• RentalStep launches with new ‘Tenant Passport’ May 4, 2017

    RentalStep, an online service which is aiming to do for home renting what Airbnb did for the holiday business, has launched throughout the UK.

    RentalStep allows both tenants and landlords ...

  • GuestReady to join Station F’s inaugural Founders Program April 20, 2017

    London-based proptech startup GuestReady will be joining Station F’s inaugural Founders Program in July 2017.

  • CBRE acquires US proptech firm April 19, 2017

    CBRE has acquired the business of Mainstream Software,, a technology company that provides mobile and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology solutions for facilities management operations.

  • Revolut and Trussle link up to provide mortgage broking service April 19, 2017

    Banking challenger Revolut has joined forces with the mortgage broker Trussle to give users direct access to its mortgage broking service.

    Trussle searches thousands of products from over 90 lenders to find ...

  • Rialto joins RICS Tech Affiliate Programme April 7, 2017

    Rialto has joined the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Tech Affiliate Program.

    The Tech Affiliate Program (TAP) has been designed to promote the adoption of technology across the real estate industry, benefiting ...

  • SPCE crowdfunds £177,000 within hours of launching campaign April 5, 2017

    A new app that promises to revolutionise the way students find and choose rental properties launched a crowdfunding campaign today and by close of play had already raised 82% of ...

  • Trussle secures £4.5m investment April 3, 2017

    Online mortgage broker Trussle has received a £4.5m investment from fintech investors.

    Orange Growth Capital, a European and Asian fintech VC and backers of peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa and online insurance ...

  • Build-ID closes £1.1m funding round April 3, 2017

    Proptech firm Built-ID has raised £1.1m from investors including Pi Labs and a number of backers from both the UK and the US.

    Investors in the firm,  previously known as IndustryHub, include ...

  • New data source for property investors launches April 3, 2017

    PropertyData, a new website that enables landlords and agents to obtain data on property prices and yields nationwide, has launched.

    PropertyData uses Zoopla’s open data API, allowing subscribers to the ...

  • JLL, Seedcamp, Starwood and Fora launch Concrete to drive future of proptech April 3, 2017

    Global real estate professional services firm JLL, seed fund Seedcamp, investor Starwood Capital Group, and flexible office provider Fora have joined forces to launch Concrete, a new initiative to enable ...

  • Kykloud appointed to Fusion21s £290m compliance and FM framework March 21, 2017

    Kykloud has been appointed on to Fusion21s compliance and facilities management framework, which estimated to be worth £290m over a four year period, provides procurement services and OJEU compliant frameworks ...

  • Nested secures £8m in new funding March 20, 2017

    Chain-breaking proptech firm Nested, offers vendors a guaranteed sale of their property within 90 days, has secured £8m in its latest round of fundraising.

    The start-up, which has been trading for just ...

  • Goodlord raises £7.2m from Ribbit Capital March 15, 2017

    Goodlord has raised £7.2m in funding from backers including Ribbit Capital, and existing investors LocalGlobe and Global Founders Capital.

    The company intends to use the funds to improve the technology behind ...

  • CapitalRise launches Innovative Finance ISA March 13, 2017

    Property investment platform CapitalRise has launched an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

    CapitalRise’s IFISA, which will also be available for future investment deals, provides investors with the opportunity to invest a minimum ...

  • Spring Budget 2017: SEUK responds March 8, 2017

    Trade body Sharing Economy UK, who became part of the CBI this week, has responded to the Spring Budget.

    Richard Laughton, chair of Sharing Economy UK, said: “Detail from the Chancellor ...

  • Sharing Economy UK to become part of the CBI March 6, 2017

    Sharing Economy UK  is set to become part of the Confederation of British Industry in a move reflecting the importance of the sharing economy to the UK economy.

    The CBI will ...

  • Property analytics firm REalyse launches February 24, 2017

    Property analytics firm REalyse has launched after raising £500,000 in seed capital.

    The London-based firm is designed to help property developers and investors by collecting current and historic data on investment ...

  • Zoopla invests in Landbay and Trussle February 16, 2017

    Zoopla has invested £1m and partnered up with four property technology startups including peer-to-peer lender Landbay and online mortgage adviser Trussle.

    Landbay has previously raised £3m in private equity investment from ...

  • LandlordInvest releases its Innovative Finance ISA statistics February 13, 2017

    LandlordInvest.com, a fully FCA authorised peer-to-peer lending platform and a HM Revenue & Customs approved ISA manager has published the first statistics for its recently launched property-backed Innovative Finance ...

  • £1.5m raise for Airsorted February 4, 2017

    Airbnb management platform Airsorted has raised £1.5m in a funding round led by Concentric, with participation from 500 Startups and Pi Labs.

    The firm said it plans to use the funds to continue ...

