Peter Schindlmeier (Co-Founder, CEO), Oliver Stamm (Co-Founder, CEO) and David Langer (Co-Founder, CTO) Louisa Summer
What inspired you to found your startup?
The personal experience of dealing with analog service, in spite of digital possibilities. This was combined with the concurrent realization of high-quality building projects, which required their own apps to be built. We believe in being able to provide digital networking around real estate for the mass market.
How are you different? What is your unique value proposition?
We connect all stakeholders associated with each building in a user-friendly and practice-oriented way. This makes our solution particularly scalable and attractive to the SMB sector, which forms the majority of the real estate management market.
How do you define success for yourself and your company?
A combination of quantifiable goals in different business areas, the positive feedback from our customers, and the passion and satisfaction of our employees.
What do you want to achieve next year?
To further digitalize the process chains in property management end-to-end, so that automated workflows within and across companies become reality. This will form the basis for the use of artificial intelligence.
Why do people want to work at your company?
The common mission: to wake up a dusty industry, a very employee-oriented and comradely corporate culture. We also offer the chance to learn a lot in a short time thanks to personal ownership.
What has been the most important milestone so far?
Entering the market in a very conventionally shaped industry is similar to a marathon in the first few years. In this sense, it is the continuous sequence of intermediate goals.
Looking back at your whole development story — what makes you most proud?
The development of a solution that is completely unrelated to the industry, and which, within three years, is regarded by established industry giants as being groundbreaking for the future of property management and its protagonists.
Where do you see your company in 5 years?
casavi will be the operating system for an open, networked real estate management, in which automation will play a central role. This will result in significantly improved efficiency and customer orientation.
What is your impression of launching a startup from your based city?
Munich is certainly not the easiest location to start, but it also makes it necessary to deal quickly with monetization and financing. As a result, one’s own business model develops more rapidly. Also, the high quality of life offers a great mix of talented employers and a good work-life balance.
What is your impression of the german startup scene? Would you change anything?
The dynamics of the German / Munich startup scene helped us a lot, particularly in the early days. However, if you operate in a rather conservative B2B environment, you quickly notice that the perception in startup circles often tells nothing about the impact within the target industry.
casavi was featured in “The Hundert Vol. 10 – Startups of Germany“, November 2018.