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Jun 28, 2016
Dylan Moats
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LEVERTON co-founds the German PropTech Initiative

The German PropTech Initiative (GPTI) held its first meeting in Berlin this month. The society aims to connect digital startups within the real estate industry, PropTech businesses, and to act as a central point of contact for the space. At the meeting, co-Initiator, Alexander Ubach-Utermöhl, Managing Partner of blackprintpartners GmbH, was elected chairman.

Emilio Matthaei, CEO, LEVERTON and co-founder of GPTI commented: “With out close ties to the PropTech/ CRETech scene in the Silicon Valley, New York and London, we are extremely happy to be part of the GPTI, in a bid to foster similar developments in the German market as well.”

“Through a combination of networking and media attention, the society wants to increase the awareness of digital business models within the real estate industry,” said Alexander Ubach-Utermöhl. He further adds, “We need a nationwide information exchange for PropTech companies and a noticeable media presence.”

The other two co-Initiators of GPTI, Carl-Friedrich v. Stechow and Nicholas Jacobi who share similar perspectives mentioned, “In particular, a young industry needs a vivid dialogue in order to develop further.”

In addition to regular events and strong public relations, GPTI focusses on social media engagement to foster dialogues and awareness. For example, the GPTI is using the platform, www.meetup.com to facilitate regular meetings in Berlin. “With their innovative digital business models, PropTech companies can change the real estate industry. We generate visibility, and thus create the possibility to discover and develop partnerships”, says Alexander Ubach-Utermöhl.

Other founding members of GPTI include Paul Indinger, Managing Director of Building Radar, Nicolas Jacobi, CEO of Immomio, Stefan Zanetti, CEO of allthings, and Carl-Friedrich v. Stechow, co-founder of ZINSLAND.

About LEVERTON
LEVERTON develops and applies disruptive deep learning / machine learning technology to extract and manage data from corporate documents in more than 20 languages. Our clients from the financial and real estate sectors optimize their contract management significantly, manage operational teams more efficiently and process transactions faster. Asset documentation with an underlying face value of more than €40 billion is managed with LEVERTON’s smart data technology. The integrated smart data platform runs on LEVERTON servers in ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified data centers that guarantee highest security. LEVERTON brings innovative technology to various industries – we are LegalTech, PropTech, FinTech!

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