How Lennar turned itself into a major tech investor

Lennar's investments and partnerships with Opendoor and Amazon are putting the builder on stage with Silicon Valley venture capitalists

Lennar is a builder, known for breaking ground on new construction throughout the country. But in the past six months, the 64-year-old company has co-led a $325 million tech startup funding round, debuted exhibition smart homes in partnership with Amazon and put its traditional new-build customers in the iBuyer pipeline.