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Second Century Ventures Announces 2019 Accelerator Class
WASHINGTON (April 23, 2019) – Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced its 2019 REACH® Class today. REACH® is a growth technology accelerator program helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance industries. The REACH® accelerator focuses on providing early- to mid-stage companies with access to NAR's industry expertise, influence and key relationships as businesses launch into the trillion-dollar real estate space. The vertical focus within real estate industries and the growth stage at which most companies enter the program make Second Century Ventures unique compared to other accelerators. "As the real estate industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, Second Century Ventures has positioned NAR at the forefront of the emerging technology landscape. REACH® continues to recruit and accelerate the most promising new technology companies through education, mentorship and market exposure efforts, driving industry innovation and our ability to deliver new technology to our members," said Bob Goldberg, NAR's CEO. The companies chosen for the 2019 class are: Amarki: A seamless, automated marketing platform that helps real estate professionals integrate their favorite systems in one place; Curbio: Helps agents deliver exceptional results for home sellers through ROI-focused, pay-at-close renovations; Evocalize: A platform that makes sophisticated digital marketing simple, and helps brokerages and agents collaborate to generate demand when and where it's needed; Kleard: Kleard is a safety and productivity app that provides real-time verification for open houses and showings; RateMyAgent: A digital marketing tool designed to help agents easily collect, share and promote verified client feedback; reConsortia: An open, crowdsourced referral consortium that builds transparency, enhances professionalism and provides an improved customer experience; and Staging & Design Network: The first-ever online shared rental pool for home furnishings built for the real estate and home staging communities. "The future of our industry is increasingly dependent on fast, seamless adoption of technology that benefits homebuyers, sellers and investors at every step of a real estate transaction. Companies accepted to the REACH® program are positioned for rapid growth within the real estate, finance and home services spaces, which will help them expand into other verticals and benefit the overall real estate industry," said Mark Birschbach, NAR's Senior Vice President of Strategic Business, Innovation & Technology. Hundreds of applications are received annually. Those chosen for the program have demonstrated solid business models, executable business plans and significant potential to influence our nation's economy. Program participants can expect significant results, as past classes have, on average, doubled their customer base and collectively raised over $300 million in financing following acceptance. REACH® is a unique strategic accelerator created by Second Century Ventures, a strategic technology investment fund backed by the National Association of Realtors®, which leverages the association's more than 1.3 million members and an unparalleled network of executives within real estate and adjacent industries. The REACH® Accelerator program helps technology companies launch into the real estate vertical and its adjacent markets. The 9-month program provides education, mentorship and market exposure to one of the world's largest industries. For more on REACH®, visit www.narreach.com. The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Second Century Ventures Launches REach Commercial Accelerator
WASHINGTON (February 19, 2019) — Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®' strategic investment arm, has launched REach® Commercial, its first commercial real estate technology accelerator. Applications for the 2019 REach® Commercial class will be accepted through March 31, 2019, at narreach.com/apply. "Expanding the REach® accelerator program will further NAR’s vision outlined last summer at the iOi conference in San Francisco, creating a dynamic, competitive real estate market that will help NAR advance our members-first mission for years to come," said Bob Goldberg, CEO of the National Association of Realtors®, and President of Second Century Ventures. "REach® Commercial will continue to leverage an exceptional network of real estate industry professionals, strategic partners, investors, and mentors to increase the depth of the commercial real estate field." With the foundation of the REach® Accelerator curriculum, which has graduated 48 companies that have collectively raised over $350M in financing during or after program acceptance, and the recent acquisition of select Elmspring accelerator assets, REach® Commercial will offer its 2019 class unparalleled access to the commercial real estate industry. Co-founded by Elmdale Partners' Adam Freeman and Tom Bretz, the Elmspring accelerator was uniquely incepted to drive innovative concepts in housing, smart home automation, multifamily, hospitality, space arbitrage, smart office planning, construction and more. "Venture capital is flowing into real estate technology at an exponential rate, driving innovation in every corner of the industry," said Mark Birschbach, NAR's Senior Vice President of Strategic Business, Innovation & Technology. "REach® Commercial enables us to invest in the entrepreneurs and companies that are revolutionizing the commercial real estate landscape while positioning Realtors® to be the first to embrace these changing technologies." REach® Commercial will offer its 2019 class a robust curriculum including: Mentorship from a roster of commercial and housing industry professionals, investors and strategic partners; Access to NAR's Insight Panel, a group of more than 50,000 real estate professionals who provide feedback on user experience, product viability and pricing; Education on how to navigate the multi-trillion dollar commercial real estate