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SoftBank-backed construction giant Katerra said to be shutting down after raising billions

After burning through more than $2 billion in funding, SoftBank-backed construction startup Katerra has told employees that it will be shutting down operations, according to a report in The Informatio

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Casa Blanca raises $2.6M to build the ‘Bumble for real estate’

Casa Blanca, which aims to develop a “Bumble-like app” for finding a home, has raised $2.6 million in seed funding.Co-founder and CEO Hannah Bomze got her real estate license at the age of 18 and work

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Equity Monday: Stripe’s epic new valuation, Deliveroo’s IPO, and WeWork numbers

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private

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Scrum Ventures launches new program to connect startups with Japanese corporations

Masami Takahashi, the president of Scrum StudiosHeadquartered in San Francisco and Tokyo, Scrum Ventures is known for its accelerator programs focused on sports, food and smart city tech. Today it ann

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WeWork is apparently doing better, not that SoftBank wants you to talk about that

SoftBank’s earnings always leads to a bonanza of news. One storyline that has dominated the company’s earnings over the past few years that has all but disappeared though is WeWork.The co-working comp

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SoftBank kills half the performance incentive for its Vision Fund execs

SoftBank reported earnings today, including the performance of its $98.6 billion Vision Fund. The numbers were enticing given the recent exit of DoorDash, which returned billions to SoftBank and repre

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Dongnae raises $4.1 million to digitize real estate in South Korea

Despite the pandemic keeping us in one place most of the time, proptech is still taking off. And not just in the U.S.Dongnae is looking to digitize the rental and home buying market in South Korea. Th

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