Weekly Radar #293: Flexing Flex Living, Climate Conveyor Belt, The Bull For $34M In MLS Fees, Free Riding On Water

Weekly Radar #293: Flexing Flex Living, Climate Conveyor Belt, The Bull For $34M In MLS Fees, Free Riding On Water
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What's covered in this week's GEM Crystal Weekly Radar:

  • Landing acquired Barsala for $30M + Blueground raised a $45M Series D.
  • Montauk Climate is a new climate-focused incubator. Founded by Casper founder Philip Krim, the incubator focuses on electrification and decarbonization.
  • There are 30 MLSs that are not included in the NAR Settlement. Why they should settle?
  • Wouldn't it be cool to ride a bike, on water?
  • The GEM Proptech Index had a combined market cap of $259.637B (up 0.54% from the previous week).

Geek Estate Blog Recap:

Proptech Job Opportunity: Business Development Representative at Symbium
We have a job opportunity to share from a member of GEM Diamond, Symbium, a user interface for homeowners and contractors to visualize property possibilities, then interact with their governments, starting with permitting and rebates in California. Role & Responsibilities: As a Business Development Representative…
Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Shannon Bloemker from Energy Raven
In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Shannon Bloemker from Energy Raven. Without further ado... Who are you and what do you do? Shannon Bloemker, Founder & CEO of Energy Raven. What problem does your product/service solve? Homebuying is a stressful…
Get 20% off CREtech London May 8th and 9th
[Editor’s Note: Geek Estate Offers are special offers from members of the GEM Diamond] Taking place May 8th and 9th, CREtech London brings together leaders in the commercial, residential, PropTech, and climate tech industries for two days of speaking engagements, networking opportunities, and industry insights…
reapi’s 2024 Tech in Real Estate Hackathon Registration is Open
reapi, an integrated API system providing property data and machine learning to proptech companies, is hosting its 2024 Tech in Real Estate Hackathon. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their work to a panel of industry leaders, network with peers and real estate experts,…
An Integrated Platform for Better Lead Data
[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Curb Hero] A digital Open House sign-in app and listing marketing tool for real estate agents and mortgage professionals, Curb Hero’s products capture client information through sign-ins through…

Transmission Recap:

Last week, Dennis Steigerwalt reviewed how water efficiency companies can positively impact sustainability. Before that, Drew covered how innovation in lumber is underappreciated.


By: Drew Meyers 

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Landing, one of the more well-funded companies in the ❇️tech-enabled property management sector❇️, "has acquired Barsala, a flexible housing operator, for $30 million," according to PhocusWire. The deal adds "more than 1,000 units across 11 U.S. markets to [Landing's] portfolio." Meanwhile, Blueground raised a $45 million Series D with participation from Susquehanna Private Equity, WestCap, and others.

It's surprising to see a Series D in a sector that has ❇️performed so poorly in the public markets❇️ (Selina, Sonder). Either those investors know/believe something we don't, or it's a prime example of dumb money being put to work.