San Francisco-based tech firm, Side, recently got a boost from a $150 million Series D funding round led by Coatue Management, a technology-focused investment firm. This latest round of financing establishes Side as one of the only real estate companies to achieve unicorn status and reach the $1 billion valuation milestone in just four years.
Side’s combined funding now totals more than $200 million which includes support from venture capital firms including Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures and Sapphire Ventures.
Side’s new funding round will support hiring to expand the platform and accelerate expansion efforts beyond its three operating markets of California, Texas and Florida. Agents and independent brokerages will now have the ability to partner with Side and gain full ownership of a boutique brand without having to operate as a brokerage.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.
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