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Goldacre launches real estate tech accelerator programme RElab

Leading Real Estate Tech investment firm, Goldacre, launches accelerator programme powered by L Marks to open doors to tech businesses and invest in disruption.

Goldacre, the boutique investor that forms part of the Noé Group’s £2bn asset management business, has launched its RElab accelerator programme to support real estate technology start-ups to grow through partnership and investment.

Goldacre is an innovative family office investment house, which specialises in supporting early-stage technology-led businesses working in real estate to scale up through strategic investment, advice and management. Goldacre’s portfolio spans the UK, Europe and Israel.

As part of this exciting programme, Goldacre are looking to work with start-ups and early-stage businesses from all over the world applying tech innovation to transform the built environment.

Leveraging over 40 years’ experience in real estate and investment, RElab will be a mentor-led programme, giving successful start-ups the opportunity to validate their products, pilot innovations and pitch for investment. 

The 12-week accelerator programme will enable start-ups to test products and gain market feedback through direct access to real estate environments and to tenants, retailers and asset managers. The scheme is being run in collaboration with L Marks, a corporate innovation specialist and early stage investor. 

Goldacre are looking for exceptional and passionate founders with disruptive ideas to enhance the current real estate market, with a focus on tech applications for urban logistics, smart buildings, physical retail spaces and digital platforms for real estate transactions. The programme is not restricted to these categories and offers opportunities for relevant innovation at the intersection between the physical and digital worlds.

Fionnuala Hogan, Managing Director, Goldacre, said: ‘We are thrilled to launch our first accelerator programme. As technology continues to be a driving force within the real estate sector, the opportunity to cultivate innovative talent is a crucial priority for Goldacre. We look forward to working with some amazing companies and supporting them in realising their vision.’

David Bloom, Partner, Goldacre, added: ‘We are always interested to hear from entrepreneurs with real vision and conviction. Our investment approach is agile, pro-active but also patient. As part of Noé Group, we are able to leverage extensive experience in the real-estate sector together with our deep understanding of the tech business space.’

Daniel Saunders, Chief Executive of L Marks, said: ‘It is incredibly exciting to be working with Goldacre on this ground-breaking project. The real estate sector is facing disruption from new technologies and it is hugely encouraging to see such an established player choosing to embrace this and collaborate with the transformation start-ups driving this change.’

Applications are open until midnight Sunday 22nd July 2018. For more information about the programme, please visit www.relab.tech

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