The 5 Newest Shadow Labs Startups – 2021 Q3

The companies in our incubator range from idea stage through Series A, and all of them are tackling hard problems in construction and real estate tech with unique solutions. Today, our community is 60+ startups strong across more than 25 cities, 6 countries, and 3 continents. Our global advisory network helps our portfolio of startups build and scale their business by providing worldwide access […]

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 […]

Searching For The One – LMRE provides a how-to guide on Recruitment (Video)

Your startup is growing quickly–how do you know if and when you should bring in a recruitment agency to help? When it is the right time, how can you find the right agency for you? Join Xan Winterton of LMRE as he runs through best practices for working with a recruitment agency. Xan Winterton heads up LMRE’s practice in North […]

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 […]

Making Marketing Human Again (Video)

Connecting with your customer base can be difficult. How do you build relationships while maintaining the professionalism needed to keep your business in good standing? Join Nirjary M. Desai, Owner & CEO of KIS Events for a webinar. She’ll discuss how you can make meaningful, human connections using virtual channels to better connect with your customer base. It’s a lot […]

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 […]

Fireside Chat: The Intersections of Innovation, Government, and Community (Video)

Join Rohit Malhotra, Founder and Executive Director at the Center for Civic Innovation, and KP Reddy, Founder and CEO of Shadow Ventures, for a fireside chat. They’ll be discussing innovation, government, community, startups, and how all of those intersect. If you’re a startup or professional navigating this area, this is a conversation you don’t want to miss. Fireside Chat: The […]

Running Short, Effective Pilots with Startups (Video)

Keynote by Colleen Chen (Innovation Project Manager) and Ashley Touchton (Design and Startup Strategist) of Orange Sparkle Ball. Testing new solutions, especially ones that have been sourced from outside an organization, is overwhelming and often involves many departments and stakeholders. Technology pilots provide small, short, low-risk tests that allow a jumping-off point for future partnership or testing. Join us for […]

The Truth about IP and Patents (Video)

Intellectual Property can be a daunting topic for many up and coming startups to face. Is your innovative concept protected so you, and only you, can leverage the value you are bringing to customers? The more startup founders know about whether and to what extent patents and other forms of intellectual property will–and will not–help them capture the value created […]

Getting Through a Downturn as an Entrepreneur (Video)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve realized we’re in the midst of the worst economy in over a hundred years. We’ve recovered in the past – just how different will it be this time? Entrepreneurs everywhere are asking, what the heck am I going to do? Should you strap your business in annd weather the storm, soak in […]

Navigating Legal and Public Policy Issues in the Age of COVID-19 (Video)

At the start of this year, who would’ve expected a pandemic to sweep the nation? Definitely not startups. From public policy challenges, to simple and complex legal problems, small businesses have been under hard pressure thanks to COVID-19. What can you do to navigate this struggling economy, keep your startup out of legal matters, and emerge strong as ever? Join […]

Maximizing Team Chemistry In a Work From Home World (Video)

We all wish our work teams could mesh like The Avengers. In the current economic climate, that may be a little far-fetched. Still – synergy is key when it comes to your small business/startup. Getting people working together is key – how can you facilitate teamwork in a work-from-home environment? What can you do to grow your team’s relations, chemistry […]

Dancing With Elephants: How To Do Business With Incumbent Software Providers (Video)

From Autodesk, to Procore, Yardi, and RealPage; many startups don’t realize the plethora of software providers that can offer help to their growing business. First of all – why should you even care about these platforms? If you’re in the AEC/CRE startup industry, you NEED to be using these providers to your advantage. From 3D design, to enhanced creativity, streamlined […]

The Legal Jargon Every Startup Needs to Know (Video)

Growth is an essential step in a startups life cycle – but legal issues can be a big bump in the road. What issues and cases should you be prepared to face, combat, and tackle in the early-stage processes of your business? Can you slay the legal dragons alone – or should you call for help? How can you best […]