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I’m Making You An Offer! - PropTech in Dragons Den-style pitch

A major technology programme has secured what it calls “a landmark co-investment partnership” with Propertymark and the Tenancy Deposit Service group. 

And there’s going to be a Dragons Den style exercise to pick the best PropTech innovators to back.

The tech programme is REACH UK, a so-called scale-up service created by Second Century Ventures and specialising in property industry activity. It helps companies expand real estate activities through education, mentorship, and market exposure. 


The new partnership expands a deal which has already been operating for over three years between REACH and Propertymark. 

Now with TDS involved, the new programme will have handpicked PropTech start ups participating in a Dragons Den-style pitch competition presenting their innovations to a panel of senior industry leaders serving as ‘dragons’.

“We strongly believe in creating powerful relationships with organisations such as REACH UK and TDS Group to help lead industry evolution. The property sector will see vast transformation across the next decade and our members constantly embrace new ideas and technology to enhance customer journeys. So, it’s hugely exciting to further build collaborations that are focused, creative, forward thinking, and that bring robust real-world solutions to life” explains Nathan Emerson, chief executive of Propertymark says.

And Steve Harriott, chief executive of TDS Group, says: "Partnering with Second Century Ventures and REACH UK opens up a world of opportunities for the property technology sector and the broader industry.  Raising standards within the sector is paramount and this partnership is about more than just innovation; it's about bringing technology solutions to all stakeholders including tenants, landlords, agents, and homeowners."

For startups chosen for the 2024 programme, this partnership provides increased investment and the unique opportunity to collaborate with property industry giants. The programme will run for up to nine months and include a combination of education, major industry events, hand curated cohort exclusive events, mentorship, industry showcases  and other growth opportunities. 

However, the initial timescale is short.

Applications for REACH UK will be accepted up to and including April 30. To apply for REACH UK 2024 visit https://nar-reach.com/apply/ or for more information contact REACH UK team on reach_uk@scv.vc.

A statement from Natasha Terinova and Paolo Rigutto - co-partners at REACH UK - says: “We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Propertymark and TDS marking a significant leap forward for the property industry and REACH UK. This collaboration, built on our relationship with Propertymark, propels innovation and growth for tech companies. The 2024 cohort, now open for applications, will benefit from increased investment and the chance to make substantial impacts supported by the industry.”


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