marketplace with the backing of the nation’s largest trade association and a $5 billion brand; Networking opportunities at local, national and international industry events; and Significant Exposure through NAR’s marketing and communication channels. Applications for the 2019 REach® Commercial class will be accepted through March 31, 2019, at www.narreach.com/apply. Selected companies will be announced at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13-18, 2019, in Washington, D.C. REach® is a unique real estate technology accelerator created by Second Century Ventures, a strategic technology investment fund backed by NAR to leverage the association’s more than 1.3 million members and its unparalleled network of executives within real estate and adjacent industries. The REach® Accelerator is a nine month program designed to help technology firms launch into the real estate vertical and its adjacent markets by providing education, mentorship and market exposure to one of the world’s largest industries. For more on REach®, visit www.narreach.com. The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Moderne Ventures Announces Its Newest Passport Class
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ATTOM Data Solutions Launches Consolidated API Platform with Premium Property, Neighborhood and Boundary Data
Self-Service Platform Features Instant Access to Production API Calls with 30-Day Trial; Market-Level Analytics and Derived Data Such as AVM Also Available via API IRVINE, Calif. – Aug. 23, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation's premier property database, today announced the launch of a streamlined real estate API (application program interface) platform that consolidates its property-centric tax, deed, mortgage and foreclosure data with enhanced neighborhood-centric schools, crime, and other community data along with neighborhood and school attendance zone boundaries — all available nationwide. "We've combined all the premium property data ATTOM has been collecting and curating for decades with the best-in-class neighborhood and boundary data we recently acquired to create a one-stop shop for accessing real estate data via API," said Rob Barber, CEO with ATTOM Data Solutions. The neighborhood-centric data — recently integrated into the ATTOM Data Warehouse following the company's acquisition of Onboard Informatics earlier this year — also includes points of interest such as restaurants, banks and shopping; demographic information such as population and education statistics; weather data and averages; and commute times. "Combining different but complementary real estate datasets into a single API platform allowed us to include some out-of-the-box real estate search options," said Todd Teta, CTO with ATTOM Data Solutions. "This new API supports the ability to search by point and radius, or by different boundary levels such as subdivision or neighborhood." Register for ATTOM API Webinar Real estate API provides instant access to production data The new consolidated ATTOM real estate APIs will be accessible through a self-service developer platform that features a 30-day trial for users to test against ATTOM's production data — up to 500 calls per day. The developer platform also includes public-facing how-to guides and sample code to streamline integration. "Developers accessing the new ATTOM API won't have to talk to a sales rep or wait a week for a test agreement to start accessing production data," said Richard Lombardi, COO with ATTOM Data Solutions. "We provide a simple click-through agreement along with comprehensive integration documentation, so you can get started today." Get a free ATTOM API key Market-level analytics and derived property data also available via API With a competitively priced basic package for customers who want to start out with lower API volumes, the ATTOM API platform provides a flexible and scalable data delivery option for real estate websites, portals and applications, along with applications for other industries including mortgage, insurance and marketing. "Mainly we use (ATTOM) API data as a platform for loan risk models. Some of our clients might be a bank or mortgage reseller or businesses that process loans," said James W. Waters, Founder and CEO at Foresight Information Services. "We eventually decided to move a large chunk of business over to ATTOM Data Solutions from a previous API data provider." Analytics data, including local home sales and price trends, along with derivative data, including the ATTOMIZED AVM (Automated Valuation Model), are also available via the new ATTOM API platform. "SetSchedule utilizes ATTOM's Automated Valuation Model (AVM) delivered via API to help power our SetValue network for homeowners. This gives homeowners the opportunity to see what their house is estimated to be sold for if they were interested in selling their property," said Roy Dekel, CEO with SetSchedule, an application that matches buyers with Realtors using data and AI. "Utilizing the ATTOM API developer platform to deliver the AVM allows us to instantly provide homeowners with a better understanding of what their house is worth without having to look at comparable houses since the system factors that in." About ATTOM Data Solutions ATTOM Data Solutions provides premium property data to power products that improve transparency, innovation, efficiency and disruption in a data-driven economy. ATTOM multi-sources property tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, and neighborhood data for more than 155 million U.S. residential and commercial properties covering 99 percent of the nation's population. A rigorous data management process involving more than 20 steps validates, standardizes and enhances the data collected by ATTOM, assigning each property record with a persistent, unique ID — the ATTOM ID. The 9TB ATTOM Data Warehouse fuels innovation in many industries including mortgage, real estate, insurance, marketing, government and more through flexible data delivery solutions that include bulk file licenses, APIs, market trends, marketing lists, match & append and more.
