Currently Raising Capital for a Proptech Company?

We can (and want) to help.

GEM’s Role in Navigating the VC/Angel Fundraising Waters

With about 65% of the more than 600 members of the GEM Diamond being proptech founders…almost all of which are constantly raising capital, we end up spending a lot of time reviewing pitch decks and helping founders navigate their respective fundraising needs.

Beyond individual conversations and curated connections, we’ve built several initiatives into the GEM more formally to help:

Tools To Help You Raise Smarter

1. Proptech VC Ecosystem2. Peer Practice Pitches3. “Currently Fundraising” Inclusion in Weekly Diamond Radar

  1. Proptech VC Ecosystem Intel: Our very first ecosystem intelligence article, we’ve compiled information on a range of the VC firms driving proptech’s rapid ascent (Fifth WallSecond Century VenturesEra VenturesThomvest VenturesNFX, etc). The article is a continually-updated members-only resource. We'll send you a PDF version of it when you subscribe to the GEM Crystal... but if you want a sneak peak, we've included 10 well known VC Firms at the bottom of this page. There are 50+ additional firms in our PDF.
  2. Peer Pitches: Our practice pitch series takes place among peers (calls are limited to 10). They are not recorded, nor re-broadcasted. The sole goal is fellow peers paying it forward with constructive feedback used to help the founder on the hotseat improve his/her pitch.
  3. “Currently Fundraising” Inclusion in Weekly Radar: Every Sunday/Monday, the Weekly Radar is emailed out to the entire GEM Diamond + Crystal membership base. That email includes a “Currently Fundraising” section to highlight investment opportunities. We maintain a private channel exclusively for VCs and Angels, where we share summaries, deal terms, and pitch decks with more than 90 individual angels/VCs actively putting money to work.

Items one and two above are only for formal members of the GEM Diamond. Investment opportunities in number three are sourced from both Crystal and Diamond members.

In order to be included in the Fundraising section, please send an email to that includes the following 4 components:

  • Company nuts/bolts (one paragraph): What does the company do? Who are your customers? What are the unit economics? How do you get distribution?
  • Traction/context (one paragraph): How many customers do you have? Revenue? What is the next milestone you’re working toward? How will capital be used?
  • Deal terms (one or two sentences): What is the stage and size of the funding round? Is it a SAFE, or priced round? How much is already committed?
  • Pitch deck: A Docsend link is recommended, but an attached PDF deck is fine.

Once we have those, we’ll clean up the copy and share them with the Angels/VC in GEM with a prompt to follow up directly with the founder if interested.

Caveat: The founder must be either a GEM Crystal or GEM Diamond member. We want to promote and uplift the proptech ecosystem as much as possible. If you have extenuating financial circumstances and not able to afford a membership to either tier of GEM, please shoot us an email at community @ geekestate dot com.

Questions about how we can help your fundraise? Shoot them our way.