First Passport Class of 2019 in Rear View

Moderne Venture is now accepting applications for the 2019 Midyear Passport Program, our 7 month industry immersion program helping companies refine and execute their go-to-market strategies, connecting participating companies with members of our Moderne Network™—over 700 corporations and executives from market leading companies—and providing mentorship, pilot opportunities and even investment and acquisition potential.

Today we’re sharing some of the most memorable moments from the first Passport Class of 2019, giving you a look inside the ins and outs of this deeply-engaged program.

Passport companies typically attach to one of our primary tracks, Multifamily, Residential, Commercial or Insurance, which helps navigate each company’s personal journey through the program; companies attend and participate in specific industry events, connect with the appropriate people and secure highly-targeted pitch opportunities depending on which track they’re most closely associated with.

 Kick-Offs

Each class begins with an all-inclusive kick-off, a critical piece of the onboarding process, comprised of first-time intros to individuals, business models and the market. This year was a little different, however. Multifamily companies, Dwelo, Eusoh, SageGreenlife, Snappt and WattBuy, made their way to sunny San Diego, while Residential companies, ByteGain, Payfully, Porch and StreetWire, assembled in snow-laced New York City, and it all occurred as the Polar Vortex resurfaced across the Midwest, leaving the media—and airports—in a frenzy.

2019 Passport companies, ByteGain and WattBuy, discuss the disruptive technologies they’re introducing to the market post kick-off.

2019 Passport companies, ByteGain and WattBuy, discuss the disruptive technologies they’re introducing to the market post kick-off.

(from L) Payfully, StreetWire, GeoCV (2018 Midyear Class), Super (Moderne portfolio company) and Porch all engage in one-on-one conversations with leading executives after wrapping up their kick-off.

(from L) Payfully, StreetWire, GeoCV (2018 Midyear Class), Super (Moderne portfolio company) and Porch all engage in one-on-one conversations with leading executives after wrapping up their kick-off.

Coast to Coast Events

Each company within the Passport company should anticipate a minimum of 1-2 events per month, and as this past winter transitioned to spring, the first class of 2019 certainly found themselves busy. Passport companies were sent to various cities across the country to mingle with the industry’s movers and shakers and to take the stage at some of the most notable conferences focused around real estate technology.

Half of the 2019 Passport Class class takes the stage at CBRE’s annual Multifamily Summit in Chicago, speaking on AI, sustainability, tech-enabled services and more.    (from L) Constance Freedman, founder, Moderne Ventures; Karly Doble, chief risk officer, Eusoh; Michael Chang, co-founder and head of business development, ByteGain; Naman Trivedi, co-founder and CEO, WattBuy; Daniel Berlind, co-founder and CEO, Snappt; Richard Kincaid, founder and CEO, SageGreenlife, Matt Ehrlichman, founder, Porch.

Half of the 2019 Passport Class class takes the stage at CBRE’s annual Multifamily Summit in Chicago, speaking on AI, sustainability, tech-enabled services and more.

(from L) Constance Freedman, founder, Moderne Ventures; Karly Doble, chief risk officer, Eusoh; Michael Chang, co-founder and head of business development, ByteGain; Naman Trivedi, co-founder and CEO, WattBuy; Daniel Berlind, co-founder and CEO, Snappt; Richard Kincaid, founder and CEO, SageGreenlife, Matt Ehrlichman, founder, Porch.

Private Pitch Opportunities

In the mix of various event types, Moderne Passport companies are fortunate to receive personal invites to present their disruptive technology to highly exclusive groups of owners and operators in the space, making them the exception to the rule when it comes to these private events. Such events include presentations to Tishman Speyer, CBRE, Equity Group and Lincoln Properties (twice!).

 

Oliver Ticker, founder and CEO of StreetWire, discusses blockchain’s role within real estate’s MLSs, with Equity Group’s executive leadership.

Oliver Ticker, founder and CEO of StreetWire, discusses blockchain’s role within real estate’s MLSs, with Equity Group’s executive leadership.

ByteGain’s co-founder and heads of business development, Michael Chang, shares emerging tech of AI and how it fits into real estate at Lincoln Properties invite-only event.

ByteGain’s co-founder and heads of business development, Michael Chang, shares emerging tech of AI and how it fits into real estate at Lincoln Properties invite-only event.

Hand-selected to present to the NMHC Innovation Committee, co-founder and CEO of WattBuy, Naman Trivedi, shares the possibilities of saving money on electric via sustainability.

Hand-selected to present to the NMHC Innovation Committee, co-founder and CEO of WattBuy, Naman Trivedi, shares the possibilities of saving money on electric via sustainability.

Moderne’s program has given us the credibility to start pilot conversations that would have otherwise taken months or years.
— Naman Trivedi, CEO and Founder, WattBuy

The Passport Program is focused on customer acquisition and growth. Companies who are selected into the program can expect Moderne Ventures to act as an extension to their business develop team, providing guidance and expertise, mentorship, pilot development and exposure. If you have a product or service capable of scaling nationally and seeking partnerships to help do so, apply today!