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Crowded house! UK has over 600 proptech firms, new information service claims

Listings on Unissu reveal how the tech sector has expanded in recent years despite the demise of some companies such as eMoov and Hatched.

Nigel Lewis

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Proptech gurus James Dearsley and Eddie Holmes have launched their much-anticipated global hub, Unissu.com backed by £150,000 from several investors including a leading property finance firm.

The pair, who are both consultants and leading lights of the UK Proptech Association, have compiled a directory of the world’s 6,000 proptech firms and say they want it to help property professionals make better tech investment decisions.

Unissu lists 600 UK-based firms including hybrid and online agents such as HouseSimple, Ewemove, easyProperty, Purplebricks and OpenRent but also more purely tech outfits such as Yomdel, Homeflow, Eyespy360, Jupix and Dezrez.

The fast-moving nature of proptech is also highlighted by the directory; it still includes now defunct players Tepilo and Hatched.

One-stop shop

Unissu is a free one-stop shop for anyone supplying or buying proptech services and includes a searchable database, a forum, articles and videos by proptech influencers plus a jobs board. Paying members can use the platform to analyse which proptech is best for their property business.

eddie holmes proptech“We have spent six months cataloguing and analysing PropTech products from around the world,” says Eddie Holmes (left).

“Throughout this journey, we have focused on making it easy for property professionals to search, understand and select the products that are most appropriate for them and their businesses.”

Darryll Colthurst, who has backed Unissu and is a director of bricks-and-mortar investment firm Palmer Capital, says: “As a technologist at a property investment firm which is really embracing technology, I am delighted that Unissu’s features give me greater transparency and insight when it comes to understanding the market and making purchasing decisions on PropTech services.”

January 7, 2019

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