Density & the Future of Real Estate

Both Sides of the Table

Nearly six years ago, I was thrilled to invest in Andrew Farah and the team at Density when they had a vision for building anonymous tracking of how people use office buildings, rentals and other public spaces.

Going hybrid? 3 Strategic real estate tips

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Andrew Flint , a co-founder of Occupier , a transaction and portfolio management software helping commercial tenants and brokers manage their real estate footprint. In turn, teams ensure alignment between their real estate decisions and business successes.

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Commercial Real Estate

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

That is a huge question looming over the commercial real estate sector in NYC and around the country. I think this Jamie Dimon quote I read in the NYT piece is about right: Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, the largest private-sector employer in New York City, wrote in a letter to shareholders this week that remote work would “significantly reduce our need for real estate.” We have been investing a lot more in our conference rooms/video setups.

How To Pitch A Real Estate Tech VC

Dream It

Jeff Berman is General Partner at Camber Creek , one of the first venture funds dedicated to real estate technology and the built world. Camber Creek portfolio companies benefit from the network effects of his four partners from the real estate world.

I Spent $12,000 on a Guru’s Real Estate Program. Here’s What Happened

Entrepreneur's Handbook

It kicked started my real estate career where I began earning 3X more than my job as a teacher. investing entrepreneurship real-estate life-lessons real-estate-investments

Real estate marketing software provider Luxury Presence raises $25.9M in a Bessemer-led Series B

TechCrunch

Luxury Presence, a startup selling marketing software to real estate brokerages, announced today it has raised $25.9 Dallas Mavericks basketball player Dirk Nowitzki also participated in the round along with other angel investors, making his first-ever institutional investment. .

Fractional lands $5.5 million to let friends (and strangers) invest in real estate together

TechCrunch

As teammates at buy now, pay later fintech Affirm, Stella Han and Carlos Treviño bonded over their shared background of growing up in real estate families. Fractional , a San Francisco-based startup, wants to make real estate ownership more accessible.

Sundae closes on $80M for residential real estate marketplace

TechCrunch

Sundae , a residential real estate marketplace that pairs sellers of dated or damaged property with potential buyers, has raised $80 million in a Series C funding round co-led by Fifth Wall and General Global Capital.

São Paulo’s QuintoAndar real estate platform raises $120M, now valued at $5.1B

TechCrunch

evolve into a one-stop real estate shop that also offers mortgage, title insurance and escrow services. To that end, e arlier this month, the startup acquired Atta Franchising, a 7-year-old São Paulo-based independent real estate mortgage broker.

Flat.mx raises $20M from VCs, proptech unicorn founders to fix Mexico’s ‘broken’ real estate market

TechCrunch

Flat.mx, which wants to build a real estate “super app” for Latin America, has closed on a $20 million Series A round of funding. Anthemis and 500 Startups co-led the investment, which included participation from ALLVP and Expa.

Avenue 8 raises $4M to rebuild the traditional real estate brokerage model

TechCrunch

But the vast majority of homes are still sold the traditional way, by way of a real estate agent working via a broker. “Michael and Justin have a clear vision for modernizing real estate while keeping agents at the center.

Real estate tech startup Offerpad to go public via SPAC merger in $3B deal

TechCrunch

Rascoff believes Offerpad “is incredibly well-positioned to grab a huge piece” of the online real estate market. iBuying has barely scratched the surface of real estate, one of the biggest addressable markets in the world,” he said in a written statement. “In

Side raises $150M at $1B valuation to help real estate agents go it alone

TechCrunch

Side , a real estate technology company that works to turn agents and independent brokerages into boutique brands and businesses, announced Monday that it has raised $150 million in Series D funding. 9 top real estate and proptech investors: Cities and offices still have a future.

Hustle Fund backs Fintor, which wants to make it easier to invest in real estate

TechCrunch

They were not in a financial position to purchase a home in those neighborhoods (to be clear, not many people are) either for investment or to live. But what if they could invest in homes in up and coming cities throughout the U.S.?

Global Founders Capital leads $9.3M investment into Awning, a real estate brokerage for individual investors

TechCrunch

Awning is a startup that aims to make the process less intimidating through a platform designed to allow individuals to invest in single-family rental homes not just in the cities or states in which they live but in other markets remotely as well.

Commercial real estate lending startup Lev brings in $30M on a $130M valuation

TechCrunch

Commercial real estate has been slow to embrace technology ; though it has an addressable financing market of more than $40 billion, putting together a deal is still mostly manual, paper-heavy and complicated. Continued investments will be made to expand the team.

Singapore tech-based real estate agency Propseller raises $1.2 million seed round

TechCrunch

Propseller , a Singapore-based real estate agency that combines a tech platform with in-house agents to close transactions more quickly, announced today it has raised $1.2 Another Singaporean real estate-focused startup that recently raised funding is PropertyGuru.

Looking to Invest in Real Estate? Check Out This Expert Advice on the Do’s and Don'ts

Smart Hustle Magazine

Investing in real estate can be an exciting premise — it’s been well-known that with the right decisions, real estate can provide a very good ROI (return on investment). Divya’s company is a real estate management and investment firm.

Kapacity.io is using AI to drive energy and emissions savings for real estate

TechCrunch

is on a mission to accelerate the decarbonization of buildings by using AI-generated efficiency savings to encourage electrification of commercial real estate — wooing buildings away from reliance on fossil fuels to power their heating and cooling needs.

