Legally notarize your documents online. Anytime. Anywhere.
That compelling question spurred co-founders Pat Kinsel and Adam Pase to launch Notarize, a firm that—with the help of Camber Creek—is bringing online document verification to some of the largest companies in the world.
Through Notarize, consumers and businesses can connect with an online notary public 24-7 using a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Of course, achieving scale meant Notarize needed to work with major businesses and other digital products. That’s why Camber Creek:
“Camber Creek has been an amazing partner for us,” Pat says. “From their presence on our board to helping us land major partnerships with leading real estate groups and corporations like Adobe, they’ve been tremendous.”
That’s the simple yet powerful idea behind Measurabl, a SaaS-based firm founded by Matt Ellis to help corporations more easily track everything from diversity in hiring to energy usage. How did we get involved? Camber Creek had been looking at a number of companies in the ESG space (environmental, social and governance).
The Measurabl platform stood out for its simplicity, ease of use, analytical platform, and robust data capabilities.
With Measurabl, companies can skip tedious, and often manual, spreadsheet tracking. Instead, the platform provides an up-to-date picture of energy usage and other key indicators, plus benchmarks to show how that data compare to national and international standards.
Those are the kind of action-driven numbers that drive real change.
To spur fast growth, Camber Creek worked with Matt and his team on several fronts, including to:
“Camber Creek is the blue-chip investor for real estate technology,” Matt says. “They introduced us to major new customers. After they led our Series A, their network became mine.”
When we first met with Matt, the platform had 2 billion square feet of property on their platform. Now they have over 10 billion square feet across 75 countries.
And that’s just the start. As more organizations realize they can’t tell their whole story without quality ESG data, that number will continue to grow. When it does, Measurabl will be there to track what matters most.
You’ve got to find something that works, then reach the apartment manager and try to make an appointment to see the place—before someone else does.
Some people get so frustrated they give up. Not Funnel co-founder Caren Maio. She set out to solve the problem.
“I moved eight or nine times in 10 years,” Caren says. “After my last move, I felt like there had to be a better way.”
We first met Caren in 2014, remained close and helped guide her and the team as their solution evolved and became Funnel. In 2018, we invested in the platform, which allows a property owner to manage the difficult challenge of end-to-end leasing.
“Camber Creek provided value even before they invested. Then they helped Funnel at every stage of our growth, identifying and recruiting key co-investors and C-suite hires,” says Caren, who now serves as Funnel’s chairwoman.
Camber Creek co-led the Series A round, brought in other investors and multifamily housing operators who helped the platform gain traction. Today, Funnel is a trusted partner of leading multifamily owners and managers across the country.
“They offered resources I wouldn’t have thought to ask for,” Caren says. “Camber Creek is key to where we are today.”
Why? They had the vision, experience and drive to solve one of the costliest delays in real estate financing.
Every day, billions of dollars in real estate deals grind to a halt while lenders wait on appraisals. This includes:
John Meadows, Noah Isaacs, and Cesar Devers, co-founders of Bowery, used a new tech platform to transform the appraisal bottleneck into an efficient process that takes a few hours—not weeks.
We knew this platform could be a game-changer and after meeting John and Noah in 2017, we ran a demo with our network of real estate LPs. They were quick to see the benefits of a software package that generates comps and a thorough appraisal based on input from the appraiser.
Camber Creek took action, leading the seed round, supporting the company with introductions, and serving on the board.
Today, Bowery powers their best-in-class appraisers with cutting-edge software. They’re opening up the appraisal logjam and working with lenders of all sizes—including some of the country’s largest banks.
“Having Camber Creek as a lead investor was transformative for Bowery. Some of their relationships became our earliest, biggest customers,” John says. “They push hard toward big outcomes and continue to be thoughtful partners. It’s made a major impact.”