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Invest in startups with just $1,000

We host a series of prop-tech and construction-tech venture capital funds comprised of startups actively managed by venture capital firm Shadow Ventures and strategically supported by customers. This gives our portfolio an unfair advantage.

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Industry Driven Investing

Shadow micro-funds are for early-stage companies and have investment minimums less than traditional venture capital. Our funds are shaped by partners with a deep knowledge of a function within the built industry: development, design, construction, and operations. This gives our funds the greatest chance of success for returns. And we’ve incorporated industry insiders in the process, creating a fund for new and experienced venture investors alike.

Why Add Venture Capital to Your Portfolio?

As an investor and with recent regulatory changes, you have more choices than ever to invest your hard-earned dollars.

Driven by the Experts

Many experienced financial professionals invest in venture capital and up-and-coming tech companies.

Diversity of Funds

No putting all your eggs in one basket. With a portfolio of five startups, investors have significant diversification.

Performance-based Funding

Shadow Ventures manages the portfolio for follow on seed investment and liquidity from either our internal Seed fund or others.

Backed by Industry

Startups are vetted by expert customers and our established venture capital firm giving our portfolio an unfair advantage.

How Investing Works

  1. Investors choose a fund to invest in based on core functionality – multifamily, green building, or construction.
  2. Sign up on the investment portal powered by Infrashares to learn more about the deal.
  3. Commit a minimum of $1,000.
  4. Use funds from your self-directed IRA or use any popular payment method.

Why Invest in Built Environment technology?

  • Thinning Margins: There is a crisis to innovate in the building industry as it becomes more crowded, less profitable, and races to keep up with population growth.

  • Labor Shortage: As one generation retires, the built environment is finding fewer skilled workers, increasing the urgency for automated services, robotics, and improve efficiencies.

    • Abysmal Productivity: Productivity in construction has not only slowed but also decreased to levels unseen since 1968, making the decline the worst for most industries.

     
  • Environmental Crisis: Countries and private organizations are facing a crisis concerning the climate, evolving sustainability standards, and infrastructure needs of growing urban populations.

  • Ubiquity & Lower Price of Tech: Unlike a decade ago, owners, lenders, appraisers, builders, designers, and subcontractors carry smart devices. New companies can grow more affordably.

  • Proven Adjacent Market Adoption: Advancements in compatible verticals like 3D printing, IoT, robotics, autonomous equipment, cybersecurity, envirotech, AI, ML are primed for the built environment.

     
     

VC Partner Backed – A Key Differentiator

Industry Experts

Shadow is focused entirely on the built industry – and we know and understand how to make the best tech investments.

Partnered with Startups

Shadow’s lab program allows us to work directly with startups in order to understand their solution and challenges.

Functional Operators

Shadow is comprised of startup operators and functional area specialists in sales/marketing, strategy, finance, and tech.


Become a Co-investor

We are currently recruiting co-investors that have tremendous experience and influence in the construction industry.

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Family of Funds

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Multifamily

Current
Technology that is disrupting and advancing multifamily construction, management, and tenant experience.

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Green Building

Coming Soon
Technology to disrupt how we design and build the next generation of sustainable buildings.

Construction Tech

Coming Soon
Startups focused on building and construction in order to change the built environment.

Smart Cities

Coming Soon
For those gaining insights from data used to manage assets, resources, and services used to improve operations across cities.

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Robotics

Coming Soon
Robotics are reshaping efficiency and safety on job sites. This fund is focused on robotics startups that assist with construction.

Single Family/ Residential

Coming Soon
This fund supports the technologies providing  accessibility and convenience and value to a seller, home buyer, or resident to boost the value of or experience in a home.

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