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ASX-listed PropTech Group is plotting a real estate joint venture with fintechs for BNPL options

- September 3, 2021 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed PropTech Group (ASX: PTG) has enlisted the support of fintech startups to build a buy now pay later (BNPL) real estate play. The joint venture project, called PropPay, is a payments platform that will allow real estate agents and third-party platforms to offer payments and solutions to their customers for property-related services in Australia… Read more »

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Billionaire Alex Waislitz and regional media tsar Antony Catalano chip $6 million into AI-based proptech

- June 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

An AI-based chatbot startup that allows real estate agents to communicate with customers 24/7 has raised $6 million in a series A. Propic, which has two proptech solutions for agents and property managers to respond and communicate via automated conversational or text AI, was backed by former Domain boss Antony “The Cat” Catalano and billionaire… Read more »

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Basketball legend Andrew Bogut backed proptech startup Listing Loop in a $3 million raise

- June 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

Real estate marketplace ListingLoop.com.au, which specialises in pre-market and off-market property sales, has closed a $3 million round to accelerate its already stellar growth. The pre-series A raise was co-led by Michael Locaso from investment and advisory firm LP7, who has since become the company’s Chief Operating Officer and property entrepreneur Michelle Catelan from RP… Read more »

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Here are the winners of the 2021 Proptech Awards

- May 29, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Proptech Association Australia announced the winners of the inaugural Proptech Awards this week at a Sydney ceremony before 150 people. Others tuned into the livestream via satellite events in Brisbane and Perth (regrettably Melbourne’s event was cancelled due to the covid lockdown), as the winners of 15 category trophies, three Best of the Best… Read more »

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Here are the 73 finalists in the Proptech Awards

- May 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

This week the innovators in Australia’s property industry will be celebrating their hard-earned achievements. On Thursday, May 27, the Proptech Association Australia will host the inaugural Proptech Awards, Australia’s first nationally co-ordinated awards for the growing property technology sector. In Sydney, there will be a gala dinner in the Ballroom at Ashurst, the event’s major… Read more »

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Proptech startup Rental Heroes raises $1 million seed round to go global

- May 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne proptech startup Rental Heroes has raised $1 million in seed funding for its AI-based tenant request SaaS platform. Seed investment group Investible led the round, with existing investor, Artesian, once again backing the two-year-old startup alongside US-based Hustle Fund and Morten Birk Belling, managing director of Menulog ANZ.   Rental Heroes is pioneering the use… Read more »

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Canadian building management giant BGIS is setting up its IoT shop in Adelaide

- April 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canadian building management company BGIS will expand its Australian operations centre in Adelaide to monitor clients across the Asia Pacific. The global company plans to utilise the latest Internet of Things technologies in Adelaide, South Australia to remotely control buildings in other states and countries through internet-connected devices and sensors. This includes the monitoring and… Read more »

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Fractional property investment platform Bricklet raises $3 million in series A backed by News and REA Group

- February 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and REA Group are among several high profile investors backing a $3 million Series A round by fragmented property platform Bricklet, valuing the startup at $28 million after just 18 months. Original investors Lakeba, Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR), Stockland (ASX: SGP) and Mihubb also joined the round, along with property investment… Read more »

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REA Group bets big on proptech, spending $13.3 million on real estate BNPL CampaignAgent

- February 5, 2021 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed real estate company REA Group – best known for realestate.com.au – is spending $13.3 million on a 27% stake in Campaign Agent, a buy now pay later solution for vendor-paid advertising. The strategic stake in the Melbourne-based fintech was announced during REA Group’s (ASX: REA) half-yearly results today. CampaignAgent offers a BNPL solution to… Read more »

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Here are the hottest 10 startups in real estate tech according to Taronga Ventures

- February 3, 2021 2 MIN READ

Real estate technology investor Taronga Ventures has singled out 10 ‘realtech’ startups for its second RealTechX innovation program.  RealTechX launched last year to support emerging technology startups in the real estate sector and broader built environment and has already attracted more than 300 applications from 25 countries hoping to take part in the program.  This… Read more »