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AI Data Startup Lands $2m Seed Funding

by Michael Price on 6:26 pm February 8, 2017

Today’s Geek word is “Ethnographic”. Basically, it’s the presentation of data as it applies to society or groups. Lynden Foust, Spatial’s CEO and a team of about 10 engineers are building a social layering platform that uses AI to cull about 30 different social media sources for location based data.  A simple line of code added to a map is all that’s needed to beef up search results with a myriad of neighborhood social content. Making Data Sexy Spatial’s concept provides RE pros with a … Read More »

Start-Up Chile’s Portfolio of Real Estate Start-Ups

by Drew Meyers on 11:32 am November 3, 2014

As many of you know, I’m currently down in Santiago going through Start-Up Chile building Horizon. Horizon is not a real estate startup. That said, there are a number of real estate startups that have gone through the incubator, some of the founders I’ve spoken to and others I haven’t. Here are a few: Flyer.io (Generation 10) is the easiest way for a real estate professional to build beautiful property websites online Mobii (Generation 10) is a webapp specifically designed for real estate agents that allows them to easily … Read More »

An open letter to startups trying to disrupt the real estate industry

by Andrew Gale on 8:27 am October 7, 2014

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There are always new startups popping up offering lower commissions and buyer rebates hoping that they’re going to be the next big thing in real estate. To date none of these new companies except Redfin have disrupted the industry at all. Personally, I believe it’s because people love working with people and don’t want technology taking that away on the biggest purchase/sale of their life. If a startup actually wants to disrupt the industry they have a lot to do Stop taking the same approach the … Read More »

The Phases of Building a Real Estate Tech Startup

by Drew Meyers on 2:22 pm April 23, 2014

I’ve spent the last 2 years working on an early stage technology startup outside of the real estate industry, Oh Hey World, as well as working on several consulting projects within the industry (including Props) — and certainly have learned a few things about the various phases tech startups go through in the process. As the entrepreneurs reading know or will know soon (for those working on their first startup as I type), there are multiple phases to creating, building, and bringing a new product … Read More »

How to make money with a real estate startup – infographic

by Mike McGee on 7:59 am April 22, 2014

I saw this infographic the other day on entrepreneur.com: The first step made me think of real estate right away: “Find a product that is popular but not yet perfect.” Does that not describe virtually everything in real estate? Practically every tech tool I use in real estate is far from perfect. Think about it: CRM, IDX, Document mangement, MLS software, etc. Much of it is counterintuitive, inadequate, incomplete and downright frustrating. It makes me realize what opportunities exist in real estate technology for a killer … Read More »

Naming Your Real Estate Startup

by Drew Meyers on 6:34 am March 19, 2014

You’ve got the next breakthrough in the real estate industry. The product idea has been bubbling around in your head for months. You’ve validated it with customers. You’re 75% SURE (nothing is ever 100%) it will work. Maybe you’ve even built a MVP (minimum viable product). But you still have no brand name for your real estate startup. Or you have one, but you know it’s far from great. What on earth should you name your real estate startup? Naming your product/company. One of the … Read More »

Do You Research Using Crunchbase? Would you Use this Tool?

by Drew Meyers on 4:20 pm March 14, 2014

A few weeks ago, I got a sneak peak of a new Crunchbase Visualization Tool built by the team at Cloudspace (same folks that brought you MyBlogLog). Here is a short video demo… For the entrepreneurs planning to raise money in the future, is this a tool you’d use? What specifically would you want it to help you answer or find? PS: If you have mobile or web development needs, Cloudspace can help. [Disclosure: Eric & Todd are good friends]

Proto.io – A Rapid Prototyping Tool for Mobile Product Validation

by Drew Meyers on 8:56 am February 18, 2014

The first step in building any technology product is to wireframe the product, and validate the concept with real people. There are a wide range of software options to handle the wireframe stage. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Proto.io, one of the crucial web services we’ve used during the later phases of Oh Hey World. I’ve been immersed in Proto.io on a daily basis since about last March. What’s it good for? First and foremost, it’s great for iterating quickly on a core mobile app concept. … Read More »

The Required Hook for Every Consumer Real Estate Startup

by Drew Meyers on 1:07 pm February 17, 2014

The listing. Buyers won’t come without them. Sellers won’t come if you don’t have buyers. Buyers pay everyone’s bills. The elusive listing, the hook every consumer real estate startup must focus on. If you are focused on one market, just grab an IDX or RETS feed and you’re good to go. To grow and scale, of course, you need to cover more than just one local market. It’s no small task to get nationwide listings (as I’ve written about). You have several options, none of … Read More »

Inman’s New Kids on the Block

by Drew Meyers on 6:20 pm January 27, 2014

Since Geek Estate is all about real estate technology, it’s only fitting to showcase Inman’s “New Kids on the Block” session… David Eisenberg, co-founder and CEO, Floored Karl Falk, co-founder, chairman and CEO, ShortSave Inc. Matt Ehrlichman, CEO, Porch.com Kristin Walker, Realtor and adviser, Relocality Inc. Parker Hills, founder and CEO, Keyzio Greg Marsh, founder and CEO, KeyMe Andrew Flachner, co-founder, RealScout Doug Perlson, founder and CEO, RealDirect. [Via Inman] PS: If you are a real estate tech founder reading this & want to be … Read More »

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