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Blooma founder Shayne Skaff (LinkedIn, iStock)
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CRE fintech startup Blooma nabs $15M in funding

Blooma, a startup that wants to speed up commercial real estate lending by using AI, closed on a $15...

CRE fintech startup Blooma nabs $15M in funding
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son (Getty, Katerra, iStock)
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Katerra files for bankruptcy

Even after shedding hundreds of millions of dollars in debt late last year and receiving a $200 million bailout, Katerra has resorted to bankruptcy in its struggle to survive. The company filed for protection...

Katerra files for bankruptcy
From left: Howard Lorber, Spencer Rascoff, Rob Speyer, and Steve Witkoff (Getty, Twitter)
National

The definitive real estate SPAC tracker

Blink and you’ll miss a new SPAC. With billions of dollars flowing into blank-check firms, a growing number of real estate players are targeting proptech. As an alternative to the traditional IPO, special-purpose acquisition...

The definitive real estate SPAC tracker
Cherre CEO L.D. Salmanson (Cherre/Facebook)
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Real estate data firm Cherre raises $50M

Third time’s a charm for Cherre, a real estate data platform. The startup announced that it’s raised $50 million in a new funding round, according to Business Insider. The round was led by Trustbridge...

Real estate data firm Cherre raises $50M
SmartRent CEO Lucas Haldeman (middle) with Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace (left) and Andriy Mykhaylovskyy (SmartRent, Fifth Wall, iStock)
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SmartRent to go public via Fifth Wall SPAC

Another proptech company is joining the SPAC game. Home technology startup SmartRent plans to go public in a merger with one of Fifth Wall Ventures’ special-purpose acquisition companies in a deal that would value...

SmartRent to go public via Fifth Wall SPAC
HomeX founders Michael Lerner and Vincent Payen (HomeX)
National

HomeX nabs $90M to connect homeowners and repair techs

The burgeoning market for home-maintenance technology has crowned another winner. HomeX, a startup that connects homeowners with licensed technicians,...

HomeX nabs $90M to connect homeowners and repair techs
Better CEO Vishal Garg and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (Better.com, Getty)
National

Better.com lands $500M investment from SoftBank

UPDATED, April 8, 2021, 3:20 p.m.: Mortgage lending startup Better.com’s valuation just swelled to $6 billion thanks to a...

Better.com lands $500M investment from SoftBank
Gigstreem CEO Joel McIntyre (Gigstreem, iStock)

NYC startup nabs $50M to expand Wi-Fi connectivity

Haven’t had internet issues this year? Lucky you. For those who have been plagued by problems, a New York...

NYC startup nabs $50M to expand Wi-Fi connectivity

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