Our Q&A series is an opportunity for our European team, headed up by Dilan Omari-Clark to discuss all things PropTech, Start-ups, and Career with different founders from across the continent. Each week we will ask PropTech innovators burning questions and quiz them about their product, we hope you find it insightful and enjoy getting to know the founders as much as we have.
Yasmina brings extensive business, tech and real estate expertise to Round Hill Ventures – previously a co-founder of a gaming startup along with experience in real estate investment and operations, and advising FTSE 100 companies as a technology consultant. She holds an MBA from London Business School and law degrees from Australia.
Yasmina is a strong supporter of female entrepreneurship and is passionate about increasing the level of diversity in the tech sector. As part of her proactive involvement, she created the VC Lead Ladies event series to encourage VCs to connect, learn and exchange insights.
Round Hill Ventures is a pan-European PropTech venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology startups reshaping our built environment.
Round Hill Ventures (‘RHV’) spun out of a global real estate investment, development and asset management firm called Round Hill Capital with 320 people and 16 offices worldwide, so we can provide more than just capital. Our institutional real estate LPs have an extensive global portfolio of real estate assets, giving us the ability to help support our portfolio companies and scale across different geographies and verticals.
We have invested in 18 companies and 2 accelerators, with portfolio companies such as:
RHV’s main points for this year are: making 5-6 new investments into industry-defining startups, continuing to support our portfolio companies in their expansion plans, and continuing to build on our PropTech white paper series which helps informs our LPs and ecosystem partners.
Beyond these, we are interested in diving deeper into climate tech companies within the built environment, better understanding sustainability metrics, and helping our LPs get on track to achieve net-zero targets for 2050.
3. Network: VC recruiting is particularly unstructured and opaque, with most roles not being advertised. Despite being a competitive industry, most VCs are quite friendly and personable, so don’t be afraid to reach out to people with similar backgrounds to you and ask them how they broken into VC. I would strongly recommend connecting with recruiters (such as PER, The Big Search and LMRE) for their insight into open roles, and (if possible) offer to work on an internship to learn the ropes. It’s an industry that respects hustle, so go hustle!
If you are a founder in a technology startup disrupting the built environment please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org – we are always happy to chat!
LMRE are specialist PropTech recruiters, if you need help growing your business or making any key hires please get in touch via the form below!