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Dubai’s Nomad Homes wants to digitise Europe and Middle East real estate market, snaps €3.55M funding | Silicon Canals

dubai’s nomad homes wants to digitise europe and middle east real estate market, snaps €3.55m funding | silicon canals

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We all know that buying or renting properties is never an easy task, but Dubai-headquartered proptech startup Nomad Homes wants to make the experience swift for its users. Founded last year by Helen Chen, Dan Piehler, and Damien Drap, Nomad Homes has built a digital real estate platform that brings the entire experience of buying and renting homes online. 

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The founders come with experience from firms such as Blackstone, Addepar, and Uber, and launched the product last month, providing home seekers with search tools, virtual tours, and digital document signing to offer an end-to-end online experience. It partners with local real estate brokerages to provide buyers with an inventory of curated properties. Nomad makes money by taking a percentage of the commission.

Funding from Comcast Ventures

Now the company is planning to use experience from Silicon Valley and Wall Street and bring it to Europe and the Middle East ( …

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Dubai’s Nomad Homes raises $4 million seed to make buying and renting homes easier

dubai’s nomad homes raises $4 million seed to make buying and renting homes easier

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Dubai-based proptech Nomad Homes has raised $4 million in a seed round led by Comcast Ventures (the venture arm of global media giant Comcast), Business Insider reported today. Different other VCs and investors from Silicon Valley, Paris, and California, namely Abstract Ventures, Partech, Precursor Ventures, WndrCo, and Class 5 Global also participated in the round.
Founded last year by Helen Chen, Dan Piehler, and Damien Drap, Nomad Homes has built a digital real estate platform that brings the entire experience of buying and renting homes online. The platform that was launched last month provides home seekers with search tools, virtual tours, and digital document signing to offer an end-to-end online experience. It partners with local real estate brokerages to provide buyers with an inventory of curated properties. Nomad makes money by taking a percentage of the commission.
Nomad is starting with Dubai but has plans to launch in Europe too.
Nomad’s co-founder and CEO Helen Chen was previously an investor at Blackstone and Goldman Sachs. She left Stanford’s MBA program in the United States to move to Dubai and co-founded Nomad Homes last year with Dan Piehler, a former Senior Product Manager at Addepar and Damien Drap, an early Uber …

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Fintech Influencer Switzerland Interview Series: 7 Questions to Ralph Mogicato | Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH

fintech influencer switzerland interview series: 7 questions to ralph mogicato | fintech schweiz digital finance news – fintechnewsch

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In May 2020, Fintechnews.ch launched the Fintech Influencer Switzerland Interview series, which presents at least once a week a short interview we have conducted with a well-known, longtime Swiss Fintech Influencer to get his or her views on some of the industry’s most urging issues and hottest trends.Today we speak in our last interview with  the Swiss Fintech investor Ralph Mogicato, Ralph was nominated by Marc Bernegger.
Hi Ralph, what has changed for you personally during this pandemic?
My business life hasn’t changed much during the Covid Crisis. Since many years I work as a digital nomad. Everything is in the cloud and I am a heavy user of communication tools like Skype, Webex or Zoom. I even like Teams as a tool.
Do you think COVID-19 is the digital accelerator that the industry has been missing so far?
The dramatic consequences of the lockdown and the containment measures showed in every business where the digital loop wholes still are. I don’t know any business person who is not realizing that more digital offerings and services are better than less. Hence I call Corona also a fire accelerator for all businesses.
What is your current focus?

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How to work with international clients while freelancing in the UK

how to work with international clients while freelancing in the uk

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Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson are freelance journalists and hosts of the Freelancing for Journalists podcast. They also teach the ‘How to become a successful freelance journalist’ online training course. See more detailsOne of the most important benefits of being freelance is not being tied to a location. Where you live and who you work for can be completely unrelated. Some will even take this to the extreme, becoming a digital nomad and travelling the globe (current pandemic notwithstanding), pitching and writing as they go.This is not about travel journalism but about expanding the potential number of places you can work. Having a diverse range of publications or outlets on your list mitigates the risks of relying too heavily on one source of freelance income and expanding beyond the UK can be a great way to do this.But there are some things you need to bear in mind when developing an international client base. Tapping into global opportunities, juggling time differences, learning to understand a clients’ working practices from afar and, perhaps most importantly, getting paid without being stung with expensive fees are all things to consider. Lily’s experienceOne of my regular …

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7 storytelling tactics that will help you ace your next interview

