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Moderne Ventures Announces 2019 Midyear Passport Class
Seven new companies join 50+ companies in Moderne's Portfolio, introducing innovative products and solutions impactful to the real estate, finance, insurance, hospitality and home services industries CHICAGO, July 18, 2019 -- Moderne Ventures, a venture investment fund focused on technology and innovation, announced today the names of the seven companies accepted into its 2019 Midyear Passport Program, a 7-month industry immersion program designed to help companies accelerate growth and build meaningful partnerships within Moderne's multi-trillion dollar industries. Selected companies will access to the Moderne Network, a membership of 700+ executives, participate in 100+ mentor meetings, develop pilot opportunities and gain exposure through various key industry events. In exchange for their counsel, industry leaders receive insider access to disruptive technologies, and help shape their solutions into meaningful value drivers. Collectively, the new Class has raised over $58.5M prior to partnering with Moderne, with a combined valuation of $206.6M. The new Companies are: Aquanta (aquanta.io)—Tysons, VA: Aquanta's smart water heater controller delivers leak detection, smart control, and up to 30% energy savings for buildings and homes. EasyKnock (easyknock.com)—New York, NY: EasyKnock partners with real estate agents and brokers to help their clients' access equity for down payments, home improvements and to bridge new home purchases. FilterEasy (filtereasy.com)—Raleigh, NC: FilterEasy partners with real estate companies and asset managers to provide a set it and forget it air filter subscription service at competitive prices. Its service reduces operating expenses for multi-family, single-family, and commercial properties while improving customer experience. Real Synch (realsynch.com)—Austin, TX: Enterprise applications are often managed by disjointed systems. Real Synch provides seamless integrations between these systems leading to better user and customer experiences. Silvernest (silvernest.com)—Denver, CO: Silvernest is an online homesharing platform creating the next generation of roommates. Monthly membership includes roommate matching, rent and lease management, localized support services and more. Storefront (thestorefront.com)—New York, NY: Storefront's marketplace makes retail locations accessible to any brand in the world by activating property owners retail space with a single click. Turn Technologies (turning.io)—Chicago, IL: Turn provides productivity tools and a benefits suite to 1099 workers that encourages engagement and retention. "Moderne works with the largest and most well-respected companies in our industries, keeping a close pulse on opportunities, gaps and challenges. We selected this class based on market needs," said Constance Freedman, Moderne Ventures founder and managing partner. "By helping the Passport companies optimize their product or service for the benefit of our core industries, we're simultaneously enhancing the value for both the companies and leading firms alike. We can't wait to see the impact of this new Class." About Moderne Ventures Moderne Ventures invests in technology companies in and around real estate, finance, insurance, home services and hospitality. Moderne most often looks outside its industries to find game-changing innovation that can be applicable within them. Moderne operates both a Venture Fund and the Moderne Passport, an Industry Immersion Program designed to foster innovation, partnership and growth between industry partners and new emerging technology companies. Moderne works with over 700 executives and corporations within its core industries and evaluates over 4,500 emerging tech companies each year. Its principals have invested in over 80 companies including DocuSign, Updater, August, Better, Hello Alfred, TaskEasy, Homesnap and Leaselock.
