Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures, an early stage investment fund focused on technology companies innovating in and around real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services.
Prior to launching Moderne, Constance was the head of Strategic Investments at the National Association of Realtors® where she launched and managed its investment arm, Second Century Ventures (SCV), and founded its accelerator program, REach, in 2009 and 2013 respectively. During her tenure with NAR, Constance invested in over 30 technology companies and helped bring them to market in the real estate industry and beyond. She was active on several company boards including DocuSign, Updater , Ifbyphone and Xceligent.
Constance came to Second Century Ventures with a background in Venture Capital, Technology and Real Estate. Prior to joining SCV, Constance was an investor with Cue Ball, an early and growth stage investment fund focused on the information services and consumer sectors. Constance began her career spending 7 years on an operating capacity at technology start-ups Molecular (backed by CMGI, acquired by Isobar) and Account4.com (acquired by Lawson). Constance was a practicing real estate agent for three years prior to starting her career in technology.
In 2014, Constance was recognized by Crain’s Business in its prestigious 40 under 40 award and was named on Crain’s Chicago Top Tech 50. Constance was also recognized in both 2014 and 2015 as one of the top 200 most powerful individuals in residential real estate by Swanopoel’s “Power 200.”
Constance served on the Advisory Board for the National Venture Capital Association’s Corporate Venturing Group from 2010-2013 and is on the board of overseers for the non-profit, From the Top. She is also an active Mentor for startups at TechStars and other accelerator groups.
Constance earned a BS from Boston University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.