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From left: Lionheart's Ophir Sternberg, Fifth Wall's Brendan Wallace, Chamath Palihapitiya, Supernova Partners' Spencer Rascoff and Proptech Acquisition II's Tom Hennessy (Getty, LinkedIn, iStock)

These blank-check firms are courting proptech deals

 It’s a good time to be a startup aspiring to go public. Investors plowed more than $83 billion into...

These blank-check firms are courting proptech deals
Katerra CEO; SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and Katerra CEO Paal Kibsgaard (Photos via Katerra; Getty; iStock)

SoftBank bails out Katerra with $200M cash injection

Once bitten, twice shy? Not so for Japanese investment firm SoftBank, which despite its ill-fated bet on WeWork has...

SoftBank bails out Katerra with $200M cash injection
Procore's Tooey Courtemanche, REEF Technologies's Ari Ojalvo, Pacaso's Spencer Rascoff and Sonder's Francis Davidson (Procore, CoMotion Miami, Getty, Sonder, iStock)

10 biggest proptech funding rounds of 2020

Some got bailouts, others got boosters — but across the board, proptech firms continued to reel in cash in 2020 as the pandemic forced the slow-to-adapt real estate industry to fully embrace technology. As...

10 biggest proptech funding rounds of 2020
Opendoor CEO Eric Wu and Chamath Palihapitiya (Getty)

Opendoor valuation soars to $18B ahead of IPO

Even before Opendoor’s official stock market debut on Dec. 21, the iBuyer’s valuation soared to nearly $18 billion as...

Opendoor valuation soars to $18B ahead of IPO
SoFi CEO Anthony Noto (Getty; iStock)

SoftBank-backed online lender SoFi eyes IPO

Online lender Social Finance, or SoFi, is the latest SoftBank-backed startup to eye a public offering through a blank-check company. The San Francisco-based company has held talks with several special purpose acquisition companies about...

SoftBank-backed online lender SoFi eyes IPO
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Getty; iStock)

Compass eyes IPO in 2021

Compass has tapped underwriters for a potential public offering that would be among the most buzzed-about IPOs in the residential world. The SoftBank-backed firm, which jolted traditional brokerages when it launched eight years ago,...

Compass eyes IPO in 2021
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