Cottage Closes $15m Series A Funding to Expand its ADU Marketplace Across the US

Cottage, a software platform and marketplace that unites homeowners and contractors to build ADUs, announced that it has closed $15 million in Series A funding.

Munich PropTech Startup Building Radar Raises €5M in Series A Funding

German proptech startup Building Radar has raised €5 million in Series A to expand on market intelligence for the contruction industry.

Computer vision-based interior design firm Modsy raises $37M

Computer vision startup Modsy is looking to expand after raising $37 million in a Series C round of funding led by TCV. The round brings its total funding to over $70 million. For those who aren’t familiar with Modsy, it’s essentially a kind of virtual design app that combines its computer vision tech with human

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Nextdoor, the social network for neighborhoods, raises $123M

“Local” social networking site Nextdoor, which aims to bring together people who live in the same neighborhood, has just raised $123 million in a funding round led by Riverwood capital. Benchmark, Tiger Global Management, Kleiner Perkins, and an undisclosed “large global asset manager” also participated in the round, which brings Nextdoor’s total funding to more

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Home trade-in startup Knock raises $400M funding

Knock, a real estate startup that buys homes directly from homeowners, similar to the better-known Opendoor, has brought in a $400 million investment to accelerate a national expansion and double its 100-person headcount. According to the company, the new funding will allow it to continue its nationwide expansion, add employees, and perhaps most importantly, advance

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HUD to donate $47 million for grants to housing counselors

Some $47 million of funding has been earmarked by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to go towards providing housing counseling grants. The money will be used to help around one million low income households avoid foreclosure or find new housing. HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced the new funding initiative, saying that HUD-approved housing

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Divvy Homes lands $30M in venture capital funding

Real estate startup Divvy Homes, which wants to revolutionize rent-to-own and fractional ownership, just raised $30 million from venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz. San Francisco-based Divvy, which only launched earlier this year with $7 million in funding, calls itself a “fractional homeownership company.” In many ways the company seems similar to traditional rent-to-own operators, some

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Rental listings site Zumper raises $46 million in Series C round

Rental marketplace Zumper is raising $46 million in a Series C round of funding led by Axel Springer and Stereo Capital with participation from Blackstone, Dawn Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Breyer Capital,

Real estate intelligence firm Skyline AI raises $18M in Series A funding round

Real estate investment technology provider Skyline AI is raising $18 million in a Series A round of funding from Sequoia Capital and TLV Partners with participation from JLL Spark, a division of JLL and others.

Startup OpenDoor raises $325M in mega-funding round

Online real estate marketplace OpenDoor says it’s raising a whopping $325 million in financing, valuing the company at more than $2 billion.

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