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When11.8.2018 8:00AM - 6:00PM
– THIS EVENT IS MEMBERS-ONLY –
The Encore Event Covering The New Age of Venture Capital in the Built World.
The sold-out Venture Conference in Chicago was a huge hit.
In fact, it was such a huge hit that we’re hosting an encore Venture West Conference in San Francisco on Nov 8.
According to CB Insights research, 2016 and 2017 brought the highest number of “built tech” startup investments by VC funds (a 169% increase since 2012) in history. It appears we’ve entered a new age of investment interest in the space.
The Venture West Conference is a full-day premium event that brings together the built world’s leading investors and hottest startups for a deep dive into the trends and themes shaping the new era of Venture in our industry.
25 venture experts. 3+ hours of built-in networking. One small-group BW Insights Workshop. And more.
Venture Experts (Aka Our Speakers)
This event is great for:
They’ve got an amazing new technology that will revolutionize the built industry. They have vision, energy, grit, and a great business plan. They’re only missing one thing – cash.
Executives of Venture Firms:
They are taking the pulse of the industry, scanning the room for the next technology that will make it BIG. They know how to get a business off the ground and bring in major cash.
Leaders of Corporate Innovation Programs and Investment Groups:
They see that technology is constantly changing. At any second, a new trend could disrupt their business. They need to stay ahead of the curve and make sure they are in control of industry changes. They know that the best way to dominate the industry is to invest in cutting-edge tech.
Day 1 Schedule
Matt Gray, Co-Founder, BuiltWorlds
Top Investors of 2018
Zak Schwarzman, Partner, MetaProp | Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director, Dreamit | Jordan Fudge, Managing Partner, Sinai Ventures | Moderator: Matt Gagné, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds
BuiltWorlds Insights is on a mission to keep you informed with the latest industry advancements in technology. With 2018 shaping up to be the biggest year for investment into the built tech industry, we are offering up a slew of venture-related Research pieces including our “Venture Investors 50 List” and “Venture in the Built World Research Report” to kick-off the industry’s premier conference for built industry leaders and investors. We’re sitting down with a few investors who made the list and talking through their achievements and experience throughout 2018.
Built Industry Leaders
Kevin Barnes, Vice President & Managing Director, Ferguson Ventures | Eric Lamb, Partner, WND Ventures | Cutler Knupp, Director of Strategy & Technology Investments, Haskell | Gennaro D’Agostino, Chief Capital Officer, ContiGroup | Moderator: Sam Huffman, Partnership Development Manager, BuiltWorlds
Just ten years ago, there were two measly construction technology investments totaling $4.5 million, but these numbers soared to 40 deals with a price tag of $538 million in 2017. Through the first half of 2018, we have already breached the one billion invested dollars milestone. However, it's not just VCs and accelerators that you have to thank for the growing investments. Many industry players have become Strategic Investors in technology in our space. On this panel, we'll hear from industry players about how they approaching investments in the built space, what kind of technology they're most excited about, and why it's important for industry players to be a part of the venture world, too.
Keynote: Rethinking Real Estate
Gabe Greenbaum, Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Gabe will discuss two recent trends in the intersection of real estate, data and technology and the specific investments he has led in these sectors including SmartVid, Pype, Hightower VTS and Augury. Through a discussion of all phases of the construction process, the talk will capture the ways emerging technologies are solving challenges within the built space. Along the way, Gabe will also cover how Pritzker Group Venture Capital is leveraging its historical domain expertise to make an impact in the space.
Shane Scranton, Co-Founder & CEO, IrisVR | Andy Mathis, Business Development & Partnerships, Oculus | Chris Callen, CEO, Grit Virtual | Moderator: Matt Gagné, Research Manager, BuiltWorlds
Reality altering tools for the AEC industry are becoming increasingly prevalent and cheap, creating a need to understand how they fit into every industry in the built environment. Hear how the immersive experience is changing the industry and investment strategies in the space. During this panel session, the companies leading this groundbreaking technology discuss integration, market size and the future of ConTech.
