An affordable, sustainable solution to unsheltered homelessness

An affordable, sustainable solution to unsheltered homelessness

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Pallet.] Pallet builds durable, portable, and affordable shelters for the more than half a million people facing homelessness across the U.S. They offer a 64 square foot version starting at $4,900 as well as a 100 square foot version

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Ajay Prakash from Rinse

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Ajay Prakash from Rinse

We interviewed Ajay Prakash from Rinse in the third installation of our real estate tech entrepreneur interview series of 2021. Let’s get to it! Who are you and what do you do? Thanks for including me as part of this series. My name is Ajay Prakash and I am the Co-Founder and CEO of Rinse.

Meet The Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Justin Fichelson from Avenue 8

Meet The Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Justin Fichelson from Avenue 8

We interviewed Justin Fichelson from Avenue 8 in the second real estate tech entrepreneur interview of 2021. Let’s get to it! Who are you and what do you do? I’m the CEO and co-founder of Avenue 8, the only mobile-first real estate brokerage built expressly for modern agents. Our platform gives agents all the tools

A Mortgage Lender First-Time Buyers can Trust

A Mortgage Lender First-Time Buyers can Trust

A digital mortgage lender built for first-time home buyers, Homebuyer’s platform includes built-in features like interactive lesson plans for home buyers, comparative loan searching, personalized content, and customizable communication methods to ensure every home buyer gets the right advice at the right time. With no commissioned salespeople, Homebuyer can lean into its fiduciary responsibilities, giving

A Look Forward to 2021: De-Carbonization Is King

A Look Forward to 2021: De-Carbonization Is King

[Note from the editor: Below is a collection of 2021 predictions and trends sourced from members of the GEM. Originally published privately for members a week ago, but we are sharing them more broadly here.  —Drew Meyers] BY DREW MEYERSOriginally Published: January 7th, 2021 Following an uncertain, turbulent year, even more turbulence is just around the

Meet The Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Annelies Powell from DreamSpace

Meet The Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Annelies Powell from DreamSpace

We kick off our 2021 real estate tech entrepreneur interview series with Annelies Powell from Dreamspace, a New Zealand based startup. Let’s get to it! Who are you and what do you do? I’m Annelies Powell, CEO and co-founder of DreamSpace, an accelerator of vertical housing through rapid, repeatable, permits. Our startup is working on

Coliving amidst the challenges of COVID-19

Coliving amidst the challenges of COVID-19

There is no other way to say it: Real Estate as an industry did not have it easy in 2020. Big plans had to be put on hold, and business growth shrunk. The sub-segment of coliving within the Real Estate industry was especially susceptible to the damage that the world-wide lockdown did to businesses. At

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: William Sankey from Northspyre

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: William Sankey from Northspyre

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with William Sankey from Northspyre. Without further ado… Who are you and what do you do? My name is William Sankey and I am the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Northspyre, a cloud-based intelligence platform that arms real estate development teams and their collaborators

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Ben McDougal from OpenOpen

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Ben McDougal from OpenOpen

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Ben McDougal from OpenOpen. Without further ado… Who are you and what do you do? My name is Ben McDougal. I’m a tech founder, multimedia marketer, aspiring author and entrepreneurial ecosystem builder in our connected era What problem does your product/service solve? Open houses

Outfit: Not Boring Investment Memo

Outfit: Not Boring Investment Memo

[Editor’s note: Originally published at Not Boring.] A couple of weeks ago, Fed Novikov, the co-founder of another Not Boring portfolio company that’s using software to streamline the traditionally heavy real estate industry, Apt, told me about a company a friend of his was starting and asked if I wanted an intro. As a quick check, I


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