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Construction tech startups are poised to shake up a $1.3-trillion-dollar industry

Construction tech startups are poised to shake up a .3-trillion-dollar industry Allison Xu Contributor Share on Twitter Allison Xu is an investor at Bain Capital Ventures, where she focuses on investments in the fintech and property tech sectors. In the wake of COVID-19 this spring, construction sites across the nation emptied out […]

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Social Construct’s computer-optimized buildings could shake construction industry’s foundations

Social Construct’s computer-optimized buildings could shake construction industry’s foundations Construction is one of the largest industries still resisting the call of the 21st century, its practitioners opting for decades-old but tried and true methods. Ben Huh, of Cheezburger fame, aims to modernize the planning and assembly of buildings with software-generated floorplans and […]

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How companies get back to the office

How companies get back to the office Months into this global pandemic, many questions remain about whether and when companies of all sizes will return to their offices and what will be required of the move. The future is so unclear that even people steeped in the real estate industry don’t have […]

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Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics Venture capital has been flooding the various subverticals under the robotics umbrella in recent years, and the construction space is one of the largest beneficiaries. Last November, we surveyed 13 of the top robotics-focused VCs to find out which areas of robotics are exciting […]

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Levelset raises $30 million to improve money management for contractors in construction

Levelset raises million to improve money management for contractors in construction Scott Wolfe, chief executive officer of the New Orleans-based money management and payment startup for contractors in the construction industry, always thought he’d be in the grocery business. His family owned a number of grocery stores around New Orleans and he […]

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Tesla’s new Solar Roof costs less than a new roof plus solar panels, aims for install rate of 1K per week

Tesla’s new Solar Roof costs less than a new roof plus solar panels, aims for install rate of 1K per week Tesla has launched the third iteration of its solar roof tile for residential home use, which it officially detailed in a blog post on Friday and in a call with media. […]

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Tesla is launching version three of its solar roof tile this week

Tesla is launching version three of its solar roof tile this week Tesla will debut a new, third iteration of its solar roof tile this week — with an official debut tomorrow afternoon. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s earnings call on Wednesday that it’ll make an official announcement detailing […]

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The future of autonomous vehicles runs off roads and on to farms, construction sites and mines

The future of autonomous vehicles runs off roads and on to farms, construction sites and mines Jeff Peters Contributor Share on Twitter Jeff Peters, PhD is a principal at Autotech Ventures, investing in transportation startups. He has published academic and media articles on transportation, optimization, autonomous driving and AI. More posts by […]

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Briq, the next building block in tech’s reconstruction of the construction business, raises $3 million

Briq, the next building block in tech’s reconstruction of the construction business, raises million Bassem Hamdy has been in the construction business for a long time. He spent the last few years at the construction software business Procore, now a $3 billion dollar company developing technology for the construction industry, and now […]

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Investor momentum builds for construction tech

Investor momentum builds for construction tech Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Austin in January: Cash rich and maturing Although it’s not the sexiest of industries, the hefty construction sector in 2018 attracted not only the […]

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