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  • JLL Spark and WeWork Invest In Fast Growing PropTech Startup Jones

    JONES 10/11/19

    Jones completes $8M seed round to accelerate adoption of compliance network for commercial real estate owners, managers and developers. Oct. 10, 2019 (NEW YORK CITY) Jones, a New York City based commercial real estate startup, announced today an additional $4.6 million venture round led by Hetz Ventures alongside JLL Spark,... Read more

  • UpClose With Truss’ Vanessa Anderson

    GLOBEST 10/11/19

    In 2017, Vanessa Anderson joined Truss, a real estate technology company that created an online marketplace for commercial real estate leasing, to manage the supply side of the market. As VP of Operations, she has spearheaded the creation of a modernized, automated, and comprehensive commercial real estate listing database in... Read more

  • Autonomous trucking startup Einride eyes US market with $25 million in new funding

    TECHCRUNCH 10/11/19

    Einride, the Swedish autonomous vehicle startup known for its futuristic pods designed to haul freight, has raised $25 million in a Series A round that will be used to fund its expansion into the United States. The round was co-led by EQT Ventures  and NordicNinja VC, a fund backed by Panasonic, Honda,... Read more

  • CREtech Announces Final List of Industry Speakers for October 16 and 17th NYC Conference

    CREtech 10/11/19

    The World’s Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Tech Conference Is Coming To Brooklyn Next Week New York, NY (October 11, 2019) — CREtech (cretech.com), the leading event, content and connectivity platform for the commercial real estate technology industry has announced its final list of confirmed speakers for their flagship NYC... Read more

  • Sweepr Raises $9M in Series A Funding

    FINSMES 10/11/19

    Sweepr, a Dublin, Ireland-based provider of a smart-home customer service platform, raised a $9m in Series A funding. The round was led by Draper Esprit, with participation from Frontline.vc. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach. Founded in 2017 and led... Read more

  • WeWork Opens NorCal Space To Public In Shut-Off Areas

    BISNOW 10/11/19

    Embattled coworking behemoth WeWork has opened five locations in Northern California to people in need of power during Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s massive power shut-offs, the company said Thursday. The company is making available San Francisco locations WeWork at Waterfront Plaza (50-60 Francisco St.), WeWork at 995 Market St. and... Read more

  • WeWork’s Layoffs Come Into Sharper Focus

    CRUNCHBASE 10/11/19

    WeWork’s impending layoffs are coming into sharper focus after the highly valued and well-funded unicorn reckons with the wreckage of its attempt to go public. The We Company, parent company to popular coworking brand WeWork, tried to go public this year, only to meet a fusillade of criticism after its filing became public. Obtuse financials, staggering... Read more

  • ‘The heart of the building’: AI pumps life into architecture at Microsoft through interactive ‘Ada’

    GEEKWIRE 10/11/19

    Art and architecture already speaks to us on a multitude of levels. A new installation on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Wash., communicates in a new way, using artificial intelligence to “read the room” and become an interactive element reacting to people in the space. As part of the tech giant’s Artist... Read more

  • Nooklyn CEO steps down after firm slashes agent commissions

    THE REAL DEAL 10/11/19

    The CEO of startup brokerage Nooklyn is stepping down amid turbulence over the company’s decision to cut agent commissions and alter its payment structure. Harley Courts, who founded the Brooklyn-based company in 2010, is stepping down and taking a leave of absence, according to an email sent to staff Thursday by Courts’... Read more

  • In the Apartment Amenity Wars a Sense of Community is Most Important

    GLOBEST 10/11/19

    NEW YORK CITY-Asset managers are packing on community-oriented amenities to compete for and retain tenants in their multifamily properties. This phenomenon has become an amenities arms race as landlords throw a kitchen sink of offerings at prospective tenants. However, what is capturing the crowd is the desire for belonging, according... Read more