Innovation in

Real estate, technology, and media.

In a world increasingly dominated by large institutions and very specialized businesses, John F. Groom has taken a different path, engaging in a wide variety of entrepreneurial ventures, always trying to find a new and better way of creating value, focusing on real estate, technology, and media.

Our current focus is Casa Command, an app we believe will change the way real estate is built, managed, insured, and fixed – and the way that people move.


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    John has been involved in digital technology since 1996 with the launch of the Positive Press website, which garnered wide publicity. In 1998 he became the 4th full time employee of AnnuityNet, the first company in the world to sell variable annuities online. The processing system developed by AnnuityNet is now used by every major insurance company in the US.

    John has 3 software patents:
    • System and Method for Searching, Organizing, Exploring and Relating Online Content – issued in 2018
    • Alternate Search Methodology – issued in 2021
    • Multi-dimensional interaction with data stores related to tangible property – Pending, filed in 2020.
    USA Groom Ventures
  • Bryan Matott

    Design Lead

    Bryan has been with Groom Ventures since June 2020. During his time with Groom Ventures he has been working on design, research, and testing for development of Casa Command.

    Previously, he held the role of Lead Designer for three years at Rome Technologies, a management software developer. He has a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design.

    USA Groom Ventures
  • Prudhvi Nag

    Technical Lead

    Prudhvi has been with Groom Ventures since 2019. He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science & Applications and a Masters in Business.

    Previously, he was a Software Engineer at Sigma Info Solutions, Bangalore.

    India Groom Ventures
  • Ketut Adhi

    Manager, Indo Art House and Virginia Groom Foundation

    Adhi has a masters degree in Art Research for Visual Communication. He joined Groom Venture in early 2022 after successfully organizing various charity VGF events and art production for IAH.

    Previously he worked on a startup project and creative production as a freelancer.

    Indonesia Indo Art House & VGF
  • Bobby Ketros

    Bobby is an illustrator and has been freelancing for a number of years.

    In the past, Bobby has been a sign installer, production person at a display company, and graphic artist for a sign company.

    He also has experience with drawings for patent applications.

    USA Indo Art House
  • Sancita Resen

    Sancita has a bachelors degree in economics and is pursuing a masters degree in tourism and was previously head of public relations at a tech start up.

    He has been involved in Virginia Groom Foundation programs since they began in mid 2021.

    Indonesia Indo Art House & VGF


Casa Command integrates imagery and data in a way that allows people to see information in a visual context. It combines innovations in imaging, OCR, Artificial intelligence, image recognition, valuation algorithms, and business models.

It is being developed by a team that includes Groom Ventures employees in the US and India, as well as contractors in Pakistan, Lebanon, and elsewhere.

Some Casa Command contractors in Pakistan

Real Estate

Our Projects

GV has been doing real estate ventures in Northern Virginia since 1989. It’s interesting to take our first real estate project and compare it to our latest one; both 10 acres, but quite different.


In the early 90s, Groom Properties, Inc. did the grading, built the road, and installed the street and utilities, then sold 22 finished single-family lots to NV Homes, a division of publicly-traded NVR, for the Maple Valley Project in the Franconia area of Fairfax, Virginia.


Now our Rock Hill Development LLC affiliate is taking the same amount of land, very close to the future Innovation Metro Station in Loudoun County, Virginia, and partnering with Greystar, the biggest apartment developer in the US, to build 415 apartments.


Groom Ventures has a long history working with cutting-edge technology. In 1996 one of our ventures, Attitude Media, launched the Positive Press website, followed by The Outrage in 1997. These early web ventures garnered a lot of high-level publicity.


  • Web Magazine: “a brilliant use of the Web”
  • Netscape’s Netcenter: “Unbridled rants that can brighten even the dullest day”
  • The Boston Globe: “John Groom also understands that man’s nature is contradictory”
  • Playboy: “Entertaining rants on topics such as NBA labor negotiations and government waste.

Through various entities such as Groom Books and Attitude Media, Inc., Groom Ventures has published a wide array of books, websites, email lists and social media.

You can sign up for the Positive Quote of the Day by email, running since 1996, here, or get it via Twitter here.



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Groom Ventures has worked with contractors and investors around the world for many years. A few of them are featured below.

  • Brian Casey

    Server Administrator

    Madison, WI

  • Thomas Drotar

    Explore Media Designer

    Venice, CA

  • Douglas Ell

    Author of Counting to God

    United States

  • Marty Turk

    Real Estate Brokerage

  • David Noon

    Co-author of From Tragedy to Triumph: 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks

  • Rich Brittingham

    Senior Associate at Dewberry

    Leesburg, VA

  • Marko Vandev

    Social Media Handler

    Skopje, Madeconia

  • Josey Thomas M.


    Thiruvananthapuram, India

  • Khangelani Hlongwane

    Research on Sales and Financing

    Eindhoven, Netherlands

  • Jana Jelovac

    Graphic Design


  • Noelle Mineweaser


    United States

  • Sergei Mochtchenko

    Financial Tool Development


  • Pablo Kanof

    Graphic Designer

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Gary Ford


  • Stephen Saxon


  • Evelina Simone

    Image Librarian and Researcher

    London, UK

  • Dnyanesh Gawali

    Project Manager of Attitude Media

    Pune, India

  • Amit Agarwal

    Project Manager of Scrapbook & Explore

    Bangalore, India

  • Saskia Vola

    Data Analyst


  • Sam Tuke

    Project Manager & Technical Lead of Explore


  • Joel Burlin

    Digital Books Sales Executive

    San Diego, CA

  • Gobinda Roy

    Marketing & Sales Research

    Kolkata, India

  • Adam Sullivan

    Social Media Promoter

    Iowa City, IA

  • Bryant Mitchell

    Real Estate Broker


  • James Muchiri

    Health Care Consultant

    Nakuru, Kenya

  • Amber Rhodes

    US Based Admin Asst / WordPress Developer

    Greensboro, NC

  • Mercy McCulloch

    UI Designer

    Marsing, United States

  • Denise Biggs

    Business Research on Successful Conservative Digital Entrepreneurs

    Elliot, South Africa

  • Jatinder Singh

    Web Design with focus on Images

    Chandigarh, India

  • Sergei Mochtchenkov

    Financial modeling

    kiev, Ukraine

  • Olga Rybas

    Business Development

    Denpasar, Indonesia

  • Svitlana Minazova

    Art research and Photography

    kiev, Ukraine

  • Lana Praprotnik

    Art Research

    Dresden, Germany

  • Timothy Snowden


    United States

  • John Sutton


    United States

  • Kyle Scudiere


    United States

  • Melinda Bockewitz

    Insurance Consulting

    United States

  • Gagandeep Sohanpal

    Technology research


  • Fahad Shaikh

    Mobile Development Team Lead, CodesOrbit


  • Zia Ur Rehman

    Mobile Developer