Chronext raises $34 million to bring nice watches to your bare wrist

There are a number of services that let you sell your used watches or simply purchase new watches but few have the funding war chest of Chronext. This online services lets you buy and sell fancy watch

Swiss watchmaker Omega joins the ecommerce bandwagon

Swiss watchmakers have long resisted the siren call of ecommerce. While many of their products sold online – you can find everything from Swatch to Breguet on the “grey market” &#821

Breitling’s Avenger Hurricane 45 watch uses dense composites to stay light

According to horological legend the first luxury watch made of steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused great consternation when it launched in 1972. Up until then there were timekeepers &#8

Zently provides a better way for renters to connect with their landlords

A startup called Zently hopes to improve the process of renting a home or apartment by making it easier for renters to split bills, pay for their rent and contact their landlords when something goes w

GuestReady raises $750K to help Airbnb hosts manage their properties professionally

GuestReady, a service that helps home owners who use Airbnb and other services manage their property professionally, has landed a $750,000 seed funding. The round was led by existing investor Swiss Fo

Rental matchmaker HomeMe raises $3.2 million

HomeMe, the developers of the rental application that pre-approves and screens potential renters for apartments and landlords that will actually approve their rental applications, has raised $3.2 mill

Singapore’s Greyloft lands $1.1M to build a real estate agency for the digital era

Greyloft is a Singapore based startup running what it describes as an estate agency for the digital era.

New startup Doorkeys aims to drag property buying in India into the digital era

Doorkeys is a new startup in India that wants to bring the process of buying a home online. Founded by real estate veteran Subhash Bedi, chairman and MD of Rising Straits Capital, an entrepreneur Arju

11 Actual “Rooms” For Rent In SF That Are More Than Your Midwestern Mortgage

Let’s be honest, every apartment for rent in San Francisco is more than the average Midwestern mortgage. An ordinary 35-44-year-old homeowner in the U.S. hands over about $1,073 per month for t

TPG’s RentPath Buys Lovely For $13M To Expand From Property Search Into Full Rental Services

Some more consolidation afoot in the online property space. <a target="_blank" href="">RentPath</a> -- a search company focused on the property vertical that owns properties lik

Hyperlocal Power: Urban Compass Raises $20M At A $150M Valuation; Adds Advance Publications And Marc Benioff As Investors

<a target="_blank" href="">Urban Compass</a>, the young New York startup that <a href="">emerged from stealth mode in Ma

With $2.5M Injection From Nexus, Indian Housing Marketplace Launches In Bangalore

Indian housing marketplace, has expanded out of its home base of Mumbai into another major Indian city, Bangalore—its fifth city in the country. The company, which operates similarly t

VC-Backed Disrupt Alum Zumper Jumps Into The Chicago Rentals Market, Builds Out Pro Features

<a target="_blank" href="">Zumper</a> -- the online home rentals startup and <a href="">TechCrunch Disrupt alum</a> that <a

YC-Backed Zaranga Adds Dynamic, Priceline-Style Purchasing To Vacation Rentals

The business of holiday home rentals has been one of the most natural areas to migrate to the world of e-commerce -- the ability to search for and view lots of properties makes it a significant improv

YC Alum 42Floors Raises $12.3M Led By NEA To Take Its Office Rental Search Engine US-Wide And Beyond

<a target="_blank" href="">42Floors</a>, the Y-Combinator-incubated startup that has built a search engine for the office rentals market, has raised another $12.3 million -- fun

With 4M Apartment Rentals Viewed On Its Site, Lovely Is Breaking Free Of Litigious Craigslist And Raising A Series A

<a target="_blank" href="">Lovely</a>, the apartment search service that was <a href="

In UK Online Property Landgrab, Zoopla Will Power Listings For Lebedev’s Independent, Evening Standard

Hot on the heels of <a href="">completing its acquisition</a> of Findaproperty last week, <a target="_

Consolidation Hits UK Local Sites: Zoopla Buys UpMyStreet, Folds It Into Its Own Property Pages

The UK housing market has been on shaky legs for a while now -- with tight lending conditions, unemployment and general consumer confidence all <a href="

ZeroHouse is entirely self-sufficient and prefabricated

[photopress:zerooohouseee.jpg,full,center] Sick of your neighbors filing complaints against you for playing music too loud, when, in fact, those same neighbors are guilty of the same thing? (Whoops! S