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SCV Selects Eight Companies for 2021 REACH Technology Scale-up Program
CHICAGO (April 26, 2021) -- Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors, announced today the selection of eight technology companies for the 2021 REACH scale-up program. SCV, which is the most active global venture fund in real estate technology, operates the award-winning REACH growth program in five major, international markets. The 2021 REACH cohort will focus on scaling high-growth potential technology companies in and beyond the residential real estate sector. "In spite of a once-in-a-century health crisis and all of the challenges it has created, U.S. residential real estate has fared remarkably well over the past 13 months," said SCV President and NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. "However, there are factors which will pose long-term challenges to America's housing market, and every problem we face will require innovative solutions from both the private and public sectors. Through the REACH program, we are able to help facilitate these critical conversations by supporting forward-thinking small businesses, investments today which will allow us to overcome the complex problems of tomorrow. "We're excited to welcome eight transformative technologies to the 2021 REACH program alongside the nine companies named to the 2021 REACH Commercial program earlier this month." Companies selected for the 2021 REACH program offer pioneering tools and solutions for multiple aspects of the market, including financing, senior living services, home maintenance and repair, marketing tools and more. Collectively, these companies have raised more than $700 million in capital, employ more than 125 people worldwide and represent a valuation in excess of $1 billion. "The continued success of our industry is dependent on technology that benefits homebuyers, sellers and the Realtor® community," said Kia Nejatian, executive director of REACH. "This group of eight companies has been hand selected from an impressive pool of applicants based on the incredible potential for their solutions to transform the real estate transaction." The eight companies selected for the 2021 REACH program are: Aryeo: modern content management platform enabling creators and real estate professionals to collaborate seamlessly; Feather: next-generation approach to furniture and home decor rental; K4Connect: leading enterprise technology solutions for residents, staff and operators of senior living communities; Knock: fast-growing fintech company whose flagship product, Home Swap™, makes it easy for consumers to buy their dream home before even listing their current house; Landis: mission-driven program that helps agents provide their clients with an innovative and accelerated path to homeownership; Milestones: end-to-end digital customer experience platform for the next generation of homeowners; Plunk: the first mobile app leveraging AI to forecast home valuation and remodeling projects in real time; and Super: technology-enabled home care and repair subscription service. "We are very excited to welcome these eight companies into our global REACH community," said Dave Garland, managing partner of Second Century Ventures. "Growth is the root of everything we do at Second Century Ventures and REACH. By working hand-in-hand with the top entrepreneurs in the property technology field, we deliver scale to new technologies, help real estate professionals find new ways to use technology and in turn help advance the rapidly evolving global real estate ecosystem." REACH announced the companies selected to its commercial real estate technology program earlier this month. Both U.S. based cohorts will experience an intensive program which includes education, mentorship, a curated insight panel, exclusive networking opportunities and significant exposure to the global real estate marketplace. Learn more about the 2021 REACH program and how you can get involved at narreach.com. About REACH REACH is a unique real estate technology program created by Second Century Ventures, the most active venture fund in the global real estate technology space. Backed by the National Association of Realtors®, SCV and REACH leverage the association's more than 1.4 million members and an unparalleled network of executives within real estate and adjacent industries. The REACH 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.
