Do we really need another accelerator?

Yes. Because we need one that actually aligns entrepreneurs, investors, and customers to create success. Key problems that I observed. Too many classes, not enough learning. Zero classes. Too much coaching, not enough doing. Let’s go build. Demo days are dumb, 1:1 Customer pitches are better. Let’s go sell. Alienate great startups with canned financial terms, negotiate terms on a […]

Shadow Ventures Partners with Startups and Industry Leaders to Make Venture Capital and Angel Investing Accessible to All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shadow Ventures spearheads alternative investments and lowers barriers to entry. Atlanta, GA – September 28, 2020 – Shadow Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on investing in seed-stage technology companies disrupting the built industry, is excited to announce the launch of their accelerator program – one of the first in North America to be crowdfunded. The first […]

Startup Showcase: Kreo Modular (Video)

While BIM technology has tremendous potential to transform the AEC industry, it has failed to deliver on its promise of improving productivity and reducing the risks associated with building projects. Designers and engineers still use virtual BIM objects that lack connections to the supply chain, resulting in delays during the construction phase and wasted materials. The solution: offsite manufacturing. This […]

Startup Showcase: Local Logic (Video)

Residential and multifamily developers/investors: this startup showcase is for you. Local Logic is a real estate AI company that matches people to places. We use geo-spatial and user-generated data to quantify lifestyle and location qualities for any address in the US and Canada. Our products are built on a data network and help make real estate decisions at an individual […]

Startup Showcase: Module (Video)

A construction labor shortage, a housing supply shortage, and an affordability crisis make housing development increasingly difficult. Developers and contractors are struggling to bring new housing online fast enough to keep pace with new residents while also trying to keep development costs down. Module’s turnkey platform streamlines the housing development process. The result is a higher quality housing product, faster […]

Why COVID is Accelerating M&A Activity (and How to Get a Deal Done) [Video]

Despite the overall pause in venture capital funding in proptech companies in the COVID market environment, alternative transactional activity continues to flow in the industry. Join our founder KP Reddy along with Goodwin partners Scott Chase, Blake Liggio and Mitzi Chang for a fireside chat. They’ll discuss trends in strategic deal structuring, including sale transactions, minority buyouts, joint ventures, debt […]

Startup Showcase: A Design + Consulting (Video)

AEC professionals/investors: you don’t want to miss this startup showcase. A Design + Consulting, AD+C, are the creators of FastPlan, a healthcare facility sizing tool. The tool uses epidemiology, evidence-based medicine and best practices to develop solutions quickly, that the user can discern which one best meets their needs. The power of computation allows the user to create a virtually […]

How to Incubate Real Estate Technology (Video)

Jamestown, a design-focused real estate investment and management company with a 35+ year track record has found their success by transforming spaces into innovation hubs and community centers across the globe. Join Fund Manager, John Wilson and Vice President of Tech Strategy, Ginny Miller as they discuss how having a community-centered approach to their business has led to the launch […]

A Letter From our Founder: Shadow Summit 2020

The planet is dying, and we are the reason why. If left unchecked, the current pace of nature’s decline will have grave implications for the human race. We stand to face increasing natural disasters, loss of biodiversity, and threats to public health. Waste is the largest contributing factor to this problem. And the built environment is one of the top […]

Startup Showcase: B-Line

The key to avoiding the outbreak of an infectious disease in a workplace is to break the chain of transmission. B-Line helps building owners prevent the spread of infectious disease in the workplace by collecting highly accurate location data that identifies possible chains of transmission. B-Line’s data enables building owners to assess the risk of their portfolio and make data-driven […]

Technically Speaking: A Series for Non-Technical Investors, ep. 2 (Video)

You know you want to invest in transformative technology—but once you find a promising startup, do you know how to diligence them? Matt Ohlman, CTO of Shadow Ventures, is here to help. This series will give investors a foundation upon which they can evaluate technology startups for investment. In this second episode, we’ll examine what it takes for a CTO […]

Startup Showcase: Zerv (Video)

Mobile access has been around for years. However, the overwhelming majority of access badges and readers cannot communicate with your smartphone. Instead of costly and timely updates, use Zerv’s solution to bridge the gap, and reap the benefits of mobile access. Zerv’s technology is a seamless and scalable solution for mobile access in real estate, parking, logistics and transportation. Tokened […]

Startup Showcase: ICT Tracker (Video)

We all know the construction industry is behind the times when it comes to digital transformation—but ICT Tracker makes it easy to catch up! Innovative Construction Technology (ICT) is an augmented reality (AR) software company that delivers innovative and empowering solutions to efficiently streamline work processes and enable user-friendly technology in the construction industry. ICT Tracker is the first of […]

Technically Speaking: A Series for Non-Technical Investors | Ep. 1 (Video)

You know you want to invest in transformative technology—but once you find a promising startup, do you know how to diligence them? Matt Ohlman, CTO of Shadow Ventures, is here to help. This series will give investors a foundation upon which they can evaluate technology startups for investment. In this first episode, we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty of technical […]

Startup Showcase: AeroShield (Video)

Energy efficiency is a key component of built tech – just how can innovation kickstart revolutionary tech in the AEC/CRE space? AeroShield manufactures a super-insulating, nanoporous form of glass for energy efficient windows. The AeroShield material can be placed between two panes of glass, similar to a traditional double-pane, to create a product that is 50% more insulating than traditional […]

Startup Showcase: Green Badger (Video)

Everyone knows the construction industry is headed towards another revolution, thanks to technology. How can the green construction process be effectively streamlined and automated? Green Badger is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company providing easy to use, collaborative, cloud-based solutions to streamline and automate the $70 billion green building construction market. Founded by Tommy Linstroth (LEED Fellow), a leading […]

Startup Showcase: Knock – Revolutionizing Rentals (Video)

The rental market doesn’t match today’s pace. Knock’s mission is to redesign the rental process, to create an enjoyable and efficient experience for renters by enhancing property managers and agents.By integrating with smart locks, Knock enables on-demand self-showings, and Knock’s app is currently used by prospects to buzz building entrances, unlock doors and tour apartments.Verified prospects tour by themselves, without […]

Startup Showcase: atHUM – AI Powered Interior Design (Video)

Ever wanted to see how your living room with look with a different couch? Bigger TV? A shock carpet? With atHUM, its possible. With the first, fully AI-powered interior design program, atHUM stages 3D spaces tailored to homebuyers tastes and needs. Virtual reality is the next big thing – and we’ll help you imagine your dream home, tailor spaces to […]

The Keys to Building a Successful Venture with Yaakov Zar (Video)

New to venture capital & angel investing? Struggling to find a pathway to success? Or are you simply interested in the plethora of potential VC offers? Join Yaakov Zar, founder of Lev; acommercial real estate finance brokerage, for a virtual town hall via Zoom. He’ll cover the tips and strategies vital to building a successful venture. At Lev, Yaakov leads […]