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Goldacre launches accelerator programme

Goldacre, the proptech investment branch of Noé Group’s £2bn asset management business, has launched its RElab accelerator programme to support proptech startups 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 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 are looking to work with startups and early-stage businesses from all over the world applying tech innovation to transform the built environment.

Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in property and investment, RElab will be a mentor-led programme, giving successful startups the opportunity to validate their products, pilot innovations and pitch for investment.

The 12-week accelerator programme will enable startups to gain market feedback through direct access to property environments and to tenants, retailers and asset managers.

Goldacre are looking for exceptional and passionate founders with disruptive ideas to enhance the current real estate market, with a focus on tech applications for urban logistics, smart buildings, physical retail spaces and digital platforms for real estate transactions. The programme is not restricted to these categories and offers opportunities for all relevant innovations at the intersection between the physical and digital worlds.

Fionnuala Hogan, managing director of Goldacre, said: “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. We look forward to working with some amazing companies and supporting them in realising their vision.”

David Bloom, partner, 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 of L Marks, said: “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.”

Applications are open until midnight Sunday 22 July 2018. For more information about the programme, visit relab.tech

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