Opendoor, Compass and their big investor are silent on Saudi Arabia controversy

Nearly half of the Softbank Vision Fund’s $93 billion in total value is financed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the money controlled by the country’s ruling family — $45 billion. It recently committed the same sum to another mega tech fund that SoftBank wants to raise. SoftBank is also helping the Saudi government with various economic projects, including building a new mega city and a solar firm.

Why real estate tech investment won’t stop anytime soon

A massive amount of money is flowing into the real estate technology space and Jeffrey Berman, general partner at real estate tech investment firm Camber Creek thinks it’s only going to grow.

Real estate tech funding reached $2.7B last month, most since 2017

An astounding $2.7 billion was invested in real estate technology in September, a month-over-month increase of 132 percent, according to a new study.

Do real estate’s 300-year plans need a reality check?

The Softbank Vision Fund and the Qatar Investment Authority have broadened the definition of “long-term” when it comes to real estate investment.

How mergers, money and machines are reshaping real estate

The real estate industry is a space ripe for change and disruption — from the way homes are bought and sold, to how people are paying and who’s doing that buying and selling. With change happening at such a torrid pace, it’s often hard to keep up, so we at Inman have rounded up the five biggest trends that are shaping the industry right now.

Compass raises another $400M

The funding round includes additional participation from Wellington, IVP and Fidelity. To date, Compass has raised $1.2 billion in venture capital funding.

Opendoor raises $400M in funding from SoftBank

The company will use the money to accelerate integration of its in-house mortgage services, title services and buyer’s brokerage (via a recent acquisition of another startup, Open Listings) into its core offering to homesellers and to continue its expa…

What SoftBank looks for when it makes real estate tech investments

SoftBank is doling out $100 billion from its Vision Fund, and some of that money is going to real estate tech. Here’s what SoftBank is looking for.

When Compass plays hardball, become an Avenger

Disruptors are invading the real estate industry, but traditional brokerages can fight back.

Opendoor rivals don’t fear Silicon Valley upstart’s $325M round

Opendoor’s competitors are optimistic that the company’s massive $325 million funding round shows confidence and interest in their industry from investors.