Navitas Capital lands $60M to invest in real estate tech startups



California-based venture capital firm Navitas Capital, which is focused on funding real estate-related technology startups, has just landed $60 million from

Real estate social network Nextdoor lands $75M funding round



Local neighborhood social networking site Nextdoor has reportedly closed on a massive $75 million funding round in order to fuel the next stage of its expansion. The news was first reported by The Information, which said the round values Nextdoor at some $1.5 billion. The round brings Nextdoor’s total funding to $285 million, having previously […]

Aquicore’s energy management platform helps to boost energy efficiency in large buildings



A company called Aquicore is helping environmentally-conscious property owners with a comprehensive energy management software platform that’s designed to help improve energy efficiency in every room and every level of each building in their portfolios. Aquicore’s platform delivers advanced analytics on energy usage across your entire portfolio with a single click, allowing users to compare […]

Zenplace is using ROBOTS to give guided property tours



Real estate agents could soon find themselves being displace by robots, at least when it comes to giving tours of properties, after a startup announced plans to build machines that can take prospective renters on a guided tour of homes they’re interested in without the need for a human to be present. The robot realtors […]

Compass lands massive $450M funding round from SoftBank



Compass continues to raise capital, having just landed its biggest funding round yet from the Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Group. Less than a month after the New York-based real estate technology startup received $100 million in series E funding from Fidelity Investments, Tokyo-based SoftBank infused the company with $450 million, plus another $50 million in […]

U.K. real estate platform Settled adds new Strengthen & Secure feature



VC-backed proptech business Settled is introducing a new and unique “Strengthen & Secure” feature to its property transaction platform to help buyers and sellers reach completion faster and with a greater sense of security.

LeaseLock wants to eliminate security deposits with insurance for property managers



LeaseLock is hoping to do away with the need for security deposits in order to help renters gain approval while insuring property managers for losses due to unpaid rent or damage. The startup says it’s the first security deposit insurance company to go nationwide in the U.S. Renters pay a small monthly fee as opposed […]

Bitcoin slowly but surely gains relevance in real estate



Bitcoin is fast-gaining the attention of the real estate industry, with several states already changing their laws to allow it to be used to finance property transactions.

HomeJab creates mini “feature films” to market your listings with its new Elite Package



Real estate photography startup HomeJab is announcing a new “Elite Package” for home sellers who need maximum online exposure and a fast sale.

Office space platform Truss is now available in Houston



AI-enabled web and mobile platform Truss, which helps businesses find, tour and lease office spaces with incredible speed and ease, says it’s opening its doors to the Houston market. Local firm Gulf Coast Boiler Service Company is already very pleased with the platform. “I’m so impressed at how easy the office search process was for Gulf […]

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