Frankfurt, 2 June 2021 – The German PropTech EVANA AG has secured €10 million in a Series B and extension financing round to accelerate the company’s growth. The company will deploy the additional funding to establish EVANA as the leading platform for digital data and document management in Europe and as the leader in artificial intelligence technology in the real estate industry.
The round was led by Wecken & Cie., a Swiss venture capital and real estate investor, who were joined by AC+X, Aachener Grundvermögen’s PropTech venture capital investor and Arventus, a Swiss family office, as new participants. Additional funding is also being provided by PATRIZIA AG and AM Alpha as existing shareholders.
“Some of Europe’s largest real estate asset managers have chosen to build their integrated digital management strategies around EVANA. We are delighted to support the experienced team around Thomas Herr, Sascha Donner and Dirk Becker and to allow even more customers to benefit from the added value of EVANA”, explains Frank Hölzle, CEO of Wecken & Cie.
“Future-oriented asset management relies on intelligent, data-driven decision-making. Together with EVANA, we have been able to make significant progress in this area in recent years. And we have by no means exhausted the massive potential of this groundbreaking industry solution”, explains Dr Manuel Käsbauer, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at PATRIZIA AG.
“We believe that the intelligent analysis, interpretation and exploitation of data is a game changer for the real estate sector. As a partner, we are looking forward to supporting the further development of EVANA’s industry-leading technology”, says Manuel Niederhofer, Managing Director of AC+X Strategic Investments GmbH.
“In this latest and hugely successful financing round, we have secured funding from several major investors with extensive experience in the technology and real estate sectors. The round has been an unqualified success”, explains Peter Moog, founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EVANA AG. Sascha Donner, founder and CIPO of EVANA AG, adds: “We will use the new capital to support our customers with the best digital data and document management product and to further expand our position as a technology leader. With the backing of such experienced investors as Wecken & Cie., with their extensive track record of successful investments in companies such as SevDesk, Quentic and Jedox, we stand to gain a wealth of valuable know-how”.
“Our latest successful financing round sends out an important signal for the entire industry. With this additional funding, we will be able to accelerate developments towards digital, data-driven and AI-powered real estate asset management and provide real estate investors with all of the data they need to make faster and better investment decisions”, adds Dr Thomas Herr, CEO of EVANA AG.
The funding is subject to approval from Germany’s anti-trust authorities.
About EVANA AG
Die EVANA AG mit Sitz in Frankfurt am Main und Saarbrücken hat die Plattform EVANA360 entwickelt, die Unternehmen in der Immobilienwirtschaft ganzheitlich digital abbildet. Mit Hilfe künstlicher Intelligenz werden alle relevanten Daten aus Dokumenten, Prozessen und externen Quellen extrahiert, strukturiert und intelligent ausgewertet. Über die Plattform lassen sich mit sehr hoher Detailtiefe verschiedene Strukturen abbilden, von der Objekt- bis zur Gesellschaftsebene. Durch die zentrale Zusammenführung und Vereinheitlichung der Daten integriert EVANA bisherige Teillösungen. Unternehmen gewinnen so eine umfassende, transparente und sichere Grundlage für Entscheidungen. Die selbst lernende Plattform lässt sich individuell modular anpassen und an jede bestehende Unternehmenssoftware andocken. Sie bildet somit das digitale Herz jedes Unternehmens der Immobilienwirtschaft. Zu den Technologiepartnern und Kunden des PropTechs zählen führende Unternehmen der Immobilien- und Rechtsbranche. Aktuell hat EVANA rund 100 Mitarbeiter. Das 2015 gegründete PropTech wurde mehrfach für die technologische Lösung ausgezeichnet und engagiert sich in der Forschung im Bereich Künstliche Intelligenz. Weitere Infos: www.evana.ai
About PATRIZIA AG
As a company with operations around the world, PATRIZIA has been offering investment opportunities in real estate and infrastructure assets for institutional, semi-professional and private investors for 37 years. PATRIZIA manages more than EUR 47 billion in assets and employs over 800 professionals at 24 locations worldwide. Through its PATRIZIA Foundation, the company is committed to social responsibility. The Foundation has helped over 230,000 children in need worldwide gain access to education and thus, has given them the chance of a better life over the last 21 years. You can find further information at www.patrizia.ag
About Wecken & Cie.
Wecken & Cie. is an early-stage venture capital investor, focused on European fast-growing, disruptive technology companies in the FinTech and PropTech sectors and publicly listed real estate companies. Under the leadership of Frank Hölzle, Wecken & Cie. has invested in more than 40 companies since 2007, supporting companies such as Delivery Hero, Quentic and commercetools from early-stage all the way through to a successful exit. Wecken & Cie. is backed by Klaus Wecken, co-founder of multiple start-ups in the technology and real estate sector, most prominently KHK Software, which he sold to SAGE Group in 1997.
AC+X Strategic Investments GmbH is the strategic investment subsidiary of Aachener Grundvermögen Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH and is based in Cologne, Germany. As a venture capital investor and company builder, AC+X’s primary objectives are to leverage Aachener Grundvermögen’s core business and to evaluate and establish innovative, data-driven business models. AC+X invests in technology and data companies in the RetailTech, PropTech and Smart City sectors.
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