As a startup founder, I know first hand the enormous personal resilience it takes to overcome adversity, setbacks and challenges. During the GFC in Ireland I lost it all. With my young family, I decided to take a courageous leap of faith and relocate to Australia with only $5,000 in my pocket in search of… Read more »
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 »
Billionaire Alex Waislitz and regional media tsar Antony Catalano chip $6 million into AI-based proptech
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Fractional property investment platform Bricklet raises $3 million in series A backed by News and REA Group
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Property platform YouWish believes there are homeowners who, while they don’t necessarily want to sell, could be drawn into selling for the right price.
Ballarat real estate platform NextAddress wants to bring transparency to the process of buying and selling property
Looking to shift the status quo of the traditional property buying and selling process to benefit the customer is Ballarat startup NextAddress, founded by Julie O’Donohue.
Melbourne startup ActivePipe has raised a $5.9m Series A led by NAB Ventures, with participation from PieLab Venture Partners and strategic individuals.
Real estate startup Snug’s BondCover offering replaces the traditional rental bond with a certificate of guarantee
Snug looks to shift the state of play in the rental space more in favour of renters, with its BondCover product taking aim at the rental bond system.