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NL42-Raise your standards for your next growth equity round...

We share some of our experience working with founders on a day-to-day bases + market intelligence to boost your start-up
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NL41-TGFI: Thank God For the Internet, or not? LinkedIn & networking…

From wandering the streets to joining online niche communities from your own home, job searching has come a long way.
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NL40-Greenwash

Europe’s three primary financial regulatory agencies, together the ESAs, announced a Call for Evidence on greenwashing.
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NL39-All the way to zero

Climate-tech is the BIG opportunity at the moment, and it plays right into the Proptech/Real Estate world.
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NL38-China 101 & Proptech

Even though China’s Prop-tech industry is relatively new, in 2021 the country had the largest prop-tech market in APAC.
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NL37-Proptech highlights by the PTC

Our team at the PTC is sharing weekly "fun facts" about the Real Estate + Investment industry and is constantly in ...
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NL36-Carbon markets: Going once, going twice, sold!

Our team just returned a few days ago from visiting clients in Tokyo and one of the key discussion points amongst our...
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NL35-Trendsetting Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced plans to build the world’s first completely ESG focused city.
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NL33- The future comes fast: data + climate predictions

Climate change, for a long time perceived as a problem of the future, has transformed into a current affair...
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NL34-Global power dynamics: The big cycle... a return of events?

The world is in stress mode, both financially and geo-politically. A good understanding from the past usually is...
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NL32-Singapore, the million dollar question?

Singapore’s population is multiplying, currently at around 5.6M, increasingly putting pressure on the real estate...
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The PTC have signed their collaboration with Aramco

Live from #SaudiArabia, The Proptech Connection have signed their collaboration with Aramco.
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Want to expand your business internationally + strategic growth in PropTech, ConTech, UrbanTech or Greentech?

Want to expand your business internationally + strategic growth in PropTech, ConTech, UrbanTech or Greentech?
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NL31: Regain retail, or store closures? From a UK perspective...

We at the PTC believe that retail is a heavily underserved market in #Proptech. We are seeing an increasingly higher...
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A short video with an impression of #Riyadh after meeting representatives of Public Investment Fund (PIF) + NEOM

Ivo Van Breukelen gives his impression of #Riyadh after meeting representatives of Public Investment Fund (PIF) + NEOM‍.
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NL30 - Recovery under construction?

America’s construction world seems to be recovering steadily after the firm slap in the face by COVID-19. The rate of...
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RICS Tech Partner Programme talk with The Proptech Connection

Ivo Van Breukelen speaks with Andrew Knight on these topics as they discuss the latest trends across the sector.
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N29-The exponential age of technology... what is it and what does this imply for the Proptech ecosystem + Investments?

If you feel like life is changing faster and faster, you are 100% right. Much of what you have learned at school is...
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NL28-THE BIG RESET, imminent? And inflation to peak or not to peak?

Inflation is a problem, not only in the US but basically everywhere around the world. The UK received an unprecedented..
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Ivo Van Breukelen presents at the RBEF Festival in Amsterdam September 22

The PTC partner, Ivo van Breukelen, has presented in Amsterdam and shared views, insights + global trends on the #Propte
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NL27-How low can it go... will the US (+ rest of world) go into bankruptcy ?

Government spending in the US has been increasing steadily since the 1960s, moving from 28% to 37% (portion) of the GD..
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NL26-Electric Vehicles. Where is the market + what's next?

The EV market is growing YoY (Year over Year). The industry is currently valued at $287.36 billion, which is a....
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NL-25 The Flourishing Emirates, the Proptech economy

Despite Covid-19 and the geopolitical conflicts happening on the world stage, the economy in the UAE is blooming.
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NL 24-In one word: Draining

The current situation in Russia and Ukraine is energy draining, quite literally unfortunately…
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NL 23 Start it up, keep it up... Money, money, money

Every year a few many new companies are founded of which approximately 90% won’t survive. Around 10% will face their...
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Blueprint Conference 2022 - How Sustainability Can Drive Real Estate Value

On September 14 Ivo Van Breukelen will sit on a panel at Blueprints Future of Real estate Conference.
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NL 22 Architect of the future, time to change the business model?

Architects are underappreciated, losing ground to (other) specialists and are often under the thumb of contractors...
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BuiltWorlds 2022 Construction Tech Conference

Thre Proptech Connection's Ivo Van Breukelen attends BuiltWorlds 2022 Construction Tech Conference
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NL 20 Warehouse Rock, what does the future look like?

Warehouse, a house to store your wares, goes all the way back to the 1300’s, but it was ancient Rome that made the...
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The energy transition is... in transition

In 2017 the energy transition was defined by Professor Vaclav Smile as “the change in the composition (structure)...
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Saudi Arabia's flagship project NEOM (Nothing Evolves Out of Modesty)

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious mega project will help the kingdom reduce the dependence of oil and be a lot greener.
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Wood in the built environment? It's natural...

This week we'll share some insights about the (tangible) benefits of wood construction.
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Green is the new grey, or at least it should be…

Ivo van Breukelen discusses the emergence of green roofing mandates in cities and the development opportunities.
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Proptech trends within the building industry - The PTC in CM Today

FM/Property Management is an area the PTC sees many opportunities, supporting real estate companies unpack the swathe...
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Realcomm Live - Episode 82 PropTech: A Global Perspective

Stephen MacDonald and Ivo van Breukelen of The Proptech Connection share their insights into the proptech industry.
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IoT - Proptech’s Wordle

The NYT’s recent acquisition of Wordle shed light at the PTC HQ around the # of letter combos used within Proptech.
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Has Tech Funding lost its shine?

Tech stocks and cryptocurrencies have been dramatically falling in the last few weeks, has tech funding lost it's shine?
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Blockdata interview on blockchain and real estate

How will blockchain be used in the future of RE, Stephen Macdonald is interviewed by Blockdata.
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The Proptech Connection delivers keynote at APAC Proptech Summit

The PTC attends the APAC Proptech summit and delivers keynote, December 2021.
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Carbon watch out- Sherriff Woody is in town…as long as he stays off the weed

A look at sustainability in the Proptech space and the Dutch approach
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Comparing apples with oranges.....

This week we look at defining what is proptech + what are the challenges with this.
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Construction Data​: Turning the new oil into concrete insights

We take a deepdive into how data use in construction is driving a more efficient way to build
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The PTC is giving a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

We explore the size of the Proptech market + discuss our guest lecture at MIT on Proptech + ESG
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Who goes to Vegas stays in Vegas? “Sin city”

Ivo Van Breukelen discusses economics and space utilisation in Vegas.
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The PTC in the news...

Proptechs in international media and the PTC in the news.
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What's next for Proptech in 2022? Key Predictions

The PTC looks at what will be the winner in 2022 for Proptech
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Proptech business models and venture capital

We look at the challenges of the traditional tech business models in Proptech.
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Industry Origin: The PTC discusses Millennials + Gen Z changing the face of construction and real estate

Ivo van Breukelen provide insights on where the innovation hubs are and how Proptech is changing construction and RE
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Citycloud Podcast Making the right connections in Proptech

A conversation with PTC partner Ivo van Breukelen on his insights on innovation and the future.
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India the flavour of the month in APAC for Venture Capital + Proptech

This week we look at the growing venture capital investment and Proptech opportunity in India.
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Going for gold

With the Winter Olympics on, an interesting stat regarding gold + residential real estate.
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ESG and Proptech future

Discussing the future of Proptech and the role of ESG
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