2020 MetaProp Annual Limited Partner Meeting Highlights
Dear MetaProp Community,

This has been an unusual year for everyone. In fact, just last week MetaProp's investor group finished some unique annual meeting activities. We reviewed challenges, celebrated successes, and pioneered new ways of building community. The robust and interactive programming included two half-day sessions filled with market updates, fund performance reviews, startup presentations, networking, and education.

As friends and colleagues, I thought you might appreciate a few highlights from the annual limited partners meeting. A deeper look into our world, is included below and in my short summary of the ALPM on the MetaProp blog.
120+ global attendees
12 countries represented
8 exclusive innovation workshops 
10 startup deep dives with MetaProp portfolio founders
We are looking forward to hosting our entire investor group together again in NYC in 2021. In the meantime, our team continues to break new ground and drive that special “only-in-MetaProp” value to our portfolio and investors. Be on the lookout for MetaProp’s End of Year PropTech Confidence Index and a rebrand and website launch. We look forward to connecting again during the upcoming virtual NYC Real Estate Tech Week on December 8-11, 2020.

Stay safe,

FuturePlace Interview Spotlight: Aaron Block, MetaProp
Back in 2013, the word PropTech didn’t exist in North America and it was just starting to get used in Europe. Now it’s one of the fastest-growing technology asset classes. Around the same time, there was initially $700-800M of venture funding being invested. Fast forward to 2020 and it’s going to be a banner year, with upwards of $12B potentially invested in PropTech.

Aaron Block, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MetaProp, recently sat down with FuturePlace to discuss what's next and how Protech is developing around the world. He’s been watching PropTech pivot during the COVID pandemic and has predictions on what types of solutions will accelerate next, from last-mile delivery and access control to 3D printing and tenant experience. 
"We’re only now starting to see a real critical mass of new ideas, software and hardware technology, and digitally native real estate businesses being created."
— Aaron Block, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at MetaProp
Giraffe360, a robotic camera for real estate, raises $4.5M
Giraffe360 has a robotic camera, combined with a subscription service, which enables real estate agents and brokers to generate high-resolution photos of properties, floor plans and virtual tours. Read More.

Digital electricity supplier Tibber closes $65M Series B
Tibber is a “digital electricity” supplier that uses AI to switch around power for houses based on their predicted levels of consumption. The funding will support further investments into Tibber’s pioneering technology, scaling up the team and expansion, the next one being the Netherlands in 2021. Read More.

Home improvement startup Curbio raises $25M
Curbio, a startup that renovates homes and then gets paid when those homes sell, has raised $25 million in a new funding round. The company handles repairs for homeowners, then takes payment for the work when the home later sells. Read More.

Obligo, a NYC-based fintech company, raised $15.5M in Series A funding
Obligo on Wednesday announced a $15.5 million Series A funding round to roll out its deposit-free technology. Obligo aims to enable tenants to rent an apartment without a security deposit. Read More. 

WattBuy Secures $3.25M in Series A
WattBuy, a New York-based online electricity marketplace, raised $3.25 million in Series A funding. Evergy Ventures led, and was joined by Updater, Avesta Fund, Fort Ventures, Techstars Ventures, and Powerhouse Ventures. Read More.
 Massachusetts Innovation Network Announces the 2020 New England Innovation Award Winners
Through the years, the Awards have recognized, publicized, and fueled innovation and leaders that have a passion for challenging the status quo of doing business, improving lives, and the world as a whole. This year, MetaProp portfolio company Airworks won the Technology & IT category! Read More.

Foreign Investors Poised to Flood U.S. Real Estate Markets
There's huge pent-up demand among wealthy foreigners to buy property in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities. Cities whose economies are withering under the coronavirus may see a fresh jolt of life from the high-end real estate sector in 2021 and beyond. Read More.

 HqO Announces HqOS Headquarters, Empowering Landlords to Accelerate Tenant Experience Initiatives
This desktop-based command center enables HqO customers to rapidly deploy and configure data-driven tenant engagement strategies across their portfolio — with absolutely no coding required. Read More.

 Is Home Furniture Rental the Next Big Thing?
The home of 2020 has become a squeezed-in office, an improvised classroom, a reluctant gym, and a spontaneous family restaurant all at once. And in this time of makeshift living, rented furniture may well be the only thing we can commit to these days. Read More.

Blackstone’s Co-Head of Real Estate describes the post-pandemic office
The coronavirus, says McCarthy, may well mean that some malls and department stores turn into e-commerce centers, while office spaces undergo more renovation to include upgrades. Read More.
Community Marketing Manager
Based in Encinitas, CA, Younity provides users with a personal cloud where they are given access across all computing and mobile devices. The platform unifies all media like photos, video, and music as well as assists users to stream, access, or share media anytime, from any device. They’re looking for a community marketing manager picture, someone who can get them more, happy customers. While they have some strong opinions on how they want to approach this, they’re looking for someone they can trust to take the lead on planning and executing nearly all of their marketing activities. Don’t miss out! For more information, click here.
Full Stack Engineer (Data)
Avail is looking for an experienced full-stack engineer who can help take their product to the next level—they need someone passionate about building web applications and fluent in technologies across their entire stack. Avail’s engineering team works in a highly collaborative environment, where each person is expected to bring expertise, strong opinions, and raw talent to the table. For this position, vast knowledge of and enthusiasm about web technologies past and present is an absolute must. For more information, click here.
Product Designer
Dongnae is a modern, tech-driven approach to renting or buying a home in Korea. Dongnae’s Product Designer will lead in the design of the User Experience and User Interface and will perform product-centric tasks while collaborating with the executive team and related departments such as the brokerage sales team, brokerage supply team, and marketing. For more information, please email
For other hot positions in PropTech visit MetaProp's portfolio job board.
Dec 8-11, 2020 | Online
Propel by MIPIM - NYC
MetaProp and Reed MIDEM are pleased to announce that NYC Real Estate Tech Week and Propel by MIPIM NYC will be a virtual summit on December 8-11, 2020.  The summit will be the largest, global, virtual real estate & technology event, highlighting innovation in the built environment including networking, one-on-one expert presentations, panels, specialty workshops, and industry insights. Register here!
Dec 7-9, 2020 | Online
AICPA Construction & Real Estate Online Conference
Zander Geronimos, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at MetaProp, will be speaking at this year's AICPA Real Estate and Construction Conference!

Joined by Louisa Dickins of LMRE and Khalid David of TracFlo, they will cover the latest Proptech developments and the future of the industry! Register here!

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