Why ESG investors are investing in built environment

Three years ago we started Shadow Ventures to incubate and invest in tech startups that are innovating for the built environment. We did it because, after 26 years of investing and building startups in this space personally, We could see that the time was right. Adoption of new and innovative PropTech is on the rise, and these startups have the potential to change the world. Three years in, and we are more confident than ever. We now have over 50 LPs and have made 9 investments in 2021 already.

Check out our full portfolio https://shadow.vc/investments/

In a time where valuations are frothy and deals are tough to “get into”, this is a segment with low-hanging fruit and the team here at Shadow has put together a report that details why. The Time To Build: Why Tech Investors Are Investing In The Built Environment examines the market and uncovers where the opportunities lie.

The built environment is one of the world’s largest asset classes ($40 Trillion in the US) and contributors to growth and GDP (4% of GDP in the US). It’s also the second least digitized sector in the world according to McKinsey. You may know built environment technology by different names: PropTech, ConstructionTech, or ClimateTech. How we define it: technology that is innovating how we develop, design, build, and operate the world’s physical infrastructure. Read more…

Take a look around. The most exciting venture capital opportunity by sector surrounds you daily. It is the physical structures we live and work in and the technologies that will sustain them well into the future.

Download the complimentary report here: https://shadow.vc/the-time-to-build/

Shadow Ventures research: https://shadow.vc/insights/

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