151. Kingmaking, De-Risking Every Investment & the Future of Real Estate Tech (Brendan Wallace)

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Brendan Wallace of Fifth Wall Ventures joins Nick to discuss the massive opportunity in real estate tech and how fifth wall can be a startup Kingmaker.ย  In this episode we discuss:

  • how building a fund is different from a startup
  • why fifth wall invests in real estate tech
  • why they take a different approach to workign with LPs and portcos
  • how large corporate LPs get comfortable with threatening tech that can destroy existing asset value
  • Brendan gives an overview of the real estate tech landscape and how it’s segmented
  • why he thinks no other funds are focused on this sector
  • the common demoniator he looks for in startups
  • the concept of the built world and how tech will bridge the gap between physical and digital
  • the most disruptive ideas he’s come across in real estate
  • how the hot trends like AI, AV, robotics and VR/AR will effect the sector
  • and finally, what’s surprised him most since raising fifth wall fund 1


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