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SCV Announces 2021 REACH Commercial Cohort
This year's corresponding REACH residential real estate technology cohort to be unveiled in the coming weeks CHICAGO (April 19, 2021) -- Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors, announced today the selection of nine technology companies for the 2021 REACH Commercial scale-up program. SCV, which is the most active global venture fund in real estate technology with more than 130 portfolio companies worldwide, operates the award-winning REACH growth program in five major, international markets. The REACH Commercial program helps high-growth potential technology companies scale in and beyond the commercial real estate sector. "This pandemic has underscored the foundational role commercial properties play in the sustainability of vibrant communities," said SCV President and NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. "NAR has been on the frontlines on Capitol Hill and in every state capital this past year fighting to support our commercial practitioners as they work to attract investment, create jobs and revitalize communities. The unveiling of the 2021 REACH Commercial group is another critical step in our work to ensure commercial real estate can adapt to and flourish in the markets of the future." Companies selected for the 2021 REACH Commercial program offer innovative tools and solutions for multiple aspects of the CRE market. Collectively, these companies have raised over $34 million in capital, employ more than 400 people worldwide and represent a valuation of $200 million. "We have selected nine companies for our 2021 REACH Commercial program that are already well on their way to being market leaders in their spaces," said Bob Gillespie, executive director of REACH Commercial. "They bring solutions that fundamentally change commercial real estate design, investment and transaction management, as well as how we manage, experience and understand the properties in which we live and work. We have an outstanding 2021 cohort and look forward to helping them achieve exponential growth." The nine companies selected for the 2021 REACH Commercial program are: Valcre: premier end-to-end appraisal software solution for CRE Remarkably: marketing business intelligence platform for multifamily housing owners and operators Lex Markets: a first-of-its-kind securities market for commercial real estate Parafin: on-demand generative design for optimized designs, budgets and investment models ProDeal: award-winning CRE closing software platform Land Intelligence: actionable intelligence for new land development deals Otso: innovative commercial lease securitization for tenants, landlords and brokers Groundbreaker: all-in-one investment management software for small to medium commercial real estate investment firms Cove: modernized technology service platform to transform the way people engage with their physical environments "These nine companies have been selected from an impressive list of highly qualified candidates," said Tyler Thompson, managing partner of Second Century Ventures. "We are confident the nine technologies, and the founders who lead them, will not only help the market navigate post-pandemic challenges but will revolutionize the future of real estate. We look forward to announcing the companies selected for our residential technology scale-up in the coming weeks as these two cohorts will work together to leverage our rapidly expanding global community of real estate industry professionals, strategic partners, investors and mentors." REACH will announce the companies selected to its residential real estate technology program later this month. Both U.S.-based cohorts will experience a robust curriculum including education, mentorship, a curated insight panel, exclusive networking opportunities and significant exposure to the global real estate marketplace. Learn more about the 2021 REACH Commercial program and how you can get involved at narreach.com. About REACH REACH is a unique real estate technology program created by Second Century Ventures, the most active venture fund in the global real estate technology space. Backed by the National Association of Realtors®, SCV and REACH leverage the association's more than 1.4 million members and an unparalleled network of executives within real estate and adjacent industries. The REACH 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. About the National Association of REALTORS® The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Second Century Ventures Continues Global Expansion of REACH Accelerator
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Second Century Ventures Makes Investment in Modern Moving Services Platform Updater
CHICAGO (February 11, 2020) -- Second Century Ventures, the venture capital arm of the National Association of Realtors, announced today that it has made an investment in Updater, a leading digital moving concierge firm that allows Realtors to offer their clients a seamless, frustration-free moving process. Updater was a member of Second Century Ventures’ inaugural 2013 REACH Accelerator class, a unique technology growth program that provides companies with education, mentorship, an insight panel and industry exposure to facilitate their launch into the marketplace. “We're changing how moving works for consumers and turning it into an enjoyable, frictionless experience,” said David Greenberg, Updater’s founder and CEO. “We’re excited to deepen our great relationship with SCV and NAR by investing heavily in the real estate industry and by enabling Realtors® and property managers to deliver an unrivaled