PropTech1 Ventures invests in Archilyse, the Swiss Army knife for real estate data analysis
Berlin, 13 November 2018 – PropTech1 Ventures, Germany's first venture capital fund focusing on European PropTech startups, is investing in the pre-series A financing round of Swiss PropTech startup Archilyse, the holistic data analysis and simulation platform for the entire real estate lifecycle. PropTech1 invests alongside Ringier Digital Ventures, Zürcher Kantonalbank, and PropTech business angel Stefan Heitmann, founder of MoneyPark and PriceHubble. Archilyse was recently voted one of the top 25 European startups at EXPO REAL. Archilyse is PropTech1’s first investment in Switzerland's very mature PropTech ecosystem, where it intends to further expand its investment activities.
Archilyse measures data-based architectural characteristics of real estate properties and provides these for project developers, architects, and asset owners as a software as a service (SaaS) solution for optimizing a variety of processes in the real estate value chain. Through data enrichment, Archilyse's algorithms can portray this real estate data to a new extent and quality. To this end, floor plans of the respective properties are loaded onto the Archilyse Cloud, which are then converted into geo-referenced, three-dimensional BIM light models. This data enhancement optimizes and automates a wide range of use cases: The Archilyse software enables an automated compliance check regarding local building standards in the planning phase. Asset owners and managers can digitalize their portfolio and use data enrichment to determine more precise real estate values, for example the quality of the location and the view or the amount of sunshine, and thus competitive rental prices. Room planners, interior designers, and consultants have access to visualizations and room utilization analyses.
Nikolas Samios, Managing Partner of PropTech1 Ventures, comments on the investment decision, "In addition to the product, which raises enormous value creation potential without the need for time-consuming handling of data points, we were especially impressed by the founder Matthias Standfest. After his Ph.D., he has conducted extensive research on real estate data analysis at ETH Zurich and has established Archilyse using his findings. The result is a target-oriented application of big data in the real estate industry, which represents a major step in its long-dormant digitalization endeavor."
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