[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Homebuyer.]
First American Data & Analytics provides nationwide property, ownership, & public record datasets to real estate professionals. Despite being just 8 years old, First American’s deep-reaching coverage spans nearly 100% of the U.S. housing market.
Available data options range from Tax Assessor data to HOA data to Propensity Scores and more.
What we like: The division benefits from the incredible resources and far-reaching connections of the entire First American family of companies that dates back to 1889.
[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Sapphire Ventures.]
Sapphire Ventures is a venture capital firm with more than $5.7 billion under management across over 10 countries. They invest in growth stage companies, leading financing rounds in the $10 – $50 million range, with a strong focus on next-gen enterprise & consumer tech.
Since splitting from parent company SAP in 2011, they have invested in over 120 companies including 20+ IPOs & 35+ M&A exits.
On February 4, Sapphire Ventures announced a $1.7 billion raise across multiple funds which will be used to ramp up their investments in Series B through IPO enterprise-tech companies in the U.S., Europe, & Israel.
Notable proptech investments include DocuSign, Side, and Reonomy. Also a backer of iconic companies such as Linkedin and FitBit.
What we like: Leading the charge is Paul Levine, a seasoned real estate operator with industry connections and knowledge. He served as COO at Trulia and then as President after the Zillow Group acquisition.
[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Sea-Town Real Estate.]
The team at Sea-Town Real Estate are bettering the community of West Seattle through the vehicle of real estate, partnering with local non-profits and donating a portion of each sale to organizations of their clients’ choosing.
Sea-Town is composed of like-minded agents focused on utilizing new technology, top-notch service, and proactive communication to build a brokerage brand that exceeds clients expectations and delivers the type of real estate experience buyers and sellers expect in a tech-hub like Seattle.
What we like: It’s no secret I’ve long been a fan of the concept of a socially conscious brokerage/agent and Christian Harris epitomizes that. Christian and I originally connected over his passion for integrating philanthropy into the business at every possible turn. -DM