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With Prices So High, Why No Supply?

<i>Three Reasons Homebuyers Can’t Find Their Dream House</i><p>It’s simple economics. When prices rise, people are motivated to sell. But in today’s housing market, reality looks different. Prices are surging but for-sale signs are few and far between.<p>In some cities, the lack of inventory borders on …

Real Estate

The housing crunch is forcing the middle class out of major American cities

"It's very difficult to be an adult and have to share your space, and not to have [financial] security and not be able to buy a home," says Slavicek.<p>But the alternative - abandoning her students and her community - is equally untenable to her. "I feel that we absolutely have the right to live in …

Donald Trump's Possible $0 Tax Bill - That's Why People Do Commercial Real Estate Development

The New York Times is speculating that perhaps the reason that Donald Trump hasn’t released his tax returns is because he’s not actually been paying any Federal taxation. David Cay Johnston has been making similar points before now. Others here will tell you more about the tax laws and whether this …

Real Estate

The Rise Of A New Asset Class: A Home Ownership Investment

Ricardo Soto and his wife had saved up for a down payment and were ready to buy a new home in the San Diego area. They could afford the monthly payments, but they also had some other important considerations. They wanted to maintain their financial flexibility so they could support their children’s …

Here's why the Bank of Canada won't do the most obvious thing it can to pop the housing bubble

But this economic logic is not as straightforward to deal with Canada's housing market, where prices in major cities have escalated and created what many economists say is a bubble.<p>The Teranet and National Bank of Canada house-price index showed that Toronto prices had gained 13.5% year-on-year in …

The Rise of the Professional Airbnb Investor

What’s missing from the debate over Airbnb is the fact that the biggest players in the real estate market aren’t involved... yet.

America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning

By Matt TownsendMatt Townsend, Jenny SuraneJenny Surane, Emma OrrEmma Orr and Christopher CannonChristopher Cannon<p>The so-called retail apocalypse has …

Augmented reality startup Whodat secures $600K from Ideaspring Capital

Bangalore-based Whodat Tech Pvt Ltd has raised $600,000 (Rs 3.9 crore) from Ideaspring Capital in its first round of external funding, the company …

Exclusive: Industrial IoT startup IoTrek raises $154K in seed investment

Delhi-based IoTrek Technology Pvt. Ltd, which provides industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for telecommunications, energy and solar grid …

POPxo raises $3.1M led by IDG and Kalaari

POPxo, the digital community platform for women, today raised $3.1 million in a round led by IDG Ventures India and Kalaari Capital. The round also …

10 Absurdly Underrated Cities in Europe

Looking for some cities less commonly seen by the typical tourists eye? While places like Barcelona and Rome are a must, we’ve got some equally …

European Travel

30 Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We tend to associate winter with bleak, gray skies and runny noses, but there's a beautiful side to the season that often gets overlooked. We're talking about Italian mountains covered with snow, pristine frozen lakes, and English cottages that put Norman Rockwell paintings to shame. And while we …

European Travel

Rent the Runway raises $60 million

Fashion e-commerce powerhouse Rent the Runway has confirmed that it raised $60 million in a funding round led by Fidelity Investments. Technology Crossover Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Advance Publications are also participating in the round.<p>Recode, which first …

Byte Foods raises $5.5 million for smart vending machines that serve local fare

Apple juniper kombucha or a BBQ chopped salad may soon replace the can of soda and bag of chips in a vending machine at your office.<p>A San Rafael-based startup called Byte Foods has raised $5.5 million in seed funding to popularize its smart vending machines and delivery service stocking them with …

Automile raises $7.5 million for fleet vehicle management software

Automile, a fleet logistics and management startup, has closed a $7.5 million Series A round led by SaaStr with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Niklas Zennstrom, Dawn Capital and Point Nine Capital.<p>Automile provides customers with a box to install under the vehicle’s dashboard to track …

