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The Real Deal's E.B. Solomont
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SPAC slowdown, SmartRent strikes a $2.2B deal

SPACs go cold SPAC deals are drying up amid mounting questions from regulators. After a record 109 SPAC deals...

SPAC slowdown, SmartRent strikes a $2.2B deal
Loft co-founders Florian Hagenbuch and Mate Pencz (Endeavor, iStock)
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Brazilian proptech startup Loft valued at nearly $3B

Brazilian real estate platform Loft has added another $100 million to a $425 million Series-D fundraising round that closed...

Brazilian proptech startup Loft valued at nearly $3B
This is your home on tech
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This is your home on tech

Listings With the M&A market for listings services heating up, eyeballs are worth a lot more than they used to be. CoStar bought national search portal Homesnap for $250 million in November, pitting the...

This is your home on tech
Why software is eating the home
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Why software is eating the home

Less than a decade ago, startups valued at $1 billion or more were so rare — so mythical even — that the tech world took to calling them unicorns. In 2013, there were just...

Why software is eating the home
Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace (right) and Andriy Mykhaylovskyy (Facebook/Fifth Wall; iStock)
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Fifth Wall launches third SPAC to raise $250M

Venture capital firm Fifth Wall is launching another blank-check company — the third the company has founded since the...

Fifth Wall launches third SPAC to raise $250M
The Real Deal's E.B. Solomont
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CoStar hits it Home, office-startups make bank

CoStar brings it Home Did you think CoStar was giving up on residential real estate? After attempts to buy...

CoStar hits it Home, office-startups make bank
Terra Holdings' Kent Swig (Swig Equities, iStock)
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Kent Swig launches his own cryptocurrency

Real estate investor and Terra Holdings owner Kent Swig has secured $6 billion in gold reserves to back his new cryptocurrency. DIGau, his digital token, will be pegged to the market price of the...

Kent Swig launches his own cryptocurrency
Better CEO Vishal Garg and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (Better.com, Getty)
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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
The Real Deal's E.B. Solomont
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A post-IPO trip into the Compass archives

8 years, $1.5B and 19,000 agents later … Compass goes public From Compass’ launch in 2012 to its IPO last week, The Real Deal has chronicled the startup’s unmatched growth. On its first day...

A post-IPO trip into the Compass archives

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