AOC Show 266: Funding the Innovators
Alice Leung, Vice President of Platform and Product Strategy at Brick & Mortar Ventures, joins us for episode 266 of Art of Construction.
Brick & Mortar Ventures is on a mission to disrupt the way we design, construct, and maintain the built world. They identify, invest in, and grow emerging companies developing innovative software and hardware solutions for the industries of architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management.
Alice started her career in the AEC industry with DPR Construction in the San Francisco Bay Area building UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She led the Bay Area Skunkworks group and implemented various construction technologies on project sites. In April 2016, Alice relocated to Singapore to help start up the Southeast Asia HQ for DPR Construction as the resident BIM/VDC and construction technology expert and worked on data center projects.
She joined the Digital Built Environment Institute(DBEI) organizing committee whilst in Asia and is now part of the DBEI North America Committee since her relocation back to San Francisco. After realizing the slow pace of digitization in the construction industry, Alice joined the Brick & Mortar Ventures team to work with startups that want to disrupt the way we design, construct and maintain the built world.
Join Devon and Alice as they discuss some of the companies she's identified for Brick & Mortar Ventures (and also brought on our podcast), what her team looks for on their quest to disrupt the built environment, their AEC startup accelerator Formwork Labs, and what entrepreneurs should know if they want to innovate the way we construct.