Let us be upfront: We don't fit the standard model of a venture capital firm.
We have zero Harvard MBA’s with long banking pedigrees. From our point of view, that's not what tech investing is about.We are a firm of entrepreneurs that 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.
Cooper is a bonafide jack of all trades. As a financial modeling master, scuba diving guru, and party promotion extraordinaire, he lives by one simple rule: Focus on the potential for success rather than the possibility for failure. Also a founding member of the team that created the first commodity exchange-traded funds (ETF), Cooper is most proud of being involved in starting a variety of innovative asset management companies and providing commodity financial content for TV. He's also really great at figuring out what the other party really wants — whether it's about asset management or football tailgate parties. When he’s not at work, he loves to travel, geek out about Spanish and astronomy, and study both commodity markets and Korean BBQ with equal voracity.
Zach runs our NYC office where he sources startup deal flow, manages relationships with investors and corporate partners, and hosts community events. Prior to joining Shadow Ventures, he helped build early stage companies [Welzoo (co-founder), Charidy, Gigameet, MeVee], worked on the investment team at Green Egg Ventures, and spent several years in real estate finance with Meridian Capital Group. Zach is an MBA candidate at NYU Stern School of Business and holds a B.A. from Michigan State University.
Strategic Advisory Council
Brian P. McGowan is the President and CEO of Greater Seattle Partners – a public/private partnership created to advance economic growth and competitiveness for the Puget Sound region. It will focus on attracting new investment, promoting international trade and growing existing industry clusters.
The start-up organization is supported by companies such as Boeing, Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Starbucks and Alaska Airlines, and county executives, mayors and port commissioners from Snohomish, Pierce and King counties.Prior to this, he was the CEO of the Atlanta Beltline Inc. and worked as a Principal with the global law firm Dentons.
Mr. McGowan was appointed by President Obama in 2009 as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce. In this capacity, he was the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Economic Development Administration. He was detailed to the White House as an Economic Advisor to lead the Economic Solutions Group within the National Incident Command in response to the BP oil spill.
Mr. McGowan was also appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to serve as California’s Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Commerce.
Bob Vanech is Chief Financial Officer and Business Development manager of TREBEL. Mr. Vanech has previously served as the Chairman and founding CFO of Zealot Networks, where he led the company’s $100 million fundraising effort and the acquisition of 17 digital media properties, including 4 digital music companies and 6 ad monetization companies.
Mr. Vanech is a seasoned entrepreneur with significant venture capital and business incubation experience as well as a background in the AEC industry. He was the co-founder and Director at CADFORCE, an A/E design and production services firm and also founded and served as the President of Eureka Broadband Corporation (now InfoHighway Networks), a highly profitable telecommunications company with $110 million in annual revenues. Prior to that experience, he was a partner at ETF Group, a $250 million Swiss technology venture fund.
Craig M. Deitelzweig joined Merchants’ National Properties, Inc. and its management and development arm, Marx Realty & Improvement Co., Inc. in August of 2017 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity he oversees a portfolio of more than 5 million square feet of space across the US, including marquis properties such Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers, NY (the first open air shopping center in the US), 10 Grand Central and 545 Madison Avenue in NY, NY, 207 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA, and numerous development sites in markets such as Washington, DC and Boston, MA.
Mr. Deitelzweig brings over 20 years of diverse real estate experience to Marx Realty. He joins Marx Realty from Building and Land Technology, where he served as a Managing Director and head of Asset Management overseeing a diverse portfolio of office, multifamily and hotel assets across the United States. Prior to joining BLT, Mr. Deitelzweig oversaw the office division of Rockrose Development Corp., and previously led the leasing and asset management activities of the Ruben Company’s 4,000,000 square feet of retail and office space in New York, Washington, DC, and Boston. Mr. Deitelzweig is also an attorney having worked in the real estate group at Skadden Arps.
Brandon R. Huffman joined Rubenstein Partners in 2008. As Portfolio Manager of Equity Investments, he is responsible for implementing and overseeing all aspects of the firm’s value-added funds and is a member of the Investment Committee. Rubenstein Partners is a Registered Investment Advisor and Fund Manager for a series of private equity funds focused on office investments throughout the United States. The firm is vertically integrated and provides first-class investment services on behalf of its investor base, which consists of some of the nation’s preeminent public and private pension funds, university endowments and family offices.
Mr. Huffman is a member of PREA, ULI and the Editorial Board of Institutional Real Estate Incorporated He is also a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of YPO.