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Onboard Informatics Partners with Purplebricks for their U.S. Launch
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Onboard Informatics Introduces New Program for Startup Companies
Jump Start from Onboard Informatics provides the tools, support and data Series A startups need to get off the ground at startup prices NEW YORK, NY (OCTOBER 11, 2017) - Onboard Informatics, a leader in real estate information, announced today the launch of JumpStart, a program that helps startups by offering premium real estate data at discounted prices. The new program is an expansion of StartUp Wars, which launched four years ago. StartUp Wars provided nearly $500,000 in neighborhood and property information to companies like Commissions Inc and Patch of Land. JumpStart is an effort for Onboard Informatics to broaden their outreach to the startup community and make their leading collection of real estate information available to a wider audience. "We started JumpStart because 15 years ago, Onboard Informatics was three guys in a Brooklyn basement," said Marc Siden, Onboard CEO and Co-Founder. "We've been a startup. We get it. We understand that it takes a lot to build a successful business and we want to be there for those just starting their journey. We love working with innovative thinkers and would be honored to be a part of the next wave of products and companies." JumpStart offers an extended free trial period, significant first-year discounts and total access to the property, area and owner information available on the Onboard Developer Platform. "Consumers now demand a certain amount of information on a neighborhood or home, but accessing that information and building it into a platform can be time-consuming and costly," said Jonathan Bednarsh, Onboard President and Co-Founder. "We're hoping JumpStart will alleviate that headache for companies just getting off the ground." The JumpStart program is available for startups immediately. All startups that join the program will instantly gain access the extensive library of real estate information from Onboard. The combination of property, neighborhood and owner information give real estate technology startups the data they need to build a robust, viable product or company. Startups interested in learning more about JumpStart should apply at Onboardinformatics.com/jumpstarthome. More information on JumpStart can be found here.
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RESO Unveils Real Estate DataComp: $25,000 in Cash Prizes for Tech Start-Ups
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Onboard Informatics Revolutionizes API Developer Platform for Real Estate
'Onboard API' now has more flexible payment options, new data sets, and easier, risk-free access to information on every property and community in the country NEW YORK, NY (JULY 09, 2017) - Onboard Informatics today makes it even easier for developers to create next-generation real estate solutions with the relaunch of OnboardAPI. This single gateway enables partners to access a diverse range of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for critical real estate information like property information, value estimates, market trends, points of interest, and key demographics. The platform now also includes property owner and mortgage information. The robust APIs, developed at the company's headquarters in New York, will help partners build, scale and enable tomorrow's real estate solutions. To make this as easy as possible, OnboardAPI is also introducing a new pay-for-what-you-use payment option for early developers. While they continue to offer free access to build solutions, now innovators and entrepreneurs will be able to launch their products without committing to expensive annual contracts. The pay-for-what-you-use model is based on a fixed cost per API call and allows those starting a new business to ramp up without a heavy upfront investment. "We've always been proud of our Developer Platform," said Jonathan Bednarsh, President of Onboard Informatics. "This relaunch solidifies our commitment to enable our clients and partners along with their developers to innovate and grow their business. We want to empower the next big thing in real estate– not stand in the way. OnboardAPI allows us to do just that." Partners can easily connect and integrate with four categories of APIs: property, community, points of interest and area. All data can be cross-referenced for easier search functionality and can be accessed through a single API key. The broad categories of data include robust datasets like Property Value Estimates, Owner Data, and over 5 million public and private establishments. All data can be linked to premium boundaries by zip code, city, state, neighborhood or residential subdivision. "Instead of people spending time aggregating data, OnboardAPI allows them to focus on building their applications while offering a consistent interface to the data," said Kevin Mattice, Senior Product Manager. "This platform gives people the flexibility to pull the data they need, instead of sorting through bulk data in different formats. With the new pricing option, it is now easier than ever to get what you need and only pay for what you use." The new OnboardAPI provides a streamlined experience and clear, developer-friendly interactive documentation. This year, the platform has enjoyed double the traffic from 2016 and increased registrations 41 percent. If you are interested in finding more about the platform, Onboard is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, July 12 to review the basics. Register and learn more about the webinar here. Key API Categories in OnboardAPI Property: Property Details Recent Home Sales History Recent Home Valuations Owner and Mortgage Details Area: Neighborhood / Metro / Residential Boundaries Core Based Statistical Area Counties in a State WKT and KML formats Points of Interest: Restaurants, Banks, Shopping and More Search by Address, Lat / Long and Area 14 Business categories 120 lines of business types Community: Crime, Population and Education Weather stats and averages Commute Times Search by Area
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REach® Technology Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for 2015
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