Season 2, Episode 1
Title: The Largest European VC with Gregory Dewerpe
Summary: In this episode we talk to Gregory Dewerpe from A/O PropTech about being the largest European VC.
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 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).
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
Gregory is the Founder of A/O PropTech, Europe’s largest PropTech venture capital firm and a real estate and technology investor with over 15 years of experience across I-Banking, real estate and venture, a multi-billion deal-making history, and a deep understanding of the financial markets, real estate and venture eco-systems. Prior to A/O PropTech, Gregory founded AMD Capital, a specialised real estate investment company focusing on the most thriving segments of the industry through both private (direct assets) and public markets, taking advantage of market dislocations and price asymmetry in order to build strong conviction positions. Gregory is a Swiss national, fluent in English, French, and Italian; he attended HEC Lausanne University, London School of Economics (Masters), and Harvard Business School.
A bit about A/O PropTech
A/O PropTech invests permanent capital and combines deep real estate, data science and engineering expertise together with a strategic sandbox of over $35bn of Real Estate assets from its investors. As a result of their permanent capital approach, A/O is Stage agnostic, investing from Series A to later-stage breakouts growth stages. They enable founders to create and scale disruptive tech-enabled products and platforms disrupting the real estate industry. Their mission is to transform real estate into a more digital, efficient, and accessible asset class by applying innovative technologies and business models. This mission is underpinned by a vision to improve quality of life, accelerate sustainable living, and enable the decarbonisation of the largest asset class in the world.
LMRE website www.lmre.co.uk
A/O website www.aoproptech.com
Insights from this Episode
- The number one lesson is it doesn't matter what product you're backing, doesn't matter what segment you're backing, it always comes down to the entrepreneurs – Gregory Dewerpe
- You're going to work a lot with those people in tough times, in good times, but more importantly in tough