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Realxdata GmbH, a leader in the AI‐ and Smart‐Data‐enabled real estate and portfolio analyses markets, has successfully raised Series A capital. SIGNA Innovations, the venture capital arm of the SIGNA Group (founded by Austrian entrepreneur René Benko) leads the mid‐single‐digit million Euro round with participation from Ventech, a leading global venture capital firm based in Paris, Munich and Helsinki. Previous investors include prominent real estate market experts and technology funds such as Oliver Hermann (redos real estate GmbH), Oliver Puhl, westpol Proptech with Prof. Dr. Stephan Bone‐Winkel  and Rheingau Founders.


Realxdata intends to use the new capital towards the development and expansion of its analysis platform, the development of AI‐supported forecast models and the expansion of its customer base in Germany. The funding will also support a large‐scale expansion of the realxdata team. realxdata’s business model and technological development have been globally recognized by the likes of Forbes, who in April 2019 placed realxdata on the Top 10 list of the most promising AI start‐ups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Builtworld Innovation Forum at ExpoReal awarded realxdata the Real Estate Innovation Award over 1,000 market proptech disruptors.


Realxdata has caught the attention of industry leaders including, most recently, Aareal Bank, who have since signed on clients. Jürgen Fenk, Member Group Executive Board, SIGNA HOLDING GmbH: “SIGNA Innovations invests exclusively in companies that offer genuine added value with their products and services and are technological leaders in their field. For many, AI, Smart Data and Machine Learning are just buzzwords. The realxdata team turns them into concrete, tailor‐made and user‐friendly products for the financial and real estate sectors. There is a reason for this: realxdata combines the know‐how of a technology company with the expertise from the real estate and investment sector, with tremendous agility and excellent development potential. The overall package convinced us as an investor.”


Dr. Titus Albrecht, CEO realxdata GmbH: “We define ourselves as the driving force behind digitization in the real estate and financial sector. realxdata offers new‐on‐the‐market products and analysis tools that give clients tremendous advantages in portfolio valuation, transactions and market analysis. Our goal is for our clients to be the best‐informed market participants ‐ always as time and cost efficient as possible. Our new client business confirms that we are on the right track. The additional capital will significantly accelerate our growth at this pivotal junction.”


Founded by Austrian entrepreneur René Benko, the SIGNA Group is a privately held European investment and industrial holding company active in the real estate, retail and media sectors. SIGNA Real Estate is one of the most important real estate investors in Europe and employs around 350 people in ten locations in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The Gross Asset Value of the real estate group amounts to EUR 19 billion and the development volume amounts to a further EUR 9 billion.


SIGNA Real Estate is divided into five independent divisions. These include SIGNA Development Selection, SIGNA Luxury Hotels, SIGNA US Selection and SIGNA Prime Selection, which focuses on the acquisition, development and long‐term holding of properties in the best inner‐city locations in Europe. SIGNA Innovations invests in innovative ideas, platforms and business models related to real estate and benefits both from tech solutions and from usage and service models that not only offer interesting returns but also make SIGNA an innovation leader.



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About Ventech
Ventech, a leading global venture capital firm, invests in high‐growth European startups with activities in the digital economy (Enterprise Software, Deep Technology, Marketplaces, Media) through local offices in Paris, Munich and Helsinki. In China, Ventech’s Shanghai‐based team manages a dedicated regional fund to invest across Asia and offer scaling and internationalization support in Asia for European portfolio companies. With more than EUR 900 million raised since 1998, Ventech has invested in over 150 companies in Europe, China, Russia and in the US including Believe, Curse (acquired by Amazon), Freespee, Ogury, Picanova, Speexx, (acquired by Comcast), Botify, Webedia, Vestiaire Collective and Withings (acquired by Nokia).



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About Realxdata
Realxdata offers its customers a decisive knowledge advantage in an increasingly data‐driven real estate market. Founded in 2016, realxdata GmbH is one of Germany’s leading technology companies specializing in AI and Smart Data analyses for the real estate and financial sectors. As an independent service partner, the firm digitizes, structures and visualizes real estate portfolio data, linking this AI‐based data with key figures from hundreds of different market‐influencing sources, enabling market analyses, property and portfolio valuations at the touch of a button. Dr. Titus Albrecht, Iñaki Merino, Stefan Nusche and Daniel Sprünker lead the team of 30 between the firm’s HQ in Berlin and its R&D hub in Barcelona.



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