Real estate investors: evolve or disappear

Real estate investors: evolve or disappear

For most real estate investors, the future looks increasingly uncertain. Record-low interest rates have distorted asset values. A welcome economic rebound hides mid-term structural challenges that have not disappeared (think about pensions and employee productivity to name but two). Populism is on the rise. Even buildings seem to age faster than ever. And the list goes on.

Judging for the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition 2017 pt. 1

Judging for the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition 2017 pt. 1

The Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition is a prestigious global competition organised by Singapore Management University. Started in 2001, the competition accepts business plan submissions from students all over the world, including top-tier universities such as MIT, Cambridge, and Tsinghua. In 2017, the competition’s theme is focused on Smart Cities, with sub-themes that include: Health, Living, Mobility and Services.

Fluxus Ventures Backs Game Changing Data Analytics Company

(Jul 24, 2017) – Fluxus Ventures is excited to announce an investment into urbanData Analytics (uDA), a Madrid based data analytics company. This investment reiterates our belief that diverse data sources and advanced data science techniques can be used to infer insights about the Real Estate market.

uDA has developed a much needed big data management tool for the Real Estate industry. They structure data from over 300 data sets and build visualisation tools that make it easy for real estate professionals to understand and analyse large quantities of complex data. In addition, they use advanced statistical models to find valuable hidden anomalies and patterns within the data and use machine learning and artificial intelligence to predict changes in the Real Estate market.

“We are delighted about the Fluxus Ventures capital inflow. Certainly, their experience and support will be a key element in the uDA internationalization challenge” said Carlos Olmos & Alberto Santos, Directors and co-founders of uDA. Jon Bartelt, a partner at Fluxus, added, “We look forward to working with the talented team at uDA because we believe uDA’s software platform will be a valued asset for professional real estate investors. uDA's product allows investors to quickly answer complex questions using a simple web-based platform.”

For more information, please visit http://www.urbandataanalytics.com/.

 

About Fluxus Ventures

Fluxus Ventures is a global investment partnership that backs innovators with demonstrable engineering solutions for smarter cities and urban infrastructure. Fluxus Ventures looks for breakthrough scientific advances and ingenious technologies in the fields of energy systems, connected buildings, cost-effective properties, and urban wellbeing.

Fluxus Ventures enables real estate and infrastructure operators, as well as corporate investors, to take leadership in technology innovation and sustainability, and allows them to access promising ventures that can enhance their existing portfolios and/or support entirely new economic models.

For more information, please visit www.fluxusventures.com.

 

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Fluxus Ventures Backs Exciting Smart Home Start-Up

(May 26, 2017) – Fluxus Ventures is excited to announce an investment into Flair, a Berkeley, CA based smart home technology company. This investment is a continuation of Fluxus’ mission to back innovators that are working to make buildings and cities smarter and more efficient.

Flair addresses the problem of uneven heating and cooling in your home or in commercial buildings through its smart vents and internet-connected Puck air conditioner (AC) controllers. Flair’s technology platform can be used to optimize and control both centralized heating and cooling systems and less sophisticated window or mini-split AC units.

“We are excited to have the backing of Fluxus Ventures as we bring next generation heating and cooling technology to market.  Fluxus and Flair both share a passion for making cities better.  With heating and cooling being one of the biggest energy consumers, we are poised to materially impact energy usage in cities around the world.”, said Dan Myers, CEO and co-founder of Flair. Jon Bartelt, a partner at Fluxus, added, “We are excited to back the Flair team! Their products are best among peers and lowest in cost, a testimony to the excellent capability of the team. For consumers, their product will both improve building occupant comfort and reduce HVAC costs.”

For more information, please visit https://flair.co/.

 
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About Fluxus Ventures

Fluxus Ventures is a global investment partnership that backs innovators with demonstrable engineering solutions for smarter cities and urban infrastructure. Fluxus Ventures looks for breakthrough scientific advances and ingenious technologies in the fields of energy systems, connected buildings, cost-effective properties, and urban wellbeing.

Fluxus Ventures enables real estate and infrastructure operators, as well as corporate investors, to take leadership in technology innovation and sustainability, and allows them to access promising ventures that can enhance their existing portfolios and/or support entirely new economic models.

For more information, please visit www.fluxusventures.com.

 

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Fluxus Ventures
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Applications of Indoor Positioning Systems, a Fluxus Ventures Review

Applications of Indoor Positioning Systems, a Fluxus Ventures Review

This document continues the discussion of Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) from the previous document titled “Indoor Positioning Systems, a Fluxus Ventures Review”. The former focused on the various technologies used in creating IPS, leading to the conclusion of a lack of a low-cost, flexible, scalable and accurate technology currently available in the market. This document provides a more in-depth discussion of the applications of IPS.

Indoor Positioning Systems, a Fluxus Ventures Review

Indoor Positioning Systems, a Fluxus Ventures Review

The use of GPS and GPS-based applications is widespread, and the lack of such a service indoors can be an annoyance. The concept and supporting technology of indoor positioning is gaining recognition as GPS-based outdoor positioning applications become increasingly widespread in everyday life. One could say that people began thinking about indoor positioning immediately after seeing the value of outdoor positioning applications.