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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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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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A VC Firm uniquely positioned for global elevation

A VC Firm uniquely positioned for global elevation

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Sapphire Ventures.] Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm with more than $5.7 billion under management across over 10 countries. They invest in growth stage companies, leading financing rounds…

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A Fin-Tech Focused VC Fund

A Fin-Tech Focused VC Fund

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Thomvest.] Thomvest Ventures has Invested more than $500M across 53 companies since its founding in 1996. The firm is fully capitalized by Peter Thomson; Peter and his family own…

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A Partner in the Journey from Early Stage to Exit

A Partner in the Journey from Early Stage to Exit

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: MetaProp.] Founded in 2015 by Zach Aarons and Aaron Block in New York, MetaProp is one of the world’s most established venture capital firms focused exclusively on the prop…

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A VC Firm with Real Estate Relationships Like No Other

A VC Firm with Real Estate Relationships Like No Other

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Second Century Ventures.] Second Century Ventures is the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors, the largest trade organization in the US, and invests in technology companies…

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Success and the Next Big Thing

Success and the Next Big Thing

Waiting for the Next Big Thing – or Not I read posts and articles all the time where opinions are dressed up as news pieces. Not to pick on Market Watch (who basically lifted these “chicken little” comments from Vice) or Inman but these are…

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Real Estate Unicorns and the Green Curtain

Real Estate Unicorns and the Green Curtain

Recent developments surrounding WeWork have brought into question again the future of the two big Unicorns in the real estate industry.   Compass and Opendoor Back in July, this person (me) didn’t think too much about the future of the two big unicorns, Compass and Opendoor….

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Real Estate’s Tech-Enabled Future: Opportunities for Startups in the Real Estate Sector

Real Estate’s Tech-Enabled Future: Opportunities for Startups in the Real Estate Sector

Thomvest Ventures Real Estate Tech Review, Fall 2019 from Thomvest Ventures [Editor’s note: originally published on Thomvest Ventures] Over the last several years we’ve witnessed a surge in startup formation and venture funding across nearly every aspect of real estate. In 2018, VCs funneled $3.6B into…

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When Software Eats the Real (Estate) World

When Software Eats the Real (Estate) World

At the a16z Summit Alex Rampell, one of Andreessen Horowitz’s general partners, gave a presentation about real estate tech. It’s worth watching for those interested in high level trends shaping the future of our industry.

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