Colombian proptech Habi reaches unicorn status with $200M raise co-led by SoftBank and Homebrew

Habi, a Bogota-based proptech, has closed on $200 million in a Series C funding round co-led by Homebrew and SoftBank Latin America Fund. The startup did not reveal its exact valuation, saying only it

Formwork Labs aims to build ‘the YC of construction tech’

Construction tech is one of those sectors that has not historically been considered “sexy” in a startup world that often favors glitzier technology. But construction fuels the commercial and real

The half-billion-dollar profit swing that led to’s myriad layoffs

An S-4 filing from Aurora Acquisition Corp., the SPAC that digital mortgage provider intended to merge with, provides stark details about the latter company’s financial performance. The f

Point closes on $115M to give homeowners a way to cash out on equity in their homes

Historically, homeowners could only tap into the equity of their homes by taking out a home equity loan or refinancing. But a new category of startups have emerged in recent years to give homeowners m

Sumutasu secures $10M to digitize Japan’s real estate market

Sumutasu, a Tokyo-based proptech startup that offers a direct online real estate purchase service, has secured $8.2 million in equity and $1.6 million in debt. The company has raised a total of $16 mi

Opendoor alums raise $7.75M for Kindred, a home-swapping network it says makes travel ‘dramatically more affordable’

With more people working from home than ever, the desire to take advantage of that newfound flexibility to travel has been greater than ever. But just because you have the ability to travel and work f

Meta M&A exec leaves role to join real estate startup Pacaso as COO

Lara Cumberland is leaving her role as head of M&A Integration at Meta (formerly Facebook) to join proptech unicorn Pacaso as its chief operating officer (COO). Cumberland first joined Meta in Feb

Vontive wants to be the Palantir of real estate investing

The U.S. residential real estate market has been booming because of the pandemic. Although the rise in home prices has shut many people out of the market, it’s been highly lucrative for those wh

Cottage raises $15M to make it easier for homeowners to build custom ADUs

An easing of laws around the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) around the U.S. has opened up opportunities for companies that build such structures. Cottage is one such company. The San

Playhouse is TikTok meets Zillow for the next generation of homeowners

We’re all guilty of it: Sometimes, even when we’re not looking to move, it’s fun to look at home listings on Zillow just to see what’s out there. If that sounds weird to you… I don’t b

Deepki grabs $166 million to help real estate investors reduce carbon emissions

French startup Deepki has raised a $166 million Series C funding round (€150 million). The company is building a software-as-a-service platform for the real estate industry. It’s a monitoring and

AI-powered building design platform BeamUP emerges from stealth with $15M

Building design teams face a range of challenges during the design phase, from building higher while avoiding higher costs to reducing the time to occupancy. If teams don’t do their due diligenc

Flock Homes closes on $26M for landlords to exchange rentals for shares in a portfolio of homes

Historically, only institutions have been able to be part of REITs (real estate investment trust), which are made up of companies that own or finance income-producing real estate across a range of pro

Korean startup Dongnae secures $21M Series A to scale apartment rental service   

Dongnae, a South Korea-based startup that helps tenants find premium apartment rentals, has closed $16.4 million (20 billion KRW) in equity and $4.1 million (5 billion KRW) in debt. The Series A fundi

Keyway secures funding to buy property from small business owners and lease it back to them

Keyway, a startup that buys property from small and medium-sized business owners and then leases it back to them, has secured $70 million in debt financing on the heels of a $15 million equity raise.

Fresh from new round, Egypt’s proptech Nawy plans full-suite offering

Egyptian proptech startup Nawy, which began life in 2016 as an AI-driven property, listing has grown to offer brokerage services, supporting the closing of property deals. It is now looking for its ne

This startup wants to help renters get rewarded for paying their rent on time

While there are positives to being a renter — think no maintenance headaches — many renters still feel like they are essentially throwing money away every month when they make their rent p

VC Brendan Wallace of Fifth Wall isn’t quite ready to invest in the metaverse

Almost exactly two years ago, we talked with Brendan Wallace, the co-founder of the property- and real estate tech-focused venture firm Fifth Wall, about a trip from which he’d just returned. His vi

ICON raises $185M in Tiger-led round to build more homes with its 3D printing tech, now approaching $2B valuation

ICON, which creates homes using 3D printing, has raised an additional $185 million in a round led by Tiger Global Management, TechCrunch has learned exclusively. The financing is said to be an extensi

Founded by Opendoor and Twilio alums, Nomad closes on $20M to ‘transform the landlord-tenant experience’

Nomad, a marketplace that aims to provide small-time rental property owners with “guaranteed rent,” has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Silicon Valley Bank Capital. The raise
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