[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Thomvest.]
Thomvest Ventures has Invested more than $500M across 53 companies since its founding in 1996. The firm is fully capitalized by Peter Thomson; Peter and his family own a majority stake in the news and information services company Thomson Reuters. Thomvest invests across all stages, from seed to growth equity and is focused on four primary verticals: fintech, proptech, cybersecurity, and marketing technology. Notable portfolio companies in the proptech vertical include Glide, Blend, Ribbon, PeerStreet and SoFi.
Thomvest’s market map of 220 real estate companies is a great visual resource for those first exploring the world of proptech. In addition to the venture group, Peter Thomson also runs a single-family rental portfolio called Thomvest Properties, which is based in Dallas, Texas.
Represented in the GEM: Nima Wedlake
What gets me out of bed:
Working in venture capital requires constant learning and an openness to new ideas, which makes the job interesting and fulfilling. Most importantly, we have the privilege of working closely with fantastic entrepreneurs on a daily basis. Being a small part of their journey is exciting and rewarding.
What we like: Its deep fintech roots–and more specifically alternative-financing–makes Thomvest an expert in one of the most compelling areas of innovation in real estate.