WATCH: What’s attractive to venture capitalists in 2019?

Buyers are competing with iBuyers, as well as investors, who want to buy and rent out homes. Bain Capital’s Merritt Hummer says her top trend is iBuyers, but from a perspective of empowering the homebuyer. Learn more about what venture capitalists are looking for from moderator Carleton English, Hummer and Corigin Ventures’ Claire Fauquier on the Inman Connect New York stage. 

Bain Capital execs: iBuyers are foes of brokers and homebuyers

Merritt Hummer, a principal at Bain, who spoke with Matt Harris, a partner at Bain, during a second Inman Connect session Friday also painted iBuyers as antagonists to consumers themselves.

Zillow Group stock surges to record $10.5B market cap

The forward momentum, which culminated Tuesday with afternoon trading at $57 a share, reflects growing investor interest in real estate technology, a renewed focus on small- and mid-cap businesses and Wall Street’s widening clarity on Zillow’s overall strategy, analysts said …

Capital Connect NY 18: The evolution of real estate tech investing

Matt Harris, managing director at Bain Capital Ventures, focuses on investing in early stage and growth stage financial services companies, including those in the real estate industry …

Capital Connect NY 18: Mortgage the future

The goal of this session, said Matt Harris, managing director at Bain Capital and moderator at Inman Connect New York’s Capital Connect, is to try to elaborate on the changes we see in how mortgages are made, and the technology behind those changes. Watch Harris onstage with Williston Financial Group CEO and chairman Patrick Stone and Blend co-founder and CFO Erin Collard as they provide insights into this topic …

What’s behind skyrocketing real estate tech investment?

Panelists at the Capital Connect session at Inman Connect NY 2018 offer their views on what’s motivating the increased private investment in RE tech …