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VENTURE OFFERINGS

OVERVIEW

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum (BVF) brings together action-oriented GCs, engineering firms, and other strategic players in the construction sector that share in the belief that change and innovation needed in the construction industry should be led by the industry itself. BVF members look to accelerate innovation by investing in and piloting the most promising construction technology products and services.

BVF is part of BuiltWorlds, a leading construction innovation network bringing
together GCs, engineering firms, building suppliers, equipment companies,
and construction technology startups from around the world providing unique
opportunities to learn, interact, and collaborate.

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

Working together is the key to moving our industry forward and BVF is structured to facilitate collaboration.

• Focus on deal sourcing to make sure BVF members have the opportunity to see all relevant investment opportunities.

• Support due diligence, negotiation of terms, and investment structuring and analytical services to make the investment process as efficient as possible.

• Special program of meetings exclusively for BVF members allowing them to meet and get to know up and coming management teams, learn about new technologies and create proprietary opportunities to collaborate.

• Support with the design and implementation of pilot programs using the portfolio company’s technologies and services through partnerships with BVF members.

This will lead to faster market validation and revenue for BVF portfolio companies and real-time learnings for BVF members.

THE PROCESS

BCV Process

 
 GET INVOLVED

Investor looking to learn more about our Venture Offerings?  Make sure to fill in our "New Member Application" below.

Startup looking to attract strategic capital? Fill out our "Startup Questionnaire" below to provide all relevant information to our Venture Members.

THE ADVANTAGES

VENTURE MEMBERS

Increase the chance for success and reduce overall risk when investing in construction tech:

• Find strength in numbers by leveraging the knowledge of the executives around the BVF table to arrive at smarter, faster decisions.

• Work collaboratively toward scaled implementations that will move the innovation needle as well as increase the chances of success for the startups that members collectively invest in.

• Focus in on the outsized opportunities for construction tech by leveraging BuiltWorlds proprietary research, global events, and ecosystem of startups and executive teams.

STARTUPS

BuiltWorlds Venture focused members bring more than money to your company:

• Our members include forward-thinking executives from across the construction value chain that brings experience and insight to help your company succeed in this specialized marketplace.

• Startups that partner with BVF have the opportunity to gain access to job sites of BVF members that can lead to faster improvement of their product, solidify market validation, and have access to strategic investors that want to become long-term customers.

Summary of Venture Benefits

Interested in either Venture Membership level below? Please fill out our New Member Application

VENTURE FORUM (Full Venture Access - Standalone Membership Option)

  • Collaborate with BuiltWorlds & other Forum members to identify trends, and guide the group's strategy & investment targets.
  • Full Access to exclusive monthly private demo days, allowing members to meet and get to know up and coming management teams, learn about new technologies, and create proprietary opportunities to collaborate.
  • Support with design and implementation of pilot programs using portfolio company’s technologies and services through partnerships with BVF members.
  • Gain investment and technology insights by working directly with industry peers.

 

VENTURE+ (Limited Venture Access - Can be added to any existing BW Membership)

  • Access to four exclusive Venture Forum private demo days (1 per quarter)
  • Ability to refer up to two deals a quarter to BuiltWorlds Analysts to screen. A screen provides overview of competitive landscape, description of technology features, current investor profiles, and management team overviews.
  • Early notification of investments by BuiltWorlds Venture Forum members and potential opportunities to co-invest.
  • Venture+ exclusive newsletter recapping recent start-up pitches made to the Venture Forum, information on upcoming Venture+ Demo Days, and other construction tech venture news.

 

August 2020 - Venture Forum Pitch Event

BuiltWorlds Demo Days provide the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions directly to BuiltWorlds members who have a strong focus on strategic investing.  These private pitch events are held monthly, are made fully available to Venture Forum members, and periodically available to Venture+ members.

October 2020 - Demo Day Competition (Global Summit)

BuiltWorlds Demo Days provide the opportunity for startups to present their game-changing solutions directly to BuiltWorlds members who have a strong focus on strategic investing.  Our Demo Day Competitions include a panel of judges (made up of executives, investors & technologists) interested in built world technology across categories like Robotics, People Solutions, Sensors/Wearables, Risk Management, Marketplaces, and more.

Demo Day Drop

August Venture Call: Accelerators & Innovation Labs in the Built Environment

In the increasingly competitive fundraising environment, startups are advised to consider all options to set solid foundations and grow their companies. One proven way to solidify business plans and gain traction is through participating in Accelerator programs. In this call, hear directly from leaders at Built Environment Accelerators on what they look for in startups, how they aim to provide support, how their demo days typically work, and more.

Venture Activity Dashboard

The Venture Dashboard looks to capture venture investments during 2020 in real time.  Technology categories include solutions touching PropTech & ConTech areas like e-commerce, labor solutions, image capture, AI & more. Whether you're a startup looking for investment, an industry professional wanting context around the startup market, or an investor looking to track your peers, check out our venture dashboard to better understand the investors and activity in real time.

May 2020 - Demo Day Competition (Chicago Summit)

Our Demo Day Competitions provide the opportunity for cutting edge built industry startups to pitch their technologies to a panel of judges (made up of executives, investors & technologists).  Congratulations to our May 2020 Winners Risekit (Seed Round Category) & Guardhat (Post Series A Category)!

Venture Forum Demo Drop - Wakecap

Each Tuesday we release a the recording of a new demo from emerging Built Industry startups.

WakeCap is an IoT-based enterprise solution to looking to improve safety & productivity in the construction site. WakeCap Visualizes worksite operations, quantifies labor productivity, Tracks workforce activity, and automates worksite attendance tracking.

Venture Forum Demo Drop - Rebartek

Each Tuesday we release a the recording of a new demo from emerging Built Industry startups.

Rebartek delivers prefabricated reinforcement cages to construction projects. The robotic manufacturing process enables deliverance of high-quality rebar cages on short notice. Offers RaaS (Rebar-as-a-Service).

Venture Forum Demo Drop - Risekit (f/k/a Solve)

Each Tuesday we release a the recording of a new demo from emerging Built Industry startups.

Risekit is a software network that connects systemically underemployed job-seekers with employers and nonprofit resources.  The company’s goal is to empower organizations to help those they serve by connecting individuals to jobs, services, and resources while providing employers with a larger, more accessible talent pool.

Venture Forum Demo Drop - Mechasys

Each Tuesday we release a the recording of a new demo from emerging Built Industry startups.

At Mechasys, a team of engineers and contractors developed together an innovative laser projector that displays construction plans in real scale directly on construction sites. Using laser positioning technologies, construction drawings are projected on floors with an accuracy of 3 mm.

VENTURE FORUM MEMBERS

VENTURE+ MEMBERS

 
 GET INVOLVED

Click below for investor information about joining the forum or for start ups interested in presenting to the forum. Or for more information on our resources for investors and start ups like our deal board, analyst calls and briefings, top investors and biggest deals reports, speaking opportunities, verified contributor program, and more visit Member Network, and find out more about the powerful tools we offer.