Digital home designer Higharc raises $4.7M in seed round

Flush with funding, Higharc’s new software was developed to ease the pain and cost of custom home building.

The essential guide to Wall Street and real estate

Wall Street and venture capitalists are pouring fortunes into everything from real estate tech companies to single-family rentals. Here’s what real estate pros should know from the top down.

SoftBank eyeing additional $15B for its Vision Fund: Report

Softbank’s Vision Fund, the venture capital arm of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, is seeking to raise an additional $15 billion to invest in tech startups.

WATCH: Why the best founder is probably a woman

Companies founded by women get about 2.2 percent of venture capitalist dollars. That number jumps up to about 15 percent when you add a male co-founder to the equation. So why aren’t women founding more and getting more investments? Nisha Dua, partner …

National Association of Realtors launches commercial tech accelerator

The National Association of Realtors has launched a new technology accelerator program meant to jumpstart innovation that deals with commercial real estate.

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.

Why tech and big money are going to clobber traditional real estate

A member of a prominent VC firm Andreessen Horowitz believes that big data, big money and changing consumer preferences will remake the industry.

Luxury Presence gets $2.13M in funding

The Santa Monica-based luxury brokerage marketing platform closes on funding round of $2.13 million to expand marketing services to luxury real estate brokerages.

Will NAR solicit venture capital funding from 1.3 million Realtors?

Billions of venture capital dollars are pouring into real estate, and the largest real estate trade group in the nation is seeking a bigger slice of the pie.

Total Expert raises $20M, plans expansion into insurance, wealth management

Total Expert provides marketing software for banks, enabling them to monitor and react to consumer behavior online, find and engage new leads around mortgages and other types of loans, and automate communication exchanges while meeting compliance.