Backtrace, a debugging startup led by former AppNexus engineers, raises $5M

Debugging startup Backtrace I/O was launched to solve a real problem that its founders faced when they were engineers at adtech company AppNexus — at least according to Backtrace CEO and co-founder Abel Mathew.<p>Mathew told me Backtrace aims to “solve the process of debugging,” something that most …

SRI spinoff SuperFlex raises $9.6M to pursue ‘powered clothing’

A spinoff from the robot veterans at SRI is making a big bet on ubiquitous soft robotics: SuperFlex aims to establish a new product category with what it calls “powered clothing.” The company, which initially split off in April, hopes to have a product to show in a few months, and has raised nearly …

Fundingwire- NoBroker Raises Rs 50Cr from KTB Ventures & More Funding Updates

Shown above – NoBroker Founders<p>Fundingwire is a quick roundup of notable investment announcements in the Indian technology ecosystem. Companies which …

HyperScience, with $18m in Series A funding, offers AI to solve back-office problems

You can’t swing a bag of cats these days without hitting a company that’s working on AI.<p>The latest, HyperScience, is today coming out of stealth for the first time. Based in New York city, HyperScience is bringing relatively general-purpose AI to market to solve the problem of data processing for …

Hopper raises $61 million more for its airfare prediction app

Airfare prediction app Hopper has grown from 1 million downloads to over 10 million in the course of a year – a trajectory that’s allowed it to pull in $82 million CAD (~$61.2 million US) in additional funding to continue to grow its business. The Series C round was led by North American pension …

Open-Xchange raises $5.2 million and teams with Qwant to develop email with new privacy protections

Nuremberg-based Open-Xchange, a long-time provider of white label email, is taking a giant leap into the consumer space by developing a service designed to strike a new balance between privacy and advertising.<p>During a French-German government digital summit this week, Open-Xchange announced a …

Real-time Cardiac Monitoring Startup ten3T Raises Rs 1.65 crore in Seed Funding

Bangalore-based medical grade wearable device startup, ten3T has raised Rs 1.65 crore in seed funding to beta test its first device. The funds was …

India Deals Traveltech Startup Qacco Raises 150K in Angel Funding and 27 More Updates

<b>Here is a list of deals that happened in India Startup Ecosystem including funding, merger, acquisition, product launch & appointment etc.</b><p>1. B2B …

Drone Startup ideaForge Raises $10M in Series A Funding From Infosys, Others

Mumbai-based ideaForge, a startup focused on building drones has secured $10 million in Series A investment round from Infosys, WRV Capital and …

Discount Broking Startup TradingBells Raises Rs 2Cr in Seed Funding

Discount broking startup TradingBells has raised Rs. 2 crore in seed funding from Mumbai-based stock broker Swastika Investmart Ltd. The startup …

Venture Capital

Fintech startup SERV'D gets $100K in investment

Fintech startup SERV'D, which provides financial services for the unorganised workforce, has received investment of $100,000 (Rs 67 lakh) from …

AI-based HR Analytics Startup inFeedo Raises $200K in Angel Round

AI-based HR Analytics Startup inFeedo has raised $200,000 in angel round from a group of investors led by Dheeraj Jain, Managing Partner, Redcliffe …

Fintech Startup Indifi Technologies Raises $10M led by Omidyar Network

Gurugram-based Indifi Technologies, which funds SMEs in India, has raised $10 million in a fresh round of funding, led by Omidyar Network. Existing …

FitTech Startup FITPASS Raises $1 Million in Seed Funding

FITPASS, the all-access pass to gyms and fitness studios, has raised $1 million in seed funding from Mumbai Angels and a consortium of Delhi and …

Tact grabs $15 million Series B to make CRM easier to use

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software was born with the best of intentions — to create a record of customer interactions. The problem, salespeople will tell you, is that it becomes a chore. Tact has been designed to add an intelligent layer to CRM — and today it got $15 million to make …