RETAs Results: Who is the top CRE tech VC?
RESULTS: Top Venture Capitalist that Backed One or More CRE Tech Companies in 2014
It’s time to announce the 2014 RETAs (Real Estate Tech Award) winners!
Results for each category will be announced throughout this week. Be sure to check back every day to view the winners for the following categories:
Most influential CRE tech thought leader of 2014 (RESULTS HERE)
Best CRE tech mobile app of 2014 (RESULTS HERE)
Top VC that backed one or more CRE tech companies in 2014 (RESULTS HERE)
Most innovative CRE tech entrepreneur/CEO of 2014 (RESULTS HERE)
Best overall CRE tech site of 2014 (RESULTS HERE)
#1 Thrive capital
Founded by Joshua Kushner, Thrive Capital is one NYC's top venture capital firms. Along with investments in popular web brands like Kickstarter (crowdfunding), Warby Parker (eyewear), Harry’s (razors), Spotify (streaming music), Whisper (anonymous social network), and Fiftythree (creative software for mobile), Thrive Capital has made it's way into the CRE tech scene with a $4 million investment in Honest Buildings and investments in Hightower, 42Floors and Urban Compass.
This Silicon Valley venture capital firm lives and breathes tech. Trinity Ventures is very active in the CRE tech scene with a large investment in Loopnet and View the Space, as well as investments in MyNewPlace, sold to RealPage and DotLoop.
#3 Canaan Partners
Canaan Partners, a global VC firm, invests in people with visionary ideas; ones that result in new and innovative technologies. They made their CRE tech footprint by investing $4.4 million in Compstak, a database of thousands of unbiased commercial real estate comps.
#4 Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners uses their expertise to mine industries that are ripe for disruption by startups, one of those being CRE tech. They've invested in revolutionary CRE tech sites like 42Floors and Hightower.
RRE seeks to invest in category-defining industries, like CRE tech. They choose their investments by studying the roadmap to long term success and the ability to create profitable enterprises. One of these investments is Floored, 3D modeling software, and another is Hightower, end-to-end asset management solution.