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Insurance startup Branch partners with SimpliSafe to offer proactive protection, affordable home ssecurity to its members
Published: 15-10-2021 | 11:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Branch, the startup that pioneered instantly-bundled home and auto insurance, announced a partnership with SimpliSafe, maker of security systems, to offer its members significant discounts on their home insurance.


PHYTunes startup closes $1.5m seed round to develop solution for full 5G inside residential, commercial buildings
Published: 06-10-2021 | 14:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PHYTunes, a player in 5G at the Edge and wireless-wireline convergence, announced it has close its seed round of $1.5 million with investors Deutsche Telekom´s hub:raum.


Proptech startup Nomad Homes raises $20m to digitize residential real estate across Europe, Middle East and Africa
Published: 30-09-2021 | 15:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nomad Homes, a property technology startup that offers an end-to-end buyer experience for real estate across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has closed a $20 million Series A funding round.


Proptech startup Kocomo raises $56m to tackle cross-border co-ownership of luxury vacation properties
Published: 31-08-2021 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kocomo, a pre-seed stage proptech startup backed by U.S., European, and Latin American investors, has raised $56 million in debt and equity to tackle cross-border, co-ownership of luxury vacation properties.


Proptech startup funding on track to break real estate industry records in 2021
Published: 26-08-2021 | 13:48:37 | By: Bob Koigi
Data released by JLL suggests that opportunity continues to abound in the sector's startup landscape, with over US$9.7 billion of funding activity in the first half of 2021, the most active first half on record.


Parisian proptech startup WeMaintain raises €30million, eyes US market
Published: 18-08-2021 | 13:36:15 | By: Bob Koigi
WeMaintain’s latest million-dollar cash-backing supports the company’s ambition to manage critical building systems and power smart cities. New investors supplying the €30 million raise are: Red River West, BPI France Digital Ventures, and Swiss Immo Lab.


Next-gen self-storage startup Stuf announces new locations in San Francisco and Oakland
Published: 11-08-2021 | 14:17:48 | By: Pie Kamau
Stuf, the next generation self-storage business that provides easy-to-access and "right next door" storage, announced two new locations in San Francisco and Oakland, California.


RentCheck startup raises $3.6m to automate rental property inspection process
Published: 10-08-2021 | 12:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
After stealthily achieving product-market fit, RentCheck, world's first vision-based, automated property inspection platform, is ready to change the tenant-landlord dynamic. The company will take aim at the tenant "deposit deduction" problem.


Tech startup Properly raises $35m Series B financing to transform real estate experience In Canada
Published: 21-07-2021 | 12:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Properly, the Canadian tech-enabled real estate brokerage, announced $35 million in Series B financing to fuel a national expansion across Canada's $400 billion real estate market.


STAGERIE startup launches first national online home staging marketplace
Published: 30-06-2021 | 16:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stagerie has launched the first national online home staging consultation marketplace, connecting real estate agents, homeowners, and expert stagers.


Toronto-based multifamily proptech startup Yuhu launches in the US
Published: 25-06-2021 | 11:33:54 | By: Pie Kamau
Toronto-based multifamily proptech startup Yuhu announced a market entrance into the U.S. operations technology marketplace, offering their unique co-innovative property management software solution to owners and managers across the United States.


Venture capital firm MetaProp closes $100m Fund III for investment in early-stage proptech startups
Published: 22-06-2021 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MetaProp, the New York-based proptech venture capital firm, announced the closing of its latest real estate technology seed fund, for investment in early-stage proptech startups.


Latin American proptech startup Houm raises $8m to expand and consolidate across the region
Published: 01-06-2021 | 12:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Latin American proptech startup Houm raised $8 million round after Y Combinator Winter 2021 program which it will invest in for growth and consolidation its actual markets.


Canadian startup OpenUnit closes $1m seed round for expansion
Published: 24-05-2021 | 14:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OpenUnit, a Y Combinator-backed all-in-one commerce platform for self-storage facilities, announced that it has raised a $1 million seed investment round with participation from luminaries in the real estate and technology industries.


Proptech startup zavvie taps new $1.75m inside round
Published: 21-05-2021 | 13:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PropTech startup zavvie, the first complete agent-centric brokerage selling solutions platform and marketplace, announced the completion of a $1.75 million inside round from existing investors,


The Batchery introduces next wave of innovative startups in Berkeley, California
Published: 06-05-2021 | 11:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Batchery announced its 12th Demo Day featuring eleven early-stage startups from the Berkeley-based incubator's intensive Deep Dive program.


