Venture capitalist's roots are in online real estate

Real Estate Connect keynote profile: Jed Katz

Long before becoming managing director of Javelin Venture Partners, a San Francisco-based, early-stage venture capital firm focused on technology, Jed Katz was at the vanguard of the real estate industry’s move to the Internet.

In 1994, Katz founded Rent Net, a Web-based rental and relocation service that revolutionized real estate-related advertising. According to Katz, more than 90 percent of the larger apartment buildings in the country became advertisers.