Items Tagged with 'Venture capital'


  • Direct homebuyer FlyHomes raises $17 million, plans expansion into mortgages

    Funding round led by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz
    There’s a growing player in the burgeoning direct homebuying segment that now boasts the backing of one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital firms. Seattle-based FlyHomes recently announced that it raised $17 million in its Series A funding round, which was led by Andreessen Horowitz, which previously invested in Facebook, Airbnb, Foursquare, Skype, Twitter, and others.
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  • Alight closes $11 million funding round led by Caterpillar

    Yeah, you read that right
    Alight, a provider of industry-specific real-time financial optimization applications and a two-time winner of HousingWire’s HW Tech100, announced this week that it closed on a Series A round of funding, in which the company raised $11 million. Leading the funding round was Caterpillar Venture Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar, the construction and manufacturing giant. Yes, you read that right.
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  • Kobe Bryant launches $100M venture capital fund, reveals housing tech investment

    HouseCanary among NBA legend's initial portfolio
    NBA legend Kobe Bryant closed out his professional basketball career earlier this year by dropping 60 points on the Utah Jazz in his final game with the Los Angeles Lakers, and now Bryant is prepared to drop $100 million as a venture capitalist. And one of Bryant's first investments is a name familiar to the housing industry.
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  • Regulators Push for Hedge Fund Registration

    There may be something lurking in the hedges; not a snake, but something with just as deadly a bite, according to financial market regulators. It's systemic risk. The Obama Administration continues its campaign for financial market regulatory reform, on Thursday submitting legislation that would mandate registration of hedge funds. The legislation calls for advisers to hedge funds and other private capital pools  like private equity funds and venture capital funds to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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  • TARP Capital Purchases Spike Since Last Week

    The U.S. Treasury Department purchased $1.45 billion in preferred stock from 19 banks and financial institutions in states across the country Friday. According to data released Monday by the Treasury, the weekly injections through the Capital Purchase Program (CPP) increased five-fold over the previous week's $284.7 million. The substantial increase in capital funds distributed was driven by a $1.22 billion stock purchase from Discover Financial Services [stock DFS][/stock].
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