Nikolas Samios is Managing Partner of PropTech1 Ventures, the first venture capital fund focused on PropTech startups in Germany. For decades, the real estate industry has shied away from true innovation, but now faces drastic change because of the advancing digitalization. This creates enormous opportunities for PropTech startups that focus on the optimization, digitalization, and disruption of the real estate industry. PropTech1 Ventures is a joint project of the real estate entrepreneur Marius Marschall and the COOPERATIVA Venture Group, which Nikolas heads as Managing Partner. COOPERATIVA is a platform which, based on the experience of its partner as founders, business angels, venture capital managers, and limited partners, covers 360° of the venture capital life cycle: Direct, indirect and LP investments in startups, support in their fundraising and exit efforts, venture-centric family office services and the inception and operation of VC funds in cooperation with leading sector experts. Nikolas has participated in more than 100 venture transactions on both sides of the table and is a proven expert on venture capital methodolog. He is author of the VC book DEALTERMS.VC that has garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews by the German startup press. He is also co-initiator of the German Startups Standards Board of the German Startups Association and the Business Angels Network Germany, which aims to introduce standard contracts to the German startup scene.