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AstroLabs Member: Nomad

Founders: Helen Chen and Dan Piehler

Year it was founded: 2019

Headquarters: AstroLabs Dubai

Problem it solves: Help customers buy or sell a home

Nomad was established in 2019 by Silicon Valley co-founders Helen Chen, CEO and Dan Piehler, CPO. Featured on CNN, Nomad is an AstroLabs member as the startup chose the UAE to launch. Let’s learn more about what they do.


Customer first, technology first approach

Nomad is elevating the customer experience the Middle East by using a customer first and technology first approach to update and elevate the buying, selling and renting process. It is a new concept combining cutting edge tech, highly trained agents and quality verified listings to provide customers with a new way to experience finding or selling a home. In two words, we help you buy or sell a home!

A win-win-win for buyers, sellers, and agents

Finding a home is one of the most important decisions in your life. So you would expect the process, whether you are buying or renting, to be flawless. Unfortunately, this often isn’t the case due to a mixture of inaccurate listings, low quality information and generally a poor overall customer experience.

We at Nomad use technology to improve the customer experience as it it enables us to ensure it is seamless from beginning to end. Equipping top agents with best-in-class tools optimizes the way that agents work. It’s a win-win-win for buyers, sellers, and agents.

Future outlook

In the space of two months we have built a team of six highly accomplished individuals, secured our first office space and we are now focused on public launch in early 2020.

We’re currently gearing up for launch in early 2020 and have plans to expand to other countries across the region throughout the coming year.



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