The Proptech Startups Using VR & AR to Reshape Real Estate

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billion will be specifically for real estate. Over the past week, Zillow announced the rollout of their 3D Home tool, which lets real estate agents show immersive VC views of homes for sale.

Future of Real Estate Pitch Competition in Miami

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On May 14, 2019, our friends at Lab Ventures Miami are hosting Future of Real Estate Tech Summit Miami. This event brings together investors, innovative startups and leading corporations in the construction and real estate industry.

The Future of Hospitality is Here


Image courtesy of Mint House Real estate lies at the core of our everyday lives?—?it Yet, technology adoption within the real estate community as a means to fundamentally disrupt how physical assets behave and how transactions occur was lagging up until the last couple of years.

Why Floored is Awesome, and Not Just for the Real Estate Industry

This is going to be BIG.

The other day, I looked at some real estate space on behalf of one of my portfolio companies. The owner sent me this. Maybe I just don''t have enough imagination or lack of the requisite architecture degree. At least it''s better than showing an actual picture of what the office looks like now, after the last tenant trashed the place on their way out. Or, if they didn''t trash it, they subdivided it for a colony of bees and painted it what can best be described as neon beige.

[CrediFi in Fortune] Risky Business? New Report Says Banks Are Holding More Real Estate Debt Than Thought


CrediFi tracked more than $925 billion of commercial real estate loan originations in 2018—a “huge” figure that exceeds the numbers documented by more established industry groups like the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), which reported nearly $574 billion in new loans last year.

The Increasing Costs of Real Estate for Startups in San Francisco

Tomasz Tunguz

In addition to increasing labor costs, startups in San Francisco are facing monotonically increasing real estate prices. JLL the real estate broker shared their data on the average asking rent in San Francisco from 2007 two 2016, year to date. The most expensive neighborhood in San Francisco is Mission Bay/China basin at approximately $85 per square foot per year for class A real estate, followed by South market for an average of $80 per square foot.

Zoopla acquires PropertyFinder from Newscorp for #2 slot in UK online real estate

Fred Destin

Alex Chesterman, Doug, Simon and team Zoopla just completed on the acquisition of PropertyFinder to change the playing field in online property in the UK. Zoopla has also acquired last month from the Guardian Media Group. Atlas Venture is the largest shareholder in Zoopla and has been there since the start alongside the management team.

Next Level Entrepreneurship: Investing in a New Generation of Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He is currently focused on real estate development with the Machani Group and auto components manufacturing with Stumpp, Schuele & Somappa. For many established entrepreneurs, establishing a purpose and passion beyond business is a fulfilling way to truly make a mark.

UrbanTech News Roundup

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On Real Estate Tech Zillow rolled out a 3D home touring feature across all of North America that allows agents to use iPhones or more advanced cameras to create a more robust listing. Bowery Valuation raised a $12M Series A for their tech-enabled real estate appraisal platform.


A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Late stage, public market, private equity, real estate, and most other popular forms of investing typically involve a single or a time limited series of investments. One of the unique things about early stage investing is the ability (and in my view, the need) to continue to invest in the companies for multiple rounds of investment.

How to Accept Challenges and Thrive Alongside Business Risk

Entrepreneurs' Organization

He has launched business endeavors in the real estate, oil and gas, agriculture and automotive sectors. Written for EO by David Disiere. Fear of failure can have significant sway over entrepreneurs wanting to launch their own startups.

[CrediFi in Yahoo Finance] CrediFi Announces Top Tier Clients


CrediFi, the leading source for data and analytics for commercial real estate finance, announced today its continued penetration of the top tier of the commercial real estate lending market.

The Future of Brick and Mortar

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Storefront real estate's saving grace? And when we do, what happens to the real estate footprint that ATMs and bank locations take up? As we prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I think a lot about the future of the physical retail landscape.

The Amazon Shadow Economy


The news that Blackstone purchased nearly $18B of warehouse real estate reflects a trend that I think is just now coming into full view: the Amazon shadow economy.

