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Identifying High-Impact Construction Tech Opportunities | Aaron Toppston & Yaniv Lusana – GS Futures


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Ever wondered how major VC firms evaluate and invest (or reject) in construction technology startups?

In this episode, we sit down with Aaron Toppston and Yaniv Lusana of GS Futures, a major venture capital firm backing the next generation of construction technology. Discover how they’re identifying the “painkillers” that are transforming the industry, from autonomous robots navigating complex job sites to AI-powered solutions revolutionising every stage of the construction lifecycle.

Discover the unique challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving space. Take a look into the future of construction and the technologies that are set to transform it.

Key Takeaways:

  • GS Futures’ prime focus: Identifying “painkiller” technologies that solve critical construction pain points
  • Hot areas: Robotics, AI, digital twins, supply chain management, low-carbon materials
  • Top traits they seek in founders: Deep industry understanding, clear product vision, ability to sell
  • Underinvested spaces ripe for innovation: Workflow solutions, stakeholder connectivity
  • Insights on evaluating venture-backability, managing investor expectations, and more

And much more.


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This episode is brought to you by Shft—helping contractors like you leverage BIM to secure a leading position in the race towards construction’s digital future.



BuildVision is a procurement network for the $5T commercial construction market. We are transforming the commercial construction supply chain by bringing contractors, manufacturers, and project stakeholders onto a single software platform—revolutionizing how every component is sourced, purchased, and financed.



00:00 – Intro To Our Sponsors

02:30 – Intro To Yaniv, Aaron & GS Futures

15:12 – Tech As A ‘Vitamin’ Vs Tech As A ‘Painkiller’

22:50 – Green & Red Flags On Founders For Investors

32:00 – VC’s Perspective On Robotics Startups

40:50 – Why Corporate Venture Capital Investor V/s Venture Investors

59:10 – How Startups Can Get Venture-backed

01:04:00 – Impact of Liquidity For VCs

01:08:18 – Vision of GS Futures

01:09:47 – Outro

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