Investors looking to well known names April 19, 2017
More than half (57%) of investors looking to buy into businesses over the next 12 months admit to preferring well-known UK brands such as supermarkets and banks, according to a ...Investment in alternative property set to grow in Europe April 6, 2017
Alternative property investment sectors in Europe are likely to be boosted by urbanisation and demographics with the UK leading the way, followed by Germany and Sweden, new research suggests.
Long-term trends ...SPCE crowdfunds £177,000 within hours of launching campaign April 5, 2017
A new app that promises to revolutionise the way students find and choose rental properties launched a crowdfunding campaign today and by close of play had already raised 82% of ...Trussle secures £4.5m investment April 3, 2017
Online mortgage broker Trussle has received a £4.5m investment from fintech investors.
Orange Growth Capital, a European and Asian fintech VC and backers of peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa and online insurance ...Build-ID closes £1.1m funding round April 3, 2017
Proptech firm Built-ID has raised £1.1m from investors including Pi Labs and a number of backers from both the UK and the US.
Investors in the firm, previously known as IndustryHub, include ...JLL, Seedcamp, Starwood and Fora launch Concrete to drive future of proptech April 3, 2017
Global real estate professional services firm JLL, seed fund Seedcamp, investor Starwood Capital Group, and flexible office provider Fora have joined forces to launch Concrete, a new initiative to enable ...Cocoon closes £2.46m round March 27, 2017
Smart home security system provider Cocoon has raised £2.46m in equity crowdfunding on Crowdcube, with its campaign drawing support from 1117 investors, reaching a $15m valuation.
First launched on Indiegogo in ...Nested secures £8m in new funding March 20, 2017
Chain-breaking proptech firm Nested, offers vendors a guaranteed sale of their property within 90 days, has secured £8m in its latest round of fundraising.
The start-up, which has been trading for just ...Goodlord raises £7.2m from Ribbit Capital March 15, 2017
Goodlord has raised £7.2m in funding from backers including Ribbit Capital, and existing investors LocalGlobe and Global Founders Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to improve the technology behind ...Hostmaker closes £5m funding round March 3, 2017
Full-service hospitality provider Hostmaker has closed a new £5m funding round taking its total funding to £7.5m.
Backers included Ventech and DN Capital and the firm intends to use the capital ...OpenRent raises £4.4m March 3, 2017
Online letting agent OpenRent has raised £4.4m from Global Founders Capital.
The agent plans to use the funds to for additional product development and further expand its team.
Adam Hyslop, OpenRent co-founder, said: “Our ...BrickVest secures additional £2m in funding March 1, 2017
Property investment platform BrickVest has raised £2m from angel investors, including Jean-Romain Lhomme, former co-head of Europe at Colony Capital.
The company is backed by a 44 angel investors including prominent ...Property analytics firm REalyse launches February 24, 2017
Property analytics firm REalyse has launched after raising £500,000 in seed capital.
The London-based firm is designed to help property developers and investors by collecting current and historic data on investment ...Zoopla invests in Landbay and Trussle February 16, 2017
Zoopla has invested £1m and partnered up with four property technology startups including peer-to-peer lender Landbay and online mortgage adviser Trussle.
Landbay has previously raised £3m in private equity investment from ...HeadBox raises £1.4m in Series A funding February 10, 2017
Creative space marketplace HeadBox which allows users to search, book and pay for creative, offsite spaces has raised £1.4m in a Series A funding round.
Backers in the round included ...£1.5m raise for Airsorted February 4, 2017
Airbnb management platform Airsorted has raised £1.5m in a funding round led by Concentric, with participation from 500 Startups and Pi Labs.
The firm said it plans to use the funds to continue ...Qube Global Software and Engage enter joint venture January 11, 2017
Qube Global Software has entered into a partnership with proptech firm Engage to deliver self-service portals to residents within the growing Build to Rent sector.
Following the rise of Generation Rent over ...Cocoon raises $3m in seed round December 18, 2016
Cocoon has raised a $3m seed investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments the firms early stage investors.
Breed Reply Investments previously invested $1.3m following Cocoon’s successful Indiegogo campaign in December ...Bricklane.com launches with £1.3m investment September 22, 2016
Bricklane.com, an online property ISA, has raised £1.3m in seed funding from Zoopla and LocalGlobe.
The round also drew support from an undisclosed group of angel investors from the financial ...Tenancy deposit platform Reposit secures seed funding August 15, 2016
Alternative tenancy deposit platform Reposit has secured £400,000 in seed funding from Seedcamp and the London Co-Investment Fund.
The startup, which emerged from the first London cohort of Newcastle-based accelerator Ignite, also ...PiLabs links up with Bosa Ventures August 3, 2016
Proptech startups in the UK will now have access to £100,000 in funding after the VC arm of Canadian real estate firm Bosa Ventures parterned with PiLabs.
Launched in October 2014, ...Settled secures additional £1m in investment July 15, 2016
London-based proptech start-up Settled has closed a £1m seed round to expand operations and disrupt the real estate sector.
The round was led by 500 Startups, a global venture capital ...Plentific raises £2m July 5, 2016
Proptech start-up Plentific has raised £2m in funding, bringing total investment in the company to just over £2.9m.
The latest round of investment includes major backing from a number of high ...Goodlord closes £2m seed round May 23, 2016
Rocket Internet has teamed up with London-based venture capital firm LocalGlobe to back property firm Goodlord in a £2m seed round.
Goodlord, which already transacts thousands of tenancies, says it will ...GeoPhy secures additional investment May 19, 2016
Venture capital fund INKEF Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in data analytics firm GeoPhy.
