Dear MetaProp Community,

The MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University is landing in Miami for the first time ever with our 2021-2022 cohort!
Join MetaProp, The LAB Miami Ventures, and the greater Miami Real Estate and PropTech community at the amazing Oasis Wynwood. You will have the chance to meet the innovative companies in the latest cohort and enjoy drinks, conversation, networking, and all things PropTech.
Are you a Startup CEO or an Investor interested in participating in the Year-End 2021 Global PropTech Confidence Index? If so, send us your information to ensure that you receive our survey and an ealry copy of this major thought leadership report.
The Global PropTech Confidence Index, which is sponsored by PwC, 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, KBW, IREI, PlaceTech, Estates Gazette, and Inman.
Armed with cash, Miro’s taking on the meeting
Whiteboard tool Miro announced today that it has joined the unicorn ranks with a $17.5 billion post-money valuation. The company recently raised $400 million in its series C funding round. As we ease into 2022, productivity apps still can’t stop making moneyRead More.

Bounce Announces $2M Raise and Expansion into all 50 States
Bounce today announces a $2M raise led by General Catalyst alongside their expansion into all 50 states and into 20 additional countries worldwide. Now, travelers everywhere can store their luggage through Bounce in virtually every city in the United States and many more in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa as global travel opens back up. Read More.

GuruHotel raises $2.1M to help hotels drive direct bookings
GuruHotel, a startup that says it is on a mission to become “the Shopify of hotel websites,” has raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Anthemis Group with participation from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Magic Fund, ArkFund, and other investors. Read More.

Bird Buddy lands $8.5M to pursue ‘tech for nature’
After the resounding success of several crowdfunding campaigns for its gamified smart bird feeder, Bird Buddy has raised an $8.5 million seed round. Its first product will ship in a few months, but it’s just the start of what the company hopes will be a new approach to using tech to better enjoy natureRead More.
The year of the disappearing lock-up
That startup founders are in the driver’s seat has been plain for a while now. Consider the extent to which funding has soared, with investors reportedly plugging a record $93 billion into early-stage U.S. startups last year — triple what they raised five years earlier. Consider that the median valuation for seed- and early-stage startups doubled over the same period. Read More.

Virtual-property prices are going through the roof
Ridiculous and cool.” That is the architectural brief for a new office tower under construction in the Crypto Valley, a business district of Decentraland, a virtual platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. The edifice—owned by, a blockchain investor—will be a cross between a nightclub in Ibiza and the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas. Read More

Douglas Elliman Goes Public on the New York Stock Exchange
Douglas Elliman started trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday recently, marking its newfound position as a standalone public company. The news comes nearly two months after the brokerage announced it would spin off from parent holding company Vector Group, which also owns tobacco company Liggett Group. Read More.

VC Investment in Proptech Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Levels: Report
Undeterred by inflation, supply chain issues, and the start of another winter of COVID-19, venture capitalists invested $32 billion in PropTech companies in 2021, a 28 percent increase in funding over 2020 and a 3.23 percent increase compared to 2019, according to a report released recently. Read More.
New MetaProp Portfolio Job Board!

MetaProp has launched a new portfolio job board! Those looking to get plugged into opportunities with PropTech's hottest companies can now visit to see current roles available across our portfolio. You can filter by company, topics, job function, and location.

PropTech-minded job seekers can also use the "Get Discovered" link at the top of the page to create a candidate profile in our system. That will automatically send out alerts when open roles are posted that fit a candidate's search and will make their candidacy visible to our PropTech CEOs. 
January 26, 2022 | Miami, FL | Oasis Wynwood
PropTech Happy Hour with the MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University
The MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University is landing in Miami for the first time ever with our 2021-2022 cohort! Join MetaProp, The LAB Miami Ventures and the greater Miami Real Estate and PropTech community to meet the innovative companies in the latest cohort and enjoy drinks, conversation, networking, and all things PropTech. Register here!

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