Among the many Mavericks we are looking forward to welcoming at this year’s US Summit is Cutler Knupp, Director, Strategy and Technology Investment at Dysruptek, the venture investment arm of Haskell, a design-build and EPC firm based in Jacksonville, Florida with annual revenue of more than $1 billion.
Venture Investing as Part of the Strategic Mix, Ipsum is the Latest
Knupp represents a growing number of leaders at traditional industry players that are charged with building out strategic investment strategies as part of broader digital transformation strategies. Among the leaders in this arena, Haskell is pursuing an array of internal and external investment tactics. In a just announced deal, The Haskell Company invested in IPSUM, a startup dedicated to lean scheduling and planning. They have also announced investments in modular building company, BLOX as well as robotics and equipment navigation company, Advanced Navigation. As is the case with many of the industry players in the sector, Haskell is invested in one of the industry’s increasing number of sector-focused funds as well as investing in individual startups. In 2019, Haskell was announced as an LP in San Francisco-based Brick & Mortar Ventures. Beyond these external investments, Haskell has partnered with universities like KSU to advance reality simulation technology, and participated in industry calls for advanced safety tech and otherwise executed on all the moves in the playbook for how to interact strategically with a sector’s innovation ecosystem.
Summit Venture Conference Preview: A Corporate Venture Panel Discussion
Knupp will be joining us for Wednesday morning’s Venture Session, moderated by Ryan Trompeter, Senior Venture Analyst, BuiltWorlds along with fellow panelists:
Adi Pavlović, Entrepreneur In Residence, Moderne Ventures
Ben Price, NOVA External Ventures, Saint-Gobain
Gregg Wallace, Principal, Building Ventures
The panel discussion will follow our Demo, and will include representatives of sector-focused fund investors, strategic investors, and also people who have worn multiple hats in the venture ecosystem sharing insights about the evolution of the industry’s startup and investor community and also about the increasing inter-relation of industry players, investors, technologists, entrepreneurs.