Plug and Play Korea launches in Seoul
Published: 27-04-2021 | 10:20:47 | By: Pie Kamau
Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, announced the launch of its new office in Seoul, Korea, to primarily focus on corporate innovation in the areas of Financial Services and Smart Cities and expects to expand to other industries in the future.


Homebuilding startup Higharc raises $21m Series A to aid in recruiting, building out engineering functions
Published: 26-04-2021 | 14:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Higharc, the all-in-one homebuilding platform for design, sales, and construction, announced it raised $21 million in Series A funding, led by Spark Capital.


Atlanta-based startups GROUNDFLOOR and PadSplit team up to create affordable housing
Published: 21-04-2021 | 12:38:57 | By: Pie Kamau
GROUNDFLOOR, a wealthtech platform that allows everyone to build wealth through real estate, and PadSplit, a mission-driven marketplace that helps solve the affordable housing crisis, are teaming up to create hundreds of new affordable housing units.


Fintech startup ROSHI to disrupt billion dollar home loan industry in Singapore
Published: 07-04-2021 | 16:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Touted as a disrupter in financial comparison, ROSHI plans to provide Singapore with a first to market home loan marketplace, which connects customers.


U.S. home ownership startup Pacaso raises $75m at $1b valuation
Published: 25-03-2021 | 08:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pacaso, the company democratizing second home ownership, announced $75 million in additional growth funding, bringing the company's total equity financing to more than $90 million.


Online real estate startup Lev raises $10m seed round to build the future of commercial transactions
Published: 24-03-2021 | 14:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lev, the online commercial real estate financing transaction platform, announced a $10 million seed financing round.


Mobile payments startup DepositLink raises $3.5m to expand its payments platform for residential real estate
Published: 19-03-2021 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DepositLink, the industry player in electronic payments for residential real estate transactions, announced the close of its successful series seed financing.


Detroit-based tech startup InvestNext raises $600K seed round to democratize real estate investing
Published: 25-02-2021 | 09:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
InvestNext, the technology company that streamlines fundraising, communication and payout for real estate investors, announced the closing of a seed round of $600,000 to grow its team and online platform.


Tech startup Realm raises $3m seed round to help homeowners tap into their property's $175,900 potential
Published: 17-02-2021 | 13:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Realm, the first centralized data hub for homeowners, raised $3 million in seed funding from Primary Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau, and Liberty Mutual Strategic Venture Partners.


Canadian tech startup 3D CityScapes to revolutionize real estate, property development industries
Published: 13-01-2021 | 12:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canadian tech startup 3D CityScapes announced a breakthrough in its cloud streaming technology that allows their interactive visualization app to be available anywhere, on any device with internet connection.


New York-based proptech startup Stuf raises $1.8m to reimagine self-storage for modern users
Published: 14-12-2020 | 15:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Self-storage startup Stuf raised $1.8 million in seed funding led by Wilshire Lane Partners and Harlem Capital, to accelerate company's first mover advantage in monetizing underutilized real estate.


AI-powered home maintenance startup Dobby secures $1.7m in seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 04-12-2020 | 13:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dobby, an AI-powered home maintenance platform announced its seed capital raise of $1.7 million, to strengthen the company's growth initiatives.


Nigerian rental financing startup Kwaba secures funding from Ingressive Capital for expansion
Published: 03-11-2020 | 15:42:27 | By: Pie Kamau
Ingressive Capital, a $10 million VC fund targeting early-stage startups across Sub-Saharan Africa, announced its investment in Nigerian rental financing startup Kwaba.


Digital Mortgage startup Tomo raises $40m to streamline home buying
Published: 29-10-2020 | 12:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tomo Networks, a fintech startup that will improve the homebuying experience, initially as a digital mortgage and transaction company, announced it has raised a seed round of $40 million led by Ribbit Capital, NFX and Zigg Capital.


AI startup EarthDefine announces expansion of its building footprint deocoding and on-demand property information
Published: 21-10-2020 | 11:26:51 | By: Pie Kamau
EarthDefine, a provider of high-resolution spatial data announced the release of an updated building footprint database, which contains over 156 million footprints of commercial and residential structures across the continental United States.


[Startup Interview] Nitin Shingote,Nilesh Shingote, Founders, PropCheckup, India
Published: 14-10-2020 | 10:47:00 | By: Bob Koigi
PropCheckup is an Indian home inspection startup that has monitors over 100 property checkpoints and provides a detailed home inspection report which snags hidden issues like seepage, electrical faults, water leakage, wall dampening, carpet areas shortage and plumbing issues.


ECI buys cloud based construction startup BOLT Software
Published: 08-10-2020 | 14:55:00 | By: Bob Koigi
ECI Software Solutions, a company involved in cloud-based business management solutions has announced that it has acquired BOLT Software, a cloud-based construction business management solution.


