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PropTech or Property Technology is the application of innovative technology to the real estate industry. Zain Jaffer interviews entrepreneurs, investors & senior executives to share insights, explore investment opportunities and discuss trends in the PropTech space.

The PropTech VC Podcast Zain Jaffer

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PropTech or Property Technology is the application of innovative technology to the real estate industry. Zain Jaffer interviews entrepreneurs, investors & senior executives to share insights, explore investment opportunities and discuss trends in the PropTech space.

    The Qualities of A Successful PropTech Founder

    The Qualities of A Successful PropTech Founder

    A successful Data-driven and tech-savvy founder, an expert in the field of PropTech (Real Estate), and passionate about leading a company. They must have leadership qualities, expertise in product development and innovation, and an understanding of making their product/ service affordable.

    In this episode, we will discuss the qualities of a successful proptech founder. They must be able to wear many hats and wear them well, and they must have a good sense of business, finance, programming, project management, and marketing.


    Knock is defining a new category in the Multifamily Tech Stack: The Intelligent Front Office. Commercial multifamily owners & operators have lacked the software platform to attract, convert, and retain customers efficiently for too long.

    Knock provides the workflow tools and insights needed to optimize every stage of the revenue lifecycle! It has proudly served over 2M units operated by the fastest growing property management organizations in multifamily. 

    Know more about knock  https://www.knockcrm.com/home

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    Using Proptech to Create Scalable Properties
    https://youtu.be/YW03jkrzTlE

    How to Properly Market Student Living Facilities
    https://youtu.be/LHZDsSqMS7E

    The Differences in Startup Investments vs. Real Estate
    https://youtu.be/ovZU9FniTVk

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    About Zain Jaffer:

    Zain Jaffer is an accomplished executive, investor, and entrepreneur. He started his first company at the age of 14 and later moved to the US as an immigrant to found Vungle after securing $25M from tech giants including Google & AOL in 2011. Vungle recently sold for $780m.  

    His achievements have garnered international recognition and acclaim; he is the recipient of prestigious awards such as “Forbes 30 Under 30”, “Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35,” and the “SF Business Times Tech & Innovation Award.” He is regularly featured in major business & tech publications such as The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch.

    • 14 min
    Using Proptech to Create Scalable Properties

    Using Proptech to Create Scalable Properties

    Using proptech to create scalable properties is a new way of thinking about property management. It's not just about maximizing profits and cutting costs; it's about creating a business model to grow with your company.

    This episode looks at how proptech is changing the way we think about property management and how you can use that change to your advantage. Proptech uses technology for real estate, and it's a great way to ensure that your business runs efficiently and effectively.

    Envoy provides shared Mobility as an Amenity for communities where people live, work and stay.
     Envoy is the leading provider of on-demand shared electric vehicles. Envoy vehicles are located in dedicated parking spaces at apartment complexes, hotels, workplaces, etc. We provide a turnkey solution that includes EV infrastructure, an all-electric fleet, fleet maintenance, insurance, a full-service mobile app, customer support, and robust analytics.

    Know more https://www.envoythere.com/

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    Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/

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    The Differences in Startup Investments vs. Real Estate
    https://youtu.be/ovZU9FniTVk

    How to Properly Market Student Living Facilities
    https://youtu.be/LHZDsSqMS7E

    The Economics of Real Estate
    https://youtu.be/lzhLNtaZ6A8
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    About Zain Jaffer:

    Zain Jaffer is an accomplished executive, investor, and entrepreneur. He started his first company at the age of 14 and later moved to the US as an immigrant to found Vungle after securing $25M from tech giants including Google & AOL in 2011. Vungle recently sold for $780m.  

    His achievements have garnered international recognition and acclaim; he is the recipient of prestigious awards such as "Forbes 30 Under 30", "Inc. Magazine's 35 Under 35," and the "SF Business Times Tech & Innovation Award." He is regularly featured in major business & tech publications such as The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch.

    • 22 min
    How to Properly Market Student Living Facilities

    How to Properly Market Student Living Facilities

    Marketing your student living facility to students can be intimidating, but you can make sure your facility is on the top of their list with the right strategy. This episode will look at our favorite marketing tactics for student living facilities.

