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

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Luxury Presence, a startup selling marketing software to real estate brokerages, announced today it has raised $25.9 Bessemer Venture Partners led the round alongside fellow existing investors Toba Capital and Switch Ventures.

Concreit closes on $6M to allow more people to invest in the global private real estate market

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Concreit , a company that wants to open real estate investing to a broader group of people, announced today that it has closed $6 million in a seed funding round led by Matrix Partners. . Concreit raised the capital at a $22.5

Sundae closes on $80M for residential real estate marketplace

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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

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New investors Greenoaks Capital and China’s Tencent co-led the round, which included participation from some existing backers as well. Ribbit Capital led the first tranche of its Series E.

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

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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

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There was nothing available out there besides a crowdfunding platform, which when we first signed up, took away $1,000 from our account that we didn’t have, and then our capital would be locked up for 3 to 10 years,” recalls Yousefi.

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

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And today, the San Francisco-based real estate brokerage is coming out of stealth with $9.3 million in a seed funding round led by Global Founders Capital. Part of the plans for the new capital is to add new markets to its portfolio in the coming months.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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. 9 top real estate and proptech investors: Cities and offices still have a future.

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

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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.

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

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The other day, I looked at some real estate space on behalf of one of my portfolio companies. Venture Capital & Technology The owner sent me this. Maybe I just don''t have enough imagination or lack of the requisite architecture degree. At least it''s better than showing an actual picture of what the office looks like now, after the last tenant trashed the place on their way out.

GGV Capital gave this real estate startup founder a term sheet 48 hours after meeting

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Realm , which aims to help homeowners maximize the value of their property with its data platform, has raised $12 million in Series A funding led by GGV Capital. He points out that GGV Capital, with $9.2

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

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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.

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

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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. Scherr has worked as a venture investor and advisor to a number of companies. “As

HomeLight closes on $100M Series D at a $1.6B valuation as revenue surges

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HomeLight , which operates a real estate technology platform, announced today that it has secured $100 million in a Series D round of funding and $263 million in debt financing. Zeev Ventures led that funding round, as well as its Series A in 2015.

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

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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. For its part, the La Haus team is excited to put its new capital to work.

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

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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 Sunny Ventures is Pacaso co-founder Spencer Rascoff’s venture firm).

Brazil’s Loft adds $100M to its accounts, $700M to its valuation in a single month

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Nearly exactly one month ago, digital real estate platform Loft announced it had closed on $425 million in Series D funding led by New York-based D1 Capital Partners. Real estate platform Loft raises $425M at a $2.2B

Homeward secures $371M to help people make all-cash offers on houses

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Austin-based Homeward , which aims to help people buy homes faster, announced t oday it has raised $136 million in a Series B funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners at a valuation “just north of $800 million.”

Neighbor raises $53M for self-storage marketplace after 5x YoY revenue growth

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At a time when the commercial real estate world is struggling, self-storage is an asset class that continues to perform extremely well. And that increased demand led to Neighbor’s commercial real estate footprint growing 10x in 2020. .

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

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Today Aalto is emerging from stealth and announcing that it has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital. . Sundae closes on $80M for residential real estate marketplace. It also plans to use its new capital to continue improving its technology.

Brazilian proptech startup QuintoAndar lands $300M at a $4B valuation

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Fintech and proptech are two sectors that are seeing exploding growth in Latin America, as financial services and real estate are two categories in particular dire need of innovation in a region. There was all this friction and high cost involved, just real tangible problems to solve.”.

After 80% ARR growth in 2020, Saltmine snags $20M to help employees return to a ‘new normal’ office

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Existing backers Jungle Ventures and Xplorer Capital led the financing, which also included participation from JLL Spark, the strategic investment arm of commercial real estate brokerage JLL. . What is working in the office going to look like in a post-COVID-19 world?

Former Zillow execs raise $70M seed round for Tomo, which wants to simplify the mortgage process

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The latest startup to raise venture money with the goal of making the process “smarter and faster” is one that was founded by a pair of executives that spent years at real estate giant Zillow.

Chilean proptech startup Houm raises $35M Series A to expand across LatAm

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Less than six months after raising $8 million in seed funding, Chilean proptech startup Houm has raised $35 million in a Series A round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Goodwater Capital.

Knox Financial raises $10M to take the pain out of being a landlord

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Boston-based G20 Ventures led the round, which included participation from Greycroft, Pillar VC, 2LVC, and Gaingels. . He founded Boston Logic – an integrated marketing platform and online marketing services for real estate offices and agents – in 2004.

Brazilian workspace-on-demand marketplace BeerOrCoffee snags $10M

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Valor Capital Group also participated in the round, which brings BeerOrCoffee’s total raised to about $13 million since its 2017 inception. BeerOrCoffee , a São Paulo-based flexible office marketplace , has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Kaszek.

Einride founder Robert Falck on his moral obligation to electrify autonomous trucking

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Everything from trucking and the automotive space to real estate, a lot of those big plays are still up for grabs. Robert Falck used to work at a Russian trucking factory by day, and by night, he built a nightclub guest list startup.

Alternative investing hub Vincent closes $6 million raise

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The platform’s partner offerings span several alternative asset classes including venture capital, real estate, debt, crypto, art and collectibles.

Monograph raises $20M Series B to help designers and architects manage their operations

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New investor Tiger Global led the round, with participation from Tishman Speyer and existing investors Index Ventures and Homebrew Ventures.

Construction tech startups are poised to shake up a $1.3-trillion-dollar industry

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Allison Xu is an investor at Bain Capital Ventures, where she focuses on investments in the fintech and property tech sectors. On top of being laborious and error-prone, the lack of real-time data is extremely limited, therefore decision-making is often based on outdated information.

OfficeRnD, a SaaS for managing hybrid workplaces, grabs $10M

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The Series A funding is led by Runa Capital with Flashpoint Venture Capital and LAUNCHub Ventures also participating. The decentralized reality of office work after the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive plenty of startup activity.

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Kocomo raises millions to give people a way to co-own a luxury vacation home

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AllVP and Vine Ventures co-led the equity portion of the financing, which included participation from Picus Capital, Fontes – QED, FJ Labs and Clocktower Technology Ventures, and JAWS — the family office of Starwood Capital Group Chairman Barry Sternlicht.

In-person work is back, and New Stand just raised $40M to help ease the transition

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New York-based New Stand announced it has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by Brookfield Property Group , one of the largest commercial real estate owners in the United States.