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Apply for Pitch Battle Competition at iOi Summit

Apply for Pitch Battle Competition at iOi Summit

Applications are open for the 2022 iOi Pitch Battle! The champion will be awarded a prize package that includes $15k, a booth at the 2022 National Association of REALTORS® NXT Event this November, a feature in RISMedia, and the opportunity to meet with the executive team at Second…

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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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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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Ownership In Eighths

Ownership In Eighths

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Pacaso.] Nearly ten million second homes sit unoccupied for 11 months a year in the U.S. while millions of people dream of owning and vacationing at a second…

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Blueprinting Proptech: PadSplit

Blueprinting Proptech: PadSplit

[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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Announcing Blueprinting Proptech, a structured methodology to analyze early-stage proptech companies

Announcing Blueprinting Proptech, a structured methodology to analyze early-stage proptech companies

The GEM exists to serve as an exclusive, objective lens into the trends, companies, people, and ideas shaping real estate technology. We do that through thought-provoking written analysis—like our first GEM series kicked off by Greg Fischer that dissected a range of players in the small landlord property management software…

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Saving Time With Connected Email Automation

Saving Time With Connected Email Automation

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: ActivePipe.] Let’s be honest… Sending cold emails and replying to your inbox is tedious. ActivePipe streamlines inbox management by automating and tailoring emails to stay in touch with…

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2D + 3D Power Tools Serving Buyers

2D + 3D Power Tools Serving Buyers

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: FloorPlanOnline.]   Floorplans are the third most important part of the listing for buyers, right behind photos and property details, according to NAR. FloorPlanOnline generates 2D and 3D…

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Market Map: 240 Real Estate Technology Companies Transforming Today’s Housing Market

Market Map: 240 Real Estate Technology Companies Transforming Today’s Housing Market

[Note from the editor: Originally published on Thomvest’s Blog] I’m excited to release Thomvest’s real estate technology market map, which includes more than 240 companies operating within the residential real estate segment. This is the third update to the market map and includes over 100 additional…

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