    First of all, you should know that marketing your student housing facility is not the same as marketing your other properties—you can't just take what worked for others and apply it here. You have to make sure that you target the right audience and use the right language.

    Envoy provides shared Mobility as an Amenity for communities where people live, work and stay.
     Envoy is the leading provider of on-demand shared electric vehicles. Envoy vehicles are located in dedicated parking spaces at apartment complexes, hotels, workplaces, etc. We provide a turnkey solution that includes EV infrastructure, an all-electric fleet, fleet maintenance, insurance, a full-service mobile app, customer support, and robust analytics.

    Know more https://www.envoythere.com/

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    Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2Izoznu
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    Follow Zain Jaffer at:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjaffer
    Website: https://zainjaffer.com/
    Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/

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    Using the Metaverse to Educate Others on Causes
    https://youtu.be/6gOx5SZW4Rg

    Rights and What You Own When You Buy Virtual Land NFTS
    https://youtu.be/1vZvL5grdFs

    The Economics of Real Estate
    https://youtu.be/lzhLNtaZ6A8

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    About Zain Jaffer:

    Zain Jaffer is an accomplished executive, investor, and entrepreneur. He started his first company at the age of 14 and later moved to the US as an immigrant to found Vungle after securing $25M from tech giants including Google & AOL in 2011. Vungle recently sold for $780m.  

    His achievements have garnered international recognition and acclaim; he is the recipient of prestigious awards such as "Forbes 30 Under 30", "Inc. Magazine's 35 Under 35," and the "SF Business Times Tech & Innovation Award." He is regularly featured in major business & tech publications such as The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch.

    • 19 min
    The Differences in Startup Investments vs. Real Estate

    The Differences in Startup Investments vs. Real Estate

    There are two different types of investments that you can make, but it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. Startup investments are typically characterized by high risk and low return, and they don't have any assets or cash flow to speak of. On the other, Real estate investments are based on properties that have already been built and are generating income from rents or sales proceeds (or both). You can make money from both types of investments.

    This episode explores the differences between startup investments and real estate, and we'll help you understand the pros and cons of each to decide which option is best for you.

    Envoy provides shared Mobility as an Amenity for communities where people live, work and stay.
     Envoy is the leading provider of on-demand shared electric vehicles. Envoy vehicles are located in dedicated parking spaces at apartment complexes, hotels, workplaces, etc. We provide a turnkey solution that includes EV infrastructure, an all-electric fleet, fleet maintenance, insurance, a full-service mobile app, customer support, and robust analytics.

    Know more https://www.envoythere.com/

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    Subscribe to Zain Jaffer: https://bit.ly/2SWhYW5

    Follow the PropTech VC Podcast:
    Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2Izoznu
    Listen on Spotify -  https://spoti.fi/2STWDwq
    Listen on Google Play - https://bit.ly/2H7s6c0

    Follow Zain Jaffer at:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjaffer
    Website: https://zainjaffer.com/
    Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/

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    How Real Estate Management Is Changing with New Technologies
    https://youtu.be/NO4LG8QPZvM

    How Web 1.0 and the Pandemic Changed Entrepreneurship and Startups
    https://youtu.be/6YDfX3JbLvo

    Outdoor Digital Advertising: How it applies to the Metaverse and Real Estate
    https://youtu.be/RGsQT6S-ID8

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    About Zain Jaffer:

    Zain Jaffer is an accomplished executive, investor, and entrepreneur. He started his first company at the age of 14 and later moved to the US as an immigrant to found Vungle after securing $25M from tech giants including Google & AOL in 2011. Vungle recently sold for $780m.  

    His achievements have garnered international recognition and acclaim; he is the recipient of prestigious awards such as "Forbes 30 Under 30", "Inc. Magazine's 35 Under 35," and the "SF Business Times Tech & Innovation Award." He is regularly featured in major business & tech publications such as The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch.

    • 16 min
    How Real Estate Management Is Changing with New Technologies

    How Real Estate Management Is Changing with New Technologies

    Real estate management has always been a complex, time-consuming process. But with the help of new technologies, real estate agents can now streamline their operations and save more time for themselves and their clients.

