Building Ventures

Building Ventures provides venture capital funding and mentoring to early-stage start-ups in the built environment space. Headquartered in Boston with an office in San Francisco, the team consists of investors, entrepreneurs and built environment veterans. As built environment pioneers, the Building Ventures mission is to champion disruptive ideas in the built environment to build a better world together. For more information, visit http://buildingventures.com and follow us on @buildingvc.

Travis Connors

Co-Founder and General Partner

Jesse Devitte

Co-Founder and General Partner

Allen Preger

Partner

Matt Rightmire

Venture Partner

Gregg Wallace

Principal

Heather Widman

Principal

43 past transactions

Dandelion Energy, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Dandelion Energy offers affordable geothermal heating and cooling installations. Dandelion Energy's home geothermal system replaces your home’s existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a powerful heat pump and safe, underground pipes that move heat between the earth and home. Kathleen Hannun and Rajeez Quazi founded it in 2017, with its headquarters in Palo Alto in California.

@Last Software

Venture Round in 2018
@Last Software is a 3D-design toolmaker and developer of the SketchUp software.

Tinkercad

Seed Round in 2018
Tinkercad is a new and faster way of creating designs for your 3D printer. With the help of the latest web technology you can now use a solid modeling CAD directly in your browser.

Dandelion Energy, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Dandelion Energy offers affordable geothermal heating and cooling installations. Dandelion Energy's home geothermal system replaces your home’s existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a powerful heat pump and safe, underground pipes that move heat between the earth and home. Kathleen Hannun and Rajeez Quazi founded it in 2017, with its headquarters in Palo Alto in California.

Join

Series A in 2022
Join optimizes product and material selection and usage, based on project's unique characteristics. They provide contractors and manufacturers with clarity to drive industrial execution and empower architects with the deep material expertise of fabricators and manufacturers to drive whole-building performance.

Blokable, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Blokable, Inc. manufactures pre-fabricated steel frame modular housing units for developers in the United States. Its units are used for residential, retail, and mixed-use projects. Blokable, Inc. was formerly known as Bloakable, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

CANOA

Seed Round in 2022
Canoa Supply tools that help drastically reduce the transaction costs of retrofits & adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

CANOA

Seed Round in 2021
Canoa Supply tools that help drastically reduce the transaction costs of retrofits & adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

Smartvid io

Venture Round in 2020
Smartvid.io enables the AEC industry to significantly reduce jobsite risk by combining the best of human and artificial intelligence. Smartvid.io's Safety Suite includes Safety Observations, Safety Monitoring and Predictive Analytics products that combine to give project teams and management the ability to predict and prevent incidents - saving lives and preserving timely project delivery. Getting started is easy with pre-built integrations to Autodesk BIM360, Procore, Oracle Aconex, SharePoint, Egnyte, Box, and other data sources. See it in action at www.smartvid.io.

Dandelion Energy, Inc.

Series A in 2019
Dandelion Energy offers affordable geothermal heating and cooling installations. Dandelion Energy's home geothermal system replaces your home’s existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a powerful heat pump and safe, underground pipes that move heat between the earth and home. Kathleen Hannun and Rajeez Quazi founded it in 2017, with its headquarters in Palo Alto in California.

Vico Software

Venture Round in 2018
Vico Software, provides software and services to the building construction industry in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. The company offers Vico Office Suite, a construction-oriented 5D BIM environment; Vico Office Client that publishes 3D models from BIM authoring tools, as well as enables the client to integrate and merge multiple models from various BIM sources; and Vico Takeoff Manager that generates the accurate model-and location-based quantity takeoffs derived from 3D models. It also provides Vico Cost Planner, a cost calculation, estimating, and value engineering module; Vico Cost Explorer, which provides constant and online feedback about the status of project budget; Vico Office Online Training Program, an e-learning platform that is designed to guide the client through the Vico Office Platform; and Vico Doc Set Manager that collates and compares drawing set pages with a mouse click. In addition, the company offers project services delivery, service packages, and implementation and consulting services. Its software solutions are used by building owners, general contractors, and construction managers. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Boulder, Colorado with additional offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, and Hungary.

