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Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021!
Here are some of the best 2020 research and summaries as well as interesting 2021 predictions from across the PropTech world:
It just so happens that MetaProp's portfolio companies, funds, team, and broader PropTech ecosystem had a pretty terrific year.  Read more from Managing Partner Aaron Block's recent blog post.
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We Have a New Look.
Today we are excited to share with you our new logo and website! Our updated image is part of a brand refresh effort that was undertaken last year with the objective of updating our brand to fully reflect our mission, vision and values, as well as our position as the world's leading venture capital firm, focused on PropTech.

You will find that we have streamlined the design of our website and created a simpler user experience to help you discover all that MetaProp has to offer. As always, we look forward to continuing to add value to our community, our portfolio, and our various partners.
Are you a Startup CEO or an Investor interested in participating in the Mid-Year 2020 Global PropTech Confidence Index? If so, send us your information to ensure that you receive our survey and a copy of this major thought leadership report.
The Global PropTech Confidence Index is a barometer of the health of the real estate technology market from the perspective of PropTech CEOs and Investors. The report has been covered extensively by the media, including Bloomberg, KBWIREI, PlaceTech, Estates Gazette, and Inman.
Reggora Raises $30M in Series B Funding
Reggora announced a $30 million Series B funding round. Reggora’s total funding is now over $45 million. Reggora takes technology to the appraisal process and aiming to help lenders and appraisers navigate the high volumes of 2020. Read More.

AI Clearing Raises $2M in Seed Funding
AI Clearing provides an artificial intelligence solution to monitor the progress of infrastructure projects, ensuring that production is on track, on time and in line with designs. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate development of its solution. Read More.

SimpleNexus Secures $108M in Series B Funding
SimpleNexus, the developer of the leading homeownership platform connecting loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents, and settlement agents, has received a follow-on investment of $108 million in Series B funding to continue to transform the homeownership journey into a seamless experience. Read More.

Resident Raises $130M for Continued Growth of its Online Platform
Resident, a platform of digitally native brands in the mattress and home goods market, announced that in Q4 of 2020 it received an investment of $130 million. The funds will be used to execute Resident's growth plan, expand its brick-and-mortar retail footprint, and strengthen its supply chain. Read More.

Outer, Outdoor Living Brand, Raises $10.5M in Series A
Outer, the Santa Monica-based direct-to-consumer outdoor furniture brand, announced a $10.5 million Series A investment round. The investment, led by Sequoia Capital China, will enable Outer to expand their product line, and strengthen their commitment to sustainability. Read More.
 Building Engines Acquires Ratvi
Building Engines, the leading provider of building operations software for modern commercial real estate (CRE), announced its acquisition of Ravti, an innovative software company for HVAC management. Ravti enables owners, operators and tenants to manage HVAC smarter with a complete inventory view of all HVAC equipment throughout their CRE properties. Read More.

Compass files for IPO
Compass filed an S-1 document with the SEC, suggesting it would go public through a traditional offering. The document does not indicate how much money Compass plans to raise in a public offering, nor does it disclose price per share on common stock up for sale. The brokerage has raised $1.5 billion in venture capital and achieved a valuation of $6.4 billion in July 2019. Read More.

Thoma Bravo to Acquire RealPage for $10.2B
The busy year in M&A continued to the end when private equity firm Thoma Bravo announced it was acquiring RealPage for $10.2 billion. In RealPage, Thoma Bravo is getting a full-service property management platform with services like renter portals, site management, expense management and financial analysis for building and property owners. Read More.

 MAG USA and Jabbrrbox Partner to Expand Privacy Pod Network in Airports
MAG USA has agreed a distribution partnership with Jabbrrbox to accelerate the roll-out of the latter’s technology-enabled privacy pods – known as JabbrrX – in airports across North America and the UK. Jabbrrbox’s soundproof pods are designed to provide passengers with a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of busy terminals. Read More.
 
2020 AICPA Construction & Real Estate Conference
MetaProp Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, Zander Geronimos, joins PropTech leaders Tana Gardner Zaffino of USAA Real Estate, Khalid David of TracFlo, and LMRE's CoFounder Louisa Dickins to talk through the evolution of PropTech and construction technology at the latest AICPA conference. Watch Here.
Senior Engineer
BuildOps is looking for a senior engineering leader with experience in early stage start-ups. There are a variety of roles that you can contribute through. The ideal candidate? A full-stack engineer with five or more years of experience with Node/React. For more information, click here.
Head of Engineering
1build, whose ultimate goal is to standardize construction data and recently secured a $5.5M seed round, is looking for an executive leader and cross-disciplinary thinker for their engineering team. Responsibilities include managing the engineering team, interpreting product specs, maintaining a culture of product excellence, and more. For more information, click here.
Business Development Associate
Kwant.ai is looking for an energetic Business Development and Technical salesperson with 2-3 years of experience selling complex technical solutions in the B2B marketplace. The Business Development person will actively work to book as many calls and meetings as possible, ultimately closing new business. This is a chance to be the voice of an award-winning product and play an integral part in building Kwant’s business. For more information, click here.
For other hot positions in PropTech visit MetaProp's portfolio job board.
Jan 21, 2021 | 4 pm EST | Online
M&A Activity and 2021 PropTech Investment Forecast Panel
Join the National Assocation of REALTORS has they hosted their first of the 2021 slate PropTech Meetups. This session included an incredible panel of speakers, including MetaProp General Partner Zak Schwarzman, to discuss recent mergers and acquisitions in real estate tech, as well as their expert opinions on the investment forecast in 2021. 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!
Nov 11, 2021 | Vienna, Austria
PropTech Vienna
PropTech Vienna is well established as the leading & most well attended global event dedicated to the technology innovation & digital transformation occurring in the wider Real Estate sector.

To learn more about the annual conference, which is attended by over 400 delegates, including the world’s leading real estate companies, brokers, technical VCs, media and institutional investors, to connect with the PropTech ecosystem, Click here!
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