2021 U.S. Summit Mavericks Highlight: Investors

In recent years, the built world has seen incredible innovation and leadership across all aspects of the industry. One area that continues to drive change—drastically evolving the way we design, build, manage, & maintain—is the investor side of the built world. Without leaders focused on strategic investment in the development of new, groundbreaking technologies, built world innovation would stall. As the 2021 U.S. Summit nears, we at BuiltWorlds feel it is necessary to highlight those leaders—our BuiltWorlds’ Mavericks—who will be attending the Summit.

2021 Investor Mavericks 



Ben Price

NOVA External Ventures, Saint Gobain

In the industry’s strategic investing landscape, few have made such a big mark so early in their career as Ben Price has made since joining Saint Gobain’s investment arm, Nova. Recently recognized by Greenbiz as one of 30 under 30, Price has led Saint Gobain, a major established industry player, into a premier spot among the industry’s strategic investors. Along with his attendance, Ben will also be speaking at the BuiltWorlds’ 2021 U.S. Summit during a breakout session: From Investment to Installation: Saint-Gobain and Factory_OS.



Vivin Hegde

General Manager, ICT, Trimble-Hilti JV, Hilti

Vivin Hegde is the General Manager of ICT, a joint venture between Trimble and Hilti and works on the development and productization of new technologies around Positioning, Robotics, IoT, and AR/ VR. Vivin had previously set up and led Hilti’s Scouting and Venturing office in North America with a specific emphasis on technologies/startups related to productivity, safety, and sustainability (Robotics, IoT, AI, AR/VR) in the construction space. He is very well entrenched in the venture community and is an angel investor and an advisor to multiple accelerators, startups, and venture firms. Vivin will also be speaking at the 2021 U.S. Summit in the executive panel: Defining the Technology Strategy: Build or Buy?




Ray Levitt 

Operating Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

Stanford professor turned venture capitalist, Ray Levitt’s industry leadership spans, well, how about we just say it spans decades. He was academic director for Stanford University’s Advanced Project Management Program from 1999 to 2017, and he now serves as operating partner of Blackhorn Ventures, a fund with investments in more than a dozen building and infrastructure technology companies, making Blackhorn one of the sector’s most active early-stage investors of recent years.




2020 Investor Mavericks

Cutler Knupp

Director—Strategy & Technology Investment, Haskell

Cutler leads the new venture investment arm of Haskell, Dysruptek. Cutler’s focus is managing early-stage venture investments, integrating new technologies, leading corporate strategy and innovation programming. Prior to joining Haskell, Cutler led M&A for an IT Services and Software development shop, Softvision, that was acquired by Cognizant. He studied at NYU and Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.




Gonzalo Galindo

Head of CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX Ventures

With over 20 years of experience at CEMEX and in the construction industry, Gonzalo Galindo is the head of CEMEX Ventures since its launching in 2017, aiming to promote the construction revolution by working with startups, entrepreneurs, universities, and other entities interested in the industry. He has a deep professional background in the industry after holding several positions at CEMEX, such as President for the East Region of CEMEX US, President of CEMEX UK and President of CEMEX Philippines. He has participated in different construction and entrepreneurship-focused events and is well connected in the construction community.


Join us Wednesday, September 1st to Thursday, September 2nd at the BuiltWorlds’ 2021 U.S. Summit To Meet and Network with the Attending Mavericks