moving experience.” Updater plans to use its current investment round to support aggressive growth initiatives. That undertaking includes the recently announced acquisition of Bridgevine, a leading provider of technology for home subscription sign-ups and associated concierge offerings. Bridgevine will become part of Updater’s home services division, helping expand app distribution and enhance Updater’s suite of products. Mark Birschbach, NAR's senior vice president of Strategic Business, Innovation & Technology also expressed confidence following Tuesday’s announcement. “We are impressed with Updater’s business progress and pleased to make an investment to reinforce its successful growth strategy,” Birschbach said. “Updater’s platform delivers unique value to Realtors®, property managers and consumers alike. This investment is well aligned with SCV’s mission to support and advance technologies throughout the entire real estate ecosystem.” About Updater Updater makes moving easier for the 17 million households that relocate every year in the US. With Updater, users seamlessly transfer utilities, forward mail, connect TV and internet, and much more. Hundreds of the most prominent real estate companies in the US (from real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies) rely on Updater’s technology to save clients hours with a branded and personalized Updater moving experience. To learn more, visit www.updater.com. About Second Century Ventures Second Century Ventures is an early-stage technology fund, backed by NAR, which leverages the association's more than 1.4 million members and an unparalleled network of executives within real estate and adjacent industries. SCV systematically launches its portfolio companies into the world's largest industries including real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance. SCV seeks to define and deliver the future of the world's largest industries by acting as a catalyst for new technologies, new opportunities, and new talent. The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Moderne Ventures Announces its January 2020 Passport Class
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Conversion Monster Wins futuRE Pitch Battle
SocialSurvey takes second and VlogEasy places third at real estate tech competition AUSTIN, TEXAS December 11 -- Keller Williams (KW), the world's largest real estate technology franchise by agent count and the U.S. leader in units and sales volume, announces Conversion Monster won the futuRE, an invitation-only real estate technology, pitch battle. Powered by Keller Williams, the futuRE pitch battle happened between 29 tech companies that competed for votes from agents to access their businesses operating within the Keller Williams ecosystem and the Keller Cloud, a proprietary, AI-fueled real estate cloud for Keller Williams agents. "We're excited to announce the top pitch battle and category winners will receive prioritized integration into the Keller Cloud, as a direct result of live agent votes this week," said Jeff Tamaru, head of corporate development, Keller Williams. "With futuRE, our aim was to empower our agents with best-in-class solutions to choose how they want to run their business within our platform." Announced also yesterday, SocialSurvey was the pitch battle second-place winner and VlogEasy won pitch battle third-place winner. The first-place winner received a $15,000 prize and second place received a $5,000 prize. Top pitch battle winners will be priority onboarded onto the Keller Cloud ahead of other category winners. The Top 10 futuRE Pitch Battle Category Winners include: Agent Operations – Follow Up Boss AI / Predictive Analytics / Automated Value – Likely Sellers Automation / Time Management – Conversion Monster Community / Sphere of Influence – Iovox Call Tracking Education / Learning – Keeper Tax – Tax Filing End-to-End Consumer Experience – MooveGuru Lead Generation – Taradel Property Marketing – APP (Automated Property Promotion) Search – SocialSurvey Social Media / Video – VlogEasy The futuRE event took place at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas on Dec. 9 and 10, 2019. More than 450 real estate leaders on-site voted together with agents in North America via livestream to select 10 finalists, one finalist per category, to prioritize and onboard into the Keller Cloud. The group of 29 tech companies was selected from an original list of more than 80 companies competing for access into the Keller Cloud during a weeklong voting process that happened in November 2019. KW collaborates with leading technology companies to enhance the operations of real estate businesses via the Keller Cloud. In 2019, KW released KW MarketPlace, an app store for KW agents to browse top software integrations made by non-KW developers, in beta. KW MarketPlace is currently available to agents through Command, KW's smart CRM-plus solution. Using a Keller Cloud application programming interface, or API, available for outside technology developers, Keller Williams enables the integration of additional top technology tools within an agent's Keller Cloud solutions. About Keller Williams Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate technology franchise by agent count, has more than 1,040 offices and 185,000 associates. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States. In 2019, Fast Company named Keller Williams the No. 1 "Most Innovative Company" in real estate. In 2015, KW began its evolution into a technology company, now building the real estate platform that agents' buyers and sellers prefer. Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. For more information, visit kw.com.