    In this episode we'll look at how new technologies are changing real estate management for the better.

    The Occupier Team combines their deep experience in the commercial real estate (JLL) and proptech industries (VTS, ProCore, WeWork) and applies it to the world of the occupier. 

    Tenants face unique real estate challenges, and Occupier set out to build digital solutions that automate and streamline the management of their lease portfolio and transactions. 

    Occupier was started to connect brokers, real estate teams, and lease accounting professionals to make smarter, more informed leasing decisions for the business.

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    Subscribe to Zain Jaffer: https://bit.ly/2SWhYW5

    Follow the PropTech VC Podcast:
    Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2Izoznu
    Listen on Spotify -  https://spoti.fi/2STWDwq
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    Follow Zain Jaffer at:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjaffer
    Website: https://zainjaffer.com/
    Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/

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    Remote World in Real Estate Investing: Does It Improve Productivity?
    https://youtu.be/077owuTLB-8

    How Web 1.0 and the Pandemic Changed Entrepreneurship and Startups
    https://youtu.be/6YDfX3JbLvo

    Building an Online E-Commerce Furniture Empire:
    https://youtu.be/WhznBbYMhhg

    How the Real Estate Market Is Changing with Novel Forms of Living and Innovations
    https://youtu.be/selvGR6Wdgg

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    About Zain Jaffer:

    Zain Jaffer is an accomplished executive, investor, and entrepreneur. He started his first company at the age of 14 and later moved to the US as an immigrant to found Vungle after securing $25M from tech giants including Google & AOL in 2011. Vungle recently sold for $780m.  

    His achievements have garnered international recognition and acclaim; he is the recipient of prestigious awards such as “Forbes 30 Under 30”, “Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35,” and the “SF Business Times Tech & Innovation Award.” He is regularly featured in major business & tech publications such as The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch.

    • 14 min
    How Web 1.0 and the Pandemic Changed Entrepreneurship and Startups

    How Web 1.0 and the Pandemic Changed Entrepreneurship and Startups

    This episode will cover what happened when these technologies were introduced and how they changed during the pandemic.

    When the internet was born, it was supposed to be a way of connecting people. But it turned out to be so much more than that: It was a way for them to work together, learn things, and create new businesses. 

    The pandemic brought about many changes in how people thought about online businesses, including the fact that some of them went out of business completely while others decided to change their focus entirely.

    The Occupier Team combines their deep experience in the commercial real estate (JLL) and proptech industries (VTS, ProCore, WeWork) and applies it to the world of the occupier. 

    Tenants face unique real estate challenges, and Occupier set out to build digital solutions that automate and streamline the management of their lease portfolio and transactions. 

    Occupier was started to connect brokers, real estate teams, and lease accounting professionals to make smarter, more informed leasing decisions for the business.

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    Subscribe to Zain Jaffer: https://bit.ly/2SWhYW5

    Follow the PropTech VC Podcast:
    Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2Izoznu
    Listen on Spotify -  https://spoti.fi/2STWDwq
    Listen on Google Play - https://bit.ly/2H7s6c0

    Follow Zain Jaffer at:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjaffer
    Website: https://zainjaffer.com/
    Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/

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    Remote World in Real Estate Investing: Does It Improve Productivity?
    https://youtu.be/077owuTLB-8

    The Economics of Real Estate
    https://youtu.be/lzhLNtaZ6A8

    The Problem with Real Estate Rushing to the Metaverse
    https://youtu.be/E2EskCLepxk

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    About Zain Jaffer:

    Zain Jaffer is an accomplished executive, investor, and entrepreneur. He started his first company at the age of 14 and later moved to the US as an immigrant to found Vungle after securing $25M from tech giants including Google & AOL in 2011. Vungle recently sold for $780m.  

    His achievements have garnered international recognition and acclaim; he is the recipient of prestigious awards such as “Forbes 30 Under 30”, “Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35,” and the “SF Business Times Tech & Innovation Award.” He is regularly featured in major business & tech publications such as The Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch.

    • 11 min

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