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About UrbanTech


Dreamit UrbanTech

Dreamit Ventures is a fund and accelerator focused on startups with revenue or pilots that are ready to scale. Dreamit UrbanTech focuses on real estate, construction, and smart city startups. 

 

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About UrbanTech


Dreamit UrbanTech

Dreamit Ventures is a fund and accelerator focused on startups with revenue or pilots that are ready to scale. Dreamit UrbanTech focuses on real estate, construction, and smart city startups. 

 

We're Different

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Designed for Startups
with Revenue or
Pilots

Focus is on scaling,
not getting started.

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No Large Upfront Equity

We get the right to invest in
your next round instead of
writing you an upfront
check at a low valuation.
We only win if we invest
and you scale.

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No Relocation

You’re busy building
your company. Stay where
you are.

 
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2-week Multi-city
Customer Immersions

Meet with senior
real estate and construction executives
to dramatically reduce your
partnership and sales
cycles.

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2-week Multi-city
Investor Roadshow

One-on-one meetings with
interested investors in their offices. Close your round in less time.

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Deep Domain Expertise
and Critical Advice

Find success more
quickly working with
successfully exited
urbantech entrepreneurs.


Here's what you can expect
if your startup is accepted... 

CUSTOMERS

Meet with leading real estate firms and contractors during multi-city Customer Immersions

  • Present to C-suite and SVP-level decision makers and leadership teams on-site
  • Accelerate relationships by months
  • Discuss partnerships, pilots, and potential sales

COACHING

Receive critical feedback and insights during weekly Managing Director meetings

  • Work with a highly experienced, domain-specific urbantech team
  • Identify, evaluate and aggressively challenge key assumptions startups are often blind to
  • Perfect and refine your deck through hard-hitting mock VC meetings

 

CAPITAL

Meet with investors during a curated, 2-week, bi-coastal Investor Roadshow

  • Pitch investors who request to meet with you one-on-one in their offices
  • Accelerate your fundraising process to close your next round
  • Focus on raising funds, not applause. No demo day.
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Tampa Bay


Tampa Bay


 

Work with the largest real estate firms and contractors in the US

 
 

Build your startup's sales pipeline, initiate partnerships, and start pilots with the firms that are building the cities of the future. Here are some of our customer partners: 

Build a smart city from the ground up

Strategic Property Partners (SPP) is transforming 53 acres of downtown Tampa into a connected, data-driven, sustainable district. Dreamit startups will work closely with SPP throughout the program and gain access to their partners in development, including design, architecture, construction, and technology firms. Startups can become partners in this years-long project, as over 9 million square feet of new commercial, residential, and retail space is created. 

 
  • $3B Total Investment

  • 9M Square Feet

  • 53 Acres

  • 5,000 New Residences

  • 650 New Hotel Rooms

  • 2.6M sq ft of Office Space

 
 
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Startups


Startups


 

Who Should Apply?

We are looking for B2B and B2C startups that have deployed a product, demonstrated early traction, and are solving urgent problems in the following areas:

 

construction tech

Tools that help in executing any construction project from design to completion. Includes latest building technologies like 3D printing, robotics and modular construction that reduce the dependency on human labor and execute projects in shorter time span.

  • Inspections and surveying
  • Planning and collaboration
  • Prototyping and scaling
  • Data gathering
  • 3D printing or additive manufacturing
  • Augmented or autonomous tools
  • Drones
  • Building Information modeling

smart cities

Companies that provide connected hardware and/or solutions for collecting, transmitting and analyzing city-scale data on the way in which people interact with the city environment (i.e. traffic, utilities, etc.)

  • Water management
  • Energy management
  • Urban mobility
  • Street lighting
  • Public safety
  • Smart security
  • Intelligent systems and communications
  • Industrial automation
  • Smart transportation
  • Data aggregation and analysis

real estate

Software as a service and other types of technology companies that enable real estate transactions, the management of real estate properties, and other common real estate services.

