Fifth Wall, the largest venture capital firm focused on real estate technology, has partnered with BNP Paribas Real Estate to launch its business in Europe with the Fifth Wall Real Estate Technology European Fund (the “Fund”), its first European Proptech fund. The California-based company founded in 2016 has over $1.2 billion under management, raised from industry stakeholders via several funds. The investment in the Fund is a strategically important move for BNP Paribas Real Estate, envisioning that innovative tech solutions will be critical for developing better buildings and cities.
Our commitment to Fifth Wall’s new European fund marks a new stage in the development of our ecosystem, which is core to our innovation strategy. After several rewarding partnerships forged with international start-ups in recent years, the launch of this investment fund helps us to support the development of proptech firms and their solutions in Europe. New innovation from these progressive firms also offers new opportunities for our clients and the real estate sector. In the aftermath of this unprecedented crisis, this strategic step will make us better equipped to meet new challenges and to develop better places for people to live and work
Thierry Laroue-Pont, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Real Estate
When Fifth Wall was formed in 2016, US-based real estate organizations had only just begun to recognize that investing in technology was imperative to the future of their business. Over the last three years, that same recognition has now come to Europe as well, and we’re thrilled to welcome BNP Paribas Real Estate alongside Fifth Wall’s global consortium that now includes 60 corporate real estate investors from 14 countries, including the UK, France, Spain, Germany, and Finland. We look forward to working with BNP Paribas Real Estate on transforming its business through technology and innovation.
Brendan Wallace, Współzałożyciel i Partner Zarządzający Fifth Wall
We're excited to work with BNP Paribas Real Estate, along with our other European real estate investors, to identify, invest in, and support the most innovative real estate technologies or ‘proptechs’ poised to revolutionize the industry. We believe the European proptech market is underpenetrated and has significant room to grow. We look forward to investing in the next generation of visionary entrepreneurs whose companies may benefit BNP Paribas Real Estate and the global proptech ecosystem
Roelof Opperman, Managing Director, Fifth Wall
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