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PRESS RELEASE

RELEVATION 2021 : Fundraising Summit for

the booming PropTech market unlocks new

investment potentials

             

   

19.05.2021 - Meike HANSEN - FleishmanHillard Germany GmbH

      June 23 – 24, 2021: Unique digital conference and matchmaking event for investors and  PropTech startups sets the stage for the future of real estate industry 

      Event focused on transactions: founders meet venture capitalists and venture capitalists  meet fund-of-funds (LPs) 

      Recruiting event for 100 selected students from 10 world-renowned universities and  business schools 

             

Brussels, 19 May 2021 - RELEVATION, currently one of the world's most important events for prop tech start-ups and investors, will take place on June 23 and 24, 2021. This is where the players of a  booming young market segment meet, which has received further impetus from the current  pandemic - comparable to the boom of fintechs after the financial crisis. The PropTech market offers attractive opportunities for smart financial engagements beyond industry-focused investors. In this  context, RELEVATION will set the stage for the future of building environments from construction to  urban planning. 

Promising opportunities for future-oriented investments  

As a purely digital fundraising event, RELEVATION is designed for concrete transactions and effective  networking to facilitate investments in the PropTech sector and to bring together founders with  venture capitalists and investors (LPs) with venture capital. The organizer PropTech Lab, the real  estate innovator network, expects around 400 real estate startups at different stages of  development and around 200 leading venture capitalists to participate, including a/o proptech,  Round Hill Ventures, Camber Creek, Taronga Ventures and Fifth Wall. Around 50 Fund-of-Funds (LPs) will be present, looking for a PropTech fund to allocate their capital. Finally, RELEVATION offers  participating companies a recruiting fair for more than 100 students from 10 globally renowned  universities or business schools such as Oxford, Stanford or IESE Barcelona. Speakers from tech giant  Microsoft or online retailer Zalando

as well as public bodies such as representatives of the European  Commission or EIF are also part of the party.

 

The event's largest partner is CREtech, one of the world's largest PropTech platforms. This gives  participants an opportunity to access the US market and offers RELEVATION the chance to position  itself as the leading event to accelerate the global growth of the PropTech segment. 

The quality standard is high: the startups are carefully pre-selected according to investor-ready  criteria. "RELEVATION is exactly the right event at the right time. The PropTech market is pointing  steeply upwards and many innovative new founders are waiting in the wings. It is important to bring  them together with investors to take advantage of the momentum. Efficiency and transparency are  our top priorities. With RELEVATION, we want to set new industry standards, for example through  IT-supported targeted matching of the ideal partners and by producing in-depth industry reports about valuation trends, deal references and exit multiples," explains Idriss Goossens, CEO of  PropTech Lab and founder of RELEVATION, which first took place in 2020.

The market is booming - record sums in sight 

The use of new technologies in the real estate segment extends across the entire value chain and all  aspects - from the investment and construction phases to the operation and maintenance phase.  Digital solutions and innovations such as generative design, robotic construction or predictive  maintenance have the potential to change the nature of planning, construction and building  management in the long term, even beyond the COVID 19 issue. Already 108 billion USD were  invested in the proptech space globally, and there is still an estimated amount of 145 billion USD that will be deployed by 2025. Since 2018, the sums invested in the European Proptech ecosystem – representing 3,200 start-ups and scale-ups (including the UK) have doubled annually. The total  investment volume since then has amounted to around 6.8 billion euros. The first quarter of 2021  saw investments of 1.078 billion euros, so this year is expected to set another record.

In addition to the opportunity to bring investors and founders together, the event offers:

 

      The world's best content programmes 

      Valuable insights on topics such as new fund strategies, experiences of unicorn  PropTech company founders, etc. 

      Special information offers on core areas such as "M&A ", "Exits", "Valuation trends",  "CVC" etc. 

      Pitch sessions from LPs and GPs 

      Access to key data and reports 

             

Four event areas 

RELEVATION is divided into four sections: The 'Main Stage' with the central event offerings, so-called  'Village Conferences', a networking level and one for 'Side Events'. Among the most distinguished  participants are Gregory Dewerpe (A/O PropTech), Patric Hellermann (Foundamental), David  Williams (Microsoft), Jamie Hodari (Industrious) and Jake Fingert (Camber Creek).  

In addition to CREtech, the organiser PropTech Lab (Real Estate Innovator Network) was able to win  over the European PropTech Association, Tech.eu, the LPEA (Luxembourg Private Equity  Association), the NVP (Dutch Private Equity Association) and the AVCO (Austria VC Association) as  further official partners and supporters for RELEVATION.

               

PRESS CONTACT :

Meike HANSEN

FleishmanHillard Germany GmbH 

Meike.hansen@fleishman.com 

+49 152 01680885