Founder and CEO of MELT Property
a group of property development and investment companies

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Welcome to my home on the internet. My name is Evan Maindonald and I am a Entrepreneur, early stage technology investor and advisor (Lucidity, CrowdWithUs, Spinview and others). I am also the author of Deconstructing Development, a book which explains how to deliver property development projects in a profitable and cost-efficient manner. 

I have been programming computers since I was 12 years old. After completing a BSc in Computer Science, I worked in the IT industry in New Zealand before moving to the UK in the early 90’s. After working for BT for a decade and ending up running a business unit with revenues of over £1bn, I completed an MBA at IMD in Lausanne. I then worked for a technology startup before starting MELT Property.

I have over 25 years of experience in Property Development and investment and I  frequently write on property issues and finance topics for the national and trade press. I speak at national and international property sector events, and regularly appear on Property TV.

My main focus is on early stage investments in technology companies. Specific areas of interest include Proptech, Cleantech, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Blockchain and Sustainability. If you have a start-up in one of these areas and are require help or are looking to raise investment, feel free to reach out to me.

As well as investing my own funds, I also assist startups with capital raising, marketing, scaling and dealing with other early stage challenges in growing early stage technology companies.


An online platform which enables organisations to create and implement strategy. The platform disintermediates the consulting offerings traditionally delivered by mainstream strategy consultants. 
Lucidity delivers an AI-enabled software platform to create strategy and a workflow system that breaks strategy down into implementable and trackable tasks.
Lucidity’s long-term vision is to deliver an AI-enabled business assistant that assists in setting and driving strategy through organisations.
Spinview delivers the power of visual intelligence to businesses using their AI-driven platform. With the latest in digital twin technology, they capture and transform all the data about a space into meaningful, actionable, measurable information.
Visual intelligence supports more informed planning and optimization, delivering efficiencies across all aspects of business operations. From buildings where we live and work to our critical infrastructure, Spinview’s powerful digital twin technology provides a holistic view of any space.
Spinview believe digital recreations are the key to decarbonizing the built environment. Fully scalable from a single building to an entire city, visual intelligence goes beyond building information models to create a live digital twin that responds and behaves like its real world counterpart.


Crowd with Us aim to democratise the world of property investment  by enabling individual investors to crowd together to fund property projects.

Crowd with Us believe that the benefits of property investment and development should be shared more widely and equitably. They wanted to create a platform with the most advanced technology available, to make the investment process transparent and simple to engage with.

Above all, they aim to give investors an excellent return on theirinvestment, whether a small or large stakeholder.




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