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GEM’s Role in Navigating the VC/Angel Fundraising Waters

GEM’s Role in Navigating the VC/Angel Fundraising Waters

With about 65% of the more than 600 members of the GEM being proptech founders…almost all of which are constantly raising capital, I end up spending a lot of time reviewing pitch decks and helping founders navigate their respective fundraising needs. Beyond individual conversations and…

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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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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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Geek Estate July Monthly Radar 2022

Geek Estate July Monthly Radar 2022

Members of the GEM (“Geek Estate Mastermind”) have access to original strategic analysis, a weekly digest to stay in the proptech know, private highly curated events, and a private forum complete with over 220 long-form essays in the archives. Below is a wrap-up for the…

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Imminentness of Mortgage Infrastructure and Customer Adoption

Imminentness of Mortgage Infrastructure and Customer Adoption

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 216th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 500 GEM members on June 15th, 2022.] The 30-year fixed mortgage rate is approaching 6%, no doubt catching the immediate attention of both the millions…

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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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