- 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 proptech 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 organizer 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. More information on registration can be found on www.relevation.org.
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