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Blueprinting Proptech: Foxy AI

Blueprinting Proptech: Foxy AI

[Editor’s Note: The GEM is a real estate tech think-tank comprised of 500+ founders, executives, VCs, and practitioners. Our mission is to attract the 1,500 most forward-thinking, and diverse, innovators. Below is a sample of one of the in-depth startup briefings from our Blueprinting Proptech…

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Competing for the American Dream in a Rigged System

Competing for the American Dream in a Rigged System

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of Part I of our 214th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 500 GEM members on June 2nd, 2022. Some links included below are to members-only articles.] Imagine sitting down to play a…

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Untapped Real Estate in an Agent’s Pocket

Untapped Real Estate in an Agent’s Pocket

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 209th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 500 GEM members on April 7th, 2022. Some links included below are to members-only articles.] Many are drawn to the real estate agent profession…

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Second Century Ventures Announces 17 Companies for 2022 REACH Scale-up Program

Second Century Ventures Announces 17 Companies for 2022 REACH Scale-up Program

Geek Estate is all about celebrating entrepreneurship, focused on real estate tech–both residential and commercial. The REACH program, backed by the National Association of Realtors and Second Century Ventures, is a big part of the broader ecosystem. This week, they announced the acceptance of 17 companies to the…

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Meet The Real Estate Tech Executive: Stephen Baker from Zego

Meet The Real Estate Tech Executive: Stephen Baker from Zego

This week, we interviewed Stephen Baker from Zego. Let’s get to it! Who are you and what do you do? My name is Stephen Baker and I’m the President and General Manager of Zego, a property technology company that helps operators modernize the resident experience…

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The Topic No One Will Touch with a Ten Foot Pole

The Topic No One Will Touch with a Ten Foot Pole

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 200th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to inbox of more than 500 GEM members on January 27th, 2022. Some links included below are to members-only articles.] For our 200th Transmission (wow…that’s a lot), I thought I’d…

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Proptech networking roulette, Housing Affordability edition – March 2nd

Proptech networking roulette, Housing Affordability edition – March 2nd

Our “GEMbreaker” networking series continues…a round of (virtual) 1-on-1 conversations to meet a handful of amazing innovators. We’ve done more than 15 of these rapid-fire networking sessions previously, but this is the first time we’re focusing the marketing/audience/connections on one specific topic by making it an…

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Rebuilding Main Street with Ownership

Rebuilding Main Street with Ownership

[Editor’s note: Originally published as a members-only article in the GEM.] Making commercial property ownership simple and affordable for small businesses, withco recently came out of stealth with its $32 million in funding ($4 million seed + $28 million Series A), reported TechCrunch. Lead investors are…

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Affordability Innovations, a new Workgroup within the GEM

Affordability Innovations, a new Workgroup within the GEM

On the heels of the announcement of GEM’s Blockchain + Real Estate workgroup, we have another up our sleeves to start the new year. The Affordability Innovations workgroup–hosted and curated by Matt Hoffman, Abby Ivory, and Jenna Louie–is being created to find and elevate startups focused on housing affordability,…

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State of the GEM 2022

State of the GEM 2022

[Editor’s Note: Below, maintaining the tradition started a year ago, we report transparently on the makeup of the GEM and touch on what we’re focused on for 2022. Since it was originally published as an article for members, many links included are to prior members-only articles,…

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