Updates: 2020 Swanepoel Power 200 released January 14, 2020. Association/MLS rankings coming February 17, 2020.

Power 200 Rank

90

Sean Black

Co-Founder and CEO

Knock

Black runs Knock, which operates a twist on the iBuying business with a home trade-in program. Knock, which Black co-founded in 2015 and raised $400 million in debt and equity in January 2019, targets sellers who are buying another home; it makes an all-cash offer, on their behalf, on their next home and then spruces up and sells their current home. Black previously served as Trulia’s vice president of sales.

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