Posts tagged urbantech
6 Ways to De-Risk Key Assumptions

Under lean startup methodology, founders attempt to eliminate as much uncertainty as possible to create some order out of the chaos involved in starting a company. Failures are inevitable; but, great founders know how to fail quickly and cheaply, rather than trying to take on boatloads of venture capital funding to solve a problem with an approach that doesn’t scale or, even worse, to solve a problem that does not exist or is not that painful. Read more about strategies you can use to identify and de-risk key assumptions.

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The Proptech Startups Using VR & AR to Reshape Real Estate

According to Goldman Sachs,  virtual and augmented reality (AR) will become an $80 billion market by 2025, and $2.6 billion will be specifically for real estate. The medium is extremely powerful. About 30% of the neurons in the brain are dedicated to vision, compared to only 8% for touch and 2% for hearing. Over the past week, Zillow announced the rollout of their 3D Home tool, which lets real estate agents show immersive VC views of homes for sale. Read about the startups innovating in this space.

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Charles LaCalleurbantech
Video: Andrew Ackerman and Charlie Stephens from Cushman & Wakefield

Dreamit UrbanTech Managing Director Andrew Ackerman joined Charlie Stephens (@charlieNYC), a real estate advisor at Cushman & Wakefield, for his “Leaders Live” series of interviews. Stephens has been involved in advising over a million square feet of tenant and landlord representation transactions within Manhattan and across the country since 2009. He has worked with clients such as Conde Nast, ING, Ernst and Young, and many more.

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Future of Real Estate Pitch Competition in Miami

On May 14, 2019, our friends at Lab Ventures Miami are hosting Future of Real Estate Tech Summit Miami
This event brings together investors, innovative startups and leading corporations in the construction and real estate industry. The audience will be highly curated creating powerful networking opportunities with C-level executives from Developers, Owners, Associations, Construction Companies, Multifamily Offices, Architects, Growth Stage Startups, Strategics, Commercial Developers and more. Startups can apply to pitch at the event.

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UrbanTech Transit Startup Remix Raises $15 Million

Remix is currently being used by over 4,000 planners in over 300 cities to enable planners to visualize tradeoffs when making urban planning decisions. The startup is attempting to streamline decision-making for city planners, allowing planners to drag and drop changes like re-route bus routes or additional bike lanes. Planners then see in real time how that change will affect other streets and the flow of transportation as a whole. For cities, better planning results in shorter commute times, safer streets, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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Real Estate Data Platform Cherre Raises $9 Million in Seed Funding to Accelerate Expansion

Cherre, a real estate data platform that completed Dreamit UrbanTech in 2018, announced a $9 million seed funding round led by Navitas Capital. Cherre provides large enterprises, insurance companies, banks and investors with a platform to collect, augment, and resolve property data in real-time from thousands of public, private, and internal sources, allowing them to evaluate investment and underwriting opportunities more accurately and efficiently than ever before.

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REBNY PropTech Challenge

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) are hosting a PropTech Challenge and giving startups a chance to win $50,000. This new virtual real estate hackathon encourages the development of cutting-edge solutions to solve challenges faced by today’s leading real estate companies and removes the physical limitations of a traditional hackathon, while creating active mentorship for up-and-coming technology innovators.

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Charles LaCalleurbantech