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罗盘CEO Robert Reffkin in 2019 after cutting the ribbon on the real estate brokerage’s tech center in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop)

房地产经纪指南针filed for an IPO在Monday. The 8-year-old company reported $3.7 billion in revenue last year, up 56% year-over-year, with a net loss of $270 million, down from $388 million in 2019.

罗盘is among a flock of real estate tech companies riding a strong U.S. housing market amid the pandemic driven by record low mortgage rates and limited supply of homes. Compass now has more than 19,000 agents across 46 U.S. markets. It estimates its total addressable market at more than $570 billion.

The company competes with Seattle real estate giants Zillow Group and Redfin, among others. They are all looking to disrupt the residential real estate business by using technology to automate how people buy and sell homes.

After some initial turbulence earlier last year due to the pandemic, shares of Zillow and Redfin have skyrocketed over the past year. Zillow is now valued at more than $40 billion, while Redfin’s market capitalization is nearly $8 billion.

罗盘is headquartered in New York, but its strong ties to Seattle are numerous:

  • Last year, Compassacquired西雅图标题和托管软件启动Modus,将2岁的创业公司及其60名员工添加到其房地产科技工具的阿森纳。
  • 前亚马逊和微软高管Joseph Sirosh担任首席技术官,基于西雅图地区。去年前亚马逊行政格雷格·哈特joined指南针担任首席产品。
  • 罗盘in 2019打开a large engineering center in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. It now employs 600 brokers in the Seattle area, along with 200 employees.

指南针筹集了16亿美元的风险融资,并在2019年的估价为6.4亿美元,筹集了3.7亿美元。

2019年Zillow起诉指南针窃取知识产权和偷猎员工;西装稍后settled.

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