Will real estate's fintech boom go bust in 2016?

  • Venture capital investment dropped in last year’s final quarter, while the number of deals hit a low not seen since the first quarter of 2013.
  • The proliferation of fintech real estate industry startups like Social Finance and Fundrise may dwindle in 2016 as a result of an uncertain global economy.
  • A creative product won't be enough for companies seeking venture capital investment this year. They'll need to show how their idea will make money.

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Although 2015 was a record-setting year for venture capital, investors are becoming stingier with their funding, according to a recent global analysis by KPMG Enterprise and CB Insights.