A portmanteau word for ‘property and technology’, proptech stands for any technological solution designed for the property market.
His mother wasn’t impressed at the time, but James Davis’ purchase of a house, before finding a job after leaving university, has created him a property market gold mine.
Zoopla has taken another step towards changing the property industry forever with the £75m acquisition of Property Software Group (PSG), which provides technological support to over 8,000 estate agency branches across the UK.
Winner of the Future Unicorn Award at our Everline Future 50 2016, peer-to-peer lending platform LendInvest has been given a mammoth challenge, but CEO Christian Faes has told Real Business he’s confident the firm can become a $1bn company – by trotting, not galloping.
Disruptive digital property company Settled was founded in 2014 by siblings Gemma and Paul Young. They wanted to pool their experience in technology and property to create a truly 21st century platform for buying and selling homes, which has won a spot in our Everline Future 50 2016.
The company helps homebuyers and homeowners hire qualified professionals. In addition to providing customers to its member pros, Plentific also helps business owners enhance their online presence on both Plentific.com and partner websites. Founded by former investment bankers Cem Savas and Emre Kazan in 2013, the startup is one of the most innovative.
Following Zoopla’s investment in a handful of proptech startups, Real Business has spoken with founder Alex Chesterman and other rising companies in the sector to discuss what the British property market should prepare for as technology merges with tradition.