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‘Europe’s largest proptech VC’ launches in the UK following €250m capital raise

A new venture capital firm aiming to support the expansion of proptechs has launched in the UK after securing €250m in funding.

A/O PropTech, which invests in firms from Series A to later growth stages in breakout companies, has launched after securing the capital.

With offices London and Switzerland, the firm has already backed 10 companies in Europe, USA, and Israel including Bricklane, Fornova and most recently Plentific - leading a $32mn Series B round in November 2019.

Gregory Dewerpe, founder of A/O PropTech, commented: “As a result of the scale, granularity and historical resistance to technological disruption of the real estate industry, it will require long term capital at scale to support its transformation and digitisation.

“Investing with permanent capital allows A/O PropTech to stay agile and flexible, whilst removing the structural timing constraints found in traditional fund structures which create potential misalignments with entrepreneurs over the investment horizon.

“Part of this transformation also lies within the sector, that’s why being trusted and equipped with this level of capital and scale by some of the leading European real estate incumbents and having access to such a large ‘sandbox’ for our portfolio companies is a game changer.”

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