The seven companies in 2017 range from seed stage to well-capitalized startups backed by world-renowned investors; in aggregate, the class has raised over $50M in previous financings and total valuation exceeds $350M. The REach® program aims to move these organizations rapidly forward beyond their initial successes through education, mentorship, and market exposure.
The companies chosen for the 2017 class were:
Centriq: The app helps solve the problem of transferring home organization, repair and... Read More
CHICAGO (April 20, 2017) – The National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, unveiled seven organizations chosen for the 2017 class of REach®, a growth technology accelerator program helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance industries. The program is focused on providing early-to mid-stage companies with access to NAR’s industry expertise, influence and key relationships as companies are launched into the trillion dollar real estate space.
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WASHINGTON (April 17, 2017) – With an offer of $100,000 from investor Barbara Corcoran, 2015 REach real estate technology accelerator participant and personal safety device company, Guard Llama, is officially a part of “Shark Tank” television history.
Guard Llama offers a mobile personal security system that expedites the 9-1-1 dispatching process when dialing 9-1-1 is not possible. This technology caught the attention of the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, which... Read More
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The National Association of REALTORS®, through an investment by its venture capital fund Second Century Ventures, now provides members with an identity authentication service. Trust Stamp uses patented software to analyze hundreds of public records and social data to quickly provide reliable identification verification for real estate professionals meeting new clients or unknown individuals.
“Investing in a fast, convenient, and affordable tool like Trust Stamp to establish the identity and trustworthiness of a stranger will help REALTORS® stay safe and protect... Read More
Starting January 17, you’ll see a new way to log in to nar.realtor. This new log in experience is the beginning of a single sign-on process that will eventually be used for all NAR-owned web properties, including the new NAR Member Center, your personalized window into your NAR membership. NAR single sign-on employs the most secure method of authentication available today. It’s part of our commitment to provide world-class service to REALTORS®.
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