Neumann and Andreessen are trying to privatize the neighborhood. Here’s why we think that’s not such a great idea.
Applying for mortgages is often a time-consuming and disorganized process, with reams of manual paperwork required. Based in Jakarta, IDEAL simplifies the process with a platform that lets users compa
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it entered into an agreement with Meta, Facebook’s parent company, to resolve a lawsuit that alleged Meta engaged in discriminatory advertisin
Hot on the heels from its $8 million fundraise just a few months ago, Diamond Age is back for a top-up, with a $50 million Series A financing to continue its mission to make homeownership more afforda
“We aren't so easily categorized,” said Better CEO Vishal Garg.
If you’ve ever sold a house, you know what a pain it is to go through the process of listing, showing and negotiating the sale of your home. It’s so much of a pain that many people put it off as l
When WeWork appeared, other entrepreneurs looked at the model and thought that if you could apply co-working to property, then why not apply co-living. Thus, in the U.S., Common appeared, as did Hmlet
I believe building a successful proptech company is less about anticipating economic upswings and markets and more about timing and taking advantage of the right technological trends.
Housing prices have soared in many markets across the United States over the past decades as populations have grown, square footage has increased, and new unit construction has languished. Houses that
It’s time to be honest about what the tech industry can do to truly invest in racial equity — and to hold companies accountable when they don’t.
We’re already entering into a healthcare crisis due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and creative solutions to address shortfalls in supplies, protective equipment and more are being develope
Apple announced this morning a significant $2.5 billion commitment toward easing the California housing availability and affordability crisis. The investment includes a $1 billion commitment to an aff
California is in the midst of a serious housing crisis with ramifications that stretch across the state. In the Bay Area, the crisis is often at its most visible due to the presence of tech mega-corps
Missing out on a month’s rent because you can’t find a tenant is a huge loss. Searching for someone to fill a home takes work, while property managers are incentivized to price your place
The housing crisis in the Bay Area, particularly in San Francisco, is a complex and controversial topic with no one-size-fits-all solution — but a check for a billion dollars is about as close as yo
Conference call with CEO Eric Yuan of newly-IPOd Zoom Since we first started Extra Crunch three months ago (my, time flies), we’ve been offering members live conference calls with our reporters. Thi
Last month, we reported that Opendoor — the startup that is taking on the real estate industry with its own platform for buying up homes and selling them on to interested buyers — filed to
When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits
The housing market in Nigeria is tough. On average, it takes 100 days to find a home and once you do, you typically have to pay one to two years’ worth of rent upfront, Fibre CEO Obinna Okwodu t
Airbnb this morning announced the launch of A Fair Share. The initiative promises to donate $10 million to seven organizations, including The New York Immigration Coalition, New York Mortgage Coalitio