PropTech startup Huspy has just raised $37 million in a Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital India.
Also participating in the round of venture capital financing were California-headquartered venture capital firms Founders Fund, Fifth Wall, and Chimera Capital, which joined returning investors Breyer Capital, BY Venture Partners, COTU, VentureFriends, and Venture Souq.
The company wants to use the funds to invest in technology development, expand into new markets across Europe, and boost growth in regions where it already operates.
“In just under two years, Huspy has grown to become one of the largest property platforms, facilitating billions of dollars in volume. Today, we’re humbled to partner with global and regional investors, and we look forward to working together to reshape the world’s largest asset class,” said Jad Antoun, co-founder & CEO of Huspy.
Launched in 2020, Huspy strives to streamline the home buying experience by creating a modern platform connecting home buyers with leading property agents and trusted financial institutions.
It took Huspy just one year of operations to become the leading mortgage provider in the United Arab Emirates, with an annual run rate of more than 1 billion USD.
The startup has successfully recruited talent from some of the world’s top tech companies, including Compass, Gympass, Loft, Loggi, Microsoft, Quinto Andar, SumUp, and Uber. It also employs a team of brokers with over 20 years of experience working for banks like Emirates NBD, RAKBANK, ADIB, and DIB.
“In a short span of time, the company has demonstrated its strong value proposition for the real estate ecosystem and has become the market leader in mortgage broking in the UAE with healthy unit economics,” commented GV Ravishankar, MD, Sequoia India.
The PropTech market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.8% between 2022-2032 as startups and incumbent real estate companies use modern technology to make the home buying experience less stressful.
ABB E-mobility Delivers Its Millionth EV Charger
Continued growth has been facilitated by doubling production capacity after the launch of the company’s new DC fast charger facility in Valdarno, Italy.
ABB is a leader in electrification and automation solutions and has just announced the delivery of its millionth electric vehicle charger — the latest milestone in the company’s ongoing mission to create an emission-free future using smart and reliable EV charging solutions.
ABB currently boasts a presence in over 85 markets. After the launch of the company’s new $30 million, 16,000 squared meter production facility in Valdarno, Italy, production capacity has doubled over the last two years. The cutting-edge manufacturing plant recently set a new benchmark for the EV sector, producing a fast charger unit every 20 minutes, thanks to the high-tech factory’s seven simultaneous production lines.
“While our continual investment in research and development shows our ongoing commitment to enhance the field of e-mobility, the global delivery of these solutions at scale is integral to the realization of our goals. I want to thank our customers globally for their continued collaboration in hitting this one millionth charger milestone. I look forward to the millions yet to come, and to the cleaner, greener world they will help create,” says Frank Mühlon, ABB E-mobility CEO.
In the United Arab Emirates, ABB has installed over 80 fast and high-power DC charging stations, making it one of the largest projects from a single brand in the region. The biggest station is in Yas, Abu Dhabi, and offers 20 DC fast and high-power chargers for owners of emissions-free vehicles.
“We are proud that ABB chargers are today powering electric vehicles across strategic locations in the country, including the sites of the Dubai Utility provider, DEWA, and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Most of the car manufacturers and dealers in the UAE have ABB chargers in their showrooms and as well as car parking areas. We are confident ABB’s technical know-how, products, and research in the field of E-Mobility will continue to support the decision-makers in the Middle East to drive the transition to an emission-free future,” says Ahmed Abdu, E-mobility division lead, MENA region.
In addition to its Italian facility, ABB E-mobility has continued its global expansion. Earlier this month, the company announced a new United States facility that will eventually turn out over 10,000 chargers per year for the public sector, providing power to school buses and other fleets. As well as expansion into the USA, ABB E-mobility’s stake in Chinese charging provider, Chargedot, opens up another lucrative market for the EV charging giant.