7 storytelling tactics that will help you ace your next interview

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From cave wall art to Greek mythology, storytelling is an ancient art form. And it goes beyond creative expression. From an evolutionary standpoint, our brains are programmed to respond to stories as they may contain critical information for our survival. So why not use the most effective storytelling tactics to ace your next interview?A job interview is the perfect setting to integrate a riveting anecdote about your background or get your interviewers sharing their own stories in a way that leaves them feeling positive about your interaction. Inject a dose of humor and, in combination with showcasing your valuable skills and experience, you’ve got a powerful combo.
We’ve asked two storytelling experts — Mark Franklin, MEd PEng CMF, career expert and co-founder of OneLifeTools, an organization that offers narrative assessment tools and trainings for professionals, as well as Marc Angelo Coppola, storytelling expert and founder of Superhero Academy, a mentorship platform for creatives and entrepreneurs — to share their best insights on using the power of storytelling to crush job interviews.
Here are seven storytelling-based levers you can rely on in the high-pressure context of meeting potential employers.

The art of “story listening”
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Six Incredible Stays to Make Your Working From “Home” Fantasies a Reality

six incredible stays to make your working from “home” fantasies a reality

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As remote working becomes an increasingly viable option for more people, with location independence increasingly the new norm, we have delved into our more than 29 million reported listings and over 176 million verified reviews from real guests to present six phenomenal places that fuel the fantasies of working from “home” in the most fantastic way possible.

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Pandemic offers solution to tech industry’s big Brexit problem | The Japan Times

pandemic offers solution to tech industry’s big brexit problem | the japan times

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The pandemic taught Britain’s technology executives that business can still happen even if everyone’s working from home. That lesson is providing a source of relief as the nation’s year-end departure from the European Union looms.A range of senior members of the industry say that having to fabricate remote workforces almost overnight in response to the coronavirus has transformed how they’ll approach recruitment after Brexit. A rough consensus on this is emerging: executives will be kept local to headquarters, but most other roles will not.This approach may lessen the need for work visas, something that could be a huge benefit to an industry where almost a fifth of its workers are born outside of Britain. Though remote working has limits, the prospect of being able to attract and keep a scattered workforce suggests the tech industry, and perhaps other service businesses such as recruiting, are in a stronger position to survive Brexit than they may have expected before the spread of COVID-19.Previously, video-game developer Codemasters Group Holdings Plc “didn’t like to have people working from far away,” said Frank Sagnier, chief executive officer. Now, remote working isn’t an issue in staffing considerations, …

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How’s Your Quarantine? If No One’s Banging Gongs, Count Your Blessings

how’s your quarantine? if no one’s banging gongs, count your blessings

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YONGIN, South Korea — Spending two weeks quarantined in a hotel room is not a pleasant experience, as thousands of people who’ve flown internationally since the pandemic began can attest.But the 300 foreigners confined to a Ramada hotel in Yongin, South Korea, have it worse than most.Each day for the past week, from about 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., protesters outside the hotel have been raising a deafening noise with drums, brass gongs and loudspeakers blaring music. They are local residents, angry that the government chose a hotel in their neighborhood as a quarantine site.“Even with double-glazed windows, they can still be heard when the windows are closed,” said James Martin Thompson, an app developer from Washington, from his fifth-floor room in the hotel, the Ramada by Wyndham Yongin. “When you’re stuck in a small indoor space 24/7, being able to open the windows makes it much more bearable,” Mr. Thompson said. “And during much of the daytime, that isn’t practical with the noise coming from the demonstrators.”On June 11, the South Korean government designated the Ramada as one of eight facilities where foreigners who arrive in the country with no Covid-19 symptoms are quarantined for two …

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This $93,450 RV sleeps 4 and has its own workspace on board to make it an office on wheels — see inside the Business Line

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GlamperRV unveiled its new Business Line RV that can be used as a luxury mobile office on wheels.The RV includes a large central workspace, kitchen, bathrooms, master bedroom, and an additional pull-down double bed.The RV starts at around $93,490.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

GlamperRV has unveiled its new Business Line that turns RVs into a luxury mobile offices on wheels during a time in which many people are still working from home or looking for alternative working spaces.RV and camper van makers both big and small have been noticing an uptick in customers now that people have started weighing what the possibilities are for safe travel, living, and work amid the pandemic.According to GlamperRV, there has also been a specific increase in “demand for flexible home offices.” To accommodate this rising public interest in the digital nomad lifestyle, traditional RV makers like Airstream are now changing several of its floor plans to include set workspaces and desks.However, GlamperRV took a different approach to this new type of customer by creating an office-oriented RV: the Business Line.

Unlike most traditional RV makers, GlamperRV does not build its own vehicles from scratch. Instead, it finds ” …

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345 flights, 218 award nights, 132 cities: Three years as a global digital nomad

345 flights, 218 award nights, 132 cities: three years as a global digital nomad

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How I spent 3 years as a global digital nomad- The Points Guy




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