Europe Fintech PropTech

Europe’s A/O PropTech is a new €250M fund dedicated to companies disrupting real estate (Steve O’Hear, techcrunch.com)

A/O PropTech is a new European VC officially launching today, after raising €250 million of so-called “permanent capital” to invest in technology companies disrupting real estate. It’s this “permanent” approach—seeing the firm structured more like a corporate with various shareholders, rather than a traditional venture capital fund that typically has a life cycle of 2-5 years—which […]

China Europe Fintech

European fintechs are lagging behind China, McKinsey partner warns (Isabel Woodford, Sifted.com)

ondon and Stockholm may be home to the continent’s largest fintechs, but they are stunted by a lack of imagination — at least according to Tunde Olanrewaju, senior partner at McKinsey. Speaking at Mckinsey’s London headquarters at an event co-hosted with Sifted and executive search and leadership advisory firm Eric Salmon & Partners, Olanrewaju noted […]