Fireside Chat with Assemble Systems
Don Henrich, President & CEO, Assemble Systems | Moderator: Jim Lichtenwalter, Journalist, BuiltWorlds
Don Henrich is an accomplished technology veteran in both the MCAD and the AEC industries. As President and CEO of Assemble he brings a distinguished track record of innovation, winning strategies, team building, and the ability to quickly grow revenue and market share. Hear about Autodesk’s recent acquisition of Assemble Systems and their new partnership with the industry’s leader in cloud-based construction technology solutions.
Keynote: #s and $s - A BuiltWorlds Capital Markets Viewpoint
Brandon Dobell, Managing Director, William Blair
Brandon Dobell, Managing Director at William Blair will discuss key metrics for IPO and M&A activity and trends, reasons why companies go public (and why they may not), advantages, disadvantages, considerations, and planning ahead for an IPO or the M&A path while taking a deeper dive into some notable recent transactions in the BuiltWorld space.
Middle & Late Stage Start Ups
Ralph Gootee, Co-Founder & CTO, PlanGrid | Willy Schlacks, Founder, Equipmentshare | Dustin Devan, CEO & Founder, BuildingConnected | Moderator: Jim Lichtenwalter, Journalist, BuiltWorlds
After receiving series A funding, a startup not only has a little money in the bank, but it also has some success in sell a product or solution. But, life after the A round is far different. A lot can change once startups start maturing into middle and later stage ventures. There are more expectations, and organization becomes crucial. Teams and leadership change and fluctuate. In this panel, we talk to the leaders of startups who have moved beyond their series A, and discuss what things change and what the future holds.
Break & Networking
Residential & Multi-Family Investing
Blake Miller, CEO, Homebase.ai | Frank Gerber, Advisor, Centriq Technology | Ryan Coon, Co-Founder, Avail | Aaron Edelheit, Chief Strategy Officer, Flo Technologies | Moderator: Mike Travalini, President - Residential, SMS Assist
The home of the future is here today. Aided by the development of technology, single and multi-family homes are morphing into Jetsonian spaces, complete with integrated, connected technologies. We’ve seen a lot of huge investment plays in this particular space, including Opendoor receiving a cool $400 million investment earlier in October. This panel will focus on how investments are influencing the development of technology in single and multi-family homes.
Investing in Smart Cities
VIP KICK OFF PARTY
Wednesday November 7 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at DPR Construction
Join us for an intimate evening of drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and networking with Venture West speakers, special guests, and BuiltWorlds Members.
The event will be held at DPR Construction located at 1450 Veterans Boulevard, Redwood City, CA 94063.
We keep the guest list small and the drinks cold so you can focus on making the connections that matter. Space is limited and tickets will sell out.
Contact Alex Maksymec at firstname.lastname@example.org for the access code.
Our community also loves learning about the start-ups that are operating at the cutting-edge of the built world. So by popular demand, we’ll be organizing an event called Demo Day on Friday Nov. 9, (the day after Venture West), where investors and industry players will be able to hear presentations from start-ups about their new products and services.
We are currently at capacity but you can sign-up for the waitlist below! For the full legal disclaimer for Demo Day, please visit our Terms and Conditions.
To help our members get the most value out of this event, we’re going to be distributing a Deal Book to all attendees that will compile posts from the Venture Deal Board. For $500, any start-up can have their deal included in the Venture West Deal Book, even if they don’t plan to attend the conference. The Deal Book will be sent digitally to all attendees and physical copies will be available during the conference. It’s a great way to have a presence at one of our most popular events and get in front of investors specializing in the built space. Contact Sam Huffman at email@example.com to learn more!
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- What's included in the ticket?
Access to all sessions at the conference.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day refreshments.
Participation in BuiltWorlds Research-led workshops.
Access to available white papers, speaker presentations (per speaker consent) and event attendee portal.
Invitation to the VIP Kick Off Party (be sure to register early, as spaces are limited!)
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