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Zain Jaffer

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Difficulties of Investing in Hardware Startups | Jeff Wilson & Zain Jaffer

The PropTech VC Podcast

Jupe is a high-design prefab shelter technology company, building products enabling short-termtravelers to escape into the wilds of nature while remaining plugged in. Founded by Jeff Wilson, amodular housing and design innovator, Jupe was designed and built by former SpaceX, Tesla, andAirbnb employees.  Jupe’s design is inspired by cosmic aesthetics with a comfortable, modern interior. Jupe units are available for pre-order in December 2020, with the first deliveries expected in Spring 2021. To learn more about Jupe, please visit jupe.com. Each Jupe unit is shipped as part of a chassis foundation that can be flat-packed to roam anywhere, without regard to the electrical grid, and is assembled in hours. Pre-orders for the Jupe units are now available for a refundable $99, with first deliveries in Spring 2021.  ================================================================Subscribe to Zain Jaffer: https://bit.ly/2SWhYW5 Follow the PropTech VC Podcast:Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2IzoznuListen on Spotify -  https://spoti.fi/2STWDwqListen on Google Play - https://bit.ly/2H7s6c0 Follow Zain Jaffer at:Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjafferWebsite: https://zainjaffer.com/Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/ ================================================================Creating the World's First Co-Living Start-Up:https://youtu.be/K2MQNZnfvOA Innovative Housing that can change the world!https://youtu.be/K92fRT04Qjo Building an Online E-Commerce Furniture Empire:https://youtu.be/WhznBbYMhhg ================================================================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.

20mins

14 Mar 2021

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The Politics of Affordable Housing | Jeff Wilson & Zain Jaffer

The PropTech VC Podcast

Jupe is a high-design prefab shelter technology company, building products enabling short-term travelers to escape into the wilds of nature while remaining plugged in. Founded by Jeff Wilson, a modular housing and design innovator, Jupe was designed and built by former SpaceX, Tesla, and Airbnb employees.  Jupe’s design is inspired by cosmic aesthetics with a comfortable, modern interior. Jupe units are available for pre-order in December 2020, with the first deliveries expected in Spring 2021. To learn more about Jupe, please visit jupe.com. Each Jupe unit is shipped as part of a chassis foundation that can be flat-packed to roam anywhere, without regard to the electrical grid, and is assembled in hours. Pre-orders for the Jupe units are now available for a refundable $99, with first deliveries in Spring 2021.  ================================================================Subscribe to Zain Jaffer: https://bit.ly/2SWhYW5 Follow the PropTech VC Podcast:Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2IzoznuListen on Spotify -  https://spoti.fi/2STWDwqListen on Google Play - https://bit.ly/2H7s6c0 Follow Zain Jaffer at:Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjafferWebsite: https://zainjaffer.com/Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/ ================================================================Creating the World's First Co-Living Start-Up:https://youtu.be/K2MQNZnfvOA Innovative Housing that can change the world!https://youtu.be/K92fRT04Qjo Building an Online E-Commerce Furniture Empire:https://youtu.be/WhznBbYMhhg ================================================================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.

20mins

10 Mar 2021

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New Reforms in Real Estate Taxes & Renting | Zain Jaffer & Kyle Stoner

The PropTech VC Podcast

Kyle Stoner is the Co-founder and CEO of Abode. The company redefines home buying by connecting consumers to everything they need to buy a home in one place.   Their web/mobile application also uses data science to match buyers & sellers with top-performing real estate agents.  They are part of the 2-17 TechStars Chicago Class. Kyle has a BS from Purdue University and an MBA from the Columbia Business  Abode offers an all-inclusive approach, with a platform that connects consumers directly to the tools formerly available only to brokers, while matching them to the professionals they might need: lenders, attorneys, inspectors, movers, and more. ================================================================Subscribe to Zain Jaffer: https://bit.ly/2SWhYW5 Follow the PropTech VC Podcast:Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2IzoznuListen on Spotify -  https://spoti.fi/2STWDwqListen on Google Play - https://bit.ly/2H7s6c0 Follow Zain Jaffer at:Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjafferWebsite: https://zainjaffer.com/Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/ ================================================================Creating the World's First Co-Living Start-Up:https://youtu.be/K2MQNZnfvOA Innovative Housing that can change the world!https://youtu.be/K92fRT04Qjo Building an Online E-Commerce Furniture Empire:https://youtu.be/WhznBbYMhhg ================================================================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.

