Two high-profile PropTech entrepreneurs have raised £150,000 to help fund what they call “the first global PropTech platform.”
James Dearsley and Eddie Holmes say the funding has come from “a raft of significant strategic investors” and that some 30 property professionals are involved in the project.
It now wants agents and other property professionals “to help mould the design of the platform in return for exclusive early access.”
The platform is to be called Unissu and will provide a dataset of PropTech companies, information and research. It is currently being tested but will formally launch later this year.
“The PropTech ecosystem is growing incredibly quickly around the world but there is no single source to help the property industry understand what is actually happening” explains James Dearsley, a weekly contributor on PropTech to Estate Agent Today and also a partner, with Holmes, in the consultancy PropTech consult. Dearsley is also a former Foxtons agent.
“This has often left the industry struggling to grasp what is needed for their businesses and, even if they have made decisions on their PropTech strategies, they have made those decisions based on the part of the iceberg that they can see above the water” Dearsley continues.
“Unissu changes this by revealing the vast quantity of information hidden beneath the water line.”
Holmes says the PropTech market is currently highly fragmented and as such “the property market has no way of getting a true picture of this incredible sector - one that offers both threats to and opportunities for the industry’s future.”
A website is in preparation and interested parties can contact the pair on firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The pair are also hosting a live webinar one week today at 5pm where participants will hear what Dearsley and Holmes describe as “another piece of exclusive news” related to the launch.