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Saas Enabled Marketplaces | Nine Four Ventures

“SaaS has become a preeminent software business model: it provides predictable, high margin revenue and efficient, scalable growth. SaaS also enables startups to grow beyond software tools and into marketplaces by aggregating the supply side density needed to jump start online marketplace liquidity. The combination of SaaS and marketplace network effects creates complex activity systems expediting growth, strengthening competitive advantages and expanding addressable markets over time.”

The 2020 Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List | Wealthfront

*Featuring Nine Four portfolio company, Built

“Our objective is to help our clients manage their short and long term financial needs. We can think of no advice that impacts our clients’ long term financial state more than helping them make the right career choices. It’s one of the many ways we build an unprecedented level of trust with our clients. 

We are very proud that more than 100 companies from our annual lists have gone on to become public companies or be acquired for sizable sums over the past eight years.”

Predictions for real estate brokerage jobs and costs in 2030 | Business Insider

“Kurt Ramirez, general partner at real estate and built world tech VC Nine Four Ventures, has seen iBuyers start to bundle other services, like title, escrow, and mortgage into the transaction. This will become more prevalent, and will allow iBuyers to increase their margins.”

Branch: Exceptional Office Furniture, Half The Cost | Duke Long

“So, where is that simple solution to planning, design, furnishing and, ultimately setting up your next office?

It’s Branch, premium office furniture sold direct to save you time and money. Installation, space design, and flexibility included.”

In the Airbnb Era, Apartment Landlords Are the New Hoteliers | WSJ

“These apartment operators aim to appeal to travelers who prefer larger accommodations than a standard hotel room but want a more predictable experience than renting from an amateur host. For property owners, these firms offer the prospect of renting out a large number of units at once, as opposed to waiting until a new development gradually fills up with individual tenants.”

Why Car-Free Streets Will Soon Be the Norm | Citylab

“Cities have limited space, and how it is allocated is tremendously important for people. The denser a place, the dearer each square foot is. Yet all over the world, cities were retrofitted to accommodate cars, giving them an outsized portion of urban space and limiting the area in which people could walk, sit at cafes, or play games with friends.”

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