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Moderne Ventures Announces Its New Class of Seven Passport Companies


Moderne Ventures, a venture investment fund, hosted its third annual
Moderne Portfolio Company & Industry Summit last week hosting over 120
leaders in real estate, insurance and finance. The leaders came together
with Moderne's 40+ portfolio companies in working sessions to foster
partnership, innovation and growth. At the Summit, Moderne announced
seven companies selected for its 2018 Midyear Passport Program.

These seven companies were selected from over 4,500 companies Moderne
reviewed this year. Passport Program participants have demonstrated
unique, defensible solutions that are augmenting and challenging real
estate, finance, insurance and home services industries – multi-trillion
dollar industries ripe for innovation and change.

Companies selected into the Passport program will embark on an intensive
7-month industry immersion program where they receive strategic
consulting to support the growth of their business, participate in over
100 one-on-one mentor meetings with senior executive leaders who are a
part of the Moderne Network, capture pilot opportunities with leading
corporations and garner exposure at major industry conferences.

Constance Freedman, Moderne Ventures Founder and Managing Partner, who
has recently been named one of the most influential women by HousingWire
shares, "These companies are addressing some of the core challenges
facing our industries on a global scale. They are positioned to make a
dramatic impact. Moderne was created to accelerate that growth by
helping our companies, and our industry partners, create mutually
beneficial relationships, share market feedback, rapidly iterate, and

The Moderne Passport 2018 Midyear Class has collectively raised almost
$80M in funding prior to joining the class and collective valuations
north of $200M. The new companies are:

  • Dwelo (
    Salt Lake City: Simple, seamless smart building
    technology platform
  • Geo CV (www.
    ) New York: Truly
    automated 3D computer vision technology
  • Havenly (
    Denver: Online interior design that's fun,
    convenient and affordable
  • PERQ (
    Indianapolis: Increase online conversions
    with guided buying journeys powered by artificial intelligence
  • Shyft (
    San Francisco: A technology and logistics company
    transforming the moving and relocation industry
  • Sisu (
    Salt Lake City: Coaching and accountability
    sales platform
  • Super (
    San Francisco: Home warranty that makes owning
    as easy as renting

About Moderne Ventures

invests in technology companies in and around real estate,
finance, insurance and home services. Moderne most often looks outside
its industries to find game changing innovation that can be applicable
within them. Moderne operates both a Venture Fund and the Moderne
Passport, an Industry Immersion Program designed to foster innovation,
partnership and growth between industry partners and new emerging
technology companies. Moderne works with over 700 executives and
corporations within its core industries and evaluates over 4,500
emerging tech companies each year. Its principals have invested in over
60 companies including DocuSign, Updater, August, Better, Hello Alfred,
TaskEasy, Homesnap and Leaselock.

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