Propertygate staves off 13 start-ups to win NDRC competition

13 Jun 2013

The team behind Propertygate: Mark Ryan, Tony Staunton, John 'O Connor and Cian Flood

A new start-up called Propertygate, which is developing an online solution for the property management industry, is set to get access to a €30,000 investment fund after winning the Lift Off contest at the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) in Dublin.

Propertygate was one of 14 start-ups that had been taking part in the LaunchPad accelerator programme at the NDRC since February.

To mark the end of their stint on LaunchPad, the start-ups had been pitching for follow-on investment during the Lift-Off competition today.

Founded by Tony Staunton, Propertygate is a business intelligence and analytics platform for property asset managers.

Via its web-based platform, the start-up has devised a set of management and accounting tools for property managers, property owners, tenants and financiers. The software solution will offer users permission-based access to financial performance dashboards, analytics and reporting.

Propertygate previously won the audience prize in the finals of the Swequity Exchange competition at the NDRC last December.

“Propertygate will now have access to an investment fund that they can use to grow their business. It was also notable the amount of investor interest in the other 13 companies,” said Gary Leyden, director of LaunchPad.

The other 13 start-ups that made investment pitches today were 3Funnel, City Hook, CiviQ, EventMama, Fair & Square, Frockadvisor, Stockstreams, Way2Pay, Gigstarter, Gotcha Ninjas, ParkYa, ShotClip and FRED.

Last week, LaunchPad was also ranked as the top IT university business incubator in a global index for business incubators that was compiled by San Francisco, California-based UBI Index.

“We hope that this recognition will help us uncover more ambitious and innovative start-ups,” said Leyden.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic