CREtech Invests in Leading Real Estate Tech Venture Event, RELEVATION
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European Digital Venture Summit Joins the CREtech Platform to Create the Largest Global Startup/Investor Matchmaking Event for the Real Estate Tech Sector
New York, NY (March 23, 2021) — CREtech (cretech.com), the largest media company devoted to the real estate technology sector, announced their investment in RELEVATION, the leading European digital fundraising event in the real estate tech sector. CREtech’s investment in the European-based company represents the company’s continued expansion as the largest international community of real estate tech professionals in the industry. This investment in RELEVATION is CREtech’s first outside investment since it acquired FUTURE PropTech in late 2019.
CREtech will be actively engaged in the second annual RELEVATION event to be held June 23-24, 2021 which aims to drive investments in the real estate technology sector by introducing founders to VC’s, and VC’s to LP’s. Coupled with world-class content presented by global leaders in the world of real estate technology, the core focus of the two day virtual event is to provide attendees with the most efficient and targeted matchmaking experience.
Founded by Idriss Goossens in 2020, the RELEVATION event was created as the pandemic greatly accelerated the adoption of PropTech and the need arose for a digital solution to connect startups and investors. The global digital fundraising summit will be attended by the most active VCs including A/O Proptech, Fifth Wall, Round Hill Ventures, Camber Creek, Taronga Ventures, Foundamental, tech giants including Microsoft, Zalando, Procore Technologies and hundreds of the hottest startups in the industry.
Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech commented, “CREtech’s mission of building a thriving, global real estate tech community has never wavered as evidenced by this most recent expansion and investment in RELEVATION. I have been incredibly impressed with how much Idriss and his team have accomplished in such a short period of time. With our team and platform’s support, I am confident that RELEVATION’s growth will only accelerate in the future.”
Idriss Goossens, CEO, RELEVATION added, “Joining forces with CREtech was logical to us, because we are serving the same industry, driven by the same values and passion, and we have a complementary geographical scope. CREtech is a strategic investor to us, and our partnership will speed up the global expansion of RELEVATION, and will accelerate the development of our offering”.
With over 10 years of experience in the PropTech space, Goossens is also the founder of PropTech Lab, a powerful real estate innovators network in Belgium representing 165 company members. PropTech Lab helps startups raise capital and advises large real estate corporations on their innovation strategy. In 2019, Goossens co-founded the European PropTech Association, organizing the PropTech StartUp & Scale-Up Europe Awards. European PropTech Association is supported by the European Commission and represents 3,000 PropTech startups.
The event is expected to double in size from the 2020 event, forecasting participation from 200 VC’s and 400 founders. The 2021 agenda includes a pitch session, where GP’s raising capital will engage with LP’s willing to allocate their capital in a PropTech Fund. It is also aimed to attract high potential and young graduates, with participants from Yale, Oxford, Stanford, IESE Barcelona and other world class universities. Registration started on March 1st and attendees already include startups raising almost $200m, VC’s representing $912M to be invested, and LP’s representing $2.7B under management.
To register to attend the 2021 RELEVATION event, visit relevation.org.
CREtech is Reimagining Real Estate. We are the largest international community of professionals devoted to technological innovation in the real estate sector. Our mission is to help the industry embrace, adopt and future-proof their businesses. Our intelligence, streaming, event and consulting platforms inspire the next generation of ideas, processes and people to champion the world's largest asset class.
RELEVATION is the Global Digital Fundraising Summit for PropTech. This one-of-a-kind event, aims to facilitate matchmaking between startups in the fundraising process, and investors ready to invest. Visit relevation.org for more info.