Business Awards 2018

5 A number of our partners include Savills, JLL, Blackstone, Colliers, UBS, KPMG and Cushman and Wakefield. As such, our members receive free access to over 450,000 pages of information from leading industry sources.” Being based in the property technology, or ‘PropTech’ market, Infabode is offering a unique resource which revolves around it being at the forefront of emerging market developments. Matt is keen to showcase his knowledge of the market and explain how it is affecting the wider investment industry. “PropTech is very exciting to be in right now and there has been a huge increase in investment coming into the sector in the last few years. Money started to pour into the space in 2017, with some of the big players getting large funding rounds and lots of backing given for early stage start-ups. In terms of growth, $12.6 billion was invested into Proptech companies in 2017 according to MetaProp, compared with only $4.2 billion in 2016, showing the vast change. More real estate corporates have started building technology in house, as well as acquiring PropTech companies both for their product and their team.” As he looks to the future, Matt is optimistic that Infabode will continue to flourish over the years ahead thanks to its dedication to supporting its industry partners. “Ultimately, at Infabode our dream is to become ‘the’ online platform from which the industry operates from: for events, jobs, data and information and connecting with people. At the moment we still believe that by having all of this information in one place, we can provide a powerful service for those in the real estate industry. “In the future we want to add more features to allow our members to really tailor their subscription, and provide our content partners with advanced analytics so they can see where the value in their research. For example, we would like to be able to showcase what page our members are dropping off their reports. We are planning to carry on with our collaborative approach and want to continue making partnerships with relevant property companies to provide our members, and their customers with more value.”