Real estate tech startup Side raises $50M more at a $2B valuation as it preps for an IPO

TechCrunch

Side , a real estate technology company that works to turn agents and independent brokerages into boutique brands and businesses, has raised “$50 million-plus” in a funding round that doubles its valuation to $2 billion.

JLL, Khosla lead Jones’ $12.5M Series A for real estate vendor compliance

TechCrunch

Commercial real estate tenants and property managers have to abide by strict liability rules that any vendor entering the property must have insurance certificates and meet other requirements. This new investment brings Jones’ total raised to $20 million, according to Crunchbase data.

Real estate platform Loft raises $425M at a $2.2B valuation in one of Brazil’s largest venture rounds

TechCrunch

Buying and selling residential real estate is a complex business, no matter where you live. But in Brazil, where no MLS exists, the challenge of digitizing real estate is even greater.

Max Q: Sierra Space, Blue Origin, Boeing and others stake out space real estate

TechCrunch

Orbital Reef is claiming its slice of LEO real estate. ispace scored a new investment from Airbus Ventures, part of a Series C extension that brings the company’s total raise to around $200 million (ispace has three lunar lander missions planned through 2024).

OptioLend launches new marketplace to become ‘the LendingTree of commercial real estate’

TechCrunch

The commercial real estate industry is facing its share of challenges, considering the fact that so many people are working from home (and not in offices) and retail is riding a slippery slope as more people shop online. Enter OptioLend , a new startup that wants to help individual investors take advantage of opportunities in commercial real estate by connecting them with “the best possible” lenders. VC investment in proptech can yield profits and change lives.

Why Floored is Awesome, and Not Just for the Real Estate Industry

This is going to be BIG.

The other day, I looked at some real estate space on behalf of one of my portfolio companies. It''s a nice bump for my seed portfolio (I invested about a year ago) and a big win for the company, which is already on a serious revenue ramp. The owner sent me this. Maybe I just don''t have enough imagination or lack of the requisite architecture degree.

One-click housing startup Atmos raises another $4M from Khosla, real estate strategics, and TikTok star Josh Richards

TechCrunch

The company, which we profiled back in July , announced today that it raised another $4 million, this time from Evan Moore at Khosla Ventures, real estate strategic investors like David Gerster at JLL Spark and Lennar board member Scott Stowell as well as individuals like Adam Nash of Dropbox and TikTok star Josh Richards, who I guess has turned that whole concept of hype houses into a real estate investment thesis.

Zuma takes in fresh capital to convert your next apartment tenant lead into a contract

TechCrunch

The company was co-founded by CEO Shiv Gettu, a former real estate consultant, and president Kendrick Bradley, a former Boeing and SpaceX engineer who left his job in 2018 to work at a property management company.

Homebuying startup Flyhomes closes $150 million Series C

TechCrunch

Amid a recent tear in residential real estate investment, venture capitalists are looking to get a piece of homebuying startup Flyhomes. No pen required: The digital future of real estate closings.

Profitable proptech Place raises $100M at a $1B valuation as Goldman Sachs leads its first round of funding

TechCrunch

Many real estate technology companies are developing technology that is in competition with, or could potentially replace, real estate agents. Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s growth equity business led the investment, which included participation from 3L Capital.

Sequoia leads $13M investment in Aalto, an online marketplace that lets homeowners sell directly to buyers

TechCrunch

Sundae closes on $80M for residential real estate marketplace. Ironically, Aalto founder and CEO Nick Narodny is the son and brother of real estate agents.

Investment in construction automation is essential to rebuilding US infrastructure

TechCrunch

Champ Suthipongchai is a co-founder and general partner at Creative Ventures , a method-driven deep-tech VC firm investing in startups that address the impact of increasing labor shortages, rising healthcare costs and the climate crisis. Champ Suthipongchai. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

With an Apple Store designer as a co-founder, Juno raises $20M to build apartments more sustainably

TechCrunch

Comcast Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Real Estate Technology (RET) Ventures co-led the financing, which brings the company’s total raised to $32 million since its 2019 inception.

Compass files S-1, reveals $3.7B in revenue on net loss of $270M

TechCrunch

Compass , the real-estate brokerage startup backed by roughly $1.6 Other investors include the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Fidelity, Wellington Management, and the Qatar Investment Authority, according to Crunchbase.

Acrew Capital, Jeff Bezos back Colombia-based proptech La Haus’ $100M debt, equity round

TechCrunch

La Haus , which has developed an online real estate marketplace operating in Mexico and Colombia, has secured $100 million in additional funding, including $50 million in equity and $50 million in debt financing.

Why Revolution Growth is Investing in Orchard

Revolution

Today we are thrilled to announce our investment in Orchard , a company dramatically simplifying the process of buying and selling a home with a modern, digital experience from search to close. real-estate startup venture-capital

SoftBank’s latest proptech bet is leading Pacaso’s $125M Series C

TechCrunch

Less than six months after raising $75 million, Pacaso — a real estate platform which aims to help people buy and co-own a second home — announced today that it has raised $125 million at a $1.5

Alternative investing hub Vincent closes $6 million raise

TechCrunch

While markets grapple with the concept that the pandemic might not be entirely in the rear view mirror, investors are continuing to seek out investment opportunities outside public markets as they seek to diversify. Indiegogo founder launches alternative investments discovery platform Vincent.