What would a perfect energy storage system in the UK look like?
The UK’s energy grid needs help. Sometimes we generate too much renewable energy, and we have nowhere to put it, or we can’t move it to somewhere where it needs to go. This doesn’t sound like a problem, except having “extra electricity” flowing around the grid is bad.
Your home isn’t renovated in a day: Why PropTech1 invested in 42watt
One of the most hotly debated topics these days is people’s ongoing search for ways to cut their energy usage. Because for some regions and cities, gas prices have gone up by easily 100% within the year, or even just a couple of months, the increase in energy prices has become a financial threat even to the middle class.
Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Why PropTech1 invested in NeoCarbon?
The climate crisis is now a reality that is having an increasingly tangible impact, forcing consumers, politicians and businesses to reduce emissions as drastically and as quickly as possible.
WHITEPAPER: The Future of Work and its Impact on Real Estate by PT1 and PwC
If there is one good thing to say about COVID-19 is that it has had a catalytic effect on the acceptance of a new kind of work, having forced a flexible working era upon many sectors and companies. The persistent reservations against WFH – work from home – were simply wiped away by plain necessity. And many employees have gotten used to this new paradigm.
Making Residential Buy-to-Let Investments Great Again: Why PropTech1 invested in Beanstock
One of the main reasons why the real estate industry is lacking behind in terms of digitalisation is that incumbents, due to constantly rising real estate prices, used to make money in their sleep, thereby smothering any need to improve and evolve.
Investing in the Future of Climate Risk Insurance for the Built World: Why we invested in FloodFlash
The real estate ecosystem is heavily exposed to all kinds of climate change related physical risks and regulators around the globe are increasing the pressure on making these risks transparent, potentially leading to severe consequences for real estate owners in valuations and interest rates, and even creating stranded assets.
Revolutionizing skilled blue-collar construction staffing: Why PT1 invested in Kollabo
Digital solutions must be designed for the construction industry and solve an indispensable problem. Proven concepts from other industries rarely work in the construction industry. Retrofitting the building stock is the most important lever for achieving the German government’s climate targets for the real estate industry. Current methods and means are not sufficient to achieve this goal in a timely manner.
Enabling companies to implement flexible and hybrid work strategies globally: Why we invested in Desana
PropTech1 has observed the steady shift towards a hybrid working environment, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, while we recognized the emerging trend, the speed in which the existing working habits were being broken up was rather slow, as mentioned in JLL’s July 2020 flexible space report.
ESG — How PropTech1 Ventures is adopting sustainability approaches to achieve better VC investing
“ESG investing is on the rise”, is a headline one might see frequently these days in the news and across social media. In recent years, attention to ESG (environmental, social, and governance) data has increased drastically, and the share of sustainably invested assets among investors in Europe — the most progressive continent — currently accounts for 21% of total assets and projected to reach 47% in 2025.
WHITEPAPER: PropTechs and the ESG Factor
The construction and operation of real estate is the world’s largest contributor to CO2 emissions. Due to the combination of public pressure, EU regulations, capital market requirements, and customer demands, sustainability will become the megatrend of the next decades ahead.