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LiFE Ventures become UK Proptech Association Gold Members

Tags: london / property / investment / LiFE Ventures / PropTech / Software

18 April 2019 16:24

When the opportunity arose to become Gold Members of the newly relaunched UK PropTech Association (UKPA), it felt only natural for LiFE Ventures, who has so far invested in 10 PropTech start-ups in the UK, to accept.

UKPA are a not-for-profit membership organisation set up to drive the digital transformation of the property industry. Their main focus is to promote engagement between both PropTech and property businesses to build an environment, which is "conducive for PropTech innovation". 

“LiFE Ventures have been valuable members of the association for some time and we are delighted to have their continued support through our relaunch as Gold Members," says Sammy Pahal, Managing Director at UKPA. 

Since it's launch in 2017, LiFE Ventures have invested in a variety of different start-ups, some of which are now used in daily operations at LiFE Residential:

  • Goodlord, which is an an online tenant referencing system
  • KeyNest, a key management software
  • Getrentr, a data-driven property licensing software
  • and most recently Blyng, an AI chatbot which can qualify leads and provide valuations 24/7 for Estate Agents

Last year, LiFE Ventures also acquired the TeqDen event, a PropTech pitching event giving start-ups the opportunity to pitch for investment to our panel of investor judges and the audience.

TeqDen web.jpgTeqDen September 2018

"Since taking over TeqDen, they have given start-ups an opportunity to pitch their services and products to a growing audience and we look forward to working closely with them over the year," says Sammy Pahal. 

Re-launching the association on 1st May, UKPA will be opening up to the wider PropTech eco-system, encouraging anyone active in PropTech, whether that be a PropTech company, a consumer of PropTech, investor in PropTech or providing services to PropTech to get involved. You can sign up for more information here.

"An association like UKPA is exactly what the PropTech industry needs", says Jonathan Werth, Managing Director of LiFE Residential and LiFE Ventures.

"Providing the opportunity for PropTech companies, investors, property businesses and consumers, to all be a part of one association, will make for something truly incredible.”

To coincide with their re-launch on 1st May, UK PropTech Association will also be hosting a Relaunch Party at FUTURE: PropTech on the 14th May. This will begin after LiFE Ventures #TeqDen10x10 in the Residential Agent Zone.

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