Construction Technology Will Solve the Global Housing Crisis


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Julieta Moradei, Partner at Hometeam Ventures, talks about their vision "to close the housing gap" through investing in ambitious founders developing revolutionary technology for the construction industry. Julieta shares an inspiring story of how they created Hometeam Ventures from a non-profit, about being a first-time fund manager, and authentic examples of startups making phenomenal innovations to improve the construction life cycle.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

6:01 - 9:46 How working with an AEC-based non-profit inspired our unique journey into venture capital

10:07 - 14:04 Why is the construction and housing industry hungry for innovation?

14:15 - 21:57 Your personality and reputation is everything in VC

27:46 - 31:14 How a 3D printing startup is changing lives through affordable housing

Non-profit that Julieta is passionate about: New Story Charity

About Guest Speaker

Julieta Moradei is a Partner at Hometeam Ventures. She drives dealflow and operations of the fund. Prior, Julieta led R&D at New Story Charity, where she formed 50+ partnerships with key academic and industry leaders to pioneer groundbreaking solutions for affordable housing. This includes a partnership with ICON, which built the world's first 3D printed community. Julieta’s industry research focuses on circular economy, automated drone inspection, resiliency, and sustainability.

About Hometeam Ventures

Hometeam Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in and scales double bottom line startups that improve the construction life cycle by reducing cost, increasing speed, and improving quality, resulting in more adequate housing globally. Hometeam focuses on BIM & Digital twins, Finance, Project & Job Site Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Industrialized Construction (3D printing, modular, prefab), Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. Portfolio companies include AirWorks, ICON, and REDIST.

Next Week’s Episode

Coming up next week in Episode 73, we welcome a special guest, Charles Hudson, Managing Partner and Founder of Precursor Ventures, to talk about why Precursor is unafraid to back unproven, first-time entrepreneurs. Charles explains how he finds the most promising investment opportunities in mobile infrastructure.

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