Smartvid io

Series A in 2017
Smartvid.io enables the AEC industry to significantly reduce jobsite risk by combining the best of human and artificial intelligence. Smartvid.io's Safety Suite includes Safety Observations, Safety Monitoring and Predictive Analytics products that combine to give project teams and management the ability to predict and prevent incidents - saving lives and preserving timely project delivery. Getting started is easy with pre-built integrations to Autodesk BIM360, Procore, Oracle Aconex, SharePoint, Egnyte, Box, and other data sources. See it in action at www.smartvid.io.

Dandelion Energy, Inc.

Series B in 2021
Dandelion Energy offers affordable geothermal heating and cooling installations. Dandelion Energy's home geothermal system replaces your home’s existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a powerful heat pump and safe, underground pipes that move heat between the earth and home. Kathleen Hannun and Rajeez Quazi founded it in 2017, with its headquarters in Palo Alto in California.

Hypar, Inc.

Series A in 2019
Hypar, Inc. owns and operates cloud based Hypar platform. The company offers transform building design and delivery by enabling owners, real estate developers, architects, and engineers through cloud computing. It also offers AEC software developers. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Culver City, California.

Measurabl

Series A in 2018
Measurabl, Inc. develops a cloud-based software that collects data, creates investment-grade sustainability reports, and alerts clients to improvement opportunities. The company offers Measurabl, a software solution for helping companies to collect, report, and act upon non-financial data. Its solution enables clients to collect utility, waste, and travel data; create, export, and e-File investment-grade reports on demand; and benchmark performance and spot opportunities to improve. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Diego, California.

Enverid Systems, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
enVerid has developed a patented air treatment and energy saving system for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems that brings technology originally used for maintaining air quality in submarines and space stations to commercial buildings. enVerid’s differentiated energy saving technology enables businesses to save substantially on heating/cooling energy costs annually, bringing a return on investment to customers quickly.

Enverid Systems, Inc.

Series B in 2020
enVerid has developed a patented air treatment and energy saving system for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems that brings technology originally used for maintaining air quality in submarines and space stations to commercial buildings. enVerid’s differentiated energy saving technology enables businesses to save substantially on heating/cooling energy costs annually, bringing a return on investment to customers quickly.

75F®

Series A in 2019
75F is a U.S.-based building intelligence company making smart building automation affordable and easy to deploy. 75F leverages IoT, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning for data-driven, proactive building intelligence and controls for HVAC, lighting and energy optimization. 75F's mission is to improve occupant productivity through enhanced comfort and indoor air quality – while saving energy and the environment. 75F is currently headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Smartvid io

Private Placement in 2020
Smartvid.io enables the AEC industry to significantly reduce jobsite risk by combining the best of human and artificial intelligence. Smartvid.io's Safety Suite includes Safety Observations, Safety Monitoring and Predictive Analytics products that combine to give project teams and management the ability to predict and prevent incidents - saving lives and preserving timely project delivery. Getting started is easy with pre-built integrations to Autodesk BIM360, Procore, Oracle Aconex, SharePoint, Egnyte, Box, and other data sources. See it in action at www.smartvid.io.

Measurabl

Private Placement in 2018
Measurabl, Inc. develops a cloud-based software that collects data, creates investment-grade sustainability reports, and alerts clients to improvement opportunities. The company offers Measurabl, a software solution for helping companies to collect, report, and act upon non-financial data. Its solution enables clients to collect utility, waste, and travel data; create, export, and e-File investment-grade reports on demand; and benchmark performance and spot opportunities to improve. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Diego, California.

Built Robotics Inc.

Series B in 2019
Built Robotics Inc. develops automation technology solutions for the construction industry. It develops AI guidance systems to transform heavy equipment into autonomous robots, which combines various sensors, such as GPS, cameras, and Lidar with advanced software. The company’s guidance systems are deployed on earthmoving equipment, and used to build critical infrastructure, such as wind farms, oil and gas pipelines, mining, and new housing developments. Built Robotics Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

initiafy

Series A in 2021
Initiafy provides an on-boarding software platform for contractors, temporary employees, seasonal workers, and visitors in Africa, the Middle East, and North America. Its platform allows users to create a custom process whereby users register themselves online, and upload documents and photos to take their induction training; manage employee and contractor registration and training, and monitor the flow of staff through various sites; and communicate with workers directly or through the labor supplier they work for. Initiafy was formerly known as Induction Manager Limited. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Dublin, Ireland with an additional office in New York.

