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How can agents, tech companies and brokerages all move Faster, Better, Together? Learn how this July at Inman Connect San Francisco. Buy your ticket here, and remember that Select members get a $100 discount. Thinking of bringing your team? There are special onsite perks and discounts when you buy those tickets together too. Just contact us to find out more.
Investment continues to pour in to real estate technology, especially around companies looking to optimize the transaction. From Opendoor’s recent $325M Series E round of funding, to First.io’s $5M Series A round aimed at helping tell agents the best time to reach out to clients about a potential home sale with artificial intelligence, there’s never been a more exciting time to follow the money.
Real estate is a trillion-dollar business, which is one reason why it’s a popular target for new technologies and entrepreneurs who want to see if they can provide a better (or different) experience in exchange for a slice of that enormous pie. And some of those technologies and entrepreneurs are securing backing from investors and supporters in both Silicon Valley and Wall Street.
What does that mean for your day-to-day business? Which tech tools are getting the most attention, and which are lurking beneath the surface, quietly biding their time until they’ll emerge as the next big thing in the real estate industry?
You don’t want the answers to those questions to sneak up and surprise you, so make sure you stick around through Friday to attend Capital Connect, part of the week-long programming and networking taking place as part of Inman Connect San Francisco, July 17 through 20 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
You’ll hear from directors and executives at real estate technology incubators, capital investors, and others who are instrumental in shaping the tech landscape and carving out a place for themselves and their products. They’ll give their insights into the “Silicon Valley periscope” to share what they think investors are seeking, whether the public is ever going to fully embrace iBuyers (those platforms that allow buyers and sellers to transact home sales online), and what new product could turn into the next real estate unicorn a la Airbnb.
Experts will also be on hand to talk about “venture whale” SoftBank, which has invested in Compass, WeWork, Lemonade and many other real estate ventures, plus parse how shared-equity startups make money while offsetting buyer costs, and explain why lead management platforms could be the next big segment when it comes to investor interest.
Do you want to know how technology could change the real estate world tomorrow? Then you’ll want to make like an investigative reporter and follow the money down the rabbit hole at Capital Connect on Friday, July 20.
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