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MIT Media Lab spin-off Graviky Labs turns air pollution into carbon-negative inks with diverse applications, from industrial printing to marker pens.

Modulous’s automated generative design technology and ready kit of parts pioneers the rapid scaling of affordable, locally built housing projects to meet sustainability goals.

Computer vision-based SaaS platform auto reads, selects and converts relevant text, symbols and codes into big data to help digitize industries and supply chains.

Through 3D visualization of building information, Onesight's mobile apps improve collaboration between construction workers and designers, and enable real-time building maintenance and management.

Proptech Zhongzheng will focus on AI-powered data analytics to optimize performance of smart buildings in China.

Aiming to entice more Chinese manufacturers to Africa, Clever Home plans to improve the O2O retail and supply chain infrastructure in key African markets.

Targeting Indonesia’s growing construction and infrastructure sector, Manpro’s digital reporting app aims to streamline and eliminate inefficiencies across the project management process.

Arsitag is jumping onto Indonesia’s property bandwagon as a one-stop platform for business and homeowners in search of inspirational architects, interior designers and builders.

Haibang Fund was created in 2011 by Haibang Venture based in Hangzhou. Haibang Fund manages total assets worth US$360m with investments in 60 companies, four of which have gone public. Started by a group of overseas returnees and experienced investors, the VC focuses on startups founded by returnees from overseas.

Billing itself as the "world's first venture builder focused on the real estate and construction sectors," Construtech Ventures is a Brazilian investor and venture builder established in 2017 in Florianópolis. To date, it has invested in 11 companies, all of them local with the exception of Portuguese Infraspeak. Its most recent investments are in Infraspeak's seed round and in real estate marketplace EmCasa's Series A round. The company also has a second office in São Paulo.

Mubadala was founded in 2017 and was directly listed as a Public Joint Stock Company, merging the Mubadala Development Company and the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).Mubadala is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with approximately $299bn assets under management and operations across 50 countries. Mubadala owns the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), a firm acting as an investment vehicle in high technology sectors.

Founded in 2016 in Boulder, Colorado, Blackhorn specializes in startup investment in potential game-changers for industry, including construction – its top priority for investment – manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, water and energy. It has no geographical bias and currently has 48 companies in its portfolio with two acquisitions to date. Its most recent investments include in the undisclosed $8m round of US medtech Cytovale in January 2021 and in the $20.5m December 2020 Series A round of employees compensation fintech Foresight Risk, based in Silicon Valley.

CEMEX Ventures is the investment arm of global Mexican cement giant CEMEX and was established in 2017 with offices in Mexico, Spain, Colombia and China. It focuses exclusively on tech and non-tech solutions to painpoints in the construction sector. Every year, together with global management consultant Boston Consulting Group and startup monitoring platform Tracxn, it names its 50 Most Promising Startups in the Construction Ecosystem, investing in a few of the companies cited. It currently has 12 companies in its portfolio.Its most recent investments have included an undisclosed contribution to the funding round of US soil marketplace Soil Connect in 4Q 2020 and in the $1.7m July 2020 Series A round of US recycling company Arqlite. 

M Capital Partners is a leading private equity firm in the French small-cap market. It specializes in SME financing in the development and transmission phases. Based in Paris, the company has offices in Toulouse, Nice, Montepellier and Bordeaux. Founded 17 years ago, M Capital has €530m under active management. It is engaged in venture and capital investments, real estate, and impact investing. Recently it declared its aim to obtain the B Corp sustainability label, and created a foundation and several positive impact funds and moved to decarbonize its portfolio. 

IRDI Capital Investissement supports innovative startups and local SMEs in southwest France, with offices in Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Montpellier. Over its 40-year history, the company has invested some €800m in more than 1,400 companies. 

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