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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
Clockwise from left: Osei Van Horne of Wells Fargo, Christopher Yip of RET Ventures, James Segil of Openpath and Minna Song of MeetElise (iStock)

Raising Covid cash: How proptech firms struck deals in lockdown

It’s one thing to raise money during a pandemic. But what about raising money during a pandemic while simultaneously...

Raising Covid cash: How proptech firms struck deals in lockdown
Fifth Wall Ventures’ Brendan Wallace and The Real Deal's Hiten Samtani

The REInterview: Real estate’s biggest VC on the industry’s existential shifts

Think about the word “landlord.” It connotes a relationship in which the power dynamic is very much tilted in...

The REInterview: Real estate’s biggest VC on the industry’s existential shifts
Photo illustration of Guy Gal, Ben Bacal, David Higgins, Kofi Nartey, and Anthony Marguleas (Credit: iStock, Getty Images)

You can’t sit with us: How Side’s elite-agent model could upend the resi brokerage game

Guy Gal believes real estate has a quality control problem. In his view, most agents are simply “hucksters and charlatans.” “Nine out of every...

You can’t sit with us: How Side’s elite-agent model could upend the resi brokerage game
The Chainsmokers' Alex Pall and Drew Taggart (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

DJ duo Chainsmokers leads funding round for mortgage-lending startup

Popular DJ duo Chainsmokers is switching tracks with a plan to invest in startups — beginning with $10 million...

DJ duo Chainsmokers leads funding round for mortgage-lending startup
“The relationship between landlord and tenant needs to change”: Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace on the need for a retail bailout

“The relationship between landlord and tenant needs to change”: Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace on the need for a retail bailout

The head of the largest real estate-focused venture capital fund is advocating for a $30 billion government bailout of the retail industry, warning that...

“The relationship between landlord and tenant needs to change”: Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace on the need for a retail bailout
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Sonder investors bet $150M more on hospitality startup

Hospitality startup Sonder is in talks for a funding round between $150 million to $175 million, The Real Deal...

Sonder investors bet $150M more on hospitality startup
Fifth Wall Ventures' Brendan Wallace and Kevin Campos (Credit: iStock)

Fifth Wall closes $100M fund to bring online retailers into physical stores

A new generation of e-tailers are looking to make their first, risky step into the world of physical real...

Fifth Wall closes $100M fund to bring online retailers into physical stores
This just in: Zillow co-founder launches LA-focused tech industry news site

This just in: Zillow co-founder launches LA-focused tech industry news site

Spencer Rascoff, who co-founded Zillow and was its CEO for nearly a decade, is the ultimate tech industry insider....

This just in: Zillow co-founder launches LA-focused tech industry news site
Katerra CEO Michael Marks and one of the company's prefabrication homes in Saudi Arabia (Credit: YouTube, iStock) 

Katerra signs $650M contract with Saudi Arabia to build 8,000 homes

A SoftBank-backed construction startup that has faced questions about its ability to deliver projects in the U.S., just secured...

Katerra signs $650M contract with Saudi Arabia to build 8,000 homes

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