Kiilto Ventures

Investing in a built environment that is great for the planet and people.

Kiilto Ventures is the VC of Kiilto. We’re looking to invest in and support early-stage startups tackling the biggest problems of the built environment, which is currently responsible for 39% of global energy related carbon emissions.

What we can offer!

⏩ Help with current and future capital needs

⏩ Support and tools for early-stage idea development

⏩ Access to knowledge and contacts within the built environment

⏩ Cooperation on research and development, and go-to-market

⏩ Ability to turn brutal facts into new opportunities

Climate Change and Biodiversity

Our homes, offices and cities provide us shelter and belonging, but these human-made environments are responsible for 37% of global CO2 emissions.

Where we live, and how we construct and use buildings will define the future of about 6.5 billion people living in urban areas by 2050.

That’s why our relationship with land, water, and energy resources, and the waste and carbon produced within the built environment can no longer be ignored.

Inefficient Construction Productivity

Construction is among the least digitized sectors in the world despite a market size of almost $13 trillion.

Annual labor-productivity growth has only averaged 1% over the past two decades, compared to 3.6% in manufacturing and 2.8% of the total world economy.

Improved efficiency, coordination, safety, compliance and profitability cannot be achieved without industry-wide adoption of digital construction technologies.

Sick Building Syndrome

Our buildings affect our health and wellbeing more than ever.

Today, we spend 90% of our time indoors. But 8 out 10 people are unaware that indoor air is up to 5x more polluted than what we breathe outside.

Living with indoor climate hazards like inadequate ventilation, excess temperatures, damp and mold, traffic noise and poor lighting doesn’t have to be the new normal.

Circular materials

Half of the raw materials we extract go into the world’s built environment.

This take-make-waste model puts EU27 + UK’s construction sector on pace to exceed its carbon budget of 1,5C by 2026.

We need get inspired by natural systems to implement circularity economy solutions at all scales – product, building, infrastructure and region.

Contact us to explore how we can work together

We’re actively hiring and matching Entrepreneurs in Residence with market validated problems within the built environment to influence and implement positive change – fast!

Matti Rönkkö
Head of Kiilto Ventures

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