Newforma

Venture Round in 2018
Newforma develops, sells, and supports project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering, and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma’s mission is to transform the AEC industry as the first industry-focused and integrated solution to connect firms to each other, to their project information, to their processes, and to remote team members, all for the purpose of more successful project delivery. Customers are using Newforma software to manage information on more than 1.4 million projects worldwide, raising productivity, reducing exposure to risk, strengthening their brands, and freeing time and attention to focus on design, construction, and client service. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Dandelion Energy, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Dandelion Energy offers affordable geothermal heating and cooling installations. Dandelion Energy's home geothermal system replaces your home’s existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a powerful heat pump and safe, underground pipes that move heat between the earth and home. Kathleen Hannun and Rajeez Quazi founded it in 2017, with its headquarters in Palo Alto in California.

Extracker

Series A in 2022
Extracker, Inc. develops construction software, change order, and extra work authorization software. The change order software is used to track orders, download files and supporting documents, maintain up-to-date insight into financial exposure, export change order logs, and run analysis. It provides its software to general and subcontractors. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Mosaic Building

Series B in 2021
Mosaic Building Group, Inc. provides construction services to homebuilders to build homes, communities, neighborhoods, and cities. It offers general contracting, framing mechanical, plumbing, electrical, drywall, and site work services. The company provides single family homebuilding, multi family homebuilding, custom homebuilding, and build to rent casitas. Mosaic Building Group, Inc. was formerly known as Fuelmouse Inc. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona with additional offices in San Francisco, California.

Built Robotics Inc.

Series C in 2022
Built Robotics Inc. develops automation technology solutions for the construction industry. It develops AI guidance systems to transform heavy equipment into autonomous robots, which combines various sensors, such as GPS, cameras, and Lidar with advanced software. The company’s guidance systems are deployed on earthmoving equipment, and used to build critical infrastructure, such as wind farms, oil and gas pipelines, mining, and new housing developments. Built Robotics Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Measurabl

Series C in 2021
Measurabl, Inc. develops a cloud-based software that collects data, creates investment-grade sustainability reports, and alerts clients to improvement opportunities. The company offers Measurabl, a software solution for helping companies to collect, report, and act upon non-financial data. Its solution enables clients to collect utility, waste, and travel data; create, export, and e-File investment-grade reports on demand; and benchmark performance and spot opportunities to improve. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Diego, California.

SpaceClaim

Venture Round in 2018
SpaceClaim Corporation develops and markets 3D direct modeling software solutions that help engineers, CAE analysts, product designers, and manufacturers in the product development process. It offers SpaceClaim Engineer that enables engineers to create concepts and prepare 3D designs for prototyping, analysis, and manufacturing; SpaceClaim Style, an industrial design tool that is used to create, edit, and validate design concepts; SpaceClaim Viewer, which enables its users to open and measure SpaceClaim designs, drawings, and 3D markups; and add-on modules and plug-ins for SpaceClaim software. The company also provides educational licenses for its software solutions to professors, instructors, and educational institutions in North America, as well as training programs for its software. Its products are used for conceptual engineering, CAE/model preparation, industrial design, and manufacturing engineering applications. The company offers its products through a network of resellers in the United States and internationally. SpaceClaim Corporation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts with additional offices in France and Japan.

Dandelion Energy, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Dandelion Energy offers affordable geothermal heating and cooling installations. Dandelion Energy's home geothermal system replaces your home’s existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a powerful heat pump and safe, underground pipes that move heat between the earth and home. Kathleen Hannun and Rajeez Quazi founded it in 2017, with its headquarters in Palo Alto in California.

Measurabl

Seed Round in 2017
Measurabl, Inc. develops a cloud-based software that collects data, creates investment-grade sustainability reports, and alerts clients to improvement opportunities. The company offers Measurabl, a software solution for helping companies to collect, report, and act upon non-financial data. Its solution enables clients to collect utility, waste, and travel data; create, export, and e-File investment-grade reports on demand; and benchmark performance and spot opportunities to improve. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Diego, California.

