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Nomad Homes is a tech-enabled house hunter, making buying your home smooth and simple. Nomad helps buyers through the entire process in one seamless process, they handle the search, viewings scheduling, contract negotiations, and mortgage financing in one place. So, how does it work? Nomad Homes allows you to find your dream property in 3 simple steps: 

  1. Browse all the best properties: Search through verified, curated properties across top brokerages 
  2. Choose what you like: Select the properties you want to see and they will guide you through virtual or in-person viewings
  3. Close the deal: Once you find the home you love, Nomad will handle negotiation, financing, registration, and ownership transfer 

Nomad provides a concierge experience acting as the single point of contact for every step of the way.

Nomad Homes launched in Dubai in 2020 and is excited to expand its services to Paris in Spring 2021.

About the founders/CEO:


Helen Chen is the CEO and Co-founder of Nomad Homes. Nomad is a managed marketplace for users to search, transact, and finance residential real estate under one roof across Europe and the Middle East. 

Prior to founding Nomad, Helen was an investor and worked at Goldman Sachs, China Investment Corporation (CIC), and Blackstone Private Equity. While pursuing her MBA at Stanford, the heart of Silicon Valley, Helen developed a passion for proptech. Against all odds, Helen left her MBA to start Nomad.

A strong believer in supporting women both in tech and in the boardroom, Helen is a champion for hiring female talent at Nomad and encouraging a balanced workforce. 

Helen graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She was selected to Forbes 30 Under 30, Finance.


Damien is COO and Co-Founder of Nomad, a property technology company in the Middle East.

Prior to joining Nomad, Damien was a General Manager at Uber. He started his career in strategy consulting at Oliver Wyman, where he advised leading Retail and CPG players in Europe and the US. He then joined Uber in its early days in 2013 in Paris, participating in building what’s today one of the largest markets for the company. In 2015, he moved to create the Strategy & Planning team for Western Europe before leading it for the entire EMEA region. He moved to the UAE in 2016 to lead the Uber Eats business locally, covering the GCC region.

Damien holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris.


Dan Piehler is the Chief Product Officer and Co-founder of Nomad, a property technology company in the Middle East.

Previously, Dan was a Senior Product Manager at Addepar, a Silicon Valley-based fintech company that provides data aggregation and performance reporting solutions to private wealth management firms. While at Addepar, Dan was responsible for driving the company’s portfolio of third-party integrations, APIs, and developer toolkit. Prior to Addepar, Dan served as the Head of Platform at Lumia Capital, an expansion-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Dan was previously a Product Marketing Manager at ClearMomentum (Acquired by Ipreo) a provider of portfolio analytics software for private equity and venture capital firms.

Dan holds an MBA from the Simon Business School and BA/Economics & English from the University of Rochester.

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