Hightower, a NYC-based mobile technology startup operating in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, secured $2.12m in seed funding.
The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) and Thrive Capital with participation from RRE Ventures and Red Swan, and angel investors David Tisch (Boxgroup), Aaron Levie (Box.com), Joe Lonsdale (Formation 8), Jason Tan (Sift Science), Chris Howard and Brad Silverberg (Fuel) as well as Brandon Shorenstein, Lee Linden and Gary Vaynerchuck. In conjunction with the funding, BVP Partner Ethan Kurzweil, joined the board of Hightower.
Created by CEO Brandon Weber, Chief Technology Officer Niall Smart and design head Donald DeSantis, Hightower provides a mobile/web leasing platform that enables institutional landlords and their leasing brokers to track and collaborate on deals in real time from the web and any mobile device.
The cloud-based platform aggregates leasing data across property portfolios of various sizes and converts it to actionable analysis that landlords can use to make data-driven leasing decisions.