PropTech Confidence is at an All-Time High.
Dear MetaProp Community,

Today we bring you the Year-End 2020 Global PropTech Confidence Index. This major thought leadership report provides the global community with industry insights from startup founders and capital investors regarding the PropTech innovation ecosystem. You can download the report here.

The Investor Confidence Index is 9.2 out of 10, the highest recorded to date
The Startup Confidence Index is 7.7 out of 10, the highest recorded to date
39% of startups expect it to be easier to raise venture capital over the next 12 months compared to the previous 12 months, up from an all-time low of 12% from Mid-Year 2020
Download the report to read some valuable insights from Jillian Williams, Principal at Anthemis; Kan Notoya, Investor at 31 Ventures; Jiayue (Jenny) He, CEO and Founder at Ergeon Inc.; and Mark Rojas, CEO and Founder at Proper.

Read exclusive coverage of the report by Commercial Observer, Estates Gazette, The Real Deal, and Commercial Property Executive.

 Occupier Raises $5M Seed Round to Bring Commercial Real Estate Online
Occupier, a company that helps businesses navigate the complexities of managing a portfolio of real estate leases, and ensure compliance with new accounting standards, has finalized a funding round of $5M. The round is led by Alate Partners and MetaProp, with participation from Second Century Ventures, Thomson Reuters Ventures, and commercial real estate industry leaders across the U.S MetaProp Partner, Maureen Waters, will join Occupier as a Board Observer. Read More.

Oishii Has Raised $50M in Financing to Expand Its Take on the Vertical Farming Business
Oishii, a four-year-old, Jersey City, N.J.-based indoor vertical strawberry farming startup, has raised $50 million in Series A funding led by SPARX’s Mirai fund (which includes investments from Toyota, Sumitomo, and the asset management firm SPARX). Sony Innovation Fund, PKSHA Technology, and Social Starts also joined the round. Read More.

JetClosing Closes $11M Investment Round, Names Tech Vet Anna Collins as CEO
Seattle digital home closing service JetClosing closed an $11 million Series B round. Funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates invested, as well as Pioneer Square Labs and Trilogy Equity. Total funding to date is $44 million. Read More.

Urban Farming Startup Infarm Raises Extra $100M to Expand
Indoor farming startup Infarm raised an additional $100 million to expand into more foods as the coronavirus pandemic increases interest in growing produce in urban areas. The Berlin-based company received extra financing from existing investors that’s on top of the $170 million raised in September. Read More.

On-Demand Logistics and Fulfillment Startup Flowspace Raises $31M
On-demand warehousing fulfillment startup Flowspace today announced that it raised $31 million in a Series B equity funding round. Los Angeles-based Flowspace says that the round, which was led by BuildGroup, will enable it to expand its network of fulfillment centers to build on pandemic-driven growthRead More.
 PadSplit Seeks To Help Address Affordable Housing Shortage Faster Than Traditional Models
PadSplit works with landlords to turn vacant housing into income-producing coliving spaces by the room, similar to student or senior housing, that it markets online in Airbnb fashion. Read More.

Procore IPO is Back On
Procore, a nearly 18-year-old, Carpinteria, Ca.-based maker of cloud-based construction management software that has raised roughly $650 million from investors over the years, had registered plans to go public early last year, then delayed those plans owing to the pandemic’s impact on the economy. Now, that IPO is back on. Read More.

CoStar Drops Bid For CoreLogic Citing Market Volatility
CoStar Group withdrew its bid to buy CoreLogic, a real estate data firm that’s known for its home-price indexes. Because of rising interest rates that will affect the refi mortgage market, CoStar said CoreLogic’s value had declined, and it was done negotiating. Read More

Blackstone, Starwood to Acquire Extended Stay for $6B
A 50/50 joint venture between funds managed by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Starwood Capital Group have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Extended Stay American for $19.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $6 billion. Read More.

Insurance Startup Hippo to Go Public in $5B SPAC Merger
The six-year-old home-insurance technology upstart Hippo Enterprises Inc. is teaming with a special-purpose acquisition company to go public, the latest insure-tech business to tap equity markets and challenge traditional insurers head-on. A deal that values the firm at $5 billion, the companies said. Read More.
Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer
Technology and design is in our DNA and at the core of everything OnSiteIQ does. An engineering role at OnSiteIQ requires an all-in startup mentality, a team-first attitude, self-motivation, a strong desire to succeed, and to innovate and build world class products. Join a diverse founding team with deep domain experience in 3D graphics, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and the construction and insurance industry. For more information, click here.
Renovation Project Manager
As a Renovation Project Manager, you are a detail-oriented, hard-working, problem solver with an optimistic attitude, that can easily (and happily) wear many hats. You are able to uphold our company's principles and values while adding to our unique culture. As a member of our Growth Team, you will be responsible for managing single-family homes from acquisition to completed renovation. For more information, click here.
Partner Success Associate
Till is looking for an empathetic Partner Success associate to join their rapidly growing company. As a Partner Success associate, you'll manage their key relationships with the teams that manage the communities we serve. You'll be responsible for proactively engaging with these teams to build relationships and drive adoption of Till's products while providing support and answering inbound questions. For more information, click here.
For other hot positions in PropTech visit MetaProp's portfolio job board.
Mar 17, 2021 | Online
Harnessing Housing Development Time and Cost through Technology
MetaProp Partner Maureen Waters joins the Harnessing Housing Development Time and Cost through Technology panel. After d
ecades of little progress in addressing critical drivers of housing cost, new technologies are proving effective at reducing development and construction time and costs substantially. Hear from a panel of experts about the strategies that are breaking through. Register here!
Mar 16-18, 2021 | 11:00 AM ET | Online
Coffee Chat with Aaron Block on 3/18
Leaders' Perspectives Summit
Join the Leaders Perspectives Summit for three days of global and local conversations between real-estate leaders and rising stars of the industry, ready to challenge their peers. During the Focus on the US, MetaProp Partner Aaron Block will talk with some local leaders about the current state of real estate and PropTech in the US, the expected path to recovery in 2021, and innovation in the real estate world. Register here!
Mar 18, 2021 | Online
Promoting PropTech - Is PropTech A Career Option For You?
Don't miss MetaProp's Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, Zander Geronimos, at this webinar, discussing with other guests their personal experiences and career pathways that landed them within the PropTech sector. The panel will also intend to provide insight on the industry to help educate candidates and those looking to make the move into PropTech themselves. Register here!
Mar 25-26, 2021 | Online
Fireside Chat with Aaron Block on 3/25

PropTech LATAM Summit
On 3/25 MetaProp Partner, Aaron Block will participate in a fireside chat at the PropTech LATAM Summit. The event brings leaders and disruptors of Real Estate in Latin America together in one place. Here, industry heads will share and debate topics around the shared economy, technology, and innovation, all applied to the real estate industry. Don't miss amazing networking opportunities with recognized professionals and companies in the LATAM region. Register here!
Mar 26, 2021 | Online
NYSERDA Tenant Energy Data PropTech Challenge
Up for a challenge? The Tenant Energy Data category is designed to improve understanding of the drivers of electricity consumption within sub-metered office space in NYC.  The purpose of this effort is to identify new modeling assumptions that account for COVID-19’s impact on occupancy levels.  This category provides real world consumption data from a single large office tenant in Midtown Manhattan along with some building-wide data. Register here!

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