  • First property-backed Innovative Finance ISA January 25, 2017

    LandlordInvest, having recently been approved as an ISA manger by the Board of HM Revenue & Customs, has become the first peer-to-peer lending platform to offer a property-backed Innovative ...

  • LandlordInvest to offer first property backed Innovative Finance ISA January 11, 2017

    LandlordInvest, a fully FCA authorised peer-to-peer lending platform for buy-to-let and bridging loans, has received ISA manager approval from the Board of HM Revenue and Customs. The firm may now offer ...

  • SME confidence up by a third January 3, 2017

    Big businesses may be contemplating moving headquarters overseas but SMEs are planning with confidence, with market outlook up by a third in three months.

    Hitachi Capital Business Finance asked 1,006 small ...

  • Cocoon raises $3m in seed round December 18, 2016

    Cocoon has raised a $3m seed investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments the firms early stage investors.

    Breed Reply Investments previously invested $1.3m following Cocoon’s successful Indiegogo campaign in December ...

  • Imfuna named top 100 proptech brand December 16, 2016

    Imfuna has been named one of the world’s Top 100 Proptech Brands by Onalytica.

    Onalytica’ PageRank based methodology has analysed 90 days’ worth of data, which included over 17,000 tweets and ...

  • LandlordInvest secures FCA authorisation December 5, 2016

    Buy-to-let and bridging loans platform LandlordInvest has gained full FCA authorisation following a 24 months application process.

    Being fully FCA authorised, LandlordInvest has submitted an application to HMRC to become an ISA ...

  • Pi Labs endorsed by Department for International Trade November 16, 2016

    Pi Labs has been endorsed by the Department for International Trade (DIT) as a Seed Accelerator.

    Pi Labs is Europe’s first venture capital platform that invests in early stage ventures exclusively ...

  • Pi Labs forms strategic partnership with CBRE October 11, 2016

    Europe’s first proptech-focused venture capital investor, Pi Labs, has formed a strategic business relationship with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company.

    The business relationship focuses on the mutual ...

  • Bricklane.com launches with £1.3m investment September 22, 2016

    Bricklane.com, an online property ISA, has raised £1.3m in seed funding from Zoopla and LocalGlobe.

    The round also drew support from an undisclosed group of angel investors from the financial ...

  • Nested launches to sell houses in just 90 days September 21, 2016

    Proptech startup Nested has launched a new service that promises to sell a house within 90 days, or lend the seller the money for their next house purchase interest-free.

    This follows ...

  • Kykloud wins huge surveying contract September 20, 2016

    The Education Funding Agency has announced the surveying firms appointed to conduct the CDC Programme – its largest ever condition data collection programme – designed to collect data from 22,000 ...

  • Habito launches AI mortgage adviser September 12, 2016

    Start-up Habito has launched of an artificially intelligent “digital mortgage adviser” which can provide an illustration of mortgage costs in an average of ten minutes.

    Applicants can access the service 24/7 ...

  • LendInvest backs online auction house LOT11 August 12, 2016

    LendInvest has become a funding partner for online auction house LOT11.

    Items for sale at LOT11 auctions will be pre-screened, allowing bidders to see which properties LendInvest is prepared to back.

    Summary funding ...

  • PM backs SMEs at Downing Street roundtable August 4, 2016

    Theresa May will meet small and medium sized enterprises to discuss how to create a more productive, higher skilled economy.

    The Prime Minister will say SMEs are the backbone of the ...

  • PiLabs links up with Bosa Ventures August 3, 2016

    Proptech startups in the UK will now have access to £100,000 in funding after the VC arm of Canadian real estate firm Bosa Ventures parterned with PiLabs.

    Launched in October 2014, ...

  • Settled secures additional £1m in investment July 15, 2016

    London-based proptech start-up Settled has closed a £1m seed round to expand operations and disrupt the real estate sector.

    The round was led by 500 Startups, a global venture capital ...

  • Matterport aqcuires Virtual Walkthrough July 14, 2016

    Proptech business Virtual Walkthrough has been acquired by immersive media and VR tech firm Matterport.

    Virtual Walkthrough will now become a wholly owned subsidiary of Matterport with founding partner James Morris-Manuel maintaining a senior ...

  • Plentific raises £2m July 5, 2016

    Proptech start-up Plentific has raised £2m in funding, bringing total investment in the company to just over £2.9m.

    The latest round of investment includes major backing from a number of high ...

  • Goodlord closes £2m seed round May 23, 2016

    Rocket Internet has teamed up with London-based venture capital firm LocalGlobe to back property firm Goodlord in a £2m seed round.

    Goodlord, which already transacts thousands of tenancies, says it will ...

  • GeoPhy secures additional investment May 19, 2016

    Venture capital fund INKEF Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in data analytics firm GeoPhy.

    GeoPhy’s database uses sources from around the world to generate a quality score, carbon footprint and valuation ...