Real estate tech company Compass set to acquire software startup Modus
Published: 06-10-2020 | 15:35:11 | By: Bob Koigi
Compass, a real estate technology company, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Modus, a title and escrow software startup.


Clearent acquires field-services-management solution Wintac
Published: 23-09-2020 | 12:20:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Payment-solutions provider Clearent has acquired Wintac, a field-service-management software solution primarily targeting residential contractors.


Plug and Play selects 147 startups for its winter 2020 batches
Published: 18-09-2020 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play announced the selection of 147 new startups into its winter 2020 batches. The startups were selected to join one of the following programs that will run through November 2020.


Fielding Norton joins advisory board of InsureTech startup Pricing Platform
Published: 02-09-2020 | 10:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pricing Platform, an InsureTech startup that integrates Property & Casualty underwriting, pricing, and portfolio analytics in a cloud-based platform announced Fielding "Fid" Norton has joined as founding advisor and Chair of the advisory board.


Estonian fintech startup EvoEstate secures €320K pre-seed round for global expansion
Published: 18-08-2020 | 14:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Estonian fintech startup EvoEstate announced a €140K pre-seed extension to close its €320K pre-seed round, backed by Lithuanian Startup Wise Guys, a Hong Kong-based stealth investment fund, and business angels from France and the Baltics.


British startup Planet Smart City partners with UN-Habitat on slum upgrading initiatives in Kenya
Published: 03-08-2020 | 15:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
British startup Planet Smart City has joined forces with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat to provide digital tools, community management and social innovation to help improve lives in informal settlements in Kenya.


Swiss startup Advertima raises €15m Series A funding to make smart retail spaces a reality
Published: 29-07-2020 | 11:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Advertima, an emerging computer vision platform provider, announced the close of a €15 million Series A investment round led by existing shareholder Swiss real estate company, Fortimo Group.


Nomad Homes secures $4 million financing to build digital real estate platform for Europe and the Middle East    
Published: 14-07-2020 | 16:55:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Nomad Homes , based in Dubai, has closed a $4 million funding round that was led by Comcast Ventures and participated in by Abstract Ventures, Partech, Precursur Ventures, WndrCo and Class 5 Global.


UK property startups Goodlord and Vouch come together to create new market leader
Published: 13-07-2020 | 14:53:09 | By: Pie Kamau
Property technology company Goodlord will be joining forces with referencing platform Vouch, bringing the fast-growing Vouch business into the Goodlord group.


French startup Unlatch raises $5.8m funding round by AXA Venture Partners
Published: 03-07-2020 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Unlatch, a French pioneer in digital real estate sales, announced a $5.8 million financing round, including $4.5 million in equity from AXA Venture Partners and $1.3 million in debt.


Egypt startup Sakneen secures Y Combinator investment
Published: 23-06-2020 | 15:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cairo based real estate startup Sakneen has been backed by Y Combinator in its mission to help homebuyers digitally search for and buy homes in Egypt.


France startup Vizcab secures €1.6 million to advance low-carbon construction technologies
Published: 16-06-2020 | 11:08:18 | By: Bob Koigi
, France construction tech startup Vizcab has completed a first round of financing that also includes the Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield group.


Pan-European startup EstateGuru exceeds €350K funding target by 252 %
Published: 09-06-2020 | 13:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pan-European marketplace for short-term, property-backed loans, EstateGuru has closed a €880K funding round on investment platform Seedrs.


[Startup Interview] Rense van Dijk, CEO, Woon Duurzaam, The Netherlands
Published: 04-06-2020 | 17:13:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Woon Duurzaam, a Netherlands-based startup, assists customers who are in pursuit of a sustainable lifestyle by providing every homeowner with an affordable energy sustainable home.


[Startup Interview] Brian Munanga, CEO, SmartBuild, Zimbabwe
Published: 18-05-2020 | 15:10:33 | By: Bob Koigi
SmartBuild, a Zimbabwe startup, is simplifying the process of building and renovating houses by providing a platform where clients requiring such services can get quotations from a number of experienced contractors in the shortest possible time.


[Startup Interview] Tatiana Da Encarnação, CEO, Imo Next, Angola
Published: 14-05-2020 | 10:55:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Imo Next is a real estate startup in Angola that is seeking to bridge the gap in property search and acquisition by providing a one stop digital shop for agents, advertisers, owners and customers.


[Startup Interview] Adeniyi Atiba, Director, Dr.3pleA Company, Nigeria
Published: 04-03-2020 | 12:49:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Dr.3pleA Company is a tech startup domiciled in Nigeria that offers a host of services among them HR Management consulting, e-learning and provision of information on investment in real estate