Jagonal Named First Successful Pitch Club Applicant

Anna Game Lopata

July 25, 2016

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Successful Pitch Club applicants Jagonal cofounders (from left) Max Sim, Serge Kotlyarov and Andrew Brown

Australia-based office space search engine Jagonal is the first applicant to make it past the selection panel and is on its way to pitch to investors at the 2016 Property Portal Watch Conference in Madrid.

Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder Max Sim, who also attended the PPW Bangkok conference says the team is “very excited, over the moon, honoured and excited” about the prospect of showcasing their platform to a select group of leading investors and 400 C suite execs from around the world.

Jagonal stepped in to fill a gap in which the $6 billion global market for office space ($100m in Australia) plays the ‘poor cousin’ to residential real estate listings online.

Officially launched in February this year, Jagonal is a powerful search engine that allows tenants and investors to find office space using 50+ search criteria such as parking, showers, bike racks, natural light and child care facilities.

Based in Sydney Australia, it can tailor searches as closely as ‘office for 20 people on George Street’, ‘small office for 5 people’ or ‘budget office for 15 people’, ‘office for 10 people near Wynyard station’.

Jagonal started in beta 12 months before it launched, raising seed capital of $2.3 million through the input of friends and family who believed in the concept. It now commands 64 per cent of vacant office space in Australia.

The company is now seeking funding from private individuals and venture capital funds in a new round of Series A capital to accelerate expansion into Singapore and Asian markets.

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Jagonal COO Andrew Brown with co founders Sim and CEO Serge Kotlyarov have a background in the real estate portals having worked together at REA Group for several years in the CRM product side, technology and marketing respectively.

They say Jagonal’s short to mid-term plan is to extend the platform’s lead from a user experience with a focus on, data and search engine technology in order to ride the trend of users demanding more from commercial real estate sites.

“Regionally, our longer-term strategy is to use Singapore as an entry point to the burgeoning Asia Pacific market – particularly Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand,” Brown says.

“We also plan to expand our product offering to include industrial and retail property. As the recent $751 million REA Group purchase of iProperty shows, the region is growing – there are 300 million people on our doorstep and that’s a lot of businesses that need offices

“Some $73 billion of Chinese investment is expected to flow through our sector by 2019 and we want to be positioned as a one-stop-shop for comparison of commercial property deals in the region.”

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It’s not too late to Enter Pitch Club!
Pitch Club is an opportunity to raise capital and build the profile of your business to accelerate it’s growth.

Successful applicants who have registered for the 2016 Property Portal Watch Conference in Madrid will present to a select group of leading investors and 400 C Suite Execs from around the world on the last day of the conference, Friday September 30, 2016.

This launchpad makes Pitch Club in Madrid a powerful opportunity for your business to get noticed by potential investors, partners and customers.

We are still on the look out for innovative businesses & disruptors of all sizes operating within the online real estate industry who require capital to accelerate their growth. So if you want to step onto the stage and pitch your business apply today.

How To Enter: 

It’s simple, in less than 100 words describe the problem you are solving and your specific competitive advantage. Email your applications to [email protected]

Pitch club applicants must be registered. Register here.

Anna Game Lopata

July 25, 2016

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Acerca de Lucas Vargas:

  • Empezó en Grupo ZAP como el VP de Sales y en 2016 cuando la empresa tenía 60 empleados. Fue nombrado COO de VivaReal tomando el mando de Brian Requarth el Co-Fundador. VivaReal lanzó en Colombia y se trasladó a Brasil. En 2017 se hizo CEO del Grupo ZAP.
  • Ha trabajado en Mexico en PWC y en el Banco Santander
  • Tiene un Master de Business Administration de Harvard
  • En noviembre este año después de la fusión de OLX Brasil y Grupo ZAP fue nombrado el CEO del OLX Business Unit. Lidera la empresa junto con Andries Oudshoorn y Marcos Leite
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Simon Baker is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Online Marketplaces and Property Portal Watch. Involved with property portals for 15 years, he’s a well-recognized expert and industry consultant.
As former CEO/MD of the REA Group for 8 years, Simon led the group to its current market-leading position. When he joined REA Group in 2001, it had $4m in revenues, $6m in losses and an $8m market cap.
By 2008, the company presided over $155m in revenues, $35m in EBITDA and enjoyed a peak market cap of $1b. Simon is currently Chairman of the Mitula Group and Real Estate Investar and a serial portal founder and, investor.