Through our Lens: Looking back on Venture & Business in 2017 BuiltTech

As BuiltWorlds traveled across the world with our cameras in 2017, we saw more cranes than ever before. Construction is booming, and so are the funds that power the tech behind it. Following up on our first-annual Innovation Report we took a look back through our lens at some of the people, companies, and funds that we talked to that power the boom today and tomorrow.

Serial entrepreneur KP Reddy stopped by our studio this Spring for some facetime with BuiltWorlds Cofounder, Matt Gray. Reddy spoke about about his then most recent venture, and Atlanta-based industry leading incubator The Combine while laying the tea leaves for Shadow Ventures. The BuiltTech focused firm announced in September which debuts with 25 million dollars in their artillery.

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When we spoke to Dustin Devan CEO and Cofounder of preconstruction software platform BuildingConnected we could tell that he was on the cusp of making a significant announcement. Turned out, that soon happened in the fall with BuildingConnected’s statement was that they they’ve recently closed $22 million in Series B funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors CrossLink Capital, Brick & Mortar Ventures, Homebrew, and Freestyle.

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During our first-ever Project Management conference, we had the opportunity to catch up with construction software eSUB‘s Chief Strategy Officer, Benny Baltrosky. We talked about the their recent Series A raise of $5 million led by Revolution Ventures. Another topic of conversation that day was the tech partners that eSUB aligns with. Toss on your steel-toe boots and let’s dive in.  

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