Introducing The Expert, A New Digital Platform For Interior Design, Founded By Designer Jake Arnold

Entering into a new business with your childhood best friend might sound risky to some, but for British, Los Angeles-based interior designer Jake Arnold and tech entrepreneur and high school friend Leo Seigal it was a no brainer.

The 30-year-old Arnold, who moved to Los Angeles from London years ago, is a celebrity interior designer who has designed homes for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Rashida Jones, Aaron Paul and Sophia Bush. When the country began lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the duo moved in together. It wasn’t until Arnold began receiving hundreds of direct messages on Instagram from people all over the world asking for design advice. 

“I was blown away by the number of people every single day messaging Jake with design questions as if he’s design Siri,” Seigal says. “Jake didn’t have the time, as he was working with his retainer clients.”

Seigal, who has helped launch several startups in Silicon Valley and beyond, and Arnold came up with the idea to create Zoom consultations for a fee

Read More

CloseHack Continues Push to Dominate Real Estate Tech Space With Launch of Robust Platform for Brokerages and Agents – Press Release

The open beta technology provides a suite of 3 core products that comprise of “genie-in-a-bottle”-like solution to address real estate professionals’ biggest pain points in relation to scaling their businesses.

LOS ANGELES – February 5, 2021 – (Newswire.com)

In a quest to become the world’s leading developer of real estate technology for professionals, CloseHack presents a powerful new growth-hacking platform for brokerage teams and individual agents. The software, currently an open beta version, includes access to 200+ features and a trifecta of products including a custom IDX website, a customizable CRM, and a Marketing Automation tool.

In addition to its core features, the platform includes many technology break-throughs in the real estate sector such as a program to automatically create and optimize property highlight videos and a marketing automation tool that syndicates content across social media. The software also comes with white-glove service from CloseHack, a value-added bonus that functions like a “genie-in-a bottle,” providing the assistance of a dedicated CloseHack assistant to accommodate all customization requests across a subscriber’s website, CRM and marketing tools. 

“Our vision was to create the best, most versatile, and most effective software solution to empower real estate professionals to thrive,” said Daniel

Read More

This New Platform May Re-Shape Your Profession

2020 had been a tough year from all aspects, and at this point, it seems that 2021 is working tirelessly to catch up. Too many companies and too many fields were required to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and innovate their future with the hope of staying in business. New York City, which was the epicenter of the virus up until a few months ago, witnessed its shiniest star, the real estate market, taking a huge hit and failing to recover. The exodus from the city may now be over, but this real estate broker’s heaven has still undergone a serious change. 

One of the big questions that the coronavirus pandemic has raised in New York is whether the Manhattan rental market can ever fully recover. While we begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel with lower prices and higher demand, innovation may be at hand to expedite the recovery. 

Knock is an AI-based end-to-end leasing platform that automates the entire leasing process,  from lead generation and self-touring to application & lease signing. The company pivoted its offering last August as Covid continued to affect

Read More

Audience Town Accelerates Growth With Digital Advertising Platform for Real Estate

Recent Milestones Position Audience Town
For a Booming Real Estate Market

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Audience Town, the advertising platform built for real estate, moving and home, announced today a series of milestones, including record revenue, new executive hires and new product features that will position the company for further growth in a booming post-Covid real estate market.

Audience Town experienced 300{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} revenue growth in 2020, with record quarters in Q2 and Q3 of last year amidst the turmoil of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company also added two key executives: Mike Gellar as Vice President of Sales and Partnerships and Jon Spiro as Senior Executive of Account Strategy and Sales. Prior to joining Audience Town, Gellar served as VP of Sales for Infutor, the experts in consumer identity management. Spiro served as Senior Director of Account Management at Rubicon Project, where he successfully managed and nurtured strategic accounts to exhibit YOY growth.

“Our team is growing at a rapid clip as we position the company to take further advantage of the booming real estate market,” said Ed Carey, CEO of Audience Town. “The Covid-19 pandemic represents a seismic shift in how people think about house and

Read More

Marxent raises $15 million to expand an enterprise 3D home design platform

The technology required to digitally recreate and furnish real rooms in 3D is considerably more complicated under the hood than it appears to end users, and it’s even trickier to import an enterprise’s real world objects — furniture, flooring, wallpaper, and the like —  so customers can preview and buy them. Having developed a robust commerce platform, 3D Cloud, that enables enterprises to digitize and sell everything from individual furnishings to fully designed rooms, Marxent announced that it will expand its service following an investment from Connectwise founder Arnie Bellini, who will also join the Florida-based company’s board.

“With the base business operating as a going concern, this $15 million series C puts us in a position to attack targeted growth initiatives,” Marxent CEO and cofounder Beck Besecker told VentureBeat today. “One of the most important in our minds is to connect the design, visualization, and purchase experience to the rest of the customer journey. For instance, Pinterest is now the place customers start a project by getting inspired. A great solution should allow shoppers to design with what inspired them. Our proprietary ‘design from photo’ [feature] makes that consumer journey possible.”

Marxent’s expansion is significant for technical decision makers

Read More