FAQ

  • Do you have a specific industry focus?
    Yes, we invest in early stage proptech companies, or in other words startups working in the real estate sector. If you’re in doubt about whether your idea falls within our remit, we encourage you to apply and we can discuss further.
  • How do you define proptech?
    We work across different asset classes, e.g. residential and commercial, and cover the entire value chain of property – from planning, through construction and development, acquisition and leasing and services, to financial and insurance products.
  • What stage do you invest at?
    We engage with companies at the earliest juncture. This means that on a first time basis we invest in pre-seed and seed stages and we also reserve capital to follow on in subsequent funding rounds.
  • How much do you invest?
  • What value do you add beyond money?
    Our industry focus allows us to support you in building your network and getting access to the most relevant mentors, advisors and potential clients in property. We also use our team’s own experience in property, venture capital, finance and technology to your benefit, and we like to think of ourselves as your partner and supporter, not just as your investor. In addition to that, by becoming a Pi Labs portfolio company you will also join a group of exceptional founders and benefit from collaboration within the group.
  • Do you invest outside of the programme?
    Yes. If you have an established business, have launched a first version of your product and are generating repeated revenue (and growing) we will consider you for a direct seed investment.
  • How do I apply for funding?
  • What happens after I apply?
    A member of our team will review your application and if we are intrigued we will reach out with a request to schedule a follow-up conversation.
  • How long does your due diligence process take?
    We aim to be as quick as possible in giving you an initial indication of our potential for investment. We normally have 1-2 meetings with each company and depending on the outcome of those we may decide to conduct a detailed due diligence, which typically lasts 4-8 weeks.
  • Do founders need to be working full-time on the business to get an investment?
    Yes. If you are not currently involved on a full-time basis but have the intention to do so in the near future, we encourage you to get in touch and we will discuss your timeline. Please note that working full time on the business will be a condition for us to invest in your company.
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