UpCodes launches Copilot, an AI-based research assistant for building codes
For more than seven years, UpCodes has been making the complicated world of building codes easier to understand for people like industry professionals and homeowners. Its platform includes a searchabl
Redfin is laying off more workers as housing downturn persists
Redfin has laid off 201 employees, the third time the Seattle-based real estate company has reduced its workforce since June. The layoffs, which represents about 4% of its workforce, was first reporte
Nestment raises $3.5M to help friends and family buy homes together
For many segments of the population, home ownership is as elusive as ever. A recent report by the National Association of Realtors found that 26% of homebuyers are first-time buyers, and of this group
Fifth Wall, focused on real estate tech and managing $3.2B, looks to eat up even more of its market
Brendan Wallace’s ambition is beginning to seem almost limitless. The LA-based venture firm that Wallace and co-founder Brad Greiwe launched less than seven years ago already has $3.2 billion in
Proptech in Review: Investors predict slower growth in 2023
We interviewed investors Momei Qu and AJ Malhotra about the latest tech in property and housing development.
Zillow introduces Calendly-like instant booking for rental property tours
Real estate marketplace Zillow has introduced an instant tour booking feature for renters on its platform. The company now allows users to book an in-person tour directly at a suitable time without ha
South Africa’s Flow gets funding to automate social media advertising for real estate agencies
The process used by millions of agents and thousands of property portals globally to reach buyers and sellers on digital channels is highly fragmented. And it’s evident that proptech, unlike other i
Accacia tackles the real estate industry’s massive carbon emissions problem
The real estate and infrastructure sectors contribute about 40% of global carbon emissions, and part of solving the climate crisis is fixing how those industries work. Accacia gives large property own
YC, Khosla-backed Atmos lands $12.5M to design custom dream homes
Atmos, a startup which has built an online marketplace that teams up homebuyers with builders and land developers to design and build custom homes, has emerged from stealth today with $12.5 million ra
a16z-backed Tellus wants to offer consumers a much better savings rate. Here’s how.
Crypto is not having a good week, as Bitcoin crashed to under $17,000 — its lowest level in two years. The stock market continues to post declines as layoffs abound. Meanwhile, inflation recentl
Got $5? These startups allow for investments in slices of real estate
As U.S. homeownership declines, startups like Landa and Fintor are helping people invest in real estate without much upfront capital.
Real estate investing app Fintor raises $6.2M at $80M valuation
Fintor, a fintech startup making it easier for non-accredited investors to invest in real estate properties, has just launched its mobile app for both iOS and Android. It also just raised a $6.2 milli
Codi lands $16 million, led by a16z, to prove that we never really actually liked co-working
We know that long-term leases aren’t the move anymore, but San Francisco–based Codi has a hotter take: neither is co-working. The company, co-founded by Christelle Rohaut and Dave Schuman, began i
Multifamily housing has missed the solar boom. PearlX wants to fix that with $70M Series B
Energy startup hopes to bring the financial and climate benefits of solar and storage to renters.
25+ iOS 16-ready apps featuring Lock Screen widgets you can try today
One of the major changes with today’s launch of iOS 16 is the ability for users’ to now personalize their Lock Screen with widgets, in addition to adding widgets to the Home Screen, which
Google introduces a set of iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets for your iPhone
Google announced this morning it will bring access to a number of its popular apps, including Search, Maps, Gmail and more, to the iPhone’s Lock Screen. With the updated version of Apple’s
This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th
We Reali don’t know when real estate will get Better
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This was a Live Week, meaning that Alex, Natasha and Mary A
Daily Crunch: Snap lays off one-fifth of its workforce after missing revenue and growth targets
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Landa can make you a landlord with just $5
It’s safe to say that millions of Americans dream of becoming real estate investors but can’t or don’t due to a variety of challenges, including lack of accreditation, capital and time. So it’