PATRIZIA AG has entered into a partnership with the Asian PropTech venture capital platform, Taronga Ventures, participating in the most recent close of its RealTech Ventures Fund which invests into PropTech in the Asia Pacific region.
The Fund targets companies active in PropTech, Construction Tech, mobility, infrastructure, energy and sustainability, as well as data and IoT.
The company is diversifying its ecosystem across different geographies with established local partners, including VC firms, universities and think tanks, that share the same mindset to make a positive social impact.
“We are further futureproofing our company by scouting the very latest tech solutions from across Asia which will put us in the driving seat to shape the next wave of tech innovations. Taronga Ventures is a likeminded partner which aligns perfectly with our own mission to positively impact society in everything we do. For example, Taronga Ventures has invested in advanced solutions fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, such as smart thermal sensors that can detect office workers entering their place of work with a fever or raised body temperature. In addition, the Fund is well placed to support emerging companies which have great ideas but may face challenges in the current economic environment due to Coronavirus,” said Dr. Manuel Käsbauer, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at PATRIZIA.
The partnership with Taronga Ventures will help PATRIZIA spearhead the digital transformation of the industry and create more value through new cutting-edge technologies. Those are designed to improve and simplify the company’s day-to-day operations as a leading real estate investment manager but also to develop innovative products and services for its growing global client base.
Jonathan Hannam, Managing Partner of Taronga Ventures, said: “We are pleased to be working with PATRIZIA on our latest fund. With its vast European footprint and portfolio Patrizia brings a great deal of value to our platform thanks to their innovative mindset and their commitment to making a positive impact on society with sustainable investments. Their outstanding real estate track record and substantial focus on technology has put them at the forefront of PropTech investment and makes them the perfect partner to support us in sourcing the best technologies to support the digital transformation of the real estate industry. Patrizia is joined by other major institutional investors from the US and Asia in this close.”
PATRIZIA’s newest partnership closely follows its investment in a fund managed by European PropTech VC, Pi Labs, in February which will also provide access to innovative start-ups but with a focus on Europe.