Fifth Wall Ventures announces new $500M proptech fund

Fifth Wall Ventures announced today it successfully hit its $500 million goal for a second proptech fund. The Opendoor and Blend-backer now has 48 global limited partners across a number of proptech subsectors, giving startups access to some of the ind…

Fifth Wall Ventures announces new $500M proptech fund

Fifth Wall Ventures announced Wednesday it successfully hit its $500 million goal for a second proptech fund. The Opendoor- and Blend-backer now has 48 global limited partners across a number of proptech subsectors, giving startups access to some of th…

NAR’s VC arm invests in blockchain transaction startup

Second Century Ventures, the venture capital arm of the National Association of Realtors is investing in blockchain transaction startup Propy, the company announced Monday.

Reasi’s digital escrow is industry’s best example of blockchain use

Reasi fulfills its promise of streamlining the closing process, and it’s one of the sharpest uses of smart contracts on the blockchain.

ShelterZoom’s Mithra Contract aims to make blockchain deals more accessible

Blockchain company ShelterZoom announced Monday the launch of Mithra, the “world’s first tokenized, industry-agnostic digital contract platform.”

How indie brokerages are using technology to survive

Smaller brokerages may lack the institutional muscle of the major franchises or the endless capital from Silicon Valley, but their bootstrapping innovations are nevertheless winning them listings and offering a model for independent players hoping to s…

Are you ready for the real estate transactions of tomorrow?

Joseph Snyder of Lannister Holdings, one of the first companies to facilitate mortgage loans with blockchain technology, talks about blockchain’s place in real estate today and how agents should prepare for tomorrow.

WATCH: Understanding real estate tokenization

What is tokenized real estate? How can cryptocurrency transactions help offset the shifting market? Piper Moretti, founder and CEO of The Crypto Realty Group, gives an overview of how it works and how agents can benefit onstage at Inman Connect New York. 

Blockchain-powered RealBlocks secures seed round of $3.1M

RealBlocks, a blockchain-backed platform for real estate fundraising and investment, announced Friday that it has secured seed funding in the amount of $3.1 million, led by Science, Inc.

What I learned from a year of real estate technology reviews

Industry-wide, it was a wild year, thanks in no small part to the acceptance of iBuyer platforms and the viral growth of Compass.