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Property Management: The Gateway to Future Growth Verticals | Nine Four Ventures

” Property management is not only a major pain point felt by millions of landlords but also offers a terrific foundational platform from which many future products can naturally grow out of. “

Airbnb Alternatives Gain Favor for Short-Term Rentals | MHN

“Mike Wilson, senior vice president of real estate for global short-term rental operator Stay Alfred, agrees. The eight-year-old Spokane Valley, Wash., company typically leases units for five to seven years at market rates with annual rent increases of around 2 to 3 percent, he said. It controls nearly 3,000 units in the U.S. alone and is close to adding 1,000 more.”

Google is launching an accelerator for climate change startups | Business Insider

“Google’s Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt on Tuesday announced a new startup program to help and encourage startups working on sustainability products.”

These Are The Top Real Estate Tech Trends In 2020 | Forbes

“Jim Berry, a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, said that real estate is no longer about ‘location, location, location’ and has evolved into a new mantra that Deloitte has termed, ‘location, experience, analytics’.”

Emerging Trends: Venture Capital Investment in Construction Tech | CRETech

“The construction technology sector is in a curious position right now. Rapid growth in recent years signals strong interest from everyone within the long and complex construction cycle, however, sheer market size means the market is far from saturated. The industry’s biggest players are already building innovative hardware and software solutions related to construction, building, and infrastructure, yet there are still plenty of unsolved pain points for developers”

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Why We Invested: Vergo

We’re delighted to announce our newest investment in Vergo’s $4.1M Seed round led by CRV. Nine Four Ventures is excited to partner with Rich, Einar,

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Why We Invested: Vontive

We’re delighted to announce our newest investment in Vontive’s $25M Series B led by Zigg Capital. Nine Four Ventures is excited to partner with Charles,

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