Let us be upfront: We don't fit the standard model of a venture capital firm.
We have zero ivy league MBA’s with investment banking pedigrees. From our point of view, that's not what tech investing is about. We are a firm of entrepreneurs who still write code, obsess over long sets of data, and yearn for the daily in-the-trenches grind of operating startups. We're proven entrepreneurs & investors. We're unapologetic technology nerds. We're ruthless builders.
KP Reddy is the Founder and CEO of Shadow Ventures, a seed-stage technology investment firm. He is a globally recognized authority in AEC environments, AI, robotics, automation, mobile applications, and cloud computing. KP is a Civil Engineer by background (BS, Georgia Institute of Technology) and wrote the textbook on BIM with his book: BIM for Building Owners and Developers. He is a frequent lecturer at Georgia Institute of Technology and is a sought-after subject matter expert, frequently speaking worldwide on BIM and the built environment.
KP has exited three technology companies. Cereus Technology Partners which had an IPO on NASDAQ and has since sold to Verso (NASDAQ:VRSO) at a 35x Multiple, RCMS which was sold to ARC (NYSE:ARC), and Ampirix (sold to The Combine). KP formerly ran Enterprise Transformation at Gehry Technologies (started by world renowned architect Frank Gehry) which exited to Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB). He was also the General Manager of ATDC at Georgia Tech, one of the oldest technology incubators in the country.
Maanav brings over a decade of experience as an operational and product leader to Shadow Ventures where he will be leading Shadow Advisory. Shadow Advisory works closely with leading organizations to help them keep a pulse on the latest innovations, the most promising emerging startups, and new opportunities and investments.
Prior to joining Shadow Ventures, Maanav served as the Executive Vice President, Portfolio at SightPlan after it acquired InfoTycoon where he was the Chief Operating Officer. At InfoTycoon, he focused on implementing operational efficiencies and a strong product focus that allowed the company to continue operating through the pandemic and successfully led the organization to an exit.
Maanav has worked across multiple industries at leading organizations. He was responsible for overseeing multiple development teams at FinTech leader Paya. He implemented an early PMO at Quicken Loans, and served as Vice President of Products at SoftWear Automation where he was able to implement strong processes and procedures that allowed the company to go through rapid growth and deliver complex solutions to customers.