Venture capital firm Goldacre opens applications for scale-up programme


Goldacre Ventures, a venture capital firm based in London which is part of the Noé Group, said it has opened for applications from around the world for its scale-up programme, RElab.


RElab is an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, industry leaders, corporates and investors that together focus on re-shaping and re-imagining the relationships between space, people, services and sustainability.
After a selection process, 12 start-ups will work with the RElab team and partners during a 14 week scale-up programme.  The start-ups will benefit from working with RElab’s partners on fine-tuning product-market fit; commercial pilot opportunities; support on swiftly growing their business; London working space; and up to £100,000 in available financing.
The three-month programme, which is predominantly based in London, will run from February to June 2020. RElab partners include BAM, Capreon, DLA Piper, JCA, Knight Frank, Lee Baron, L Marks, Lockton, Landsec, White & Case and 01 Ventures.
Commenting on the launch of RElab 2019-2020, Fionnuala Hogan, managing director of Goldacre and Co-founder of RElab, said: ‘RElab was founded to bridge the worlds of the built environment and technology.  Building on the success of last year’s programme, the 2019 - 2020 RElab programme will be a space for innovation and collaboration, supporting exceptional entrepreneurs to scale their businesses more quickly and gain access to new markets, customers and investors.'
David Bloom, founding partner of the Noé Group, added: ‘We see our founding role in RElab as a vital part of our broader commitment to innovation and are excited by its potential. We attribute our long history in real estate and our ability to identify opportunities to our entrepreneurial mindset and openness to new ideas. The RElab team continue to challenge our perceptions and we recognise that technology and innovative approaches are going to have a huge impact on our industry. We are excited to work with these companies as they take their business to the next level and look forward to learning from them, too.’
Applications are open until midnight on 24 November 2019.