyers on 5:44 am September 19, 2011

I think we all understand the importance of innovation as the lifeblood of the economy as a whole. It’s pretty simple equation — if businesses don’t innovate and improve, they get beat by others who do. But innovation doesn’t just “happen”. Far from it actually. It requires significant brain power & talent, financial capital, desire & passion, and CONNECTIONS. I 100% agree with Joel that the real estate vertical should be supporting innovative new businesses a heck of a lot more than the industry is … Read More »

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