Where top VCs are investing in real estate and proptech (Part 1 of 2) – TechCrunch

The multi-trillion dollar global real estate market is getting flipped on its head. Business model innovation, data accessibility and the proliferation of mobile, SaaS and other cloud-native software have already given rise to a cohort of tech unicorns that sit amongst the world’s most influential real estate companies. Emerging technologies and growing capabilities across machine…

Walmart debuts ‘largest’ blockchain system for 70 trucking companies in Canada

Walmart Canada has launched a blockchain-based freight and payment network for 70 third-party trucking companies carrying goods for 400-odd Walmart stores in Canada. The new platform, designed with Toronto-based blockchain developer DLT Labs, uses distributed ledger technology to track deliveries, verify transactions, and automate payments and reconciliation for members of Walmart’s supply chain in Canada,…

Johannes Reck from GetYourGuide to talk about reaching unicorn status at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Earlier this year, GetYourGuide raised a gigantic $484 million funding round with SoftBank’s Vision Fund leading the round. Now that the German startup has reached a valuation well over the $1 billion mark, it’s time to look back at the company’s impressive trajectory. That’s why I’m excited to announce that GetYourGuide co-founder and CEO Johannes…