The MetaProp Accelerator @ Columbia University is the foundation that started MetaProp in 2015 and its Demo Day is the culmination of an intense 22 weeks. In partnership with presenting partner, 31 Ventures by Mitsui Fudosan and host partner Convene, MetaProp pulled off its biggest Demo Day to date, the NYC-based VC said “we decided to shake up the proptech industry with the most diverse founder class in the program’s history, including five female co-founders, entrepreneurs representing six different ethnicities/origins, and technologists of all ages.”
The five startups from the 2019/20 class of the MetaProp Accelerator @ Columbia University program pitched to a crowd of leading industry insiders, with potential investors, real estate brokers, entrepreneurs, engineers, landlords, and more.
Zach Aarons, co-founder and general partner of MetaProp, said he was proud “to see this group of new industry leaders personify [MetaProp’s] core values of diversity, integrity, affordability/sustainability, and entrepreneurship.”
The Lieu | Premium grooming and feminine hygiene subscription service for workplaces and ‘amenitized spaces’.
Aren | AI-powered computer vision technology that detects structural defects in infrastructure projects.
TracFlo | Software-as-a-service platform for general contractors and sub-contractors to manage change orders.
Switch Automation | Hardware and software solution that connects buildings to the cloud so property owners can reduce operating costs, improve energy efficiency and deliver exceptional occupant satisfaction.
Alpha’a | An online art procurement platform for interior designers, architects, developers, and property managers.