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Proptech lending marketplace CrowdProperty raises $1.5 million seed round

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Marketplace lending platform CrowdProperty Australia has raised $1.5 million in a seed round as it aims to ramp up finance for SME property development. The raise was led by developer Oscar Done, supported by several property, financial services, and tech investors including Black Nova VP Alex Retzlaff and former TripAdvisor technology VP Jeff Lewis.  CrowdProperty launched… Read more »


Proptech startup ProcurePro raises $2.6 million seed round

- October 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Construction contracting tech startup ProcurePro has raised $2.6 million in a seed round. The funding round included several local construction industry executives, including Geoff Tarrant, co-founder of construction progressive payments fintech Payapps, as well as several Australian and US-based investors. It will be used to accelerate Australian and international growth plans. Founder and CEO Alastair… Read more »

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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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Proptech startup Mooven banks $5 million series A

- June 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Construction tech platform Mooven has raised $5 million in a series A. VC firm Equity Venture Partners led the round supported by Five Ventures Investment. The funds are earmarked to scale its Australian and New Zealand teams, and prepare for expansion into the United States. Mooven provides construction teams, project managers and governments with the… 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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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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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 »

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This new fintech app lets investors manage their property portfolio on a phone

- October 17, 2019 2 MIN READ

Properlytics, a new proptech platform for property owners to keep track of the value of their investments has been released by Brisbane fintech developer Brodie Haupt. Designed so investors can manage and track the performance of their real estate portfolio and keep all the information at their fingertips, Properlytics saves hours in record-keeping and staying… Read more »

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YBF Ventures is getting into proptech with tech giant Honeywell

- September 16, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Innovation and coworking hub YBF Ventures is teaming up with Honeywell Building Technologies to develop a Sydney-based proptech hub focussing on building automation. The new PropTech Hub, at the YBF’s recently opened Sydney CBD coworking space at 155 Clarence Street, will be a source of customer engagement for Honeywell, the US tech multinational, which has… Read more »