Items Tagged with 'startups'


  • Real estate startups have raised $1.9 billion in 2019

    Proptech investment is on track to surpass 2018’s $4.99 billion
    Real estate startups, sometimes called proptech for property tech, have raised $1.9 billion from investors this year, an average of about $475 million a month, according to startup tracker Crunchbase. That's up when compared with last year’s $4.99 billion, an average of about $417 million a month.
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  • Co-living startup Starcity launches expansion in California

    Company is expanding into Los Angeles after success in San Francisco
    Purveyors of a growing trend in the multifamily market, Starcity, is expanding its co-living operations to Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the second city Starcity is operating in. San Francisco, a city desperate for affordable housing, was the first.
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  • WhyHotel and the changing nature of short-term rentals

    WhyHotel Co-founder and CEO Jason Fudin dishes on the future of CRE and why WhyHotel is here to stay
    Alternative hospitality startup WhyHotel Co-Founder and CEO Jason Fudin spoke with HousingWire and gave us an inside look at his company, strategy and what’s on the horizon for the young company.
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  • WhyHotel adds Cathy Ross to board, expands in D.C.

    The young multifamily hospitality pop-up is in full growth mode, adding locations and leaders to its roster
    Symbiotic alternative lodging service WhyHotel added Exclusive Resorts CEO Cathy Ross to its board and is launching a new, 95-unit pilot site in the NoMa area of Washington, D.C. Recently, the young company received $3.94 million in seed funding which has allowed the company to set up new locations and build out its leadership team.
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  • This startup will buy Grandma's house and let her live there 'til the end

    Manhattan-based startup Irene buys seniors' homes and lets them live there until their death
    With home-owning expenses and life expectancy on the rise, Irene, a Manhattan-based startup, is offering seniors the option to sell their homes and retain the right to live in it for free. Irene’s business model is not new. It’s just uncommon in the U.S.
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  • LenderClose celebrates recent investment with Next Level Ventures

    The funding allows the fintech startup to add 25 employees
    Digital underwriting platform LenderClose recently celebrated its latest investment from Next Level Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in growing companies based in Iowa. The celebration took place May 16 with an after-hours launch party in Des Moines. The startup welcomed media, strategic partners, investors, community lender clients and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds made an appearance.
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  • Could Dallas be the next San Francisco?

    Ranks first for startup culture
    When you hear the words tech market, startup culture and unaffordable home prices, you probably think of San Francisco, home of companies such as Google, Facebook and Lyft. But now, another city might be moving into startup territory, and everything that comes with it — including rising home prices.
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  • SoFi faces another lawsuit from former employee over sexual harassment allegations

    At least one of three lawsuits against SoFi
    Adding to a growing list of lawsuits against San Francisco-based startup SoFi, a former loan reviewer filed a complaint on Thursday in California state court, claiming she was repeatedly sexually harassed while working there. This latest lawsuit is the at least one of three against the startup, as it is also dealing with claims that it fired a former employee for reporting sexual harassment allegations to his superiors.
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  • Real estate tech startup Home Bay Technologies raises $5 million to fund expansion

    Currently operates in California, plans Florida expansion
    Home Bay Technologies, a San Diego-based real estate technology startup, announced Monday that it completed a $5 million round of funding and plans to use the money to expand. The company said that E15VC, a global VC fund, led the funding round, with Foundation Capital of Silicon Valley and Serra Ventures also participating.
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