Proptech

Proptech is a term that encompasses the wide range of technologies and tech startups that impact the real estate industry.

Proptech Q&A

Why is proptech important to the real estate industry?
Proptech companies and innovations have changed how the real estate industry operates and the types of companies that are included in the space. Technology has become an integral part of most lives, and professionals within the real estate space use proptech for everything from lead generation to multiple listing services to smart home tech to construction and more.
What kinds of proptech are there?
A large number of technologies fall underneath or intersect with the proptech umbrella. A few of these include "smart real estate," tech devices and systems that help build and run smart cities and buildings; "contech" construction technology products and startups that have changed the way we build; and "fintech" financial tech and startups that use innovative digital methods to provide financial services.
What can proptech do?
Contech innovations have reshaped the way that developers are able to design new structures, fintech services have streamlined home financing processes, homes and offices and increasingly full of smart devices, and new innovations continue to reshape the way that the real estate industry functions. Proptech companies have proliferated on the real estate scene, and tens of billions of dollars of VC funding has flooded the sector in recent years.
Want to know more about proptech?
Check out our Top Stories below for TRD's most up-to-date coverage of proptech companies and innovation.

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Future City: An Amazon for architects

Paint by numbers Material Bank, a kind of Amazon for architects and designers, raised $175 million to expand its marketplace for paint, tile and other products used to put the finishing touches on projects....

Future City: An Amazon for architects
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Goldman Sachs halts work in SPAC market

Goldman Sachs Group is withdrawing from the SPAC market over new guidelines from regulators, an ominous sign for real estate companies looking to go public through a so-called SPAC, or special purpose acquisition vehicle....

Goldman Sachs halts work in SPAC market
Future City Newsletter
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Future City: Venture capital doubles down

Undaunted Venture capital firms poured an unprecedented $4 billion of equity funding into the proptech sector in the first quarter, doubling down on their bets even as rising interest rates and the resulting market...

Future City: Venture capital doubles down
TheGuarantors CEO Julien Bonneville 
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Insurtech startup TheGuarantors raises $50M

TheGuarantors, a startup that offers a security deposit alternative and lease guarantees to cash-strapped renters, raised $50 million in Series C funding. The raise, led by Portage Ventures, follows the New York-based startup’s $15...

Insurtech startup TheGuarantors raises $50M
Venture capitalists piled record $4B into proptech in Q1
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Venture capitalists piled record $4B into proptech in Q1

Rising interest rates and market volatility have whipped up headwinds for real estate technology in recent months, but venture...

Venture capitalists piled record $4B into proptech in Q1

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