REach® Technology Accelerator Named Among Best in Nation …

REach®, the growth technology accelerator operated by the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures (SCV), has been named one of the top 30 accelerators in the nation by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, or SARP, for the first time. SARP ranked the top 30—by reviewing performance metrics and soliciting feedback from alumni of over 150 startup accelerators—in five categories: platinum plus, platinum, gold, silver and bronze. REach received a silver ranking.

“It is an honor to be recognized by SARP alongside other elite accelerators in the U.S.,” says Mark Birschbach, managing director of REach and SCV. “Our selection is an indication of the significant strategic value we provide to entrepreneurs looking to work with our members and penetrate our key markets. We see tremendous opportunity for REach companies to meet a similar level of success that SCV investment companies like DocuSign, Updater and others have achieved.”

“NAR’s REach program is the perfect example of the innovative strategies that the association has taken to enrich our REALTOR® members and their business, and being named among the top accelerators in the country affirms our success,” says Dale Stinton, CEO of NAR and president of SCV. “Since becoming REach’s managing director, Mark Birschbach has really taken SCV and REach to the next level, and he ‘owns’ that success now and in the future.”

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“The future of the real estate industry depends on forward thinking and the adoption of technology that benefits consumers and agents in the real estate transaction,” says Bob Goldberg, senior vice president of Business Development at NAR and officer at SCV. “As incoming NAR CEO, one of my top priorities for the future is to continue to successfully leverage REach and SCV’s technology investments to expand the value that REALTORS® bring to the real estate transaction.”

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