The Venture Brief
The Venture Brief
Nov 30, 2020
#49: Brendan Wallace - Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall - Where Is Your Alpha?
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  • Acquiring expert skill in 3-6 months.
  • Founding a tech company with zero experience.
  • How a 34-year-old without any VC experience grew to $1.3Bn under management in 3 years.
  • Starting the Uber of South America.
  • The key insights behind Fifth Wall. 
  • Autonomous vehicles and the impact on real estate and the changing landscape.
  • Strategic thinking.

Brendan Wallace is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall which is the largest venture capital firm focused on the global real estate industry and property technology for the Built World.

Prior to starting Fifth Wall, Brendan co-founded Identified, a workforce optimization data and analytics company that raised $33 million of venture funding and was acquired by Workday in 2014. He also co-founded Cabify, the largest ridesharing service in Latin America, and has been an active angel investor, making more than 60 investments in companies including Bonobos, Dollar Shave Club, Lyft, SpaceX, Clutter, and Philz Coffee.

Brendan started his career at Goldman Sachs in the real estate, hospitality, and gaming group before joining Blackstone’s real estate private equity practice.

He graduated from Princeton University, where he received his BA in political science and economics and got his MBA from Stanford.

Book: Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
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