Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast

Patrick Kinsel, ”Eating Glass”, Founder & CEO at Notarize, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #211

February 15, 2022

Patrick Kinsel, "Eating Glass", Founder & CEO at Notarize, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #211

Patrick Kinsel is the CEO & Founder of "Notarize". He is a successful serial entrepreneur who has shared some powerful lessons in our conversation. He is someone with a strong passion to change the world and to empower his team to see the larger goal they are striving for.

More About Patrick Kinsel:

"I'm the Founder/CEO of Notarize, the first company making it possible to legally notarize documents online and on demand. We’re a company of firsts. We completed the country’s first-ever online real estate closing and now make it possible for anyone to click to buy, sell, or finance their home online. We also executed the country’s first-ever online will and have digitized how people finance their business, assign power of attorney, purchase and finance a vehicle, open a bank account, and complete countless other transactions online for the first time. We’ve changed numerous federal and state policies, have won many first-of-their-kind regulatory and commercial approvals, and have now worked to pass 35+ state laws enabling many of America’s largest industries to enter the digital age. 

I’m also a Partner in the venture capital firm Polaris Partners where I spend my time building and investing in new technology companies. I led Series A & B financings in Lob and Drizly (acquired by Uber for $1.1B) and serve(d) on the boards of both companies.

I've built products across a wide range of industries, including search, social, productivity, legal, finance, and real estate. I previously co-founded Spindle, a company I led as CEO from December 2010 until it was acquired by Twitter in June 2013. Spindle developed patented search technology to generate topical, algorithmic timelines from Facebook and Twitter content. Prior to Spindle, I was at Microsoft incubating new concepts and bringing them to market. I led the development of Launched by Mark Zuckerberg at F8 in 2010, was a collaboration with Facebook to bring Microsoft Office Online to the Facebook audience. Before, I helped to launch Bing Social Search in October 2009. Prior to Microsoft, I tried to start several companies with varying degrees of success. 

I live in Boston and am committed to helping the entrepreneurial community, but have been amazed by my experiences visiting 35+ states for Notarize and believe the opportunities of the digital economy exist in every corner of America. 

I'm an eighth generation Californian and visit San Francisco often."

About Michael Valdes:  

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent.

Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

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