25mins

7 Jan 2021

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Significance of Technology in Property Management | Daniel Kwak & Zain Jaffer

The PropTech VC Podcast

My conversation with Daniel Kwak continues with the question of whether it is advantageous to begin a career in real estate as a middle man. Daniel postulates that this depends on the goals and aspirations of the individual.  Next, we talk about the pros and cons of using in-house management in real estate. Our guest suggests that it is advantageous. He also lets in on a trick used by his colleagues to earn more money in property management. As we converse further, Daniel explores the importance of technology to property management in relation to his personal experience. He narrates events in which property management firms charged too much for minor services. Apparently, this led him to start working on property management software with his brother.  In particular reference to reporting, Daniel explains how technology affects property management. He reveals some features of the software he is working on that enables effective reporting. Also, he relays how software can help repeal repetitive processes in managing the property.  Daniel and I end this part of our conversation by commenting on the grave importance of technology in real estate, especially in the nearest future.  ================================================================Subscribe to Zain Jaffer: https://bit.ly/2SWhYW5 Follow the PropTech VC Podcast:Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2IzoznuListen on Spotify -  https://spoti.fi/2STWDwqListen on Google Play - https://bit.ly/2H7s6c0 Follow Zain Jaffer at:Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjafferWebsite: https://zainjaffer.com/Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/ ================================================================Creating the World's First Co-Living Start-Up:https://youtu.be/K2MQNZnfvOA Innovative Housing that can change the world!https://youtu.be/K92fRT04Qjo Building an Online E-Commerce Furniture Empire:https://youtu.be/WhznBbYMhhg ================================================================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.

23mins

2 Dec 2020

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Importance of Technology in PropTech & Real Estate! | Jacob Blackett & Zain Jaffer

The PropTech VC Podcast

The discussion continues with Jacob elucidating that he is presently focusing on syndication technology software engineering more than the real estate business. Zain asks Jacob if software engineering is more lucrative than real estate, and he answers affirmatively.  He further emphasizes how leveraging software instigated exponential growth in his company.Talking more about the relationship between real estate and technology, Zain implores Jacob to explain how technology can improve real estate physically. In turn, Jacob talks about renewable energy and self-sustaining homes. He also explicates the importance of sleep.  Delving fully into bedroom décor, Jacob explains the mechanism of Sleep Canvas: A device that improves the quality of sleep by regulating temperature, drowning out noise, and generally filtering the area. He says that the inspiration to create Sleep Canvas emanated from his own personal experience.  The conversation ends with Zain talking to Jacob about the growth of his marketing firm. He concludes that the founder’s competence matters in the growth of a start-up. ==========================Jacob is the founder of several businesses including:- SyndicationPro — a platform to scale real estate syndications.- Holdfolio — a real estate crowdfunding portal.- Six10 Management — property management and construction. Jacob closed on his first multifamily acquisition deal in March of 2017, syndicating a 46-unit project to 34 different investors.  Jacob Blackett began his real estate career in 2010, starting with fix and flips to buying and holding single-family homes to multifamily syndications.  Since then, Jacob founded Holdfolio in 2014 and SyndicationPro in 2018.  Today, he manages over 1,200 multifamily units and has placed over $40M into income-producing real estate ================================================================Subscribe to Zain Jaffer: https://bit.ly/2SWhYW5 Follow the PropTech VC Podcast:Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2IzoznuListen on Spotify -  https://spoti.fi/2STWDwqListen on Google Play - https://bit.ly/2H7s6c0 Follow Zain Jaffer at:Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjafferWebsite: https://zainjaffer.com/Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/ ================================================================Creating the World's First Co-Living Start-Up:https://youtu.be/K2MQNZnfvOA Innovative Housing that can change the world!https://youtu.be/K92fRT04Qjo Building an Online E-Commerce Furniture Empire:https://youtu.be/WhznBbYMhhg ================================================================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.

