Wrapping up an Amazing Pitch Competition for the Upcoming Leaders in the Web3 Ecosystem

Ever wondered what it’s like to pitch your business in just two minutes? SolidBlock, along with Draper VC and Propy, Inc., hosted a pitch competition on July 18, where five Real Estate Tokenization startups pitched their big ideas. The judges included the legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper; SolidBlock’s CEO Yael Tamar and President Laura Brighten; and Propy’s CEO Natalia Karayaneva.

If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a link with the rundown on the companies that presented their visions for the future of the real estate. 

Hosted by Stonks.com, a startup that provides access to competitive, invite-only startup events on the “front page” of startup investing, the event drew a capacity crowd of 300 attendees at live event. There were about 40 intros made with investors that generated $2.3 M in investment interest for the startups.

SolidBlock, Tim Draper, and Propy

In early 2022, SolidBlock completed an initial raise of seed money led by Tim Draper and his fund, Draper Associates. 

Tim Draper is the founder of Draper Venture Network, Draper Associates, and Draper Goren Holm, and holds prominent investments in Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter, DocuSign, Coinbase, Robinhood, and Focus Media. A proponent of Bitcoin and decentralization and author of How to be The Startup Hero: A Guide and Textbook for Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs (2017), Tim received wide coverage for his 2014 purchase of seized bitcoins at a US Marshals Service auction. 

Propy has also received support from Tim Draper. A real estate firm with a difference, Propy has led the way in selling private homes as NFTs. Just click, click, and close. In a recent Forbes article, Natalia writes about how NFTs, Web3, and blockchain are transforming the housing market. And thanks for mentioning SolidBlock!

About SolidBlock

Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Israel, SolidBlock is a leader in Tokenization as a Service (TaaS) for real estate. As blockchain fuels change in the way real estate is transacted, the tokenization of real-world assets on SolidBlock’s platform empowers asset owners to transact differently—buy, sell, raise capital, and collateralize—and to manage their tokenized property on a secure, immutable, transparent system. 

SolidBlock provides the tools that unlock the value of an asset’s liquidity and administer the records for every real estate transaction on the blockchain. SolidBlock’s real estate tokenization platform is a bridge to a decentralized financial (DeFi) ecosystem and the Web3 blockchain economy. 

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Miriam Green

An award winning poet and author of The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver (Black Opal Books, 2019), Miriam transitioned post-COVID into content writing. Miriam’s love of words has served her well. As a young writer she edited two newsletters at the Federal Reserve Board under Chairman Alan Greenspan. Miriam writes a blog at The Lost Kitchen, describing the hardships of caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s and featuring related recipes. She is a 30-year resident of Israel, and a mother of three.

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