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


MetaProp publishes the Global PropTech Confidence Index twice a year to provide the global community with the most up-to- date insights from startup CEOs and capital investors regarding the PropTech innovation ecosystem.

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YEAR-END 2018 Global PropTech Confidence Index

PropTech Confidence Index
  • 60% of PropTech Investors plan on making more investments in 2019 compared to 2018, an all-time high and up from 46% six months ago

  • 46% of CEOs said it is either likely or very likely that their company will be acquired, go public or have a major liquidity event compared to 28% in Mid-Year 2018

  • 32% of Startup CEOs forecast five times growth in 2019, up from 24% in Year-End 2017

  • The average number of PropTech investments increased to 5.0 in Year-End 2018, up from 2.7 in Year-End 2017

  • 27% of Startup CEOs expect it to be harder to raise venture capital in 2019, up from 17% in Mid-Year 2018 but still down significantly from 55% a year ago

  • 90% of Investors expect to see the same amount or more pitches from startups in 2019, compared to 2018

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Mid-YeaR 2018 Global PropTech Confidence Index

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Mid-year 2018 Summary FIndings

  • 96% of investors are planning to make either the same number or more PropTech investments in the next 12 months compared to the previous 12 months, up dramatically from 76% a year ago.

  • 57% of investors are expecting to see more pitches in upcoming 12 months, down from 76% at year-end 2017.

  • 36% of PropTech investments are exceeding expectations in terms of customer growth, up from 21% year-end 2017 and from 12% two years ago.

  • 44% of startup CEOs said their company has been operating for at least three years, a major increase from 30% just six months ago.

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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 2016 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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