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Hatched founder Adam Day reveals his next move after quitting Emoov

What next for the former hybrid and online estate agency player who says he prefers working for start-ups?

Nigel Lewis


Emoov’s departed head of estate agency and Hatched founder Adam Day is to become a proptech gun for hire.

After quitting Emoov earlier this week just five months after joining the fast-expanding hybrid agency, he says his real passion is working for property and prop-tech start-up companies and that he didn’t fit into the later-stage development culture of a big firm like Emoov.

“I really enjoyed my time there and massive kudos and respect to Russell Quirk for what he’s built,” he says.

“All start-ups need the same things – a purpose, vision, leadership, enthusiasm and hard work and a bit of luck.

“While most start-ups have these things, the one thing they’re missing is avoiding mistakes to minimise the reliance on luck. I’ve been there, done those, so can help them to avoid making those same mistakes.”

Adam says he is available to either consult to or be the CEO for a new start-up and can advise estate agents considering a move into hybrid or digital.

The 40-year-old has enjoyed a varied career so far since he quit Country Properties in Hitchin during 2006 to set up online and later hybrid agency Hatched.co.uk, departing last year to join EasyProperty.com as its Head of Operations before moving to Emoov.

Hatched.co.uk was bought by Connells in 2015 but closed last month after the 180-branch national estate agency group concluded that both the online-only and hybrid business models were ‘fundamentally flawed’ and that the decision served the best interest of both its businesses and customers.

October 17, 2018

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