Opendoor announced a $325 million Series E funding round with major investors from the tech and real estate sectors. The lead investors are General Atlantic, Access Technology Ventures and homebuilder Lennar. New investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue Management, Invitation Homes and Uber founder Travis Kalanick’s 10100 Fund, with participation as well from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Lakestar, GGV Capital, NEA and Khosla Ventures.
Facebook has added two ways to advertise on Marketplace --- brand ads for businesses (which have been in beta mode since January), and "boost" ads for users who are trying to sell things like furniture and used goods.
06 Jun 2018
in Insiders, Marketplace
The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into prostitution activity on Vivastreet, France's second-largest horizontal classified advertising site.
04 Jun 2018
Schibsted Marketplaces has two interesting openings (at least) --- a "head of advertising," based in London, and a legal counsel based in Oslo.
13 May 2018
in AIM Group, Recruitment
Randstad Holding, parent company of Monster Worldwide, has named Scott Gutz as the fourth CEO of Monster since 2014, acknowledging that the company has problems but saying it has a "unique opportunity to return to its position as industry leader."
10 May 2018
One of the United States' largest real estate classifieds publishers NewPoint Media Group, LLC has been sold to Pez Gallo Holdings, LLC. The group is a portfolio company of Lion Equity Partners and publishes localized real estate and home shelter magazines.
30 Apr 2018
The New York-based DHI Group, which owns a number of specialized recruitment verticals including Dice, has appointed Hosting founder Art Zeile as the company's new CEO.
18 Apr 2018
With a new name, new logo, new technology, and a new site in the works, Snagajob has just rebranded itself as Snag.
04 Apr 2018
in Automotive, Insiders
Lou Laste, former senior director of public relations and communications for Cox Automotive, has been retained by Hearst Autos as executive director of its public relations department.
29 Mar 2018
Leading international auto marketplace CarGurus, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARG) has appointed Zillow Group executive Greg Schwartz to its board of directors.