Home Security startup Latch raises $70 million


Home Security startup Latch raises $70 million

Latch, the home security startup has raised $70 million in a Series D round of funding that was led by Brookfield Ventures. Among those who participated in the Series D funding round were Third prime, Lux Capital, RRE Ventures, Camber Creek, Corigin Ventures, Tishman Speyer and Balyasny Asset Management. The fresh funding help boost the smart lock system that Latch designs for apartment buildings.

An arm of the Brookfield Ventures that led the round will be installing the smart lock systems in its large properties that are currently under development. Latch’s smart lock system lets you open doors through a smartphone, door code or key card. It also lets you create a temporary access card for guests and others who need temporary access.

This is not the first time that Brookefield and Latch collaborated. They had collaborated before during Brookfield's other projects. This round of funding will take their partnership further ahead. Luke Schoenfelder, Latch co-founder and CEO, in the press release, said: “This investment from Brookfield Ventures further strengthens an already deep strategic and financial partnership between our companies, and will enable Latch to meet the incredible demand for our systems.”

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