The real-estate sector has silently been a part of the innovating landscape for the last few years. Starting with co-working and co-living, and the newest addition to the trend is PropTech.
While still in nascent stages, PropTech is an upcoming development in the real-estate industry. It is rooted in the exploration and adoption of technology to innovate and cater to new consumption patterns. In its simplest definition, PropTech is about offering technologically innovative products or new business models for the real-estate markets.
The early stages of PropTech can be traced as early as 2014, but PropTech has recently started picking up pace with fundraising having touched $18 billion in 2018.
On April 21, 2010, at the Trench Talk Tuesday, catch industry experts and investors sharing their perspectives on the emergence of PropTech as a strong investible sector?
As the founder of Shadow Ventures, a seed-stage tech investment firm, K.P. effortlessly combines expertise in advanced technologies with critical, in-the-trenches experience as an entrepreneur. He is a globally recognised authority in AEC environments, AI, robotics and automation, mobile applications and cloud computing. Reddy is the author of two books, BIM for Building Owners and Developers and What You Know About Startups is Wrong. His passion is in launching game-changing startups, raising substantial investments, and leading organisations to meaningful acquisitions and IPO exits
Samir is currently the Managing Director of Inventus Advisory Services India. He has been an early-stage venture investor in India since 2001. Prior to co-founding Inventus, Samir led the India venture investing team for Acer Technology Ventures, where he made early-stage investments in the technology space. Prior to his VC career, Samir spent 15+ years in the IT industry in India in sales, marketing and product management roles, starting with Computer Point, moving onto a 10+ year stint with Wipro Infotech, and finally a two and a half year stint with Planetasia.
Samir is an active Charter Member of Tie Bengaluru, and has been a member of the governing body. He is also a member of the oard of Governors of the technology incubator at IIT Bombay, and at Dayanand Sagar University. Samir earned his B.Tech from IIT-Bombay in 1984 and an MBA from IIM
John Kuruvilla, Chief Mentor, Brigade REAP comes with over three decades of diverse experience covering marketing, sales, brand building, customer relations, revenue management, pricing, P&L responsibility, entrepreneurship, mentorship & investing. He has been instrumental in the creation of several successful brands in India including award-winning & memorable campaigns like Hamara Bajaj, Maruti Omni, Maruti Gypsy, Kawasaki Cheetah, Toyota Qualis, Hitachi air conditioners among others. His key corporate stints include: Sr VP Contract advertising And Dirctor Leo Burnett, EVP - Marketing for Oberoi Hotels and Resorts worldwide, Managing Director -GenNext Ventures, a Reliance Industries sponsored venture, among others. He has also been part of various entrepreneurial ventures. This includes his stints as Chief Revenue Officer at Air Deccan, Founder CEO of Propmart, one of India’s first integrated real estate digital platform, Founder & CEO of Taggle a Group buying platform., Co-founder & CRO of Kalpnik, the world’s first AR/VR devotional platform. He has mentored young people and startups, many of whom are on the path to sustained success.
With a focus on Innovation, Brigade REAP is a natural extension of the Groups philosophy to challenge the status quo and leverage technology to deliver greater efficiencies for the group, the industry at large and a better way of life for the customer. The Accelerator Program is being set up with a view to identify and nurture startups from India with a focus on technology that will help the industry while helping the startups scale in a sustainable manner.
Brigade REAP is focused on technology startups in areas relevant to real-estate, retail and hospitality. The sectors range from IoT, nano technology, cleantech and renewable energy, logistics and visual computing.