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A summary of recent Side press releases and news coverage.


Side Launches in Florida

Side, the only real estate brokerage that exclusively partners with high-performing agents, teams and independent brokerages to transform them into boutique brands and businesses, today announced its launch in Florida.


VC-Backed Side Expands to Florida

On the heels of raising $35 million, a San Francisco-based brokerage that provides white-label tools to agents has set its sights on Florida. Side, the venture-backed brokerage founded in 2017, launched in Florida this week, the company said.


Real Estate Platform Targets High-Performance Agents

Side is a real estate technology platform that targets high-performance agents and teams, and it’s just secured fresh funding. The company has raised $35 million in a Series C funding round led by Sapphire Ventures. Guy Gal, CEO and co-founder at Side and Paul Levine, Managing Director at Sapphire Ventures, joined Cheddar to discuss their partnership.


Side raises $60m to fuel growth of real estate agent partnerships

Real estate brokerage Side has received some heavyweight financial backing to help expand its partnerships with high-performing agents and teams. The firm has raised a total of more than $60 million including a $35 million Series C round led by Paul Levine, managing director of Sapphire Ventures and former president and COO of Trulia ahead of their acquisition by Zillow.


Side’s $35 Million Series C Financing

Side raised $35 million Series C round bringing the company to over $60 million in total funding. Sapphire Ventures led the round. Trinity Ventures, Matrix Partners and a host of strategic real estate investors also participated in the round.


Side Raises Over $60M in Total Funding

Side, a San Francisco, CA-based real estate brokerage that enables agents, teams, and local brokerages to grow their businesses and their own boutique brands, raised over $60 million in total funding.


The future of real estate is agent-owned boutiques

Three independent real estate teams are dominating L.A. metro coastal markets and high-end inland areas. Each one is founded and run by agent owners who don’t have to operate a brokerage. That’s thanks to their partnership with Side, a tech brokerage-as-a-service start-up that provides a new business model option to high performing agents and teams.


The 4 bullseyes in real estate for venture capitalists

Paul Levine, a managing director at Sapphire Ventures, expects total funds invested in real estate tech to jump to $10 billion in 2019. During his presentation, titled What’s Next in Real Estate, Levine named iBuyers, “tech-forward” brokerages, new types of financing, and transaction automation as the four bullseyes for investors. Levine explained that Side’s tech-forward, agent-centric brokerage model appeals to top producing agents and hits the nail on the head by evolving away from traditional brokerage structures.


Announcing the 2019 Inman Innovator Award Winners

The annual Inman Innovator Awards honor the creative companies, organizations, and individuals pushing the boundaries of the real estate industry and achieving new feats. Side was honored to receive the first runner-up award for most innovative brokerage.


Vikki Bartholomae Joins Side to Advance Interests of Top Agents and Brokers

Bartholomae said, “When I first heard about Side and realized that it offers true equity in a way that allows agents to own their own business and grow that business without having to operate it, I had to be a part of that. I just had to. Side is a partner, equally invested in the business, that innovates on behalf of top agents and ensures that they continue to have sustainable growth.”


Side, the most agent-forward brokerage, you’ve never heard of.

“If you’re familiar with California Real Estate, you may have heard of some of the brands that they’ve partnered with – Thrive, City, Elevation, Real Estate Experts, Portfolio, and many more. What you probably didn’t know is that they are all powered by a new brokerage that is flipping the old model on its head.”


Ambassadors announced for Inman Connect Las Vegas 2019

We’re proud to announce that Side’s Director of Partnerships, Alice Pak, was selected to be a distinguished Inman Ambassador this year. An Inman Ambassador is a real estate professional who is recognized for their insight, commitment, and guidance within the industry. These individuals are committed to raising the bar through education and events. Congratulations, Alice!

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