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Let’s talk about real estate and web3

Let’s talk about real estate and web3
By Michael van Lier • Issue #16 • View online
Ever since narrowing down on our PropTech vertical earlier this year and organizing ideation events with founders and market experts from the field, our spark cellar is filled to the brim with exciting market insights and ideas. As we’re approaching the end of the year and looking forward, we have created a clear overview of things we want to dive deeper into next year. To name a few, we’re particularly excited about the following trends in 2022:
Workplace management
The potential to utilize data analytics around workplaces and real estate is enormous, while many use cases are still untouched. Almost no one knows how many assets are utilised at any point in time, while property assets are one of the biggest cost centers after people.
Real estate tokenisation
The process of acquiring or selling properties remains overly complex, expensive, and time-consuming. The digitalisation of the real estate industry and the rise of web3 provide new opportunities to streamline and disrupt the entire property exchange experience as we know it.
Community platforms
Commercial and residential real estate is quickly becoming user experience-focused businesses, and properties need to be operated with this in mind. Our studies show that delivering a great community experience will change the way people work, live, and consume.
We’re already looking for extraordinary entrepreneurs to join us and take ideas in these areas for a validation run. If you are excited about the ideas above or are working on your own idea related to the future of PropTech and real estate, we would love to talk to you.
To learn more and start the conversation, visit our brand new Future Founder page or simply send us a message.

News from our universe 🪐
  • It’s a wrap! We hosted our second Ideator unconference with founders and market experts in real estate and PropTech. While this was the final one this year, we’re currently crafting our event agenda for 2022!
  • The Obeyo team launched their first podcast episode on Spotify and YouTube! Rooftalks is a podcast and newsletter at the intersection of shared living, community, and technology.⁠ Learn all about co-living giant Common with Brian Lee, managing director.
  • Meet Jayanth Krishna, our new venture analyst intern at Builders. Jayanth explores market trends and supports the generation process of our stage-gate model.
  • We had a blast at Vegan Pizza Bar with our studio and venture teams at our latest team outing. Fun fact; Vegan Pizza Bar is co-owned by our director of product Robbert and growth manager Pim. We’re big fans from the first hour and rooting for them!
  • Together with the Influentials team, we created a new pricing strategy tailored to digital agencies. While agencies already had a dedicated space within the platform, this new plan is more tailored to their exact needs and the brand they’re serving, adding more value to existing clients and upping the benefits for new customers.⁠
What we’re following 👀
Come build with us 🧑‍💻
To sustain the growth of our portfolio companies, we’re looking for various roles across design, marketing, sales, and engineering. If you yourself or someone in your network is looking for a new opportunity, have a look at our open positions:
We are also looking for an interim tech recruiter to accelerate our recruitment efforts!
That’s it for now. Keep an eye out for our EOY blog post in the coming weeks, in which we look back on 2021 and talk about our way forward. Spoiler; we’re working on lots of exciting things!
Michael van Lier
Managing Director at Builders
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