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Second Century Ventures Selects Inaugural Commercial Accelerator Class
WASHINGTON (July 18, 2019) -- Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors, announced its first REACH Commercial 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 newest track, REACH Commercial, focuses on accelerating innovative solutions for all aspects of the commercial real estate marketplace. The inaugural REACH Commercial class offers innovation in multifamily housing, vacation rental, lending, listing, smart office planning, and transaction management. "REACH Commercial will leverage an exceptional network of real estate industry professionals, strategic partners, investors, and mentors to increase the depth of the commercial real estate field and further advance our mission to keep REALTORS® at the forefront of the industry," said Bob Goldberg, CEO of the National Association of Realtors®, and President of Second Century Ventures. "We are thrilled to welcome this dynamic group of entrepreneurs revolutionizing the commercial real estate marketplace." The companies chosen for the 2019 REACH Commercial class are: Biproxi: End-to-end transaction platform for commercial real estate practitioners; Coeo: Open data CRE platform that matches brokers and users to their ideal space in seconds; CRE Simple: Integrated commercial real estate lending platform delivering transparency, speed and certainty; LulaFit: Luxury amenity management firm for Class A+ multifamily and commercial office spaces; Trove: Boutique vacation rental service delivering exceptional consumer experiences and maximum value for property owners; Twofold: Smart, zero-footprint furniture and structures for home and office space optimization. "REACH Commercial is uniquely positioned to help launch and accelerate the most promising new technology companies focused on delivering innovation at all levels of the commercial real estate eco-system," said Tyler Thompson, Managing Partner, Second Century Ventures. "The 2019 REACH Commercial class is a remarkable lineup of solutions benefiting property investors, sellers and practitioners alike." REACH Commercial will offer its 2019 class a robust curriculum including mentorship, education, a curated insight panel, exclusive networking opportunities, and significant exposure to the global real estate marketplace. Those chosen for the program have demonstrated solid business models, executable business plans and significant potential to influence our nation's economy. "We have selected six companies for the first REACH Commercial class that are already well on their way to being the market leaders in their spaces. They are changing how we buy and lease properties, live and work in them, and are providing end-to-end industry-changing platforms," said Bob Gillespie, Executive Director, REACH Commercial. "We have an outstanding 2019 class and look forward to helping them achieve exponential growth." REACH is a unique real estate technology 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 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 REACH Accelerator Program Expands Worldwide
WASHINGTON (June 19, 2019) - Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors' strategic investment arm, will expand the REACH Accelerator program to regions outside the United States. Through global expansion with its proven model for success, the REACH program aims to recruit and accelerate the most promising new technologies in the real estate industry and nurture success across the world. "Expanding the NAR REACH accelerator program outside the U.S. will further NAR's vision of creating a dynamic, competitive real estate market that will help NAR advance our members-first mission and drive innovation in real estate technology around the world," said Bob Goldberg, CEO of the National Association of Realtors®, and President of Second Century Ventures. This announcement comes a month after NAR announced the signing of its 100th bilateral partner agreement in 85 countries across the world, expanding global partnerships to continue to render the global real estate markets accessible, profitable and ethical for Realtors® everywhere. "By expanding globally, REACH will increase the depth of our exceptional network of real estate industry professionals, strategic partners, investors, mentors, and innovators responsible for shaping change," said Dave Garland, Managing Director of Second Century Ventures. "With the success of current and alumni REACH companies with Australian born operations, Rate My Agent, BoxBrownie.com and ActivePipe, we are excited to begin our expansion efforts with REACH Australia." Program expansion in Australia will be led by Shelli Trung, expert Proptech VC investor and tech founder. Prior to joining Second Century Ventures, Shelli served as Expert in Residence and Investment Fund Manager at Queensland University of Technology Creative Enterprise Australia (QUTCEA), "It is an honor to join the Second Century Ventures team and lead the REACH Australia accelerator. Much like the U.S. marketplace, technology and capital are revolutionizing real estate at a rapid pace in Australia. REACH Australia is a unique opportunity to accelerate growth in emerging technology companies and entrepreneurs who will have the greatest impact on real estate now and in the future." Applications for REACH Australia will open July 15. For more information, visit www.narreach.com. REACH is a growth accelerator created by Second Century Ventures, an early-stage technology fund, backed by the National Association of Realtors ®, which leverages the association's 1.3 million members and an unparalleled network of executives within real estate and adjacent industries. REACH has received ongoing recognition as a top accelerator by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project. The REACH program provides education, mentorship, market exposure, and access to a global network of real estate executives and strategic investors. 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 Announces 2019 Accelerator Class
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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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