The Real Deal New York

Real estate’s tech arms race

The cutthroat world of launching a new industry tech startup, from venture funding to hackathons

January 11, 2016 09:30AM
By E.B. Solomont

RE-AppsFrom the January issue: Anyone who has banked online, shopped on Amazon or shared digital photos recently can understand why real estate firms are clamoring for new technology.

It’s been a decade since the listings portal StreetEasy debuted, making data accessible to New Yorkers. But there have been few game-changing startups in its wake.

To fill the void, a burst of activity on the real estate tech front over the past two years has challenged the sector’s reputation as slow moving and resistant to change. [more]

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