We look for inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs to help them develop and realize their visions and bring the knowledge and network to the table to make it happen. By funding and mentoring start-up entrepreneurs within the built environment, we will build a better world together.
Why Building Ventures?
“Dandelion launched from X, Alphabet's "Moonshot" division. When I told Astro Teller, the CEO of X, we'd decided to work with Building Ventures as an investor, he said, "You really can't do better than those guys." He was right. Many investors use other investors' interest as a strong signal of value. Building Ventures stands out as doing due diligence differently. They prioritized getting to know us as a team, seeing how we accepted feedback and how we communicated. I never feel like I have to filter information or "message" to them, because they are genuine in their motivation to do whatever they can to help the company succeed. This trust makes the relationship highly productive.”
- Kathy Hannun, CEO
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“Great investors have to show a high degree of intelligence, competence, and strategic insight. The best investors combine all of this with disciplined empathy for the entrepreneurs’ struggles. This is much harder than it sounds because the lifeline of additional capital during challenging times is so easy to withdraw. Building Ventures has a team that embodies the very best of these VC traits. They strategize, support, listen, and push back with just the right amount of force to help the founders and C-level management team maintain their stride. I have worked closely with the entire team at Building Ventures through two successful firms where they were key to our success. I believe they are the best team for startups to partner with in the Built Environment.”
- Don Henrich, President & CEO
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“The Building Ventures team represents everything an entrepreneur looks for in terms of an investor and partner for their business. Much beyond capital, this team brings deep domain expertise as both operators and investors in the AEC technology space. Even more vital than their experience is the passion and true partnership they bring to the table. This team doesn't just invest in your Company, they are there for you every step of the way - through both the positive moments, and most importantly, through the tough times that every entrepreneur is bound to face. I owe much of the success of Fieldlens to the amazing support from this team."
- Doug Chambers, CEO
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“We chose to work with Building Ventures because their team was earnest, comprised of tech entrepreneurs with relevant real estate expertise. They were efficient and transparent on diligence and able to see the opportunity the same way we did at Measurabl and offer constructive input to accelerate our business goals.”
- Matt Ellis, Founder & CEO
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“We started working with Building Ventures as graduate students at M.I.T with a nascent business idea. Nearly two years later, with a live product and active customers, Building Ventures continues to be our most trusted and reliable advisor. We go to them with our most pressing strategic questions across a wide spectrum of topics from product, talent, fundraising to customer acquisition. They consistently deliver pertinent, resourceful, and creative insights that are both immediately implementable and strategic. Their partnership has been invaluable to us."
- Noelle Marcus Co-Founder and CEO
“When it comes to looking for money, the home run is to get smart money. Funding that comes with experienced talent to help drive your venture forward is a real asset. And when that talent has built or funded several successful companies within your space, it’s about as good as it gets. This is what Building Ventures brings to the table. Lots of real world, hands on, in the trenches experience. Crazy good connections within the industry and just really great people. I highly recommend these guys.”
- Brad Schell, Co-founder
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“The Building Ventures team’s combination of deep industry knowledge and venture investment experience is a great asset to any startup in the AEC space. They go beyond just providing capital and generic “SaaS advice” to being active advisors and conduits to potential customers, as well as strategic partners.”
- Josh Kanner, Founder & CEO
"We've been fortunate to work with Jesse, Travis, Allen and the team on some of the biggest questions we face when looking to expand operations and do things right. Anything from go-to market strategy and planning, understanding the right approach to the next funding round or simply getting a message across, they are always willing to take a call, make the right introduction at the right time or meet face-to-face to brainstorm over some new challenges we are dealing with."
- Meirav Oren Co-founder, CEO
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