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NYC

Real Estate Tech Hit Record Investment in 2017

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

Global real estate value is worth about $217 trillion, and startups are just beginning to scratch the surface of digitizing this massive pool of assets. Startups like Zillow (IPO), Redfin, and Trulia (acquired by Zillow) were early winners in the space. Two real estate…

Real Estate

San Diego

How Crowdfunding is Finding Its Way Into Real Estate

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There is a tendency to think of crowdfunding as one of the latest tools that entrepreneurs and startup companies are using to fund their projects and new endeavors. While this is a very familiar concept for those who have heard of crowdfunding, technology tools…

Real Estate

NYC

8 Real Estate Startups Joining the MetaProp NYC Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 10:50 am

With a reputation like “the city that never sleeps,” New York is always on the lookout for new and innovative real estate opportunities. After all, with a population of more than 8 million, finding a place to stay that is affordable and cozy is…

Reports & Rankings

20 Most Lucrative Industries for Small Businesses, Ranked

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As Vince Lombardi would say, making money isn’t the most important thing when it comes to running a small business; it’s the only thing. Sure, making the world a better place and developing revolutionary technology are up there. But if you can’t keep the…

Facebook

San Francisco

Facebook Wants to Build Its Own Town

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Tech companies are famous for their office perks. Whether it’s pinball machines, gourmet chefs, or access to a company yacht, innovative minds come up with innovative ways to treat their employees right. But if you think fully stocked fridges, meditation rooms, and nap pods…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Meet the 10 Startups Joining Techstars Chicago

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Cofounder and former CEO of Belly, Logan LaHive has some secrets when it comes to building a business. The first one being having an amazing team as your foundation. When he took over as director of Techstars Chicago, he made it his mission to…

Internet of Things

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By | May 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Back in 2010, I was working in a financial role and looking for an office for my company. I realized, from the consumer’s perspective, that my options for finding one were limited. The commercial real estate industry was completely segmented, with brokers and landlords…

Funding

Austin

Austin’s Opcity Raises $27MM to Match Home Buyers and Sellers With Realtors

By | May 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Cofounder of Yodle, Ben Rubenstein, who sold the company to Web.com in 2016 for $342MM, is at it again. He’s scaling his next venture with Opcity, the real estate technology company improving residential real estate’s consumer experience by matching top agents with qualified home…

Events

Dallas

The 5 Hottest Events at Dallas Startup Week

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 5:50 pm

No startup is an island. Surviving the business world takes more than a good idea and a quality team. If you want to see your idea come to fruition, you’re going to need support from your local ecosystem. Whether it’s capital or mentoring, your…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

Here Are the 11 Phoenix Startups You Need to Watch

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Valley of the Sun is well known for its tourist attractions, golf courses, nightlife and celebrity chefs. This metropolitan area is also experiencing a steady growth of entrepreneurial activity where the rays of the sun continue to shine on the thriving startup ecosystem….

Real Estate

Zenplace Is Reinventing the $55 Billion Property Management Industry

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The real estate industry is going through a transformation. In the last decade, rental properties have grown to constitute about 40% of the overall industry, which has made property management among the fastest growing sectors. However, even though the real estate industry is getting…

Real Estate

Phoenix

Real Estate Startup OfferPad Raised $260M to Making Selling Your Home Easy

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

Image it’s 5:00 o’clock and the realtor calls to say she has a seller who is interested in your home and wants to see it within the hour. Obviously, panic sets in. Between the dirty dishes in the sink, the kids’ toys are scattered…

Real Estate

Real Estate Tech Is Opening Up New Markets

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Real estate isn’t typically considered a tech-filled field. Most of the changes faced by this industry have been in financing and demand, with technology being an afterthought of traditional practices. Recently, however, a growing number of technology startups and products have emerged, greatly impacting…

Kickstarter

This Innovative Lockbox May Revolutionize the Real Estate Industry

By | Nov 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

While the real estate industry is one of the most important industries in any country, technological innovations have yet to hit it hard. Other than a few apps, which can be dubbed as client management tools, the industry has not enjoyed a true technological revolution causing…

Real Estate

Why Millennials Rely on Real Estate Agents to Buy a House

By | Oct 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

This may be surprising, but technological advances have made real estate agents incredibly important, particularly for Millennials. This revelation was made in an international study conducted by Coldwell Banker, which also pointed out that, in parallel with the new technologies, these professionals have a more…

Opinion/Analysis

Should Busy Entrepreneurs Invest in Real Estate?

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

You have a business to run. You also have a financial future to plan for. What happens when you decide to retire? There will come a day when you want to hang it up and enjoy a leisurely life. And you will want to…

Trends

Tech Is Changing These 3 Processes in the Home Loan Industry

By | Aug 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

Mortgage rates are at near-historical lows. Even without the far ranging impacts of the recent Brexit (which the market is slowly correcting for), now is a great time for people who need to get or refinance a mortgage. But surprisingly, very few people are…