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Looking Forward to 2024: Wild Wild West

Looking Forward to 2024: Wild Wild West

[Editor’s Note: This is the introduction to our 277th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of the GEM Crystal on January 4th, 2024. Below, a selection of members from the GEM Diamond community attempt to look into the crystal ball and offer proptech…

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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 – Q3 2023

Proptech Earnings Radar – Q3 2023

Third quarter results are in for proptech’s public companies. We’re back at it, with high-level summaries of the ten companies we deem as the most important players in the broader category: Airbnb Blend Labs Compass CoStar eXp World Holdings NewsCorp Opendoor Redfin WeWork Zillow Plus,…

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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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A GEM of a Personal Jam

A GEM of a Personal Jam

[Note from editor: We publish a Weekly Transmission for GEM members, a series of long-form articles covering the spectrum from shipping container co-living spaces to the battle for listing acquisition in the first iBuyer world war. Below is this month’s sample Transmission. This month’s essay is…

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(Still) Untapped Opportunity in Fractions

(Still) Untapped Opportunity in Fractions

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 241st Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on February 1st, 2023.] Real estate crowdfunding (aka fractional ownership) has been around for about a decade. During that time, individual…

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Second Century Ventures Announces 14 Companies for 2023 REACH Scale-up Program

Second Century Ventures Announces 14 Companies for 2023 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 14 companies to the…

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Banking Real Estate in the Clouds

Banking Real Estate in the Clouds

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 242nd Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 600 GEM members on February 9th, 2023.] The benefits of customer loyalty are well documented. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that…

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