PlanRadar raises €61m to digitise construction and real estate industry
PlanRadar, a European digital field management platform for construction and real estate projects, has announced a $69 mln (€61 mln) fundraising round co-led by Insight Partners and Quadrille Capital. The round also drew substantial participation from existing investor Cavalry Ventures.
Oryx raises €100m from new shareholders Tikehau and Abénex
Real estate digital platform Oryx Group has announced it has raised €100 mln from new shareholders, Tikehau Capital, the global alternative asset management group through one of its funds, and French private equity firm Abénex.
PropTech1 Ventures closes oversubscribed €50m fund
European proptech-focused venture capital fund PropTech1 Ventures has reached its maximum fund volume of €50 mln in the final closing and was even oversubscribed due to strong demand.
INTERVIEW: Pi Labs bets on transition to flexible offices
Pi Labs founder and CEO Faisal Butt explains how the proptech VC firm is riding the latest megatrends to make smart investments – and exits.
Charting proptech’s successes, against the odds
The New York edition of Propel by MIPIM, the new name for the conference previously known as MIPIM Proptech, moved fully online in December 2020 in response to the challenges posed by the global health crisis.
Firestarters – The Establishment: Vanessa Butz CEO and Founder of District Technologies
Vanessa Butz, CEO and Founder of District Technologies, and her diverse team in London, Lisbon and New York are working at the intersection of cities and technology, delivering digital solutions for real estate and corporate clients to connect work communities that people love and enjoy every day.
Editor's Letter: Innovation without barriers
The Editor of our September 2019 issue, Anthony O'Connor, explains how diversity, acceptance and change should go hand-in-hand as the proptech industry evolves.
As women make up less than one in 10 founders in proptech, the entire industry needs to make a concerted effort to encourage, inspire and motivate more diversity of thought to better serve its diverse, global customer base.
Unicorn status is either a great ambition or an over-hyped goal depending on your view. But growing tomorrow’s European proptech success stories to a $1 billion-equivalent valuation will take a more mature European ecosystem of financial capital, skilled people and bags of collaboration.
Siemens technology helps Hallé venue win three RIBA awards
Hallé St Peter’s, the historic rehearsal venue of the UK's Hallé orchestra, has scooped a top architecture award for sustainability, after implementing property technology from Siemens.
Amro Partners invests in loan provider Proportunity
Amro Partners has invested in Proportunity, the equity loan provider enabling buyers to purchase homes with a 5% deposit, as part of their Series A funding round.
Casavo launches in Spain with Barcelona office
Milan-based proptech firm Casavo has announced that it is opening an office in Barcelona to launch its Spanish operations with an investment plan of over €100 mln over the next 24 months.
Drooms supports the sale of a European logistics portfolio
Drooms, the virtual data rooms provider, has supported the sale of a pan-European logistic portfolio.
Commerz Real develops digital tool to speed up transaction process
German fund manager Commerz Real has developed a new software tool designed to make transaction processes faster and more efficient.