PropTech, the convergence of property & technology, is changing the face of the real estate industry & enhancing the property ecosystem with efficient alternatives to traditional practices thanks to technological innovation - but to what extent?
Join Caren Maio - Nestio CEO & Co-founder, Jack Ryan - REX Real Estate CEO & Co-founder, & Zach Aarons - MetaProp Co-founder & Partner, as they discuss how the application of AI, automation, big data, & other emerging technologies can offer boundless opportunities & benefits for entrepreneurs looking to tap into the market. The panel will also discuss predictive analytics, real estate cryptocurrencies, & other nuances in funding for PropTech startups.
Drinks, food, & networking to follow.
Panel: Innovation Drivers for PropTech Startups
Caren Maio, Nestio; Jack Ryan, REX Real Estate; Zach Aarons, MetaProp
Nestio, CEO & Co-founder
Caren Maio is the CEO & Co-Founder of Nestio, the industry's leading leasing & marketing software for multifamily professionals. Prior to Nestio, Caren lent her business expertise to corporate sales positions at powerhouse brands Nike & The Wall Street Journal. Caren graduated from New York University. She has been named one of the 3 Female Entrepreneurs to Look Out For by Metro & one of the 15 Women to Watch in Tech bycom.
REX Real Estate, CEO & Co-founder
Jack Ryan is CEO & Co-Founder of REX. REX is the digital alternative to the residential real estate agent. REX does everything the traditional agent does but replaces much of the activities with data. REX uses big data, artificial intelligence & machine learning to sell homes for 2%, rather than the traditional 6%, with a better customer experience & faster closings. Jack is a former partner at Goldman Sachs. After the firm went public, he went on to teach high school on the south side of Chicago. Jack then founded 22nd Century Media & has been a first-round investor in many successful companies including K12.com. Jack graduated from Dartmouth & holds a JD/MBA from Harvard.
MetaProp, Co-founder & Partner
Zach Aarons has been working at the intersection of real estate & venture capital for the past decade. Zach is the most active early-stage PropTech investor in the United States, having funded over 60 startups in the space as an individual as well as 40 startups (and counting) through MetaProp NYC's venture capital funds. In addition to early-stage investing, Zach has worked on large scale mixed-use development projects in cities like Boston & Los Angeles with Millennium Partners. He has experience with real estate development, commercial asset management, property marketing, & commercial leasing.