Startup Grind hosts annual Summer Startup Party. There will be nibbles, drinks, cool music and great people to meet. In addition, we'll talk to successful property tech founders: Matt Robinson of Nested (also founded GoCardless), George Spencer of Rentify and Gemma Young of Settled, moderated by Steve O'Hear of TechCrunch. Come meet entrepreneurs, innovators, and like-minded individuals to celebrate another successful year of educating, inspiring, and connecting companies from all over the world. You can start networking by adding your profile to the featured attendees. This will allow you to start networking before the Summer Party. So cool!
London attracts property investors from all over the world for a number of reasons. What we really want to know is what's next. What is The Future of Property Tech? We invited experts that we think represent the future of prop-tech: Founder of Nested, Matt Robinson, Founder of Rentify, George Spencer and Founder of Settled, Gemma Young. Our guests will be interviewed by TechCrunch journalist and prop-tech expert, Steve O'Hear.
Matt Robinson - Founder of Nested and GoCardless. Nested is a Prop-Tech startup backed by some of the world's leading investors and entrepreneurs. Matt is a board member at GoCardless which he co-founded and grew into one of Europe's leading recurring payment providers, collecting >£1bn for companies like The Guardian, The FT and Box.com and raising $25m from Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, Passion Capital and YCombinator.
George Spencer - Founder of Rentify (backed by Balderton) is a well-connected member of the London startup scene. His startup has finally found a managed rental model that is working. He has raised multiple rounds and has very interesting views on scaling, venture capital, and journalism.
Gemma Young - Founder of Settled. Ex-Googler. Passionate about diversity.
Gemma launched Settled - a technology platform which vertically integrates and streamlines property transactions. She was among the early team at Google where she stayed for nearly a decade working across Europe, America, and Africa. Gemma is a passionate speaker on how technological innovation can improve customers' lives as well as diversity in the workspace.
Steve O'Hear is best known as a TechCrunch technology journalist, where he focuses on European startups, companies and products. In June 2011, Steve took a break from journalism to co-found the London and Prague-based startup Beepl. In his role as CEO, he helped the company raise its first VC round, along with seeing the Question & Answer site through development, and a high profile public launch. In November 2012, Beepl was acquired by Brand Embassy. Along with TechCrunch, Steve has written for numerous publications, including ZDNet (where he wrote the well-respected blog ‘The Social Web’), The Guardian, Macworld, TES, Last100 and ReadWriteWeb. He also wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Silicon Valley documentary ‘In Search of the Valley’, which was released in September 2006. In recognition of his contribution to e-learning, Steve was made a fellow of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts in 2002. From 2004 to 2005 he served on the Board of Governors for the University of East London.
Meet our prop-tech enterpreneurs in person. Who knows what happens when they will like your startup. Come and join the fun!