Samuel Warren will lead UK operations for HqO, serving as managing director, UK and be responsible for building a team in London. Julia Paolucci takes on the managing director role for France.
European proptech start-up Consorto, which has offices in the Netherlands and Estonia, has raised seed funding of €500,000.
Jasper (jasper.io), a proptech company providing access to high-quality commercial real estate investment opportunities, has raised funding from M7 Real Estate, the pan-European investment and asset manager with €9bn of assets under management.
Lavanda, the pioneering technology platform enabling institutional real estate portfolios to profit legitimately from Airbnb-style homestays and homesharing, has secured a $5 million Series-A round led by Henley Ventures, the venture arm of global private equity real estate investor Henley Investments.
Global flexible office space giant WeWork has postponed plans for a September initial public offering (IPO) after the company's valuation plummeted.
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.
Nikki Greenberg founded Women in Proptech when she moved to work in New York and wanted to join a local professional group for women in the industry. But no groups existed despite such groups being very popular in the US.
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.