As we’re closing in on the end of 2022, it’s hard not to reflect on what a busy end of the year it’s been for our team, our portfolio, and our community. In our last newsletter, we celebrated the recent closing of our second fund dedicated to built environment innovation, and we were grateful to share the excitement about backing more founders throughout the building lifecycle with so many of you. Since then, we saw many of you in Boston at the BVIN Fall Summit for a day of sessions exploring the drivers of change in our built environment—and a night at Fenway Park’s Bleacher Bar.
More recently, we announced two investments: Elephant Energy’s platform simplifies residential electrification for homeowners using smart building intelligence and connecting users with pre-vetted contractors, and Mezo is fixing home maintenance for residents, owners, and property managers by using AI and smart automated intake to enable one-trip solutions. And we’ve welcomed Mayra Soto to Building Ventures as an associate focused on construction technology. We couldn’t be happier to have her on the team.
Even though we’ve been busy closing out 2022, we’ve still been looking ahead to next year. Our team is already planning both our spring and fall events, and we’ll share more information early in the new year. We’re looking forward to seeing you in 2023, and in the meantime, we’re wishing you all the happiest of holiday seasons!
– The BV Team
Our Investment in Elephant Energy
We’re thrilled to lead Elephant Energy’s seed round. Co-founders Josh Lake and DR Richardson and the Elephant Energy team are building a platform to enable residential electrification projects. Learn more here.
Our Investment in Mezo
We’re excited to share that we co-led Mezo’s seed round with Chicago Ventures. Founder and CEO Mike Travalini and his team are improving property maintenance for owners, managers, and tenants. Learn more here.
Portfolio News & Activity
CNBC Features Aeroseal ♻️
For its climate-focused Clean Start series, CNBC spoke with Aeroseal CEO Amit Gupta and featured the company’s sealant technology. Watch the spot here.
In the Press
Forbes featured enVerid in an article on regulating indoor air quality sustainably. Check out the profile here. ♻️
🏘 Mosaic Director of Partnerships Alex Pollack spoke with Multi-Housing News about build-to-rent trends and challenges to watch in 2023. Read that here.
At Chicago Innovate Tech 2022 in October, Hypar’s Serena Li spoke on a panel exploring design technology. ⌨️
🤖 The Association of Equipment Manufacturers featured Built Robotics in an article exploring the probability of autonomous jobsites. Read the article here.
Blokable’s Aarom Holm spoke with National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Zoe Kaufman at the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance High Performance Home Summit. 🎤
🚗 Envoy partnered with Blink Charging to showcase mobility as an amenity at the Globe St. Multifamily in Los Angeles.
This fall, the Extracker team attended LCI Congress, CMIC Connect, and Procore Groundbreak. 🛠
🌎 Measurabl CEO Matt Ellis contributed to the content for BOMI’s new certificate, The DNA of ESG. Watch a course overview here.
Join.build released the Join Forecasting, a new set of tools that leverage historical project data for better, more reliable estimates. Read more here. 👏
🛶 Canoa launched The Shop, adding a curated marketplace of new and reused products and hundreds of design templates to its platform. Take a look.
🎧 Dandelion founder Kathy Hannun joined the Scaling Climate Tech podcast. Listen on Spotify or Apple.
The 75F team tested out VAV installation with tradition building control system and with 75F. Check that out. 🎥
Our portfolio companies are hiring! Check out job openings in sales, marketing, and more here. 👀
Welcome, Mayra! 👏
We’re excited to share that Mayra Soto joined our team as an associate with a focus on construction technology. Jesse Devitte spoke with Mayra about her construction family, her background in the industry, and more. Read that piece here.
This November, Travis spoke on a panel at BuiltWorlds Venture East in Miami discussing built world unicorns with Momei Qu of PSP Growth, KP Reddy of Shadow Ventures, and Diana Swenton of Suffolk Construction.
Allen hosted BVIN webinars with both Extracker CEO Cameron Page and UpCodes CEO Scott Reynolds. BVIN members can access those recordings here.
Recently, Heather attended IMN’s Single Family Rental Forum in Phoenix, AZ, where both Mosaic and Mezo exhibited.
Gregg attended Procore Groundbreak in New Orleans to meet with startups, contractors, and other construction tech innovators.
BVIN Fall Summit 2022: Recordings Available Now!
We were so excited to see so many of you in Boston for our BVIN Fall Summit this October! If you weren’t able to make it or want to revisit one of our sessions, we have recordings for all of our presentations, panels, and fireside chats available. BVIN members can access these by logging into our new BVIN website.
Building Ventures invests in companies that are reshaping the way we design, build, operate and experience our built environment. Do you know a founder we simply have to meet? Send them here!