The Achilles Heel of Startup Ecosystems

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At some point, a real seed round needs to get raised—and it needs to get led by someone. Not only that, but for many in the real estate world, their economic upside is already tied to innovation. Across the world, various economic development organizations, government agencies, and non-profits are putting in admirable and well-intentioned efforts to develop startup ecosystems.

GCUC Welcomes New UK Producer Tim Devitt


GCUC offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore how the workplace has—and continues to—evolve in line with the challenging landscape of real estate and the changing needs of business users.”. GCUC Welcomes New UK Producer Tim Devitt.

Cision acquires TrendKite (Dreamit 2013) for $225 million

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Dreamit Ventures is an early stage venture fund that accelerates startups building transformative tech products in the fields of healthcare, real estate/built environment, and security.

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The Future looks Juicy – What can we Expect from the Flexible Workspace Industry


Increasingly, companies are recognizing this desire among their employees to look at alternate locations – away from the “global” cities – and are tailoring their real estate strategy accordingly.

[CrediFi in Yahoo Finance] CrediFi Launches CRE Strategy Dashboards for Risk, Competition and Opportunities


CrediFi, a leading source for data and analytics for commercial real estate (CRE) finance, today announced the release of two new products, CrediFi Analyticsand At-Risk reports to empower brokers, lenders and asset managers.

Proptech, AI and the Future of the Workspace Sector: a Q&A with Antony Slumbers


The whole notion of what real estate is about is increasingly less and less about real estate, and more and more about people. by Cat Johnson.

What To Do When Your Competitor Gets Funded?

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market share today and are stuck with high real-estate costs, shitty customer service, bad value propositions and no ability to respond to competition because they have effectively become real-estate holding companies that store stuff for cashflow. This morning announced they raised $9 million from Sequoia , arguably the best venture capital firm that exists. Congratulations. Sincerely.

Announcing the Rise of the Rest 8.0 Finalists


Immertec | About : Immertec empowers companies with real-time 3D and virtual reality training opportunities for employees and customers without the burdens of in-person training. Meet the companies that will pitch Steve Case and the Revolution team on the upcoming Rise of the Rest Road Trip.

Here is Why Non-Obvious Startup Ideas Can Yield the Largest Results

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These are hard things to initially comprehend until you see them in full force as local retailers get wiped out due to their albatross of high real estate costs leading to either higher prices to consumers or lower margins on their p&l statements. Amazon. It is a household name.

Make Sure Your Startup Domain is Investor Friendly


Real estate. Angel groups almost never supply financing for real estate purchases, or personal loans. A real entrepreneur loves a little challenge, to be the shining light in the crowd.

In the News: NSLComm launches its first satellite ??, @doctor.mike, & more


Analyst – Commercial Real Estate for CrediFi (Israel). Congrats! Israeli nano-satellite startup & OurCrowd portfolio company NSLComm successfully launched its NSLSat-1 satellite (via the Soyuz rocket) into space this past Friday. TechCrunch ).

Are buildings the next battlefront for a greener planet?


He began his career conducting forensic health investigations of sick buildings in several hundred buildings across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, education, commercial office real estate and manufacturing.

The Potential for Fraud Caused by the Unnecessary Mystery of the Family Office World

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billion under management plus real estate in NYC/Cal and 5 operating companies. And trust me, I can tell the difference between a real family office and a fake one. Real family offices are pretty shrouded in mystery.

Keeping It Green In 2019: How To Organize An Eco-Friendly Event

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Through different sessions over the course of 2 days, our Makers will learn how to improve their pitches, foster impact investment, up their marketing game, develop and retain talent, and activate their real estate – among many other valuable skills – all in the name of impact.

How to Create the Perfect TAM Slide for VC Pitches

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Here are 5 tips from Dreamit’s Steve Barsh on how to think about bottom-up TAM correctly: Always think about this simple equation : (# of potential customers) x (price) = TAM Make sure you convince the investor that you are talking about real customers.

