The Top 7 Venture Capital Investors In Real Estate Tech
Real estate tech firms seem to be popping up everywhere, as the slow-to-adapt industry begins to warm to the idea of merging tech and property. But who is providing the cash for these startups? CBInsights put together this sweet infographic and data on the most active VC investors in real estate tech—check out Bisnow's breakdown of them here.
Real Estate Tech Firms: CompStak, Viva Real, HomeLight, 99.co, ZipMatch, Reesio, Storefront, 42Floors, Lenda, Lovely, Happy Inspector
500 Startups is the most active investor on the list, as it made a bunch of early-stage investments in 2015, taking bets on mortgage platform Lenda and real estate agent matching service HomeLight. And 500 Startups isn't just a name—it has actually invested in over 500 companies.
Real Estate Tech Firms: Cadre, Open Door Labs, Hightower, Honest Buildings, Blend Labs, Compass, 42 Floors
Founded by entrepreneur Josh Kushner (pictured), Thrive has invested in a rage of companies as the second-most active investor on the list. Josh has more than just stakes in tech companies, he founded Cadre, a real estate tech startup which just raised $50M in a January Series B funding round.
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Real Estate Tech Firms: meQasa, Property-Maputo, iMyanmar-house, Property-finder.ae, Zameen, VivaReal
This Malaysia-based firm has on its investment list the Latin American-focused listing service VivaReal. Like the name says, it focuses on frontier markets and "the opportunity they offer to self-starting entrepreneurs to become effective game changers."
Real Estate Tech Firms: Open Door Labs, Storefront, Blend Labs, My VR, 42Floors, Lovely
San Francisco-based seed fund SV Angel was founded by Ron Conway (pictured) in 2009. The VC firm gives seed investment and advice to early-stage companies focused on Internet-based software.
Real Estate Tech Firms: Hightower, Storefront, Matterport, 42Floors, Lovely
This NYC-based firm focuses on early-stage investments in the gateway markets of NYC, S.F. and LA. Managing partner and investment samurai David Tisch (pictured) also co-founded TechStars NYC, a mentor-driven startup accelerator.
Real Estate Tech Firms: Roomi, Asset Avenue, Matterport, Meiaoju, RealScout
DCM manages seven funds that total over $2B, and has put its backing behind 200 technology companies across the US and Asia. DCM also provides hands-on operational guidance through offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Tokyo.
Real Estate Tech Firms: Amitree, Lease-Accelerator, CommonFloor, PropTiger, HMS InfoTech
This early- and growth-stage VC firm is the oldest on the list, dating way back to 1983 (the Stone Age, essentially). In addition to its real estate tech firms, Accel also has backed startups like Dropbox, Etsy, Slack, Spotify, Vox and Facebook.