Goldacre, the boutique investor that forms part of the Noé Group’s £2.3 bn (€2.6 bn) asset management business, has launched its RElab accelerator programme to support real estate technology start-ups to grow through partnership and investment.
The scheme is being run in collaboration with L Marks, a corporate innovation specialist and early stage investor.
Goldacre is a family office investment house, which specialises in supporting early-stage technology-led businesses working in real estate to scale up through strategic investment, advice and management. Goldacre’s portfolio spans the UK, Europe and Israel.
As part of this programme, Goldacre is looking to work with start-ups and early-stage businesses from all over the world applying tech innovation to transform the built environment.
RElab will be a mentor-led programme, giving start-ups the opportunity to validate their products, pilot innovations and pitch for investment.
The 12-week accelerator programme will enable start-ups to gain market feedback through direct access to real estate environments and to tenants, retailers and asset managers.
'As technology continues to be a driving force within the real estate sector, the opportunity to cultivate innovative talent is a crucial priority for Goldacre,' commented Fionnuala Hogan, managing director at Goldacre.
David Bloom, partner at Goldacre, added: ‘We are always interested to hear from entrepreneurs with real vision and conviction. Our investment approach is agile, pro-active but also patient. As part of Noé Group, we are able to leverage extensive experience in the real-estate sector together with our deep understanding of the tech business space.’
Daniel Saunders, CEO and Chairman at L Marks, said: ‘It is incredibly exciting to be working with Goldacre on this ground-breaking project. The real estate sector is facing disruption from new technologies and it is hugely encouraging to see such an established player choosing to embrace this and collaborate with the transformation start-ups driving this change.’