NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Skyline AI, a real estate investment technology company using advanced, proprietary artificial intelligence and data science to outperform commercial real estate investment benchmarks, announced today that it has raised $18 Million in a Series A Round. Led by Sequoia Capital and TLV Partners with participation from JLL Spark, a division of JLL (NYSE: JLL), and others, the strategic round enables Skyline to expand platform integration to include additional asset classes and further cooperation with the leading commercial real estate investment firms in the US. Closed just four months after announcing $3M in seed funding, the Series A Round brings Skyline AI's total funding to $21 Million. Other participants in the round include NYCA Partners, Arbor Ventures and iAngels.
Skyline AI's proprietary artificial intelligence and machine-learning platform is introducing advanced, supervised and unsupervised learning models into the entire commercial real estate acquisition and ownership process. The platform utilizes the largest data pool in the industry to predict the value and future behavior of any institutional-grade asset in the US. Skyline AI uses its technological advantage to detect and exploit market anomalies, identify superior risk-reward investments, and discover untapped value creation opportunities. The Skyline AI platform also provides continuous market data analysis and information during the entire ownership period.
"Commercial real estate is coming out of the dark ages when it comes to technology," said Guy Zipori, Co-Founder and CEO of Skyline AI. "We developed a platform that injects advanced AI directly into the core of the acquisition and ownership process, leveraging the largest data set in the industry to predict the performance of any asset in the US. We provide our partners and investors with cutting edge asset analysis in the shortest amount of time, adding value to any commercial real estate investment, on or off the market."
"We knew when we made our initial seed investment in Skyline AI that the founding team had the AI expertise and vision to truly disrupt the commercial real estate market," said Haim Sadger, partner of Sequoia Capital. "What we did not know is how fast the the multi-trillion dollar US market would recognize the true value and opportunity with Skyline AI as their partners. AI is the future of real estate analysis and underwriting and is poised to fundamentally change the way assets are acquired."
"While artificial intelligence (AI) has already transformed a number of industries, the commercial real estate market is still lagging behind," said Eitan Bek, Managing Partner of TLV Partners. "Guy, Or, Iri and Amir assembled an exceptional, multidisciplinary team at Skyline AI to address this market through their proprietary AI-driven platform. We believe that Skyline AI has infinite potential in this multi-trillion-dollar market."
"On the heels of launching our one hundred million dollar JLL Spark Global Venture Fund, we are excited that Skyline AI is one of our first investments," said Yishai Lerner, Co-CEO of JLL Spark. "When we saw what the Skyline AI platform could do, we knew immediately that their technology is going to play a significant role in the commercial real estate investment market. JLL wants to be at the forefront of leveraging advanced technology for our clients and for the industry, and the Skyline AI team has the expertise and vision to complement JLL's commitment to innovation."
Skyline AI uses the most comprehensive data set in the industry, mining data from over 130 different sources, analyzing over 10,000 different attributes on each asset for the last 50 years. Powered by natural language processing and high performance data infrastructure, all data is compiled into one large "data lake," and then cross-validated to make sure the data used is accurate. This enables Skyline AI to provide, within seconds, a deep assessment and the most accurate actionable predictions about any asset in the United States.
Skyline AI was founded by four serial tech entrepreneurs who once again joined forces after successfully exiting together several AI-driven startup ventures that transformed industries including security, healthcare and online video. The co-founders are: Guy Zipori (CEO), Or Hiltch (CTO), Iri Amirav (CRO) and Amir Leitersdorf (Executive Chairman).
About Skyline AI
Skyline AI, founded in 2017, is a real estate investment technology using proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning to augment the performance of institutional-grade commercial real estate investments. Skyline AI utilizes an unprecedented amount of live real estate data to provide the deepest and most accurate predictions about any commercial asset in the US, providing a clear market picture for the first time. Skyline AI is partnering with the leading players in the industry to outperform commercial real estate benchmarks. Backed by Sequoia Capital, JLL Spark, a division of JLL (NYSE: JLL), and others, Skyline AI has raised $21 Million in total funding. The company has offices in New York and Tel Aviv. To learn more about Skyline AI please click here and to access the media kit, please click here.
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