The Global PropTech Confidence Index is the experts' view on the future of the market.

Q4 2017 Global PropTech Confidence Index


Q4 2017 Summary FIndings

  • Respondents to the survey increased by 175% from Q2 2017 to Q4 2017.

  • 86% of PropTech startup CEOs expect their space to be more competitive in 2018, compared to 2017, up from 76% in Q2 2017.

  • 76% of investors are expecting to see more pitches from PropTech companies in 2018, compared to 2017, up from 62% in Q2 2017.

  • 31% of investors are making investments past the Series A level, up from 19% in Q2 2017.

  • 48% of startup CEO survey respondents are headquartered outside the United States, an all-time high, up from 30% in Q2 2017.

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Q2 2017 Global PropTech Confidence Index



Q2 2017 Summary FIndings

  • 76% of Investor respondents expect to see more M&A activity in the upcoming 12 months compared to the previous 12 months, up significantly from 57% in Q4 2016

  • 24% of Startup respondents reported between $500K - $2M in total revenue to date, a major increase from the 9% that fell in this revenue range in Q4 2016, indicating high revenue growth and rapid startup maturation

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Q4 2016 Global PropTech Confidence Index



Q4 2016 Summary FIndings

  • Overall, the Q4 2016 Investors’ Index was 8.2, up from 8.0 in Q2 2016, while the Q4 2016 Startups’ Index was 6.6, up from 5.4 in Q2 2016.

  • 92% of PropTech investors expect to match or exceed the number of investments in 2017 compared to 2016, demonstrating confidence in the growing PropTech sector.

  • 57% of investors expect to see more M&A activity in 2017, as recently seen in the VTS-Hightower merger, which many consider the tip of the PropTech M&A iceberg.

  • 63% of startups are forecasting at least 2X revenues or more for 2017, compared to their 2016 numbers, demonstrating strong sales growth optimism.

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Q2 2017 Global PropTech Confidence Index




  • Investors are significantly more confident about the real estate tech market than entrepreneurs

  • Investors and startups both expect the market to get more competitive—except for finance & investment and consumer / broker tech

  • Investors are leaning in, but entrepreneurs (particularly on the West Coast) are very skeptical of funding availability and exit opportunities

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