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August 20, 2019

Dysruptek Announces Partnership with Brick & Mortar Ventures as Limited Partner

Dysruptek’s investment as an LP into Brick & Mortar places Dysruptek in unique position to solve construction industry challenges through innovation and technology

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - Dysruptek, the innovation and technology investment arm of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) firm Haskell, announces its Limited Partnership (LP) with Brick & Mortar Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on the Built World. Brick & Mortar was founded by Darren Bechtel and the firm invests in emerging companies developing innovative software and hardware solutions for the industries of architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management. The Limited Partnership gives Dysruptek a front row seat to the latest emerging technologies in the AEC industry and solidifies its commitment to advancing the industry.

"The AEC industry has struggled to keep pace for adopting digital solutions and the amount of investment in new technology is changing the competitive landscape dramatically. These emerging technologies are revolutionizing the way we build and deliver solutions for our clients,” said Cutler Knupp, Director of Strategy and Technology Investments for Dysruptek. “As one of a select group of preferred LP’s of Brick & Mortar, Dysruptek is well-positioned to tap new ideas and technologies that are fundamentally changing how the industry conducts itself."

Dysruptek was created to help discover, invest in and partner with technology companies and startups to accelerate the use of emerging technologies to help solve a myriad of challenges facing the AEC industry today. It invests directly and indirectly as an LP in leading venture funds focused on the built environment.

Brick & Mortar Ventures, based in San Francisco, is the leading sector-specific venture capital fund focused on emerging technologies to improve the way the built environment is designed, built, and maintained.

Dysruptek is focused on three main drivers:

  • Invest – strategic investments in early stage companies focused on disruptive technology to the AEC industry. Dysruptek acts as a strategic partner to emerging technology companies to pilot, refine and scale the technology into the core business.
  • Invent – Dysruptek seeks to patent and develop on abstract ideas translating into actionable solutions to address solution gaps in the market.
  • Innovate – aligning our clients, employees and research institutions in a partnered ecosystem to innovate openly, co-create, and co-invest as we advance the industry together.

In late 2018, Dysruptek established an R&D innovation center in Atlanta. The purpose of the R&D center is to explore industry-changing innovations in collaboration with clients, partners and leading research institutions. The center will be leveraged as a maker space for testing and overseeing pilot projects designed to advance the industry, from specialty engineering and design services to construction.

Contact Cutler Knupp, Director of Strategy and Technology Investments for more information: cutler.knupp@haskell.com, 678-938-9774

Haskell delivers more than $1 billion annually in Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Consulting solutions to assure certainty of outcome for complex capital projects worldwide. Haskell is a global, fully integrated, single-source design-build and EPC firm with over 1,800 highly specialized, in-house design, construction and administrative professionals across industrial and commercial markets. With 20+ office locations around the globe, Haskell is a trusted partner for global and emerging clients.

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