Become a Startup Scout

Join our VC Startup Scout Program and step into an exciting world of innovation. You'll gain invaluable insights into the global startup ecosystem, helping burgeoning ventures and broadening your investment perspective.


MetaProp is a New York-based venture capital firm that primarily invests in real estate technology startups. Since its inception in 2015, the accelerator has invested in more than 100 start-ups across the globe. The firm provides an accelerator program that lasts up to 22 weeks, and participants can receive up to $250,000 in financing.

One of MetaProp's notable success stories is the investment in Bowery, a real estate appraisal company, which raised $12 million in Series A funding in 2018. Another one is Spruce, which provides title insurance and escrow services, raised $29 million in 2020 despite the economic impact of COVID-19.

The accelerator attracts entrepreneurs who want tailor-made mentorship, unparalleled business network, and access to investors. MetaProp's network includes significant real estate, technology, and investor corporations like Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Zillow, and Warburg Realty.

The co-founder of MetaProp, Aaron Block, had success in the fields of international real estate operations, technology, and innovation before setting up the accelerator. His expertise and experience have significantly guided the selection process and mentoring in the accelerator firm.

MetaProp at Columbia University is one of their initiatives where they collaborate with Columbia University's engineering school to run the university's real estate technology accelerator. It is the first of its kind platform in the field of PropTech to be operated through a partnership between an accelerator and an Ivy League institution.

One of the unique features of the MetaProp accelerator is their Global PropTech Confidence Index. It tracks the health of the real estate tech market from the perspective of investors and start-ups. The index captures their sentiments towards market growth prospects and investment activities, which provides important insights into the PropTech industry.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Available Programs

Startup Investor?

Receive dealflow opportunities from startups, innovations, and individuals in MetaProp Accelerator. Connect with our network of investors and get access to top-tier startup investments.

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Co-Working Space Organiser

Do you help run a co-working space as an organiser or a greeter? Do you come across interesting entrepreneurs and startups?

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Event Organiser

Do you organise an event, conference, or trade show? Help your founder attendees get discovered.

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Are you active in the entrepreneurship club at your college? Doing an MBA? Or are you a PHD student at a technical university? Help your fellow students get funded.

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