About Drew Meyers

Founder of the GEM. Zillow Alum. Real estate tech geek. Travel addict & former co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Seattle Proptech Co-Working Day – May 29th

Seattle Proptech Co-Working Day – May 29th

We’re going to bring Seattle’s proptech community together for a co-working day in Pioneer Square at Inspectify’s offices on May 29th. Drop by anytime during the day to work amongst proptech geeks. If the idea of a “WeWork for proptech” appeals to you, by all…

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Futurizing with Geek Estate 4.0

Futurizing with Geek Estate 4.0

2,144 days after Geek Estate’s 3.0 facelift, Geek Estate 4.0 is here. The modern design and future-looking visuals on Geek Estate aim to better showcase the full GEM experience: Crystal ($20/mo or $180/yr): A paid newsletter offering a curated selection of industry developments, outside-the-box thinking, thought-provoking long-form essays,…

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Final Call for 2024 REACH UK Applications

Final Call for 2024 REACH UK Applications

REACH operates a variety of accelerator programs around the globe, created and operated by Second Century Ventures and backed by NAR. The program offers education, mentorship and exposure for technology companies working to scale their businesses across the UK and European markets and expand into…

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Learn More about Factory Built Homes with ZenniHome

Learn More about Factory Built Homes with ZenniHome

3d Printing, Modular, and Prefab is one of the sectors covered in GEM’s Ecosystem Intelligence series. The broader category is a topic I’m personally fascinated with, dating back to long before the 2018 partnership between New Story and ICON, and my reflections on 2018 (*GEM…

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Overflow Opportunity at GEM Proptech Getaway

Overflow Opportunity at GEM Proptech Getaway

We’ve sold out all 24 seats for the GEM Community Dinner during our upcoming Proptech Getaway in Central Oregon (April 4th-6th). That said, we can handle overflow if there are other innovators that would like to come join us for a weekend of leisure and networking…

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Looking Back On 2023

Looking Back On 2023

[Editor’s Note: This is the introduction to our 275th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of the GEM Crystal on December 22nd, 2023. Below, myself and others from the GEM Diamond community look back on year with high interest rates, tighter VC wallets,…

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Coming to Bend: GEM’s Proptech Getaway

Coming to Bend: GEM’s Proptech Getaway

Every couple of weeks, someone asks me, “When is the GEM conference?” Never say never. But, well, never. I hope being an investor in Blueprint helps dispel any notions that I have ambitions to put on a scaled production. I don’t. Instead, I’d rather let the best-in-class…

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Announcing Real Estate Data Intelligence

Announcing Real Estate Data Intelligence

I’m excited to announce GEM Diamond’s newest Biz Intel series: Real Estate Data Intelligence. Our goal is to summarize the top of the funnel for any data needs. Which companies offer various datasets, what format are they offered in, are they able to re-license their…

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Proptech Earnings Radar for Q2 2023

Proptech Earnings Radar for Q2 2023

Second quarter results are in for proptech’s public companies. Our last summary of results was Q2 2021. As part of launching our Crystal tier, we’re bringing the earnings radar back. This time, better than ever as an ongoing Biz Intel Series. We’re re-starting with the ten companies…

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GEM Soirée (and Mariners game) in Seattle

GEM Soirée (and Mariners game) in Seattle

The GEM Soirée series continues, taking place in two weeks on July 20th in Seattle. It’ll be an evening to mingle and celebrate the industry’s progress with real estate tech founders, execs, VCs, and practitioners. Inspectify will host the event on July 20th from 3:30-6:00…

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