TB Members Calling #19 | Guillermo Preckler: “It’s good to listen, but I rely on intuition.”
Guillermo Preckler (Barcelona, 1995)
Co-founder and CEO of Brickbro, a Barcelona-based proptech that connects sellers of commercial assets with buyers through technology, specialising in the reconversion of unused spaces.
“I am passionate about the real estate sector. In fact, at the age of 16 I founded a company that bought and sold parking spaces in Barcelona”. Later, he graduated in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering, worked as a consultant at PwC, and set up SmartContact, a software that facilitates customer relations and increases team productivity. A life dedicated to entrepreneurship.
TB: What is the purpose of your project?
GP: Brickbro is more than just a startup. It transforms cities into meeting points for the community, connecting people with the businesses, services and experiences that bring neighbourhoods to life.
TB: A good idea you have had.
GP: The parking space business. This led me to become an entrepreneur at the age of 16 and to realise how passionate I was about the real estate sector.
TB: A bad professional experience.
GP: The difficulty in building trust at the beginning of the project. We were young and just starting out, and in a sector like real estate it was difficult to gain the user’s trust.
TB: The best advice you’ve ever been given.
GP: You have to be true to yourself and what you think. It’s fine to listen to others, but it’s pure intuition that really makes you less risk averse.
TB: An inspiration.
GP: My father.
TB: A start-up (other than your own).
GP: Loft, a Brazilian real estate startup.
TB: A book to recommend.
GP: “Numbers Don’t Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World”. It is a book that covers all kinds of topics: cultural, scientific, geographical… It makes you reflect and understand how the world used to work, and why it works that way now.
TB: A series or film or song that defines your moment in life.
GP: The film ‘Intouchables’ by Olivier Nakache. I like it a lot!
TB: A recipe, a meal, a restaurant.
GP: When it comes to food, I always say “yes” to sweets. Regarding the restaurant, I recommend ‘Informal’, located in Barcelona.
TB: A city, a journey.
GP: London as a city to live in. And Rwanda as a trip that surprised me.
TB: Where would you invest 100k?
GP: In a project that is starting up and where that money can have an impact.
TB: And a million euros?
GP: In Brickbro, no doubt.
TB: If you were not an entrepreneur…
GP: The truth is that I don’t see myself doing anything else. If I couldn’t be an entrepreneur, I would still try to be involved.
TB: What is Tech Barcelona for you?
GP: A community where to create synergies with all the players in the ecosystem, with a strong commitment to innovation and entrepreneurial talent in the city of Barcelona.
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