Real estate firms and professionals back proptech 'simplifier'

A digital platform aiming to simplify proptech investing for real estate firms, has attracted nearly €720,000 of funding from investors.

Unissu.com drew investment totalling $800,000 from a variety of sources, including real estate manager and investor M7, the central Europe-based Property Forum and Asia PropTech. Among the individual investors were Harry Hill, founder of Rightmove and Robert Gilchrist, the former CEO of Rockspring.

M7’s executive chairman, Richard Croft, has joined Unissu’s board of directors.

Free-to-use Unissu provides real estate firms with a searchable classified proptech directory of over 7,200 firms, data analytics to help research the proptech market, a dataset of proptech funding events and community services.

The company's client list already includes innovative real estate firms like Keppel Land, Aviva and Generali.

Richard Croft, Unissu Director of M7 said: ‘One of the key factors in the success we have had in building M7’s international investment management platform has been our adoption and development of technology.

‘We are ardent believers in the potential that innovative solutions offer the real estate industry and Unissu’s platform is no exception. They are at the very heart of a global network which helps property firms around the world engage with the most suitable and trusted PropTech suppliers around in a simple and user-friendly manner.’

Unissu CEO Eddie Holmes said: ‘For many real estate companies who are seriously considering the adoption of technology to help them grow their businesses the key deterrents are often working out exactly what they need and subsequently finding a vendor that they can trust to meet those requirements.

‘This is the primary reason that our procurement tool has quickly become firmly established as our key feature.’

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