Protio secures 2 mil pre-seed round with participation
from Genesis Ventures and leading angel investors
Meet Protio, a proptech startup building the first investment platform for apartments in Athens. Protio was founded in 2021 and came to change the landscape of apartment disposal. Through the platform, home owners gain the ability to offer their apartments for sale, receiving an offer within just 24 hours. At the same time, private individuals have the opportunity to invest in apartments ensuring a new income, transparently and security. The apartments found on Protio.gr are off the market and available exclusively through the platform. The new "Rebuild-To-Rent" model proposed by Protio comes to deal with the housing crisis that dominates Europe and has social and environmental signs. By utilizing old apartments with modern technologies, through renovation and energy upgrade, Protio aims to contribute substantially to the urban regeneration of cities.
Protio is the newest venture of Incrediblue’s ex-founder, Antonis Fiorakis. The team consists of executives coming from the tech, investments and real estate sectors, and from companies such as Deliveroo, Blueground, PSP Investments and others. Other executive team members are Head of Investments, Thrasos Kipurgos and Head of Technology, Ioannis Tzikas. The two left London and returned to Greece to take up active action and develop Protio.

Antonis Fiorakis, Protio co-founder mentions: “The problem we aim to solve with Protio affects the lives of millions of people every day. I am excited to embark on a journey of one big and achievable vision, with the support of our investors,. Our aim is to help the ecosystem of transactions around real estate, through the technology we develop that accelerates the digital transformation of this huge market. With this new venture we want to help citizens, while also contributing to urban regeneration of our cities".
"We are very happy to support this new endeavour as we believe that Protio has a strong founding team of young yet experienced entrepreneurs operating in a market that presents a big opportunity from its digital transformation.” says Dimitris Maroulis, partner of Genesis Ventures

Lars Rasmussen, angel investor at Protio and co-founder of Google Maps said: “Protio’s innovative technology and economic insights has the potential dramatically to improve the housing stock of one of Europe’s most exciting capitals and beyond. I have followed founder Antonios’s work for more than a decade and am proud to be an early backer of his new venture.”