Sharing is Caring


Guest post by John Williams Head of Marketing at The Instant Group. Spending time at GCUC in lovely Denver has been immediately informative but in ways that I had not previously considered.

Techstars Announces Accelerator in Abu Dhabi, Second Accelerator in UAE


Techstars partners with Hub71 to launch Techstars Hub71 Accelerator. BOULDER, Colo. July 23, 2019 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of the Techstars Hub71 Accelerator.

Writing Checks Doesn't Make You an Investor

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They mostly participated in real estate transactions--an asset class where actual due diligence is conducted, deals take months, even years to close, and assets are sometimes held for decades. I met with a family office investor yesterday and we were talking about his family's interest in diversifying their investments into early stage companies.

Makerbot: The First "Real" Brooklyn Exit

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No, Makerbot was valued for it''s existing, real, growing business and it will continue to be in that business for years to come. Brooklyn is going to be an entrepreneurial powerhouse because it''s got a critical mass of outside the box thinkers like Bre, cheaper real estate and fantastic talent. It needs more investors, more founders, more established companies willing to move and anchor their business in the world''s creative capital, and more startup friendly real estate.

Don’t Cede Control: Why You Need to Cut out Middle Men in Negotiations

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Real Estate professionals. I was recently dealing with a real estate agent on a transaction. One thing I learned from the book is that real estate agents always sell their personal property at higher relative prices than their clients’ properties.

Web Second, Mobile First

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The power of large screen real estate. The hypothesis is that the limited real estate forces less choice and therefore less distraction. But that product is the perfect example of perfectly suited for the web given the real estate available.

10 Questions for Brooklyn's Innovation Community

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Brooklyn now is an even better position than the rest of NYC was in 2005--with its critical mass of talent, creativity, friendlier real estate, etc. What kind of real estate will be available for innovative companies and where? Next Wednesday night, I'm hosting a roundtable discussion between Brooklyn innovation community stakeholders on how to make this side of the river a better place to create, build businesses and grow.

Get Your Money for Nothing and Your Bitcoins for Free

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First of all, it''s a real estate term, obviously. The more real estate you could secure, the better off you were--sort of. Is there a North Brooklyn real estate bubble? We''ve certainly witnessed recent real estate bubbles before--but they tend to be more pronounced in places like Nevada and Florida where there seems to be tons of land AND tons of excitement about that land. Land grab.

As a new independent angel investor, how will I find new companies to invest in?


Some are wide open, investing in everything from real estate to films. The two sites you mentioned are both secondary listing services, for later stage companies. For a new angel investor, by far the best thing to do is to join a local angel investor group that belongs to the Angel Capital Association. There are hundreds of them, with at least one in every state. Major metropolitan areas typically have more than one.

Revenue-Based Investing: A New Option for Founders who Care About Control

David Teten - VC

RBI structures have been used for many years in natural resource exploration, entertainment, real estate, and pharmaceuticals. Does the traditional VC financing model make sense for all companies? Absolutely not. VC Josh Kopelman makes the analogy of jet fuel vs. motorcycle fuel. VCs sell jet fuel which works well for jets; motorcycles are more common but need a different type of fuel. .

Engaging with the startup community: in conversation with Reece Walker and William McCullough

Startup Catalyst

But, from our perspective, the real interest factor for a lot of us is to actually see things grow. I think when Reece pressed the button on me going on the London trips there was no real expectation.

10 Key Buildings in the Brooklyn Innovation Community

This is going to be BIG.

If you're going to have a real startup community, the pundits say you need a billion dollar exit. Etsy is headquartered in 55 Washington Street, which is owned by Two Trees--the real estate concern that pretty much created the DUMBO we know today.

Accelerators: a recent and positive trend


Another term , incubator , is increasingly being used to define real estate operations run by universities or private groups in which the principal added value is the reduced price or free rent and access to resources from the incubator’s sponsor.

Any advice can be worthless, or worse.


Look ahead only a short time, and the new major shareholder ran into trouble overleveraged with his real estate investments and defaulted on his funding promises. Close. Ever get bad advice? We all have in our past.

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