Technology

2016 REach accelerator class announced by NAR’s venture arm, Second Century Ventures

NAR's tech accelerator has enrolled startups focusing on identity verification, 3-D and seller leads
  • NAR's venture capital arm has announced the members of the 2016 class of its real estate tech accelerator.
  • They include startups focused on seller leads, 3-D staging, lead identity authentication and streamlined mortgage lending
  • Other real estate tech accelerators include programs run by Moderne Ventures and MetaProp NYC.

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has pulled back the curtain on the crop of industry-friendly tech startups that it believes are providing some of the most promising tools to real estate agents and their clients. Firms focused on generating seller leads, 3-D staging, lead identity authentication and streamlined mortgage lending were among startups selected by the trade group to be a part of the 2016 class of its tech accelerator, NAR REach. The accelerator, an eight-month program managed by NAR's venture capital arm, Second Century Ventures, is designed to give a boost to startups covering real estate and related industries, in part by offering enrollees mentorship by more than 100 industry stakeholders. Having launched in 2013, REach was one of the first real estate tech accelerators, but a number of others have sprouted over the last two years, amid growing interest from investors in real estate startups. Other real estate tech accelerators include pr...