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.
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Photo illustration of MetaProp partners Zach Aarons and Aaron Block (iStock)

MetaProp set out to raise $100M for proptech investing. It’s been slow going

Fifteen months ago, MetaProp, one of the early venture-capital players in proptech, set itself an ambitious goal: raise $100...

MetaProp set out to raise $100M for proptech investing. It’s been slow going
Left to right: Metaprop partners Zach Aarons, Aaron Block, Zak Schwarzman and Maureen Waters (Images via Metaprop)

MetaProp seeks $200M to back bigger startups

MetaProp, a New York-based venture capital firm, is looking to raise $200 million — its biggest fund yet —...

MetaProp seeks $200M to back bigger startups
eXp Realty founder and CEO Glenn Sanford (Image via eXp)

Virtual broker eXp sees record profits in Q2

Virtual brokerage eXp Realty’s profits surged to a record $8.3 million during the second quarter as homebuying was forced...

Virtual broker eXp sees record profits in Q2
Porch CEO Matt Ehrlichman, with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority veterans Thomas Hennessey (inset left) and Joseph Beck (inset right) (Ehrlichman via Porch,  Hennessey and Beck via LinkedIn)

Porch.com to go public in $523M blank-check deal

Porch.com, a VC-backed home services marketplace, is going public with a blank-check company, one of the first such deals...

Porch.com to go public in $523M blank-check deal
Nelson Mills, Columbia Property Trust and Susan Freeman, Mishcon de Reya

Flexible leases, greater services: Covid accelerates shifts in office market

In the office market, the pandemic has proved the “great accelerator.” That’s according to Susan Freeman, a London-based partner...

Flexible leases, greater services: Covid accelerates shifts in office market
Openpath's Alex Kazerani and James Segil

Openpath raises $36M for hands-free office locks

Openpath, which grants employees hands-free access to their offices, just raised $36 million as landlords race to adopt Covid-inspired...

Openpath raises $36M for hands-free office locks
From left: MetaProp’s Aaron Block, Domio’s Jay Roberts, Homelight’s Drew Uher, FrontDesk’s Jesse DePinto, Serendipity Labs’s John Arenas and Knotel’s Amol Sarva (Linkedin, iStock, Sarva by Sasha Maslov)

VC or PPP? Some proptech firms got both

Knotel has raised $560 million in venture capital since 2016. But when coronavirus hit, the flex-office provider received a PPP loan between $5 million and $10 million to retain employees. It wasn’t alone: at...

VC or PPP? Some proptech firms got both
HelloOffice CEO Justin Bedecarre

HelloOffice raises $20M in Series A funding

San Francisco–based HelloOffice has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The commercial brokerage, which brands itself as “technology-powered,” will use the funding to invest in its property search and management platform, according to...

HelloOffice raises $20M in Series A funding
OJO co-founder & CEO John Berkowitz

OJO Labs, AI startup, raises $62.5M to buy listing portal

OJO Labs, an Austin-based startup with an AI-powered digital home-buying assistant, has raised $62.5 million in fresh capital and...

OJO Labs, AI startup, raises $62.5M to buy listing portal
EasyKnock CEO Jarred Kessler (EasyKnock, iStock)

EasyKnock raises $20M as buyers look to tap home equity

EasyKnock, a startup that buys homes and rents them back to sellers, has raised $20 million to scale up...

EasyKnock raises $20M as buyers look to tap home equity
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