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Why Most Construction Tech Startups are Doomed to Fail | KP Reddy, Founder of Shadow Ventures

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What does it REALLY take to launch a successful construction tech startup?

KP Reddy, a global authority in AEC and founder of Shadow Ventures, pulls back the curtain and reveals the secrets behind startup success.

Join us for an eye-opening episode with Reddy – a VC, founder, CEO, advisor, investor, professor and author – to learn how to break into the industry. Listen to how he combines expertise in advanced technologies with critical, in-the-trenches experience.

  • Discover his unique take on the future of venture capital driven by AI – and how it can transform the way startups are built and funded.
  • Key takeaways:
  • Founders must remain curious and validate their ideas before launching
  • AI could significantly lower barriers to entry for software startups
  • The construction tech space is ripe with opportunities for innovation
  • Shadow Ventures is supporting early-stage companies with industry expertise and connections

And much more.


Tune in now to learn from one of the most knowledgeable and experienced voices in the construction tech industry.

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(00:00 – 02:36) – Intro

(02:36 – 09:30) – KP’s Construction Background

(09:30 – 20:06) – Finding The Right Founders In Construction Tech

(20:06 – 23:47) – KP’s Experience Writing 3 Books

(23:47 – 30:19) – Advice for Founders Who Just Raised Money

(30:19 – 35:50) – Portfolio Companies That KP Has Invested At

(35:50 – 41:18) – Startups Building Tangible Things

(41:18 – 50:29) – Process Followed In Backend by Shadow Ventures

(50:29 – 59:15) – Corporate Venture Capitalists

(59:15 – 01:12:41) – How VCs Identify Good Robotics Startups

(01:12:41 – 01:19:42) – How Much Importance VCs Give To Profitability

(01:19:42 – 01:20:20) – Outro


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