Branding For The Now

We live in a time where the product and software landscape is overwhelmingly saturated. For consumers, over-stimulation is very real – sorting through a sea of brands to find the ones that resonate, keep their promise, and continuously surprise and delight is almost a task in itself.

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PropTech: Raising the Bar

Reflecting on that experience, I noticed that there were things we did as a team that can now be augmented by technology. What was previously winning awards is now likely “table stakes” made possible by some of the technology and software solutions that are out there.

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2019 PropTech Trend Summary

As 2019 comes to a close, it’s about that time for a slew of end-of-the-year summaries and trend reports. I quite enjoy them! So much so that I thought I’d write our own Nine Four Ventures version for the PropTech space.

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Board of Directors

As a VC, our job is to speak to numerous companies, evaluate them, and determine which ones are best positioned for success. In the diligence process, many categories of questions come up, each with their own set of countless questions, but overall, we want to…

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The Sustainability Shift

Building a sustainable brand in today’s eco-conscious climate is something real estate companies can no longer ignore. Not only do renters and owners expect it, it’s imperative to take part in this movement as real estate stands for 40% of overall energy usage globally. Yet,…

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The Importance of Data

Data is in the center of business. From tracking buying habits in the retail world to predicting fraud in the banking world, data scientists are figuring out the best ways to extract the most value for their customers and companies.

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Nine Four

We believe that maintaining the status quo as it pertains to technology is not a choice if you want to be successful, and looking forward, we hope to be a catalyst to drive technological change and adoption in the industry.

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Weekly Reads

A collection of articles from around the web curated by the Nine Four Ventures team.

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The Corporate Challenge

Since so many industries collide with the built environment, monitoring the startup landscape can be daunting. To move up the learning curve the fastest, we believe firms new to the space should partner with those that already have the knowledge and networks in PropTech.

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Weekly Reads

A collection of articles from around the web curated by the Nine Four Ventures team

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Weekly Reads

A collection of articles from around the web curated by the Nine Four Ventures team

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Co-living Heat Map

Co-living provides an affordable, convenient and managed housing solution in the best locations for those renters moving to cities who are cost conscious and with no community base.

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Weekly Reads

A collection of articles from around the web curated by the Nine Four Ventures team

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Co-living: The Human Perspective

At Nine Four Ventures, we are excited for this sector to take flight. There will be endless conversations about the pros and cons for both the owners/developers and renters but as I see it, the value it will provide to the diverse demographic of today’s renters will be invaluable.

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Furniture as a Service

Today’s modern workplace is shifting towards a more dynamic, fast changing and disparate environment. As a result, high growth startups need to keep up and provide the newest and best office amenities to keep employee retention high and churn low in this competitive recruiting marketplace.

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Self Tours

The concept of self-touring (a prospective renter or home buyer tours the property on their own, without an agent) has been around for a long time, but with the help of smart locks, smart home devices, and software integrations, we are seeing the true potential of self-touring.

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Weekly Reads

A collection of articles from around the web curated by the Nine Four Ventures team

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Construction Payment Automation

…the lack of formidable software tools available to contractors, subcontractors and suppliers exacerbates major manual pain points around purchase orders, invoices, receipts and liens. Today, we’re going to take a deeper dive into those downstream challenges and potential solutions.

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Weekly Reads

A collection of articles from around the web curated by the Nine Four Ventures team

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