2018 is shaping up to become the year of the built industry tech venture boom.
Just ten years ago, there were two measly construction technology investments totaling $4.5 million. Closing out 2017, these numbers soared to 40 deals with a price tag of $538 million, according to Pitchbook. We have already breached the one billion invested dollars milestone so far in 2018.
It’s happening in big ways: construction saw its first $800 million series D with modular construction startup Katerra, Autodesk made the strategic acquisition of Assemble Systems, and real estate co-working giant WeWork secured $760 million.
So, why the influx of investor confidence in the built environment? Why now? What does it mean? Who are the VC players leading the charge that you need to know about?
It’s time we get you up to speed on the New Age of Venture Capital in the Built World.
Inside the report, you’ll find:
- A primer on talking venture investment vs. other forms of investment (seed, angel, private equity, strategic)
- An easy-to-understand breakdown of how a startup successfully progresses from seed capital to series A financing to IPO
- The rise of the strategic corporate investor (e.g. Autodesk, Caterpillar Ventures, Stanley Ventures, etc.) in the built world
- Stories behind the biggest deals in the built world venture space including the history-making funding and purchase of Assemble Systems.