Samantha Sharf


3 days ago

Airbnb Leads $160 Million Investment Into Hospitality Startup Lyric

The Series B financing is about 50% debt and brings Lyric’s total funds raised to $185 million. The San Francisco-based startup declined to discuss its valuation.
By Samantha Sharf 7 min read
1 week ago

This Ex-Goldman Trader And His $800 Million Startup Hope You'll Pay Extra For Real Estate That Aces A ‘Wellness’ Test

Paul Scialla is selling a “Well” building certification that developers, employers and hotel and resort operators can display in lobbies and use in their marketing materials.
By Samantha Sharf 14 min read
3 weeks ago

Another Nine-Figure Home Cuts Its Price: The Manor Drops To $160 Million

Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone has cut the asking price on her sprawling Los Angeles mansion. At $160 million, the new price is a 20% discount from her original 2016 ask.
By Samantha Sharf 8 min read
2 months ago

SoftBank Leads $200 Million Investment In Storage Startup Clutter

Clutter plans to use the money to expand beyond the eight markets where its on-demand storage services are currently available.
By Samantha Sharf 7 min read
3 months ago

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Billionaire Ken Griffin Closes On $238 Million New York Penthouse

Hedge fund billionaire, Ken Griffin, has closed on an apartment under construction at 220 Central Park South for around $238 million, making it the most expensive home ever sold in the US.
By Samantha Sharf 5 min read