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One of the best parts of compiling these quarterly newsletters is the opportunity to step away from the day to day action and reflect on the incredible and steady progress we are witnessing on so many fronts across the landscape of built environment innovation. What was once viewed as an opportunity for digital transformation has now become an innovation imperative for players all across the spectrum of AEC and real estate, and it is thrilling to play our part.

But when we step back today, we are heartbroken by the senseless violence and destruction we are witnessing being thrust upon the people of Ukraine. The world we live inā€”physically, emotionally and economicallyā€”is one of deeply intertwined dependencies, and Ukraine has once again demonstrated for us all how fragile these systems are when bad actors use these interdependencies as tools for criminal abuse rather than mutual support and advancement.

A fundamental principle of building a ā€œbetter built worldā€ is that we need to be creating self-sustaining, self-improving systems for living for all people in all places. The fragility of the current system shows the need for a resilient, sustainable zero carbon built environment is now more of an imperative than ever. While we are fully confident we are on the path to ultimately achieve this, we must do so now with greater urgency for the short term safety and security it can provide to people all over the world.

Progress often feels slow, and in times like these can feel futile, and yet we must not let our urgency to deliver a better future wane. Along with our portfolio companies, our investors, and our Innovators Network, we will keep driving innovation in the short run to deliver the long term impact a better built world can and will deliver for all people. Humanity deserves nothing less.

Portfolio News & Activity

Dandelion, enVerid, & 75F featured climate micro-documentariesĀ šŸŽ„

Pique Action, a climate solutions media company, recently released docs with Dandelionā€™s Kathy Hanuun, enVeridā€™s Christian Weeks, and 75Fā€™s Deepinder Singh. Watch all of the videosĀ here.

In the Press

šŸ˜ Mosaic launched a pre-development services offering, a comprehensive range of supporting services for build-to-rent homebuilders and developers looking to save time and resources on the pre-development phase.

CNA Insider featured Built Robotics in its video documenting AI in the workplace. You take a look here. šŸ¤–

šŸ† 75F earned a spot on the Cleantech 100 list for the second year in a row.

Measurabl announced an exciting new partnership with Nasdaq. CEO Matt Ellis shares more on the partnership and its impact on sustainability here. āœļø

Aeroseal welcomed Paul Angersbach to the team as the new VP / General Manager of Commercial Business. ā™»ļø

Last month, Envoy launched its first care share in Hawaii. šŸš—

Nexus PMG named Dandelion one of the top 13 cleantech companies to watch in 2022. šŸŒ±

šŸ¦ŗ Newmetrix will be an exhibition partner at the Advancing Construction Analytics conference in Denver next month.

Engineered Systems magazine profiled enVerid CEO Christian Weeks. You can read the conversation, which covers enVeridā€™s clean first approach, here. ā™»ļø

Blokable took home the Bronze Award for CleanTech Design in the 15th annual Spark Design Awards. šŸ†

Musings & More

šŸŽ§Ā Join.build launched disJointed, a podcast focused on building confidence in construction by talking through some of the biggest decision-making challenges in the industry. You can listen and subscribeĀ here.

CanoaĀ CEO Fed Negro joined theĀ Practice of ArchitectureĀ podcast to talk about the future of the workplace and more.Ā šŸ›¶

šŸ¢Ā HyparĀ CEO Ian Keough joined Cherise Lakeside, Donna Sink, Cormac Phalen, Atif Z. Qadir, and Brian Ringley on aĀ panelĀ to share advice for early-career AEC professionals.

Our portfolio companies are hiring! Check out job openings in sales, marketing, and moreĀ here. šŸ‘€

BV Team Updates

Later this month, Heather Widman will be moderating a panel with Building Ventures LPs Megan Lantz of HITT, David Burns of McCarthy, and John Jacobs of JE Dunn at CREtech San Diego. The conversation will focus on innovation in our industry, the challenges of adopting new tech, and the benefits of contech that extend to owners and occupiers. If. youā€™re attending, be sure to stop by and join us.

If you havenā€™t gotten your ticket, CREtech is offering 20% off registration for our Building Ventures community. UseĀ BV20SDĀ and registerĀ hereĀ to take advantage of this discount.

Heather Widman CREtech panel

TravisĀ joinedĀ Michael BeckermanĀ on CREtechā€™sĀ Climate CastĀ podcast to discuss investing in a better built world. You can listenĀ here.

Earlier this year,Ā JesseĀ was featured as a guest speaker for theĀ Greentown Labs Healthy Building Challenge with Saint-Gobain and MassCEC.

Recently, Heather spoke to members and alumni from the Real Innovation Academy, an organization run by Antony Slumbers and Dror Poleg, two of the worldā€™s leading experts on the future of real estate, highlighting the innovation in our field and sharing our mission #ForABetterBuiltWorld.

Allen is at BuiltWorlds Venture West today. Heā€™s speaking on a panel for founders discussing life after exit alongsideĀ Sunil DorairajanĀ from Autodesk,
Riggs KubiakĀ from Procore, andĀ Justin LevineĀ from Shepherd.Ā Scott EllisonĀ is moderating.

Next week, Gregg will join MassRoboticsā€™ panel exploring design and construction of the future. You can find out more information and register for the eventĀ here.

Building Ventures invests in companies that are reshaping the way we design, build, operate and experience our built environment.Ā Do you know a founder we simply have to meet? Send themĀ here!

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