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Concrete's Proptech Newsletter
December 8th 2020
Really excited to announce our investment in Infogrid
alongside Northzone, JLL Spark, and others. We have been impressed by Will the founder, their growth, and particularly how their customers spoke about them during our diligence process. Congratulations!
Our Favourite Reads
Selected articles from the (Prop)tech newsroom.
Clifford Chance & Concrete Ventures:
Accelerating the Pace of Change - Commercial Real Estate Transaction Survey
Read more on how Proptech will play a critical role for the industry going forward.
What a Second Bauhaus Movement Means for Europe
The European Union’s Green Deal would set off a wave of building renovations — and a chance to find a new common architecture aesthetic.
Why Blackstone and other private equity giants are gobbling up warehouses
Industrial real estate gives investors another way to cash in on the e-commerce boom.
MIT Technology Review:
How VCs can avoid another bloodbath as the clean-tech boom 2.0 begins
The last clean-tech investment frenzy ended in disaster. Investors insist they've learned their lessons.
Highlights from Proptech financing and M&A activity.
has raised a €50m Series B round
for its home insurance products. The round was led by EQT Ventures.
raised $200m at $4bn valuation
. The round was led by private equity firm L Catterton.
a location intelligence platform,
announced it has raised $8m CAD
in funding. The round was led by GroundBreak Ventures, a Toronto-based Proptech VC.
, which provides electric vehicle carsharing for CRE communities,
has secured $11m in Series A round
and $70m in a strategic vehicle financing facility
CoStar Group , Inc.,
one of the world’s largest providers of CRE data, has taken its first major step into the residential data business by
agreeing to pay $250m for Homesnap Inc
to streamline solar installation with predictive algorithms. The round was led by Iconiq Growth.
The Fortnightly Pour
Keeping things in perspective with oddities from Earth and beyond.
MIT Technology Review:
DeepMind’s protein-folding AI has solved a 50-year-old grand challenge of biology
AlphaFold can predict the shape of proteins to within the width of an atom. The breakthrough will help scientists design drugs and understand disease.
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