Real Estate

2018 Rising Stars: Pat Kinsel

Founder and CEO of Notarize


Pat Kinsel is founder and chief executive officer of Notarize, the first company in the country to digitize the entire real estate closing process. Notarize allows anyone to legally notarize a document from their iPhone or computer 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Notarize is valid nationally and connects customers with licensed Virginia electronic notaries by live video call. Notarize is the only platform with approval from and successful delivery to both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and receive the support of national title underwriters, etc. Partners include United Wholesale Mortgage, Stewart Title, Westcor Title, ValueAmerica, Florida Agency Network, Realogy, Lennar and more.

Kinsel has built a team that is leading the industry forward, with members serving as co-chair of the PRIA Interstate Recognition Committee, co-chair at MBA’s MISMO Online Mortgage Standards Committee and chairman at ESRA eNotary Policy Committee. He is also a partner at Polaris Partners, a leading venture capital firm, where he has led Series A financings in Lob and Drizly and serves on the boards of both companies. Previously, Kinsel was the founder and CEO of Spindle, which was acquired by Twitter in 2013


“Be someone people want to work with.” I love that advice because it’s all-encompassing. Be a star performer, a great leader, and someone people enjoy and respect.

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