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The National Association of Realtors®‘ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, has hired top technologist Alex Lange, former Market Leader chief technology officer, as an operating partner. SCV’s also announced the promotion of Mark Birschbach to vice president.
Lange will help run the venture capital fund, which focuses on early-stage technology companies, and its technology accelerator program REach®. Lange has acted as an entrepreneur in residence with SCV for the past year, mentoring the eight 2015 REach class companies and quickly becoming a trusted advisor to many of startup companies.
Birschbach joined SCV in 2013 and is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing the fund’s strategic investments and supporting existing SCV portfolio and accelerator companies. Previously, he was chief operating officer at Monthlys, a go-to marketplace for consumers to manage subscriptions and memberships to products and services. Birschbach is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.