Assemble Systems, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Assemble Systems is a BIM Model-Data Management software company. Its flagship product Assemble Insight is a cloud based platform allowing AEC firms to leverage BIM data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and data-driven decision making. Assemble is used today to manage over 7,500 projects. The Assemble Systems team includes technology experts and experienced architecture, engineering, and construction industry professionals who are addressing BIM interoperability for design, construction and operation.

Join

Private Placement in 2019
Join optimizes product and material selection and usage, based on project's unique characteristics. They provide contractors and manufacturers with clarity to drive industrial execution and empower architects with the deep material expertise of fabricators and manufacturers to drive whole-building performance.

Smartvid io

Series A in 2019
Smartvid.io enables the AEC industry to significantly reduce jobsite risk by combining the best of human and artificial intelligence. Smartvid.io's Safety Suite includes Safety Observations, Safety Monitoring and Predictive Analytics products that combine to give project teams and management the ability to predict and prevent incidents - saving lives and preserving timely project delivery. Getting started is easy with pre-built integrations to Autodesk BIM360, Procore, Oracle Aconex, SharePoint, Egnyte, Box, and other data sources. See it in action at www.smartvid.io.

Blokable, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Blokable, Inc. manufactures pre-fabricated steel frame modular housing units for developers in the United States. Its units are used for residential, retail, and mixed-use projects. Blokable, Inc. was formerly known as Bloakable, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Envoy Technologies Inc.

Series A in 2020
Envoy Technologies Inc. provides electric vehicle-sharing services. It offers luxury, city, and two wheeler vehicles for multifamily, workplaces, and hotels. The company also provides fleet insurance, customer support, fleet maintenance, on site car wash, charging station installation, on-site staff training, and other services. It offers on-demand vehicles at apartments, student housing, office campuses, co-working spaces, hotels, and municipalities in California and New York. Envoy Technologies Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Culver City, California.

Built Robotics Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Built Robotics Inc. develops automation technology solutions for the construction industry. It develops AI guidance systems to transform heavy equipment into autonomous robots, which combines various sensors, such as GPS, cameras, and Lidar with advanced software. The company’s guidance systems are deployed on earthmoving equipment, and used to build critical infrastructure, such as wind farms, oil and gas pipelines, mining, and new housing developments. Built Robotics Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Join

Seed Round in 2019
Join optimizes product and material selection and usage, based on project's unique characteristics. They provide contractors and manufacturers with clarity to drive industrial execution and empower architects with the deep material expertise of fabricators and manufacturers to drive whole-building performance.

75F, LLC

Private Placement in 2019
75F, LLC builds Internet of things based building automation systems for commercial buildings to reduce energy consumption. Its products include 75F Facilight, Central Control Unit, Smart Node, Smart Stat, Smart Light, and Sensors. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Cloudbus

Series A in 2020
Cloudbus simplifies IT infrastructure by managing public and private cloud data and apps through predictive analytics engine. Cloudbus connects enterprises to their premise and public cloud data, securely, reliably, and elastically through our full-stack, cloud-first infrastructure. With Cloudbus, companies with sensitive data can reduce their IT costs without sacrificing performance, access, or data assurance. Its connectivity service reduces the attack surface of the network, encrypts and scrambles data in flight, and enforces user traffic to remain on the private network.

Measurabl

Series B in 2019
Measurabl, Inc. develops a cloud-based software that collects data, creates investment-grade sustainability reports, and alerts clients to improvement opportunities. The company offers Measurabl, a software solution for helping companies to collect, report, and act upon non-financial data. Its solution enables clients to collect utility, waste, and travel data; create, export, and e-File investment-grade reports on demand; and benchmark performance and spot opportunities to improve. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Diego, California.

Hypar, Inc.

Series B in 2020
Hypar, Inc. owns and operates cloud based Hypar platform. The company offers transform building design and delivery by enabling owners, real estate developers, architects, and engineers through cloud computing. It also offers AEC software developers. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Culver City, California.