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Spark Notes – August 3, 2023


Early in his career, William Cowell de Gruchy noticed how inefficiencies and the lack of real-time data hindered effective decision making. This inspired Will to develop Infogrid, an AI-powered platform to gather and analyze data for healthy, efficient, and sustainable buildings.
Read our latest Founder Profile: William Cowell de Gruchy on the Importance of Smart Buildings

What’s new with our startups

OpenSpace BIM+ Brings BIM Workflows to Site
The company’s new suite of 3D tools is designed to accelerate BIM and field coordination workflows.
How Proptech is Trying to Pave the Way Back to the Office
SwiftConnect brings ease of access to the office, streamlining the process for companies and building owners to provide a better employee experience.
73 of the Most Promising Startups of 2023, According to Top VCs
HqO and Re-Leased are on this industry agnostic list of rising startups.
Berlin’s ecoworks Secures €22M for its Eco-friendly Retrofitting Tech
Congratulations to our portfolio company on their latest funding round!

Insights in the media from JLL

JLL Unveils First GPT Model for Commercial Real Estate
JLL GPT™ will provide a private and secure generative AI model to amplify insights and client outcomes.
JLL Reinvents Itself for the AI Era
CTO Yao Morin talks about JLL’s transformation into a tech provider.

Connect with our team at the following events

APAC Best Practices Series: Understand How Your Portfolio and Spaces Are Being Used With VergeSense
Register for the August 15, 2023 webinar in the link above. The event time accommodates audiences in Australia and Asia.

Learn more about the current landscape of PropTech investing

The Next Phase of CRE Environmental Awareness: Water Reuse | July 24, 2023
PropTech Cools in This Hot Summer as M&A Activity, Funding Ebb | July 25, 2023
CRE Struggles to Keep Pace as EV Industry Surges Toward $100B | July 25, 2023
WorldGBC Report Showcases Breakthrough Action to Overcome Challenges in Advancing Net Zero Buildings | July 26, 2023
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