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Second Century Ventures Announces First REACH Australia Class
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Second Century Ventures Accepting Applications for the 2020 REACH and REACH Commercial Classes
CHICAGO (December 3, 2019) -- Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors, is now accepting applications for its 2020 REACH and REACH Commercial accelerators. Applications for both 2020 REACH and REACH Commercial programs will be accepted through January 31, 2020 at nar-reach.com/apply/. Both programs will kick off in April and run through November 2020. REACH offers education, mentorship and exposure for technology companies aiming to launch into the real estate industry, accelerate their businesses and expand into adjacent markets such as insurance, mortgage and financial services. REACH provides a unique opportunity for technology companies to get sizeable exposure to an industry that represents more than $1 trillion in revenue, consists of more than 100,000 small- and medium-sized businesses and generates more than $12.5 billion in annual advertising spend in the U.S. alone. With recent program expansion, REACH will offer the most talented entrepreneurs access to a worldwide network of peers, mentors and investors. "2019 was a hallmark year for the NAR REACH program. Not only did we launch REACH Commercial, a track specifically for technology companies serving the commercial real estate marketplace, we also expanded globally with REACH Australia," said NAR CEO and SCV President Bob Goldberg. "This amplifies our ability to cultivate a thriving marketplace of new ideas in all sectors of real estate and further expands our network of industry professionals, strategic partners, investors and mentors around the world." REACH has attracted technology startups developing solutions for multiple aspects of the industry including marketing automation, pay at close renovation, Realtor® safety, leasing, lending, transaction management, tokenization and more. Participating companies show impressive results both during and after program completion. Specifically, REACH companies have in aggregate raised more than $300 million of follow-on financing, have increased revenue, customer and/or user growth rates between 50 to 2,000%, and have secured key partnerships with major companies including DocuSign, Google, Facebook, Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. "As the top growth accelerator in real estate, we are passionate about helping the most promising new technology startups – and the innovative teams who lead them – navigate the complex and dynamic residential and commercial marketplaces," said NAR Senior Vice President of Strategic Business, Innovation & Technology Mark Birschbach. "We look forward to welcoming those selected for the 2020 REACH and REACH Commercial classes and driving their businesses forward through a rapidly expanding global network." Participants in the REACH accelerator receive numerous benefits, including: Mentorship from more than 350 real estate and technology thought leaders and executives from major real estate brokerages and brands, technology companies and venture capitalists. On average, accelerator participants meet with more than 50 of these advisors in one-on-one sessions throughout the program. Insight Panel, an exclusive group of more than 50,000 real estate professionals who provide feedback on user experience, product viability and pricing. This guidance has proven vital to many companies' success. Education on how to navigate the trillion-dollar real estate industry with the backing of the nation's largest trade association and a $5 billion brand. Exclusive Access to more than a dozen of the real estate industry's top conferences, tradeshows and networking events. A Global Network of highly talented, like-minded entrepreneurs including more than 80 REACH alumni companies and curated program sponsors. For more information about REACH or to submit an application, visit www.narreach.com. 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 1.4 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 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Realtor.com Hack-it-Forward Event Supports 14 Local Charities Across U.S. and Canada
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Curbio Named Winner at NAR's Second Annual iOi Summit Pitch Battle
SEATTLE (August 22, 2019) -- The National Association of Realtors announced that Curbio, a presale renovation technology startup company, won the Pitch Battle at NAR's second annual Innovation, Opportunity & Investment (iOi) Summit in Seattle. Second Century Ventures, NAR's strategic investment arm, hosted the pitch battle which featured a select group of startups focused on developing innovative solutions for the commercial and residential real estate marketplaces. Contestants presented live demos in front of venture capitalists, technology executives, innovators, brokers and real estate professionals to pitch their ideas and help define the future of real estate. Fourteen finalists competed in the battle live in front of conference attendees and thousands of virtual attendees through livestream. Curbio's pitch was delivered by Vice President of Marketing, Rikki Rogers, who was one of eight women in the battle. Curbio's solution allows agents to drive return on investment for the seller through presale renovation, with the goal of helping the homeowner sell quickly and for the best price possible. Curbio does not get paid until the property completes settlement. Rogers successfully quipped with the judges to illustrate Curbio's innovative model for success. "Our goal with this competition is to identify and showcase concepts poised to help drive the real estate industry forward," said NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. "This year's finalists are among the best new technology startups for real estate. The iOi Summit Pitch Battle is an exceptional platform for these startups to share their ideas not only with the judges, but also with potential investors, clients and Realtors®." As the victor – aside from the notable exposure – Curbio also received a prize package which includes $15,000, official Pitch Battle trophy, a booth at 2019 Realtors® Conference & Expo, with an exclusive opportunity to deliver a live demonstration in the NAR Booth Theatre, a forthcoming article featured in Realtor® Magazine and an additional story written by RISMedia. To see a full list of 2019's 14 finalists, visit nar.realtor/ioi. 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 2019 Midyear Passport Class
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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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NAR's Strategic Investment Fund Opens Applications for iOi Pitch Battle
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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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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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