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‘Selling Sunset’ star Christine Quinn’s brokerage debuts new crypto credit scoring platform

Reality TV star Christine Quinn and her co-founder/husband announce key product launch from their crypto luxury real estate startup, RealOpen

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Startups among entities to face tougher laws as Kenya moves to protect personal data

The registration kicked off after the data protection regulations, providing guidance to be adhered by data controllers and processors, came into...

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Mudafy raises $10M in Founders Fund-led Series A to fix LatAm’s ‘broken’ real estate process

Mudafy, which operates in Argentina and Mexico, has raised $10M for its fast-growing digital real estate brokerage.

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FTC slams Opendoor with $62M settlement over false advertising claims

Real estate tech company Opendoor agrees to pay a $62 million settlement after being accused of deceptive advertising.

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You can’t afford a house, but you can probably afford Nada

Real-estate fintech company Nada allows investors to buy into the home-equity market for individual cities such as Miami and Austin

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Indonesia’s IDEAL takes the pain out of applying for mortgages

Applying for mortgages is often a time-consuming and disorganized process, with reams of manual paperwork required. Based in Jakarta, IDEAL...

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Butlr lands new cash to put people-detecting sensors in the office

Butlr, a startup creating sensors that measure space occupancy and more via thermals, has raised $20 million in a freshly-closed venture capital...

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Embattled digital mortgage lender Better.com reveals string of new senior exec hires in ‘rebirth’ attempt

The embattled online mortgage lender Better.com announced today several new hires of senior executives in an effort to reinvent its image.

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Brazilian proptech startup Loft, which was valued at $2.9B last year, lays off 380 employees

Loft, a Brazilian proptech unicorn, has let go of 380 employees in its second round of layoffs this year.

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HomeLister lets you skip the realtor and keep the commission

HomeLister is a digital brokerage and real estate site that gives homeowners a way to list and sell their properties online, with support.

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Taking on Bilt, Stake aims to expand its cash-back rewards program for renters

Stake, a startup offering a cash-back rewards program for property renters, has raised $12 million in a venture funding round as it gears up for...

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Sequoia Capital India and Founders Fund back UAE-based proptech startup Huspy in its $37M round

Founders Fund has made its first investment in the Middle East by backing UAE-based proptech startup Huspy. The $37 million Series A round, one of...

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Amid real estate tech industry layoffs, HomeLight raises $60M and acquires lending startup Accept.inc

Real estate tech company HomeLight raises $60 million more at a $1.7 billion valuation, and acquires lending startup Accept.inc.

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Redfin and Compass lay off a combined 900+ employees as mortgage interest rates continue to climb

Real estate tech companies Redfin and Compass both conduct layoffs as the housing market slows.

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Summer launches to let you ‘try before you buy’ a second home

As many millennials struggle to come up with the cash to buy their first home, plenty of other folks are looking to buy their second. Summer is...

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Roofstock founder closes on $90M fund to back early-stage proptech startups

1Sharpe Ventures will invest in 30 to 40 early-stage companies in the real estate tech world. It is targeting pre-seed to Series A-stage companies.

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Viola Credit closes $700M fund to provide asset-based lending FinTech startups

Fintech startup and alternative credit asset manager Viola Credit, has closed its latest $700 million fund which provides asset-based lending...

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Latch, a proptech meets SaaS play, conducts two consecutive weeks of layoffs

Latch, a proptech smart lock company that raised $152 million in known private capital before debuting on the stock market through a SPAC last year,...

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Belong secures $80M to take the pain out of rental property management

Historically, the relationship between landlords and tenants can be a contentious one. At the same time, the experiences of managing a property, and...

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Forerunner, Bezos back Arrived, a startup that lets you buy into single-family rentals for ‘as little as $100’

Arrived has raised $25 million to give people a way to buy shares in single-family rental properties. Bezos Expeditions is an investor.

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Colombian proptech Habi reaches unicorn status with $200M raise co-led by SoftBank and Homebrew

Habi, a Bogota-based proptech, has closed on $200 million in a Series C funding round co-led by Homebrew and SoftBank Latin America Fund. The startup...

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Formwork Labs aims to build ‘the YC of construction tech’

Brick & Mortar Ventures is teaming up with BuiltWorlds to launch an early-stage accelerator program called Formwork Labs, focussed on...

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The half-billion-dollar profit swing that led to Better.com’s myriad layoffs

S-4 from Aurora Acquisition Corp., the SPAC that Better.com intended to merge with, provides stark details about the latter’s financial...

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Point closes on $115M to give homeowners a way to cash out on equity in their homes

A marketplace that pairs homeowners with institutional investors, Point's Home Equity Investment les homeowners get cash for a percentage of...

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Sumutasu secures $10M to digitize Japan’s real estate market

Sumutasu, founded four years ago to streamline the buying and selling of residential real estate, nabs $10M to digitize Japan’s real estate market.

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Opendoor alums raise $7.75M for Kindred, a home-swapping network it says makes travel ‘dramatically more affordable’

With more people working from home than ever, the desire to take advantage of that newfound flexibility to travel has been greater than ever. But...

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Meta’s head of M&A leaves role to join real estate startup Pacaso as COO

Lara Cumberland, who led M&A at Meta for seven years, has left her role to join real estate startup Pacaso as its chief operating officer (COO).

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Vontive wants to be the Palantir of real estate investing

Ex-Palantir engineers launch mortgage tech platform for investment real estate with backing from 8VC, Founders Fund, and others

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