The BuiltWorlds 2023 Venture Investors 50 is a list of the most active venture capital firms and strategic corporate funds investing in the built world today. Since 2017, BuiltWorlds has tracked venture deals in the construction and broader real estate ecosystem with a global purview.
This year’s list includes inventors that you may recognize from previous investor lists, but you'll see plenty of newcomers that have emerged in the built-worlds VC space more recently. The intent of this top investors list is to show the breadth of investors in this slow-to-adopt industry and the continued acceleration of innovative financing to develop real-estate tech ventures for years to come.
BuiltWorlds' first Venture Investors list was released in 2018 and cataloged only 27 institutional investors. Last year's list, 2022 Venture Investors 50, was inclusive of investments over the prior 24 months (from December 1st, 2020 to November 30th, 2022,) tracking a total of 524 deals from 1334 unique investment groups.
BuiltWorlds 2023 Venture Investors 50 list tracked 557 deals over just 12 months (from October 1st, 2022 to September 30th, 2023), attracting nearly 2,000 unique investors.
Representation on this list puts your investment group in the 97th percentile of the private institutional investment community in the built world.
HOW WAS THIS LIST CREATED?
This year’s list was derived by quantifying how active institutional and corporate venture investors have been over the last 12 months. The investment groups that constitute this list are in order beginning with the most active and have participated in the largest number of deals over the last years in ventures that fall within the BuiltWorlds Venture research scope. This list does not factor in criteria such as deal size, deal round, or being a lead investor. In instances where two groups have completed the same quantity of deals, the tiebreaker was awarded to the firm with more recent deal activity.
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BuiltWorlds venture research tracks deals via primary data collection and publicly sourced deal flow made in the built world ecosystem. Deals include a wide variety of innovative solutions that augment design, estimating, procurement, and construction of vertical & horizontal assets, as well as post-build technologies involved in operations, monitoring, and maintenance of built-world assets.
To see a full breakdown of all the deals tracked within the BuiltWorlds VC ecosystem, a further delineation of where this capital is being put to work, and insights into investment themes and trends, visit the BuiltWorlds Venture Dashboard.
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