12 startups to go head-to-head at NAR’s ‘Pitch Battle’

These 12 startups will go head-to-head at NAR's 'Pitch Battle'

Contestants provide instruments for digital agent teaching, actual property investing, ground plans, inspections, property co-ownership, safe doc storage, leases, dwelling renovation and agent funds.

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The National Association of Realtors has introduced which 12 actual property startups will courageous the stage on the 1.5 million-member commerce group’s know-how convention on the finish of the month.

The contestants provide instruments for digital agent teaching, actual property investing, ground plans, inspections, property co-ownership, safe doc storage, leases, dwelling renovation and agent funds.

NAR’s fourth annual Innovation, Opportunity & Investment (iOi) Summit will happen Sept. 28 and 29 on the JW Marriott L.A. Dwell in Los Angeles.

The occasion is greatest identified for its “Pitch Battle,” a contest hosted by NAR’s for-profit funding subsidiary Second Century Ventures, by which aspiring actual property tech startups vie for $15,000 in money and the eye of enterprise capitalists and others, who may assist them make a splash within the business.

NAR payments the occasion as “the final word proptech startup throw-down.”

Bob Goldberg | NAR CEO

“In right this moment’s actual property ecosystem, innovation is accelerating, alternative is exploding, and funding is at a file excessive,” mentioned NAR CEO and SCV President Bob Goldberg in a statement.

SCV will live-stream the Pitch Battle on Sept. 28 from 2:55 p.m. to five:10 p.m. Pacific Time from NAR’s Facebook page and different social channels. Every contestant can have 4 minutes to make their pitch dwell and in particular person after which one other 4 minutes to reply questions from the Pitch Battle judges.

Every contestant should make a compelling case about how their services or products will enhance the true property business — whether or not residential, industrial or each, in accordance with NAR.

“On the iOi Summit, actual property professionals, buyers and innovators collect to domesticate and champion probably the most impactful concepts that can disrupt the established order and advance the business,” Goldberg mentioned. “We’re thrilled to have these corporations showcase their improvements dwell on stage.”

The winner will likely be introduced on Sept. 29 at 4:50 p.m. Pacific Time. That announcement may also be live-streamed.

Listed here are the 12 contestants, together with NAR-provided descriptions:

  • Agently: Agently is on a mission to grow to be a gateway into an actual property profession to assist brokers kickstart their careers by offering day by day steering and instruments to actual property professionals.
  • Arx: Arx routinely underwrites hundreds of thousands of properties upfront — permitting professionals to chop by the noise and give attention to the properties which have one of the best potential.
  • CubiCasa: With zero coaching required and a five-minute property scan from nearly any cellphone, CubiCasa’s laptop imaginative and prescient know-how produces a dependable and correct ground plan and property information.
  • Fractional: Fractional, a social platform, permits anybody to simply co-invest in properties, share concepts and construct a community.
  • Inspectify: Inspectify takes the ache out of the inspection reserving course of by offering scheduling in minutes and direct communication utilizing the newest know-how.
  • Pacaso: Pacaso makes second-home possession extra accessible by decreasing possession prices and decreasing problem by a fully-managed proprietor expertise.
  • Prisidio: Prisidio offers a protected and guarded cloud-based vault that’s secured in a single location, permitting customers to share their worthwhile and vital objects with these they belief.
  • RentBase: RentBase presents a holistic, single supply of fact by offering brokers with an interconnected fowl’s-eye view of their landlords, listings and leads.
  • Residently: Residently simplifies renting a house by constructing a world the place renters can discover their subsequent properties months upfront of a transfer, safe it and set it up – all inside minutes.
  • Revive: With Revive, householders can strategically restore and renovate their properties earlier than promoting and considerably improve their web positive aspects.
  • Stake: Stake aligns incentives between residents and owner-operator teams which are pushed by residents’ actions. Incentivizing these actions with money again for the residents empowers them to behave on their monetary journey.
  • Symba: Symba makes monetary well-being straightforward for actual property brokers, with the one platform within the business that mixes customer-relationship administration with embedded banking.

Furnishings rental startup Feather defeated 11 different contestants in final 12 months’s Pitch Battle.

On-demand photo-editing service BoxBrownie beat out 15 different contestants when NAR held its first Pitch Battle at its inaugural iOi Summit in San Francisco in 2018. And Curbio, which renovates properties for sellers and will get paid at closing, gained towards 13 different contestants on the second Pitch Battle in 2019 in Seattle.

In keeping with NAR, the prize package deal is winner-takes-all and contains:

  • $15,000
  • A ten x 10 sales space at NAR’s annual convention in November, NAR NXT
  • A dwell demonstration from the theater within the NAR sales space on the 2022 NAR NXT
  • An article function concerning the Pitch Battle winner in RISMedia and Realtor Journal
  • A gathering with an SCV government
  • The chance to current the prize examine throughout the presentation ceremony to the winner of the iOi Pitch Battle 2023

“Along with the money prize, the Pitch Battle winner receives nationwide publicity as an organization that can possible have a major impression on the way forward for the true property business,” mentioned David Conroy, NAR’s director of rising know-how, in a press release.

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