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State of the GEM 2023

State of the GEM 2023

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 239th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on January 11th, 2023.] Collectively, the GEM is a diverse community of proptech innovators spanning every role, sector, and geography. While the…

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Looking Forward to 2023: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Looking Forward to 2023: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 238th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on January 4th, 2023.] For two straight years our central prediction theme was climate (2021 version). The importance of climate hasn’t lessened in 2023….

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The Sexy Tortoise

The Sexy Tortoise

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of Part I of our 238th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on January 4th, 2023.] It’s 2023, and founders need to be ready to answer a question seemingly nobody…

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Looking Back on 2022

Looking Back on 2022

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 237th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on December 22th, 2022. Below, I look back on a year that saw iBuying turmoil, carnage in the public markets, 3D…

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Burn the Boats

Burn the Boats

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 233th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on November 16th, 2022.] In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the beaches of present-day Veracruz in Eastern Mexico with 600 men…

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Proptech’s Leader Has Been Crashing on Our Couch This Whole Time

Proptech’s Leader Has Been Crashing on Our Couch This Whole Time

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 232th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on November 10th, 2022.] Discussions about proptech leaders usually start and end with either CoStar or Zillow. Both are formidable proptech companies. CoStar has…

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The Importance of Backing Diverse Proptech Founders

The Importance of Backing Diverse Proptech Founders

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 225th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on August 31st, 2022.] Demographics are changing rapidly in the US, and business leaders are scrambling to ensure their organizations reflect…

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Property Management Software is Dead: Welcome to REM

Property Management Software is Dead: Welcome to REM

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 226th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on September 8th, 2022.] In spite of new software innovations, the property management industry continues to focus on the number of…

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Ecosystem Intelligence

Ecosystem Intelligence

Our most common inquiry among the GEM is, “What proptech VCs should I speak with about my fundraising round?” Because, you know, we are a community of founders who are always raising capital. And we need to figure out which firms will help us reach…

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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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