April 21, 2015

Tommy Sowers

Guri Walia becomes the newest Advisor to SOLO

Angel investor: "SOLO's model generates new value out of inefficiency"

Today, GoldenKey announced that Bay Area Angel investor and entrepreneur Guri Walia has officially joined the GoldenKey team as an Advisor.

"GoldenKey is a breath of fresh air in a real estate industry stuck in the 20th century," says Walia. "SOLO's model generates new value out of inefficiency in a $1.7T industry. Both buyers and agents stand to win in GoldenKey's intuitive marketplace and à la carte agent services."

Guri Walia is a Wharton MBA graduate who has made an indelible mark on the tech startup community. As a former Managing Partner of Scient Venture Capital, Guri was an early investor in He was the CEO of IDMatrixx, Inc., and an independent Angel investor in multiple successful startups like Getaround and Curebit (now Talkable).

"GoldenKey has found an incredible resource in Guri," says GoldenKey Founder and CEO Tommy Sowers.  "He has extensive experience helping tech startups navigate launch, financing, and scaling. Guri recognizes potential and surrounds himself with the best – I'm thrilled to have him on the GoldenKey team."

By unbundling real estate, GoldenKey offers buyers a full 3% rebate on a home purchase and empowers agents to work on their own terms – the services they love, on the schedule they want, at the prices they set.  SOLO's recent pilot launch in Ft. Lauderdale, FL has validated the model as real estate agents flock to GoldenKey's online marketplace to offer à la carte services to buyers. The GoldenKey Founders bring decades of multi-sector leadership and clear vision to GoldenKey, which is rapidly closing out its seed round of investment.

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