Second Century Ventures Adds Alex Lange to Grow VC and Accelerator Operations

Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors® strategic investment arm, hired technologist Alex Lange, former Market Leader chief technology officer, as an operating partner.

In addition, Mark Birschbach, who joined SCV in 2013 and is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing the fund’s strategic investments and supporting existing SCV portfolio and accelerator companies, has been promoted to vice president.

Lange will help run the venture capital fund, which focuses on early-stage technology companies, and its technology accelerator program REach®. He has acted as an entrepreneur in residence with SCV for the past year, mentoring the eight 2015 REach class companies and becoming a trusted advisor to many of startup companies.
Lange has more than 25 years of technology, product and startup experience.
Prior to joining SCV, he was chief technology officer at Market Leader, acquired by Trulia in August 2013, and co-founded, a social marketing platform that was acquired by software company Vertical Response.

Birschbach was previously chief operating officer at Monthlys, a marketplace for consumers to manage subscriptions and memberships to products and services.

Second Century Ventures is an early-stage technology fund, backed by the National Association of Realtors®, which launches portfolio companies into large industries including real estate, financial services, banking, home services, and insurance. Led by Dale Stinton, SCV has invested in dozens of innovative technology companies, including DocuSign, Xceligent, SentriLock and zipLogix, and past companies, ePropertyData and ifbyphone.

The REach technology accelerator provides industry access and mentorship to startup technology companies over 9-months. It gives access to over 300 executive-level mentors and more than 4,000 Realtors® who provide input and participate as beta testers to give the companies early product feedback and help build the right tools for the industry.
Past participant companies include Updater, BombBomb, SmartZip and WeVideo.



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