Simon Baker
PropTech Investor and Advisor
Online Marketplaces and CAV Investment Group

Simon has over 20 years of experience in online marketplaces and classifieds.  He is the Founder of Online Marketplaces / Property Portal Watch, a serial entrepreneur, investor in many classifieds and marketplaces businesses and a seasoned C-Level leader.

Simon is the former CEO of the REA Group, former Chair of the iProperty Group and the Mitula Group, is the current Chair of the PropTech Group, a sponsor of the Genesis Growth Tech Acquisition SPAC, and an investor in and advisor to dozens of online marketplaces.


Transaction Based Businesses – What Works and What Doesn’t

Over the last 5 years, real estate marketplaces around the world have progressively moved towards the transaction.  Some have dived into buying and selling real estate, while others have focused on the secondary transactions such as mortgages.

This session looks at what has worked and what hasn’t in various markets around the world.

Is There a Role for Crypto and Blockchain in the Sale of Real Estate?

From FTX to NFTs and Bitcoin, crypto and blockchain is all around us and likely to play an increasingly important role in the sale and rental of real estate.

This session looks at what is happening in the crypto and blockchain world with regards to sale and rental of real estate.