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Compass S-1 Deep Dive

Compass S-1 Deep Dive

[Editor’s note: Originally published on the Thomvest Blog.] Compass, a technology-enabled real estate brokerage, filed its S-1 in early March with plans to raise about $550 million as part of an initial public offering. The company updated its S-1 last week to include a share price…

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A Peek Behind the Compass Curtain

A Peek Behind the Compass Curtain

As you know, Compass is a company that both fascinates and confuses me. This weekend, I watched an hour long video from their all-hands gathering in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. It’s a great look into the company and thought it worth sharing. A…

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The Problem with Compass: “We’re About the Agent”

The Problem with Compass: “We’re About the Agent”

During one of the Hacker Connect sessions, Maëlle Gavet from Compass said the following: It’s about the agent. That, right there, is my problem with Compass. They are catering to the real estate agent. As long as that’s the case, they aren’t really changing anything. At…

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Compass Opens Shop in Seattle

Compass Opens Shop in Seattle

A few weeks ago, I shared the news that Compass was entering the Seattle market. The wait is over — they’ve opened their doors, via a partnership with Northwest Group Real Estate. I’m anxious to watch how Compass positions themselves in the Seattle market over the next 12-24…

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Compass Battling Regional Heavyweights, and Entering Seattle

Compass Battling Regional Heavyweights, and Entering Seattle

Tech enabled real estate brokerage darling Compass recently entered the Chicago market. Clearly, the local brokerage community noticed. Baird & Warner put an ad in the paper (via Geek Estate mastermind member Eileen of Truepad): @Properties put up the following billboard (via Eileen at Truepad via…

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