June 19, 2017

Today the world is proliferating with billions of IoT sensors, connected devices, and cloud and IP enabled systems that are leveraging vast oceans of data to provide increasingly sophisticated views of the built environment at warp speed. From mobile...

May 5, 2017

For the past few months, I have been working closely with founders and technology entrepreneurs in over a dozen disruptive tech startups as an advisor and for the ones I am truly stoked about as an investor. In each case, these founders and their tea...

April 10, 2017

In February the company that I co-founded in 2011 along with a NYC based private equity group, completed an M&A sale process of our company to a Boston based investment fund. While our growth strategy included a “buy-build” acquisition program where...

April 1, 2017


Communication and engagement are critical to an effective sustainability program. A building owner may be doing great things to help reduce the environmental impact of the property, but if no one knows about it— or helps con...

March 5, 2017

Climate change report highlights the economic impacts and the billions of dollars of investment required

San Diego’s Brain Corp. has a vision for developing the kind of technology that could some day be used to operate self-driving cars. Before getting out on the open road, however, the company wants to show its self-driving system can clean up a mess i...

Search fund structures are gaining more and more attention as a viable funding mechanism for institutional financial sponsors. This week, IESE Business School, a leading global institution in Barcelona, Spain hosted the largest annual conference focu...

September 16, 2014

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September 15, 2014

Last week, we launched our Investor Spotlight series, which is designed to give everyone a closer look at the companies and people that make our economic development work possible. By connecting the dots, th...

July 11, 2014

In the past decade alone, over 50,000 buildings and nearly 2.0 billion sq. ft. of real estate have been developed to standards that are considered “High Performance” or “Living” buildings. As the trend to build these type of future-proof buildings co...

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Founder's 10x10: The Future of Sustainability, interview with Matt Macko, Founder stok, San Francisco, CA.

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