A Fee Free Rental Platform

A Fee Free Rental Platform

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Dwellsy]With rent prices getting higher than most tenants can keep up and an application process for good units that feels more like applying for a job than a place to live, renting these days is tough. Before even

Ecosystem Intelligence – GeekEstate Blog

Ecosystem Intelligence – GeekEstate Blog

Our most common inquiry among the GEM is, “What proptech VCs should I speak with about my fundraising round?” Because, you know, we are a community of founders who are always raising capital. And we need to figure out which firms will help us reach the next step. To answer the research side of that

How pre-sale renovations are changing home sales

How pre-sale renovations are changing home sales

For the last couple of decades, the real estate industry’s focus on improving the home sale experience has centered on speed. Marketing messaging promises faster sales, speedier loan processing, and quicker closings. The emergence of iBuyers and cash-backed offer programs promises to finalize a home sale “in as little as 10 days — or less.”

Blueprinting Proptech: Foxy AI – GeekEstate Blog

Blueprinting Proptech: Foxy AI – GeekEstate Blog

[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 series that members have full access to for only $139/quarter.] Without further

Modern Convenience for Tenants, Protection for Owners

Modern Convenience for Tenants, Protection for Owners

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: SmartRent] The idea of a Smart Home has been an awe-inspiring staple in portrayals of the future. Although we don’t have completely autonomous homes that can make a strawberry smoothie with a voice command as depicted in the

Don’t Miss the “ONE” Proptech Conference for Founders/Execs

Don’t Miss the “ONE” Proptech Conference for Founders/Execs

Taking place at the MGM on September, Blueprint is rapidly approaching. With their inaugural event a year ago, the Blueprint team attracted an amazing turn-out in the middle of delta uncertainty. Frankly, I was beyond impressed with what Vik Venkatraman and David Hirschman pulled off. A few reflections previously shared with GEM members a week after the event… Huge props go to the

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 month of July with the most interesting analysis & commentary

The 5 Minute Floorplan – GeekEstate Blog

The 5 Minute Floorplan – GeekEstate Blog

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: CubiCasa] Floorplans are a very attractive listing feature for capturing potential leads. Utilizing mobile-scan technology to provide real estate agents and appraisers with an intuitive, easy way to generate a home’s floor plan, CubiCasa allows users to create

Meet The Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Will Dunn from Gravy

Meet The Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Will Dunn from Gravy

In this week’s founder interview, we’re bringing you Will Dunn from Gravy. Without further ado… Who are you and what do you do? I am the co-founder and Chief Growth Officer at Gravy, a mobile app that helps renters save money and buy their first home sooner. I focus on our strategic roadmap and identifying

Equity Crowdfunding: Risk, Reward, & Regulation

Equity Crowdfunding: Risk, Reward, & Regulation

Equity crowdfunding is one of the capital options that startup founders consider. Make sure you understand the topic. Motivo Media recently put out a documentary with experts breaking down equity crowdfunding and debating how regulators can most effectively foster innovation while preserving investor safety in the space. I thought some of the audience here might


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