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The Propcast

Sep 22, 2020

The Propcast
Season 2, Episode 4
Title: The Effects of Coronavirus with Nikolas Samios
Summary: In this episode we talk to Nikolas Samios from Proptech1 Ventures about the effects of coronavirus on the industry. 
The Propcast by Louisa Dickins, Co-Founder of LMRE the leading Global PropTech recruiter brought to you in partnership with UK PropTech Association, The UK PropTech Association is a membership organisation to drive the digital transformation of the property industry.
This show will focus on connecting the PropTechs, real estate funds and VC’s globally…and get everyone talking about innovation of the built environment.
About Our Host
Louisa Dickins
Louisa started her career in property working at a well-known estate agency in London. Realising her people skills, she moved over to Lloyd May to pursue a career in recruitment. She now is a Director at LMRE, who are a specialist recruitment firm driven by PropTech and recruitment professionals, and Louisa oversees their 5 core areas. Louisa co-founded LMRE and provides a constructive recruitment platform to the new disruptors in real estate. Louisa is also on the board of Directors at UK PropTech Association (UKPA).
About LMRE
LMRE believe there is a better way to recruit. LMRE focus on a more comprehensive, client led focus delivering exceptional talent to the right place at the right time. They are passionate about the industry and passionate about people's careers. LMRE spend time with each client to become and an extension of the business, and their transparency and core values help them grow with the sector. LMRE simplify recruitment and innovate with our clients and evolve the people driven, PropTech community.
About Our Guest
Nikolas Samios
Nikolas Samios is Managing Partner of PropTech1 Ventures, the first venture capital fund focused on PropTech startups in Germany. For decades, the real estate industry has shied away from true innovation, but now faces drastic change because of the advancing digitalization. This creates enormous opportunities for PropTech startups that focus on the optimization, digitalization, and disruption of the real estate industry. PropTech1 Ventures is a joint project of the real estate entrepreneur Marius Marschall and the COOPERATIVA Venture Group, which Nikolas heads as Managing Partner. COOPERATIVA is a platform which, based on the experience of its partner as founders, business angels, venture capital managers, and limited partners, covers 360° of the venture capital life cycle: Direct, indirect and LP investments in startups, support in their fundraising and exit efforts, venture-centric family office services and the inception and operation of VC funds in cooperation with leading sector experts. 
LMRE website   
PropTech1 Ventures 
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Insights from this Episode
  • If you have a digital file, if you have a digital process, if that's even cloud based, you are a productivity wise in a good position – Nikolas
  • It's not a tectonic shift. So all the standards are still there, you see normal deals happening but it's maybe a little bit more investor friendly climate right now than last year - Nikolas
  • We are very bullish on  green technology because we believe that's the super major trend in a way for the next 10/20 years – Nikolas
  • I’ve been doing venture capital for 20 years now, so this is not the first situation that the market changed away, and it was always a good idea to be careful with your valuation – Nikolas
  • So if you just look at 20, 30 years of data… more or less the best venture deals have been done after the financial crisis – Nikolas
  • As a professional investor, if you're correctly investing, if you pick the right targets, if you've optimized terms - it's a good time to invest - Nikolas
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