To Our Building Ventures Family
Dear investors, network members and industry friends who constitute our companions on the mission to a better built world,
As originally composed, the opening of this newsletter poetically referenced the turning of the seasons in our native New England, sharing the accomplishments of our portfolio companies during the cold winter months, introducing new additions to the BV portfolio and pointing toward the first buds of an exciting spring ahead. Few would have expected that we would be moving from changing seasons into unprecedented times.
But we have.
By now you have likely settled on the sources of information that you have chosen to trust and help guide your families and businesses through this unique moment in time, and we do not attempt to add to this dizzying information overload. We simply hope this communication finds you and your families healthy.
We realize how very fortunate we are at Building Ventures to be healthy and up-and-running while, as a nation, we work through social distancing and, as a global community, the advent of new norms.
Please accept and enjoy our abbreviated newsletter focused on our most recent investments and the activities of the portfolio, and know that our team and our entrepreneurs, together with all of you, are resolved to continue the mission to design, build, operate and enable us all to experience a better built world.
The Building Ventures Team
Dandelion Series A1
We continued our investment in Dandelion, whose simple vision “Earth-powered heating for every home” is deeply aligned with our own mission. We are thrilled to continue collaborating with the team!
In The News
Dive Awards: Innovator of the Year
The Predictive Analytics Council, powered by Smartvid.io’s AI was recognized as Construction Dive’s 2019 Innovator of the Year. The council includes many of our Innovators!
Construction Workers Embrace the Robots That Do Their Jobs
Wired profiles Built Robotics and their unprecedented partnership with the International Union of Operating Engineers to train their 400,000 members on their tech.
Earth Energy for the Masses
TV host Tyler Harcott travels to Westchester County, NY to meet Dandelion Energy President and Co-Founder Kathy Hannun and learn how she’s developed a simpler, less expensive method of bringing geothermal energy to homeowners.
PropTech 2020: The Next Decade
Heather took the stage at Goodwin Boston for a fireside chat with Karl May of Join. BV Innovators Network members Sara Shank and Jim Whalen shared their perspectives, as well.
Construction Super Conference
The BV portfolio dominated this panel on Emerging Technology featuring Smartvid.io’s Tim Gattie, Join.Build‘s Andrew Zukoski, Hypar’s Ian Keough with a special appearance by Allen!
Jesse keynoted and Anthony Hauck and Matt Campbell of Hypar showed off their skills at BeyondAEC’s Hackathon.
Autonomy in the Built Environment
If you haven’t yet, check out the highlight reel from our fall gathering of the Building Ventures Innovators Network where the topic was the future of autonomous building and buildings. Enjoy!