Events / Real Estate Group – PropTech: Finally, the user comes first

Real Estate Group – PropTech: Finally, the user comes first

November 14, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Real Estate Group
PropTech: Finally, the user comes first
Thursday 14 November


This event is supported by Fora


PropTech is gaining momentum and is about to disrupt the real estate industry, having attracted global funding of $20Bn in 2018 with the emergence of a few unicorns like WeWork and Airbnb. The global industry is valued at $280 trillion. Real estate lags behind in adopting new technologies, although PropTech has the potential to overtake FinTech.


We bring together a panel of industry leaders to discuss the future of PropTech and how real estate is moving from being an industry that sells a product, to one that delivers a customer-centred service.


Our panellists are:

Conan Lauterpacht (MBA 12J) has experience in PropTech as both operator and tech investor and from the perspective of both start-up and incumbent. He is Managing Partner of M7 Structura, a new European focused venture capital firm investing in real estate technology that he is launching with M7 Real Estate, and sits on the board of Aprao. Previously he was head of corporate venturing at Altus Group and an active angel investor. Prior to that he was COO of Voyanta (CRE data management & reporting solution) where he ran business operations and sales, raised a Series A and then sold the business to Altus Group.


Uma Rajah (MBA 06D) is CEO & Co-Founder of CapitalRise, a property finance and investment marketplace disrupting the traditional prime property market. Uma is a pioneer of the UK FinTech sector and has now turned her hand to modernising prime property finance, having developed and scaled 9 digital platforms over the last decade across consumer and business lending.


Reshma Sohoni (MBA 03J), is a founding partner of Seedcamp. She has experience of early stage investment in Europe and is the only early stage investor on the Midas list, leading to six European Tech Startup Awards. She has incubated three unicorns and has two children.


Taylor Wescoatt (MBA 02D), founded Concrete PropTech Venture Capital in 2016. PropTech aims to build a network of global real estate leaders and to find and develop the best in PropTech entrepreneurs.


Moderater: Valentina Shegoyan (MBA 10J).


180 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LB
Nearest tube: Borough
TIME 18:30 for 19:00
COST Members £25 Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and nibbles