Our Story

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on the foundation of curiosity, honesty and hustle. We connect entrepreneurs to capital, talent and customers across the startup journey.

15+ Years of Real Estate Innovation

Founded FiveTen and 643 Capital – Leading national platforms in the single family rental sectors
Sold to Cerberus

Founded Dwell Finance – Tech-enabled national bridge lending platform
Sold to BlackStone

Co-Founded Roofstock, the first digital marketplace for investing in single family rental properties, now responsible for >$2bn in transactions.
Backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed

Founded 1Sharpe Capital to fill a gap in the real estate credit and capital markets ecosystem, shaping capital markets strategies for proptech companies like LendingHome and Ribbon.
Grew to >$2bn AUM

Launched real estate investment arm, acquiring and adding value to assets
Bought 1,000 multifamily units, 10,000 single family rental properties

Launched impact investing effort focused on ESG
Received A+ UNPRI rating

Incubated proptech and fintech businesses

Co-Founded Lessen – Technology enabled property services marketplace
Backed by Fifth Wall, General Catalyst, Khosla, Navitas

Co-Founded Zibo – Digital and financial services for property managers
Backed by Khosla, QED, Canaan

Co-Founded Juice – First Digital Bank for the Creator Economy
Backed by Index, Acrew

Invested in and advised early-stage proptech/fintech businesses
E.g: Spruce, Casafari, and Bitso

Launched 1Sharpe Ventures to back the growing class of technology founders tackling opportunities in the built world.

15+ Years of Real Estate Innovation

2005 – 2015

Founded FiveTen and 643 Capital – Leading national platforms in the single family rental sectors
Sold to Cerberus

Founded Dwell Finance – Tech-enabled national bridge lending platform
Sold to BlackStone

2015

Co-Founded Roofstock, the first digital marketplace for investing in single family rental properties, now responsible for >$2bn in transactions.
Backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed

2016

Founded 1Sharpe Capital to fill a gap in the real estate credit and capital markets ecosystem, shaping capital markets strategies for proptech companies like LendingHome and Ribbon.
Grew to >$2bn AUM

Launched real estate investment arm, acquiring and adding value to assets
Bought 1,000 multifamily units, 10,000 single family rental properties

Launched impact investing effort focused on ESG
Received A+ UNPRI rating

2019 – 2020

Incubated proptech and fintech businesses

Co-Founded Lessen – Technology enabled property services marketplace
Backed by Fifth Wall, General Catalyst, Khosla, Navitas

Co-Founded Zibo – Digital and financial services for property managers
Backed by Khosla, QED, Canaan

Co-Founded Juice – First Digital Bank for the Creator Economy
Backed by Index, Acrew

Invested in and advised early-stage proptech/fintech businesses
E.g: Spruce, Casafari, and Bitso

2021

Launched 1Sharpe Ventures to back the growing class of technology founders tackling opportunities in the built world.

Our Team

Gregor Watson

Managing Partner

Gregor has been an entrepreneur and investor in the real estate technology space for over a decade. Prior to co-founding 1Sharpe, Gregor co-founded and is Chairman of Roofstock, an online marketplace for single family rental homes backed by Khosla Ventures and Bain Capital. Gregor also co-founded Lessen, Zibo, and Juice, early-stage proptech and fintech businesses that have been backed by General Catalyst, QED, Khosla, Index Ventures, Box Ventures and others. He is the founder of 643 Capital, a Real Estate Private Equity firm that has acquired, renovated and managed over 5,000 homes across the U.S. under its operating brand, StreetLane Homes. He also co-founded Dwell Finance, a lender to investors of single-family homes, which originated over $500mm in loans and was sold to B2R, a unit of Blackstone. Gregor spent the early part of his career purchasing and developing land and apartments throughout California and is a graduate of Regis University in Denver.

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Rob Bloemker

Partner

Rob has been innovating in real estate and financial services for 20+ years as an entrepreneur, investor, and operator. Before co-founding 1Sharpe, Rob spent nearly 30 years investing in bonds, loans, and real estate. Most recently he was a Portfolio Manager at Cerberus Capital Management within their $5 billion mortgage hedge fund. Prior to Cerberus, Rob co-founded Dwell Finance, a lender to investors of single family homes, was sold to a unit of Blackstone, as well as Five Ten Capital where he raised, invested, and successfully liquidated three private equity funds that acquired, renovated, and managed 6,000 single family rental homes across the United States. He spent 12 years at Putnam where he was Head of Fixed Income overseeing $60 billion in assets and cofounded the firm’s absolute return and hedge fund strategies. His career began in the mortgage divisions of Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers. Rob is a graduate of Washington University, in St. Louis.

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Ginny Miller

Principal

Ginny is a Principal on the 1Sharpe Ventures team. Prior to 1Sharpe, Ginny led technology ventures and innovation at Jamestown, a $12Bn vertically integrated real estate investor and manager, where she managed startup investments, portfolio pilots, and technology relationships. She has also worked on real estate technology initiatives at Apple, Fifth Wall Ventures, and Harvard University. Ginny received her MBA from Harvard Business School and studied Engineering at Dartmouth College.

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Feng Wang

Head of Capital Markets

Feng is a director at 1Sharpe Capital and oversees the firm’s debt capital markets and securitization initiatives while supporting the firm’s venture strategy. Prior to 1Sharpe Capital, Mr. Wang was a founding executive and co-head of capital markets and risk at LendingHome, a technology enabled, nationwide originator of investor property loans and served on the Investment Committee of its private funds. Prior to LendingHome, Mr. Wang was Vice President of the mortgage investment team at Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. Mr. Wang started his career at BlackRock. Feng graduated from Cornell University with a degree in economics and mathematics.

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