  • Collaboration software
  • Marketplaces
  • Data and analytics
  • Building and project info
  • Drones, AR/VR
  • Design software
  • Financial and project management
  • Financial or insurance solutions relating to real estate

Have questions about whether your startup is a good fit? 
Fill out this form to speak with a member of our team 

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Why Dreamit


Why Dreamit


The Dreamit Advantage

 

Dreamit is a top-10 global accelerator and venture capital firm. Our portfolio includes over 300 breakthrough technology companies who have gone on to raise over $500M in follow-on funding.

 

TOP 10
US ACCELERATOR

300+ COMPANIES
$>2B IN ENTERPRISE VALUE

 Source: Dreamit Portfolio

Source: Dreamit Portfolio

TOP 25
MOST ACTIVE VC

 Source:  PwC MoneyTree

Source: PwC MoneyTree


Here's what some of our founders have to say:

 
  “The Dreamit stamp carries a lot of weight and made it easier for us to raise funding.”   — Russ D'Souza Founder, SeatGeek

“The Dreamit stamp carries a lot of weight and made it easier for us to raise funding.”
— Russ D'Souza Founder, SeatGeek

  "Because of Dreamit, we changed our model from a location-based app to a data-analytics SAS company, it turned out to be one of the best decisions for Parkloco!"   — Ronak Massand   Co-Founder, Parkloco

"Because of Dreamit, we changed our model from a location-based app to a data-analytics SAS company, it turned out to be one of the best decisions for Parkloco!"
— Ronak Massand
Co-Founder, Parkloco

  “  Dreamit has provided ecomedes an amazing opportunity to fine tune our operatiions. Storytelling is at the core of traction with customers & investors and DreamIt has helped us dial in our story and market positioning in an accelerated time frame.”   —   Paul Shahriari Founder & CEO, ecomedes

Dreamit has provided ecomedes an amazing opportunity to fine tune our operatiions. Storytelling is at the core of traction with customers & investors and DreamIt has helped us dial in our story and market positioning in an accelerated time frame.”
Paul Shahriari Founder & CEO, ecomedes

  “  Dreamit customer immersions put us in front of extremely impressive partners & customers in a span of two weeks. Something that would be impossible to do on our own. The pitch refining process helped us craft a story that would resonate with each specific audience.”   — Shane Eten Founder,   Lōtik   (a SamsungNext Venture)

Dreamit customer immersions put us in front of extremely impressive partners & customers in a span of two weeks. Something that would be impossible to do on our own. The pitch refining process helped us craft a story that would resonate with each specific audience.”
— Shane Eten
Founder,
Lōtik (a SamsungNext Venture)

  “We came to the United States to be part of Dreamit. It was Dreamit that helped us understand the US market.”   — Ben Rubin Founder, Houseparty

“We came to the United States to be part of Dreamit. It was Dreamit that helped us understand the US market.”
— Ben Rubin
Founder, Houseparty

 

Meet the UrbanTech Advisors

David Gilford
Senior Director
Intersection

Steven Hodas
Head of Product
Citymart

Anand Babu
COO
Sidewalk Labs

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri
Managing Director
Global Futures Group

Matthew Hoffman
VP of Innovation
Enterprise Community Partners

Maria Seredina
M&A & Partnerships
Zillow Group

Edgar Stach
Professor at Thomas Jefferson & Managing Director at e-Homes

Jerry Kestenbaum
CEO
BuildingLink

Jesse Devitte
Co-Founder
Borealis Ventures

 

Suresh Madhavan
Head of Ecosystem
machineQ at Comcast

Anthony Chow
Founder & CEO
Igloohome

Camille Renshaw
Founder and CEO
RenshawCo

Bimal Mehta
Business Incubation Lead
Schneider Electric

Guy Vardi
Chief Innovation Officer
Silverstein Properties

Cameron McCaskill
Sr. Director Sales
Qualcom

Mike Smith
President and CEO
WhiteSpace Advisors

Steven Evans
Manager of Sales
Mark43


Want to learn more about Dreamit UrbanTech?
We want to meet you!

Speak with a Dreamit team member

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