22mins

19 Nov 2020

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Importance of Technology in PropTech & Real Estate! | Jacob Blackett & Zain Jaffer

The PropTech VC Podcast

The discussion continues with Jacob elucidating that he is presently focusing on syndication technology software engineering more than the real estate business. Zain asks Jacob if software engineering is more lucrative than real estate, and he answers affirmatively.  He further emphasizes how leveraging software instigated exponential growth in his company.Talking more about the relationship between real estate and technology, Zain implores Jacob to explain how technology can improve real estate physically. In turn, Jacob talks about renewable energy and self-sustaining homes. He also explicates the importance of sleep.  Delving fully into bedroom décor, Jacob explains the mechanism of Sleep Canvas: A device that improves the quality of sleep by regulating temperature, drowning out noise, and generally filtering the area. He says that the inspiration to create Sleep Canvas emanated from his own personal experience.  The conversation ends with Zain talking to Jacob about the growth of his marketing firm. He concludes that the founder’s competence matters in the growth of a start-up. ==========================Jacob is the founder of several businesses including:- SyndicationPro — a platform to scale real estate syndications.- Holdfolio — a real estate crowdfunding portal.- Six10 Management — property management and construction. Jacob closed on his first multifamily acquisition deal in March of 2017, syndicating a 46-unit project to 34 different investors.  Jacob Blackett began his real estate career in 2010, starting with fix and flips to buying and holding single-family homes to multifamily syndications.  Since then, Jacob founded Holdfolio in 2014 and SyndicationPro in 2018.  Today, he manages over 1,200 multifamily units and has placed over $40M into income-producing real estate ================================================================Subscribe to Zain Jaffer: https://bit.ly/2SWhYW5 Follow the PropTech VC Podcast:Listen on Apple - https://apple.co/2IzoznuListen on Spotify -  https://spoti.fi/2STWDwqListen on Google Play - https://bit.ly/2H7s6c0 Follow Zain Jaffer at:Twitter: https://twitter.com/zainjafferWebsite: https://zainjaffer.com/Current Ventures: https://zain-ventures.com/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainjaffer/ ================================================================Creating the World's First Co-Living Start-Up:https://youtu.be/K2MQNZnfvOA Innovative Housing that can change the world!https://youtu.be/K92fRT04Qjo Building an Online E-Commerce Furniture Empire:https://youtu.be/WhznBbYMhhg ================================================================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.

22mins

19 Nov 2020

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Zain Jaffer On Health And Sustainability In Real Estate Mixdown

CoreNet Global's What's Next Podcast

In this episode of What's Next, Zain Jaffer (a venture capitalist and real estate investor), joins us to discuss health and sustainability in corporate real estate.

28mins

22 Sep 2020

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Acquired for $780 million - lessons learned about Fundraising and moving to the US, by Zain Jaffer.

Fundraising Radio | Startups | Venture Capital | Angel Investing

Zain Jaffer, currently Partner at Blue Field Capital and previously the Co-Founder and CEO at Vungle that was acquired for $780 in 2019. In this episode Zain talks about how he managed to move from the UK to the US and who should try doing the same. We also talked about the major mistakes that he had made during the fundraising process and his major accomplishments. Blue Field Capital: http://www.bluefieldfunds.com/ The Proptech VC podcast by Zain: https://open.spotify.com/show/5DBlKyYaVcuNv8uFq4LCfJ?si=_Jbm0oT1SWWMGaRYQ5pikw Episode on Proptech by Fundraising Radio: https://www.fundraisingradio.com/Zach-Aarons/

27mins

16 Sep 2020