9 PropTech Companies, From 3 Continents Join the MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University.

Dear MetaProp Community,

We're thrilled to announce our latest cohort for the MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University!
Please join us in welcoming these remarkable companies to the 22-week hybrid program, which we recently kicked off in NYC!

This group includes PropTech startups from diverse geographic locations, including Nigeria, Spain, and all over the United States.

As part of the program focused on driving business growth and accelerated market penetration, participating startups will receive:
  • Curated access and introductions to industry decision-makers, technology pilots, premier sources of investment capital, and international media
  • Pairing with select C-level mentors from MetaProp's RE200 industry mentor network
  • Access to consortium program partners as well as free goods and services valued at over $200,000
It was announced that bp acquired MetaProp portfolio company Blueprint Power, a New York-based company that uses software to help commercial real estate owners optimize the energy efficiency of their buildings and then sell any surplus to the grid. This is a huge move for PropTech and sustainability!
Blueprint Power, founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, works with five of New York’s largest CRE owners, which generate a combined 13 megawatts of renewable power. With bp on board, the company aims to increase this to 36 MW by the end of 2022 while working with different divisions, such as electric-vehicle charging, trading, and shipping.
Congratulations to Robyn Beavers, CEO at Blueprint Power, and her team on this landmark achievement!
Made of Air, a maker of ‘carbon negative’ thermoplastics, locks in $5.8M
Berlin-based climate tech startup Made of Air has closed a €5 million (~$5.8 million) seed funding round, led by Norwegian sustainability-focused family fund, TD Veen. Also participating are Patrick Pichette, EQT Group, Thomas Von Koch, Tuesday Capital, the co-founders of Pexip, and Olympic gold medalist skier, Aksel Lund Svindal. Read More.

Nomad Homes raises $20M to create a personalized house hunting platform for Europe, Middle East
Property technology startup Nomad Homes is working to change that by creating a personalized real estate buying experience in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a region that represents $20 trillion in real estate, company CEO Helen Chen told TechCrunch. Read More.

InvestNext Closes $4.3 Million Seed Funding Round
InvestNext, a burgeoning technology company that developed an end-to-end platform that streamlines how real estate investment firms raise and manage capital, announced it closed a $4.3 million seed round. The funding round was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners and joined by Detroit Venture Partners, Whitecap Venture Partners, Grand Ventures, and ID Ventures. Read More.

Y Combinator-backed CostCertified lands $8.45M to build the ‘Amazon for construction’
CostCertified, a Canadian startup that provides real-time, interactive residential construction estimates, raised $8.45 million in a seed round of funding. FUSE, a Pacific Northwest venture firm that counts former Microsoft CFO John Connors and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner as venture partners, led the round. Read More.
 How Tech Entrepreneurs Are Focusing On Self-Improvement
To Lauren Covell, vice president of finance at commercial real estate PropTech company Occupier, the role of the tech CFO is all about learning and growth. “With their growing job responsibilities, CFOs must continue to develop their skills now more than ever. The same skills that got them to the CFO seat are not the same skills solidifying their future success in the role,” she says. Read More.

Tech For Impact Map 2021: Top 100
Covering the built world lifecycle: climate analytics and risk research, sustainable building, asset management, ESG reporting, and smart cities. All 100 companies on the map are active in Europe and pursue the goal to achieve the greatest positive impactRead More.

University Endowments Mint Billions in Golden Era of Venture Capital
Large college endowments have notched their biggest investment gains in decades, thanks to portfolios boosted by huge venture-capital returns and soaring stock markets. The University of Minnesota’s endowment gained 49.2% for the year ending June 30, while Brown University’s endowment notched a return of more than 50%. Read More.

 Jones Wins 1st Place in Emerging Startups at the #RETAS 
Sponsored by Colliers, the Real Estate Tech Awards (#RETAS) are the leading international awards honoring excellence in commercial real estate tech. The awards, presented by CREtech, recognize the most cutting-edge companies that have played an integral role in advancing tech in the industry throughout the yearRead More.

WeWork To Start Trading In October, Two Years After IPO Crash
WeWork Cos. plans to begin trading its shares around Oct. 21 on the New York Stock Exchange, nearing the end of a years-long journey to the public markets. Shareholders in a special purpose acquisition company set to acquire WeWork will meet virtually on Oct. 19 to vote on the plan, the companies said in a statement. Read More.
Senior Account Executive
We're looking for someone who is self-motivated, coachable, and intellectually curious, with leadership characteristics that can make an immediate impact. As a Senior Account Executive, you will be responsible for the entire sales process as an individual contributor, collaborating within sales, marketing, customer success teams in order to meet our revenue goals. With the experience you bring as a seasoned salesperson, you will be open to leadership opportunities within both the sales team and the company. For more, click here.
Solutions Engineer
The Solutions Engineer will be a key member of our growing Solutions team, working with our customers and prospects to drive the successful implementation of the Switch Intelligent Building Platform for their real estate portfolios. The Solutions Engineer will support the Business Development team and Account Managers to implement and expand the Switch projects with large, multi-location customers in North America. For more, click here.
Analyst, Real Estate Partnerships
We’re looking for an Analyst for the Real Estate Partnerships Team to support all deal flow for the company's extensive pipeline of new Pop-Up hotels around the country. You thrive in high-growth dynamic environments and are willing and able to adapt quickly and go above and beyond to ensure the success of your team. In this role you will have the opportunity to demonstrate to senior leadership your value as an outside-of-the-box thinker with strong quantitative and qualitative skills. For more, click here.
• Head of Marketing
• Venture Capital Operations Associate
• Venture Capital Principal
• Venture Capital Associate
For other hot positions in PropTech visit MetaProp's portfolio job board.
MetaProp Early Bird extension!
December 8-9, 2021 | Javits Center | NYC

Propel by MIPIM NYC in partnership with MetaProp
Join us for an unprecedented gathering of real estate and tech executives on Dec 8-9, as part of NYC Real Estate Tech Week, in partnership with MetaProp.

With speakers such as Don Peebles (The Peebles Corporation), Leslie Himmel (Himmel+Meringoff Properties), Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), David Blumenfeld (Blumenfeld Development Group), Kevin Danehy (Willow) and more already confirmed, Propel by MIPIM – NYC 2021 promises to be the leading real estate and tech event of the year!

We are extending the early bird discount exclusively to the MetaProp community! Use promo code METAPROPEB, available until October 12. Register now!

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