  • Aviva Ventures partners with Founders Factory May 18, 2016

    Aviva has partnered with Founders Factory, a leading multi sector digital accelerator and incubator, co-founded by Brent Hoberman, Henry Lane Fox and Jim Meyerle.

    Founders Factory will build and develop over 200 ...

  • Opun secures £3m investment from Aviva Ventures April 16, 2016

    Opun has secured £3m in investment from Aviva Ventures, the wholly owned venture capital business of Aviva.

    The investment will look to further strengthen Opun’s customer service team, build on the ...

  • JV partner for Pi Labs’ accelerator programme April 7, 2016

    Europe’s first proptech-focused venture capital platform Pi Labs has brought onboard the property start-up The Collective as a joint venture partner for the Pi Labs Accelerator.

    From this week, the Pi ...

  • TrustedHousesitters nominated for Webby Award March 21, 2016

    TrustedHousesitters has been nominated for Best Community website in the 20th Annual Webby Awards.

    Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honour” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading ...

  • Property Partner raises £15.9m March 7, 2016

    Property crowdfunding platform Property Partner has raised £15.9m as it looks to launch new products.

    Leading the round are Octopus Ventures, an early backer of Property Partner, who are also behind Zoopla ...

  • Andy Murray invests in Landbay via Seedrs March 1, 2016

    Online peer-to-peer mortgage lender Landbay has announced that it has received investment from tennis player Andy Murray OBE as part of its current Seedrs fundraising campaign.

    Landbay is back for its ...

  • Student.com completes raise to increase global reach February 23, 2016

    Student.com wants to change the way the world’s students book their accommodation, in the same way that Spotify changed the way the world listened to music.

    With these ambitions in mind, ...

  • Landmark Solutions launches Points of Interest On-Demand web portal January 13, 2016

    Landmark Solutions, a division of Landmark Information Group Ltd, has launched a new ‘Pay as You Go’ web portal – POI On Demand – which provides secure, immediate access to ...

  • Aviva launches venture capital arm December 7, 2015

    Aviva  has launched Aviva Ventures a wholly owned venture capital business which will invest in a range of digital and new technology businesses.

    Aviva Ventures will provide early stage investment to ...

  • Garage Soho makes investment in Settled November 24, 2015

    Online property platform Settled, which is looking to disrupt the estate agency market by allowing homeowners to sell their own homes,  has secured investment from Garage Soho.

    Garage Soho, the brand incubator ...

  • The House Crowd secures investment October 30, 2015

    Property crowdfunding platform The House Crowd has secured £700,000 from investors just four weeks after the launch of its share offer.

    The House Crowd is an online crowdfunding platform which sources ...

  • Proptech accelerator MOTIVE launches in US July 26, 2015

    MOTIVE has launched a new proptech accelerator in Dallas, Texas.

    The accelerator is currently open for applications with its first intake set for autumn this year.

    The selected startups will receive a ...

  • Pi Labs extends application deadline date July 22, 2015

    Proptech accelerator Pi Labs has extended its deadline for applications for its next accelerator programme until Friday 24 July.

    Pi Labs first accelerator programme launched in March 2015 with the ...

  • Splittable expands to North America and Oceania June 10, 2015

    Household management app for housemates Splittable has expanded its service across to the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, reports Tech City News.

    The app launched in London six weeks ago ...

  • Buy-to-let investment platform launches June 5, 2015

    Buy2Let.com, a new property portal which gives first-time investors looking to acquire a buy-to-let property the opportunity to search online for their ideal purchase, has launched.

    The portal, which is dedicated ...

  • Plentific partners with The Conveyancing Association April 23, 2015

    Plentific.com has teamed up with The Conveyancing Association as it looks to support homebuyers and homeowners in their search for reliable local conveyancers.

    Plentific and the Conveyancing Association ...

  • LendInvest links up with Plentific April 1, 2015

    Peer-to-peer platform for real estate mortgages, LendInvest, has announced a strategic alliance with Plentific, the property portal and online marketplace.

    As part of this strategic alliance, LendInvest co-founders Christian Faes and ...

  • Dragon’s Den star James Caan invests in Pi Labs March 26, 2015

    eMoov investor and former Dragon’s Den star James Caan has become the latest investor in proptech accelerator Pi Labs.

    Pi Labs is Europe’s first property tech accelerator and was jointly created ...

  • Countrywide makes Pi Labs investment March 10, 2015

    Countrywide has completed an investment in Pi Labs – Europe’s first proptech accelerator which is based in Tech City’s Second Home.

    The total investment in the fund now stands at ...

  • Europe’s first property-focused accelerator launches February 23, 2015

    Pi Labs, Europe’s first property-focused accelerator, has announced its inaugural intake of startups and the launch of a crowdfunding campaign.

    Pi Labs was created in October 2014 ...