At Parker89, we invest in and support entrepreneurs reimagining residential and commercial real estate. From tech-enabled brokerages to mortgage software to fractional home ownership, we believe that the future of real estate will be built upon new technologies and business models that make the transfer of property simpler and more seamless.
As the venture capital arm of First American Financial, we’re in a unique position to leverage the balance sheet, network and assets of one of the most influential companies in real estate to accelerate our partners’ growth.
We believe first and foremost in the potential of great founders. Our name is testament: an homage to C.E. Parker, First American’s own founder, who in 1889 dreamed of a more certain and secure transaction.
Sundae is a marketplace for homeowners looking to sell their house as-is to investors.
Pacaso enables fractional ownership of second homes.
Ribbon empowers lenders and brokerages with buy-before-you-sell and cash offer products for their customers.
Polly offers a vertically integrated suite of SaaS products aimed at disrupting mortgage capital markets.
Vesta builds mortgage infrastructure for originators.
Up&Up helps renters build home equity like owners.
Welcome Homes allows home buyers to purchase a semi-custom, new home for an all-in, guaranteed price.
Paul serves as both a Managing Director at Parker89 as well as the Chief Innovation Officer for First American. He was previously a member of the founding team at Endpoint, a mobile first Title and Escrow Company, and was a Partner at BCG Digital Ventures where he built and launched venture backed companies with the world's largest corporations. Acting as GM, Paul launched five companies, across three continents, spanning Insurance, Financial Services and Real Estate. Before that he advised Fortune 100 companies on Corporate Strategy, M&A and Digital Transformation for BCG.
Paul holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Cambridge and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Pharmacology and Economics. As an Englishman in LA, Paul maintains his status to work in the US courtesy of his wonderful wife, Emily. When not working, they spend the majority of their time looking after their two puppies, Poppy and Alfie.
Nate is a Managing Director at Parker89. Previously he was at BCG Digital Ventures where he helped build Endpoint and met Paul. While at BCG he advised Fortune 500 C-suite teams in mortgage, real estate, and financial services on digital strategy and new business creation. Prior to BCG, Nate was an investor at Primera Capital (seed backer of Fandango, Houzz, Chegg, and VMware) where he made early-stage venture investments and worked closely with portfolio companies on product strategy. Nate began his career as an operator, leading product management at four startups in telecom, database design, cybersecurity, and enterprise SaaS.
Nate has a Masters in History from Oxford (a frequent point of contention with Paul) and a Bachelors in International Studies from Johns Hopkins. He’s a recent transplant to Utah where during his time off he can be found skiing in the mountains or eating burritos at Café Rio.
Tucker is a Vice President at Parker89, focusing on strategic partnerships. He was previously with DataTrace, a division of First American Data & Analytics where he was Vice President of Sales. Tucker came to First American in 2016 through the acquisition of his previous company, RedVision. As the third employee at RedVision, he was instrumental in growing the business to $55M+ in revenue and 600+ people over 13 years. Prior to RedVision, Tucker was in internet consulting and technical staffing.
Tucker has a Bachelors in Economics from Wake Forest University and lives in Gainesville, FL where he was born and raised. He’s been happily married for 25 years to Ericka with 2 children – a senior in college and a junior in high school. In his spare time he usually tinkers with cars and dreams of being a professional race car driver.
If you think you’d be a great fit for Parker89’s support, please send us an email.