Real estate, technology, and media.
Groom Ventures starts with an idea that doesn’t seem realistic and then makes it real, often by partnering with industry leaders. Some recent examples:
- In a partnership with Greystar, the largest apartment developer in the United States, Rock Hill Development LLC achieved a precedent setting zoning approval for a 400 unit apartment building in Loudoun County, Virginia despite many obstacles, leading to a significant land sale.
- In a partnership with the village of Batuan, one of the most important art communities in Indonesia, Indo Art House organized, funded, and sponsored the first use of a community center among many other art initiatives to kick start the 1,000-year celebration of Batuan.
- Working with Dewberry and other leading consultants, Rock Hill Development overcame engineering and legal challenges to subdivide and sell property in Fairfax County Virginia.
- In a partnership with the Seeds of Hope Orphanage in Bali, the Virginia Groom Foundation is changing the life of young people with education, physical improvements, health care, and more.
Through for-profit and non-profit entities we’re active in real estate, digital technology, media, and philanthropy. With the right partners, a small company can have a big impact.
Groom Ventures team meets in Bali
Virginia Groom Foundation Christmas Events
December 25, 2022
To celebrate Virginia Groom's birthday on December 25,
we did 5 events that week with about 300 participants.
Events included distributing food, daily essentials, clothing and medical supplies to the elderly in need, Christmas gifts at an orphanage, movie night for a children's painting group we support, and special gifts to a small group of elderly that we provide continuous care for.
Sale of property in Fairfax County Virginia to Vestoge Ventures LLC
The culmination of a legal and engineering challenge. After a 17 month process we achieved approval of floodplain and wetlands studies, leading to subdivision approval and to the sale of this property.
December 5, 2022
After a 18 year hold, property owned by Rock Hill Development LLC in Loudoun County Virginia is zoned for 400 apartments
to be developed by Greystar, the largest apartment builder in the United States.
This development is the first in this area, and the zoning coincided with the opening of the Innovation Metro Station, a half mile from the property. We believe that this building will spur the development in the area, leading to an area of mixed use developments housing thousands of residents.
November 15, 2022
Casa Command Patent Issued by US Patent
Office to John F. Groom
With the Casa Command app, we hope to integrate artificial intelligence, visual imaging, and data in way to fundamentally change every process involving objects within a home, including home sales, moving, home management, and insurance.
October 18, 2022
August 15th - 28 th 2022
Children’s Art Exhibition in Batuan
The village of Batuan in Bali is celebrating its 1,000 year anniversary this year and Indo Art House has been very involved, most notably as the official sponsor of an art exhibition showcasing the work of 50 children. Batuan is one of the great art villages of Indonesia; in the mid 80s half of the residents made their living from some kind of art related activity, such as painting, dancing, music, sculpture, or weaving.
It’s a place that takes art seriously, and on the opening of the exhibition we had over 700 visitors, including 250 seeing the opening ceremony. This exhibition was the first use of the Batuan village center, and inspired the naming of that center as part of the festivities. Indo Art House also sponsors children’s painting classes and other activities in this village, where we’re proud to help great traditions of art and craftsmanship continue.
Patent Filed for the Everything Tag
August 12, 2022
John Groom, Prudhvi Nag, and Bryan Matott filed a patent for the Everything Tag (Digital Tags to Facilitate Production, Collaboration, Transparency, Privacy, Authentification, History,Synchronization, Ownership and Regulatory Compliance During the Creation and Use of a Product),
Every Tag Tells a Story is the motto of this app, and we think by taking the most mundane of things – physical tags – and converting them to digital tags, we can tell a story about how a wide variety of goods are produced, and make the connection between buyers and makers much more meaningful.
Rock Hill Development LLC
Rock Hill Development LLC sells Loudoun County, Virginia property zoned for 400 apartments to Greystar, the largest apartment developer in the United States. The property is within walking distance of the recently opened Innovation Metro Station. Construction will begin in 2023
John F. Groom
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.
John has 5 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
- John Groom, Prudhvi Nag, and Bryan Matott filed a patent for the Everything Tag-Digital Tags to Facilitate Production, Collaboration, Transparency, Privacy, Authentication, History, Synchronization, Ownership, and Regulatory Compliance During the Creation and Use of a Product
- Dynamically Generated Object-Responsive Interactive Action Display,filed February 27th 2023,status pending
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 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
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
Public Affairs, Indo Art House and Virginia Groom Foundation
Sancita has a bachelor's degree in economics and is pursuing a master's 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
Associate Software Engineer
Sairam is the latest addition to the Groom Ventures Technical Team.
He has 9 years of technical experience, including some entrepreneurial experience.
He has a bachelor's Degree in Computer Science & Applications.India Groom Ventures
Purnawan is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology.
He has worked in various creative industries as an event organizer freelancer in Bali for over 3 years.
Now he is a technical team support for Groom Venture in Bali, specializing in design, videography and visual production.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.
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.
THE OUTRAGE REVIEWS
- 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.
Counting to God: A Personal Journey Through Science to Belief
Living Sanely in an Insane World: Philosophy for Real People
Life Changing Advice From People You Should Know
The Real Case Against Goldman Sachs
From Tragedy to Triumph : 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks
New Home Buyers Guide
The 1.4 Billion Dollar Man
Groom Ventures has worked with contractors and investors around the world for many years. A few of them are featured below.
Explore Media Designer
Author of Counting to God
Real Estate Brokerage
Co-author of From Tragedy to Triumph: 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks
Senior Associate at Dewberry
Social Media Handler
Josey Thomas M.
Research on Sales and Financing
Financial Tool Development
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Image Librarian and Researcher
Project Manager of Attitude Media
Project Manager of Scrapbook & Explore
Project Manager & Technical Lead of Explore
Digital Books Sales Executive
San Diego, CA
Marketing & Sales Research
Social Media Promoter
Iowa City, IA
Real Estate Broker
Health Care Consultant
US Based Admin Asst / WordPress Developer
Marsing, United States
Business Research on Successful Conservative Digital Entrepreneurs
Elliot, South Africa
Web Design with focus on Images
Art research and Photography
Mobile Development Team Lead, CodesOrbit
Zia Ur Rehman