National Association of Realtors backs 6 commercial RE startups

“Wellness” startup and short-term rental management service are among the first commercial class of NAR’s tech accelerator, it was announced Thursday.

NAR now accepting applications for real estate ‘pitch battle’

The second annual iOi Pitch Battle is a contest in which aspiring real estate tech startups vie for $15,000 and the attention of venture capitalists.

NAR’s VC arm invests in blockchain transaction startup

Second Century Ventures, the venture capital arm of the National Association of Realtors is investing in blockchain transaction startup Propy, the company announced Monday.

NAR CEO says he’s ‘not terrified’ of Zillow

Real estate tech giant Zillow Group has been known to rattle Realtors on occasion, especially as it expands its iBuyer program, Zillow Offers, in which it buys homes for all-cash directly from consumers over the internet. But the CEO of the nation’s largest real estate trade group says the company doesn’t scare him too much.

NAR announces 2019 REach accelerator class lineup

The National Association of Realtors announced on Friday the lineup for its 2019 tech accelerator, REach. This year’s class includes companies focused on digital marketing, agent safety and productivity, crowdsourced agent referrals, and home staging.

Will NAR solicit venture capital funding from 1.3 million Realtors?

Billions of venture capital dollars are pouring into real estate, and the largest real estate trade group in the nation is seeking a bigger slice of the pie.

8 Tech Companies in 2018 REach® Class

NAR PULSE—NAR’s strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, will work with eight companies that show promise in the real estate industry as part of its REach® accelerator program. The companies offer an automated email platform, local marketing system, compliance checklist, transaction management system, income goal tracking program, lead routing app and transaction coordination platform. Learn […]

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NAR made $20 million from DocuSign IPO

The venture arm of the trade group, Second Century Ventures, made a total of $43.8 million from selling shares in DocuSign, returning $20 million to NAR and keeping $23.8 million for recapitalization.

DocuSign IPO brings windfall to NAR venture fund

DocuSign saw a strong first day of trading, bringing a windfall to the company and its early investors, including the National Association of Realtors’ venture capital fund Second Century Ventures.

What exactly are venture capitalists looking for?

The team, burn rates, cash flow, efficiency in the market — these are all things venture capitalists (VCs) look at when separating the good deals from the bad …