GeoPhy’s database uses sources from around the world to generate a quality score, carbon footprint and valuation ...Aviva Ventures partners with Founders Factory May 18, 2016
Aviva has partnered with Founders Factory, a leading multi sector digital accelerator and incubator, co-founded by Brent Hoberman, Henry Lane Fox and Jim Meyerle.
Founders Factory will build and develop over 200 ...Opun secures £3m investment from Aviva Ventures April 16, 2016
Opun has secured £3m in investment from Aviva Ventures, the wholly owned venture capital business of Aviva.
The investment will look to further strengthen Opun’s customer service team, build on the ...JV partner for Pi Labs’ accelerator programme April 7, 2016
Europe’s first proptech-focused venture capital platform Pi Labs has brought onboard the property start-up The Collective as a joint venture partner for the Pi Labs Accelerator.
From this week, the Pi ...LendInvest secures £17m from Skype founder March 14, 2016
LendInvest has secured a £17m equity investment from Atomico, the venture capital firm founded by Niklas Zennström.
This is LendInvest’s second equity investment in nine months after its secured £22m from ...Property Partner raises £15.9m March 7, 2016
Property crowdfunding platform Property Partner has raised £15.9m as it looks to launch new products.
Leading the round are Octopus Ventures, an early backer of Property Partner, who are also behind Zoopla ...Andy Murray invests in Landbay via Seedrs March 1, 2016
Online peer-to-peer mortgage lender Landbay has announced that it has received investment from tennis player Andy Murray OBE as part of its current Seedrs fundraising campaign.
Landbay is back for its ...Student.com completes raise to increase global reach February 23, 2016
Student.com wants to change the way the world’s students book their accommodation, in the same way that Spotify changed the way the world listened to music.
With these ambitions in mind, ...Aviva launches venture capital arm December 7, 2015
Aviva has launched Aviva Ventures a wholly owned venture capital business which will invest in a range of digital and new technology businesses.
Aviva Ventures will provide early stage investment to ...Garage Soho makes investment in Settled November 24, 2015
Online property platform Settled, which is looking to disrupt the estate agency market by allowing homeowners to sell their own homes, has secured investment from Garage Soho.
Garage Soho, the brand incubator ...The House Crowd secures investment October 30, 2015
Property crowdfunding platform The House Crowd has secured £700,000 from investors just four weeks after the launch of its share offer.
The House Crowd is an online crowdfunding platform which sources ...SIB relaunches co-investment funds with £75m available August 19, 2015
The Scottish Investment Bank, Scottish Enterprise’s investment arm, has relaunched its co-investment funds, and is looking to invest up to £75m into companies across Scotland over the next three years.
By streamlining ...LightwaveRF raises £1.44m to fuel growth August 3, 2015
Smart home technology business LightwaveRF has raised £1.44m through a share issue with WH Ireland and Committed Capital.
LightwaveRF produces internet of things related products to allow householders and businesses to ...Goodlord looks to boost growth with seed round July 28, 2015
Goodlord, the cloud-based software revolutionising the way property is transacted, has raised a seed round for an undisclosed amount led by Charlotte Street Capital, ...SUMMER ‘BOUNCE’ EXPECTED FOR UK COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT July 15, 2015
A ‘bounce’ in UK commercial property investment activity is expected before the summer, Cushman & Wakefield’s latest monthly market briefing has claimed.
“With the UK election settled, many are ...Woodford ups stake in Purplebricks to 25% July 8, 2015
Top City fund manager Neil Woodford’s firm Woodford Investment Management has raised its stake in Purplebricks to more than 25% following a £10m share sale.
People close to Purplebricks told Sky News ...Rocket Internet backs proptech firm Brickvest July 7, 2015
Global Founders Capital, the venture capital arm of Rocket Internet, is investing in London and Berlin-based online real estate fund management platform BrickVest.
BrickVest, cofounded by Emmanuel Lumineau, Dr. Thomas Schneider ...Daily Mail Group invest in proptech firm Propstack July 1, 2015
Mumbai based Propstack, an online commercial real estate information provider, has raised $3m in a Series A round of funding led by DMG Information, the investment arm of British media conglomerate Daily ...Biggest ever Series A fintech investment for LendInvest June 16, 2015
LendInvest has secured a £22m Series A investment from Chinese technology firm Beijing Kunlun Tech Co in what is the largest such investment to date.
LendInvest was officially launched in ...Buy-to-let investment platform launches June 5, 2015
Buy2Let.com, a new property portal which gives first-time investors looking to acquire a buy-to-let property the opportunity to search online for their ideal purchase, has launched.
The portal, which is dedicated ...BrickVest property investment platform bags $1m April 18, 2015
London’s BrickVest has raised $1m from twenty investors to build a pan-European online property investment platform.
The platform, which launches in the summer, brings together property owners, developers and investors, offering ...Dragon’s Den star James Caan invests in Pi Labs March 26, 2015
eMoov investor and former Dragon’s Den star James Caan has become the latest investor in proptech accelerator Pi Labs.
Pi Labs is Europe’s first property tech accelerator and was jointly created ...Property crowdfunder Property Partner raises £5.2m March 23, 2015
Property Partner has raised £5.2m to enable the investors to make investments in the housing market as they would in the stock exchange.
Through the platform investors can own a share of ...Countrywide makes Pi Labs investment March 10, 2015
Countrywide has completed an investment in Pi Labs – Europe’s first proptech accelerator which is based in Tech City’s Second Home.
The total investment in the fund now stands at ...Europe’s first property-focused accelerator launches February 23, 2015
Pi Labs, Europe’s first property-focused accelerator, has announced its inaugural intake of startups and the launch of a crowdfunding campaign.
Pi Labs was created in October 2014 ...