On July 15th we hosted our first online event: PropTeach Nation – Global Real Estate & Israeli innovation
Sponsored by BuiltUp Ventures in collaboration with PwC, The Quest Organization, Israel Export Institute, and Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry, PropTech Nation focused on global real estate and Israeli innovation.
Over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and corporate executives attended the event, the first global event dedicated to discuss how Israeli Proptech is addressing this new COVID-19 reality. We shared ideas on:
- How COVID-19 has impacted global trends in the Real Estate sector.
- What role innovative technologies are playing
- What types of problems they are solving
- Who are some of the most innovative Israeli startups solving these problems
click HERE to watch to full event
“Technology is a tool for agents and brokerage companies. It helps enhance what we’re doing every day, and the services and value we bring to our clients and customers,” Liebman told the online audience. “There aren’t many people who want to buy million dollar apartments without being able to see them (due to COVID-19), but because of the new camera and virtual reality technology that was available, we were able to pivot quickly to online showings.”
Liebman added, “For anyone going into the real estate tech sector, my advice is to really think about ease of use, and how your product adds value to agents or landlords. I see a big future for that happening.”
During the event, BuiltUp Managing Partner Oded Eliashiv announced the venture capital firm plans to allocate $20 million in Israeli startup companies that offer innovative solutions for the coronavirus pandemic within the U.S. residential and commercial real estate market.
“Israel is one of the strongest locations in the world for technology startup and growth companies, and real estate is a traditional industry that is prime for innovation due to COVID-19,” Eliashiv noted.
A separate discussion moderated by Eliashiv included panelists Julia Arlt, Global Digital Real Estate Leader at PwC; Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Onyx Equities; and Jordan Kostelac, Director of PropTech at JLL Asia.
Noa Aharoni of the Israeli Export Institute hosted the PropTech Nation event. Opening remarks were made by Inon Elroy, Israel’s Economic Minister to North America.
Presenting Israeli startups included SolidBlock, a smart contract development and management platform for tokenized securities; MyTower, an all-in-one, innovative platform for next-level property intelligence management; Trusstor, a next generation solution for construction management; and Aura, a data-driven air quality platform based on a user behavior algorithm.