With updates to its dynamic pricing system, Vacasa wants to offer smartly priced vacation rentals with an algorithm that takes everything and the kitchen sink into account. A self-described tortoise to Airbnb’s hare, the Portland-based tech-fueled property management company argues that automated pricing in the vacation rental market is still pretty crude. Read More
Craigslist is great for serial killers and spear-phishers, but less than ideal for anyone looking for housing. As a platform for renters, Bedly aims to take some of the pain out of the housing rental process — and it’s hoping that’s a draw for landlords too. Co-founded by Martin Greenberg, formerly of IBM’s cybersecurity team, and Benjamin Chester, Bedly takes care of… Read More
No startup is an island. Surviving the business world takes more than a good idea and a quality team. If you want to see your idea come to fruition, you’re going to need support from your local ecosystem. Whether it’s capital or mentoring, your…
RealConnex, a four-year-old, Miami and New York-based platform connecting real estate professionals to capital, investments and services, has raised $3.5 million in strategic funding led by Silver Portal Capital, a San Diego-based real estate investment and merchant banking firm. The round is part of a much bigger trend of startups working to change how properties are built, bought and… Read More
Knotel announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series A funding.
Founded in 2015, the company offers what co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva described as “headquarters as a service” — a flexible office space that can be customized for each tenant while also growing or shrinking as needed.
This might sound like it’s addressing the same need as WeWork and other… Read More
The Valley of the Sun is well known for its tourist attractions, golf courses, nightlife and celebrity chefs. This metropolitan area is also experiencing a steady growth of entrepreneurial activity where the rays of the sun continue to shine on the thriving startup ecosystem….
GoldenKey, which was previously known as SoloPro, wants to change how real estate agents and their clients do business. Typically, as a buyer or seller, you work with one agent, who then gets a three percent commission once you buy or sell your home. GoldenKey puts a different spin on this. Instead of a commission, you pay an agent a flat fee for the services you need and get a 3 percent… Read More
The real estate industry is going through a transformation. In the last decade, rental properties have grown to constitute about 40% of the overall industry, which has made property management among the fastest growing sectors. However, even though the real estate industry is getting…
UK property listings site Zoopla is splashing out £120 million in cash (~$150M) on a big purchase of its own — announcing its intention today to acquire real estate analytics firm Hometrack as it looks to expand its data and analytics services. Read More
Juniper Square is a new web-based service for commercial real estate investment managers and the individual investors they work with. The service, which the company worked on for the last two years and trialed with major firms like Beacon Capital, The Reliant Group, and Cortland Partners, is now generally available. The idea behind Juniper Square is to give the investment managers an easier,… Read More