Lazudi, a Thai cloud-based property agency, said Wednesday it has raised $2 million funding from Swedish venture capital company PropTech Farm.

Lazudi said in a statement the cash injection provides the firm with the capital it needs to deploy the technology to simplify the home buying and selling process, which comes at the right time as Thailand’s property market gets ready for growth following the easing of travel restrictions.

The deal with Stockholm-based PropTech Farm also puts Lazudi at the forefront of digital innovation in the Thai property market, by using technology to move more of the property transaction process online, it said.

“The past few years have helped accelerate consumers acceptance of digital resources to make better, more informed decisions for purchasing property. Virtual tours, 360 immersive walkthroughs and digital agreements are all now playing a regular part of the ‘New Normal’ buying process,” said Costa Savva, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lazudi.

“In much more developed markets consumers are already completing the full process online and we plan to implement similar technologies here in Thailand,” he added.

Following the principles of e-commerce, the Lazudi cloud-based platform works for buyers, tenants and agents, smoothing out the posting, marketing of inventory, providing increased transparency for buyers and sellers during the transaction process, while slashing the onerous back office paperwork and admin on agents.

“The PropTech landscape has evolved over the last few years. Historically, it has been an industry slow to go digital. More and more online solutions are now available, but little has reached the Thai market which remains very fragmented and primarily offline, heavy on admin with little transparency for consumers. Our investment into Lazudi plans to change this for both agents and the end consumer,” said Fredrik Bergman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of PropTech Farm.

According to the statement, hundreds of millions of dollars of venture capital has poured into global proptech in recent years, seeing the vast potential to transform the way the world’s biggest asset class is managed and this new investment round shows that there is significant interest in the industry in Thailand.

It said PropTech Farm brings an amalgamation of property and digital expertise, investing in entrepreneurs ready to disrupt the sector and is specifically seeking out partners in Southeast Asia.

Lazudi is an online real estate agency that leverages technology to provide an efficient, transparent and fully digitised home buying process. It partners with experienced local property agents and agencies, supporting them with a centralised marketing and technology platform, so they are able to help their clients buy, lease and sell property. The Lazudi platform manages the process from end to end, processing all enquiries, viewings, negotiations and offers on behalf of clients.

PropTech Farm is a scale up and growth engine for true potential growth start ups bridging the Nordics with Southeast Asia. PropTech Farm invests in and accelerates companies to new markets. With combined expertise in real estate, tech and finance in the Nordics and Southeast Asia, together with PropTech Farm’s unique network of partners that focus on real estate and/or tech, it helps develop the future PropTech companies with the best entrepreneurs.

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