2023 Venture East Conference

November 8-9, 2023


11.8.2023 at 8:00AM - 11.9.2023 at 5:00PM


Fontainbleau Miami Beach 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140

BuiltWorlds Venture Conference series has been the world’s premier conference focused on venture investing and venture capital in construction and built environment-related emerging technology. Buildings and Infrastructure tech including; planning and design, pre-construction services, construction, modularization, building products and materials, advanced tools, equipment and robotics, logistics and supply chain, and building and infrastructure operations, and management are among the topics we cover. Leading fund investors, strategic investors, and startups gather each year to take the pulse of the industry’s startup ecosystem at the BuiltWorlds Venture Conference.

BuiltWorlds’ 2023 Top Investors List will be released leading into this Venture Conference, where we will be recognizing and awarding the most influential built-world investors of the year. We will have a dedicated panel discussion showcasing some of the most active innovation-driving investors of the past 12 months (October 1st, 2022 to September 30th, 2023). For 2023 Top Investor consideration complete BuiltWorlds Top Investor Survey.

Checkout BuiltWorlds’ latest venture & investment insights: The State of The Built World Q2 2023 Report

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Dina Routhier

President, Stanley Black and Decker

Kaushal Diwan

Corporate Director, Strategic Investments & Partnerships, DPR Construction

Steve Dana

Partner, Drake Star Partners

Tanja Kufner

Head of Ventures, Nemetschek Group

Garrett Moore

CEO & Co-Founder, AGORUS

Nick Arnold

Principal, HG Ventures

Cutler Knupp

Director - Strategy and Technology Investment, Haskell

Julieta Moradei

Founder and Managing Partner, Overlay Capital Build

Brandon Milner

SVP, Digital & Data Engineering, EllisDon Corporation

Ben Price

Investment Director, Orbia Ventures

Adam Goodson

Director of Ventures, UFP Industries

Margarita de la Peña

Investment Lead, LatAm, Zacua Ventures

Chris Fortunato

Vice President, CRH Ventures

Artem Kuchukov


Matt Rechtin

Managing Director, Meridian Capital Group

Madelyn O'Farrell

Investor, Dynamo Ventures

Matthew Gray

Co-Chair, Graycor, Executive Chairman, BuiltWorlds

Robert Chefitz

Managing Partner, Egis Capital Partners

Yuji Doi

Technology Development Manager, Kajima

Daniel Laboe

Director of Venture Investments, BuiltWorlds

Tyler Sewall

Senior Director, BuiltWorlds

Anthony Rich

General Partner, Legacy Capital Ventures

Sergio Angelini

CEO, Mangxo

Xavier Toby

Founder, Axe Buildings

Steven Uecke

CEO, SuperDroid Robots

Nandan Thakar

Co-founder & CEO, SureWorx

Patrick McConnell

CEO, AtlantisFiber™

Tyler Ashby

Principal, GroundBreak Ventures

Venture East General Session (Preliminary Agenda)

Day 1 Schedule

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:05 am

Welcoming Address

9:05 am – 9:30 am


Dina Routhier, President of Stanley Ventures

9:30 am – 10:10 am

Applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Structured Data the Built World (AI in Precon & Project management)

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a central topic of nearly every conversation surrounding innovation. AI is a topic that can't be ignored which is why we are addressing the elephant in the room out of the gates in Miami with a focus on its utilization in PreConstruction & Project Management.

10:10 am – 10:35 am

Networking Break

10:35 am – 11:15 am

Sustainability & Profitability Collide in Construction

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

How Will Digitalization Change The Built World?

The future economy is one driven-by complete real-time transparency through ubiquitous digital adoption, and the built environment is at the center of it. This Panel will discuss how built world innovation is ushering in this modern industrial revolution and what it means for AEC players today.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

The State of Investments In Global AEC-Tech

Presentation highlighting recent AEC-tech investment trends and providing insights into where the capital might be headed next.

1:15 am – 1:55 pm

Finding Balance Between Standardization & Customization in the World of Prefab & Modular Construction

1:55 pm – 2:35 pm

Corporate Leaders Unique Approaches to Accelerating Built World Innovation

Corporate accelerator & incubator programs have become a primary source of innovation development in the post-pandemic built world as leading players begin to recognize the competitive necessity of being a part of this digital transformation. This panel will discuss the importance of these initiatives and how corporate innovators are really at the core of this industry's technology adoption curve necessary to advance the built environment.

2:35 pm – 2:50 pm

Networking Break

2:50 pm – 3:30 pm

The State of Venture Investing Construction Market

Sponsored Panel

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Demo Day Competition

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Day 2 Schedule

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Breakfast & Networking

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Day 2 Keynote

9:35 am – 10:15 am

Financing Robotics & Heavy Equipment Startups

Investing in expensive new equipment & robotic solutions has slowed down in recent quarters as the seemingly boundless free flowing Venture Capital of 2021 and early-2022 has begun to dry up as soaring interest rates drive down investor's risk tolerance. This panel will discuss unique ways in which hard tech in the built world is being funded today and how the landscape for capitally intensive startups in this industry is evolving.

10:15 am – 10:40 am

Networking Break

10:40 am – 11:20 am

Private Equity Rolls In with Rollups

Private Equity firms are entering the built world with vigor, as venture-backed startups unable to break above the $5M ARR hurdle look for options. This session will dive into the reasoning behind PE roll-ups in this space, and why its a good sign for the AEC-tech ecosystem.

11:20 am – 12:00 pm

The Great Consolidation - 2023 M&A

2023 has been a year of economic restructuring which has catalyzed a flood of M&A activity in the past 12 months. Will technology provide the synergizing glue for this industry's consolidation?

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


1:00 pm to 1:40

The Latin American Built World Innovation Market

Latin American Demo Day

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