From the community
The Wallhack might be the largest, global database for where and how venture capital funds have invested in architecture, construction and engineering technology.
AEC stands for architecture, engineering and construction. It covers all the technology solutions to fix construction, design, skilled labor and blue-collar, supply chains and logistics, and retrofitting and renovation of the built world.
And The Wallhack is a community-driven project. Initiated by a group of folks who have spent many years in AEC-Tech and Construction-Tech. We believe in the power of open-source and objective data.
We all have day jobs that are somehow embedded in the AEC sectors. The Wallhack is a project we initiated on our evenings and weekends.
That’s why our mantra is to be …
The Wallhack is open-source. You can use the data any time.
Powered by objective, verifiable data from reputed sources.
Data pipelines are automated with weekly updates.
Community-contributors to The Wallhack
Investor in AEC-Tech
Data Scientist, PhD
Global VC data provider
Buro Happold, CTO
To qualify for the list, a VC firm: Either has made the top 750 in AEC-Tech on Tracxn. Or was recommended by multiple contributors with personal interactions.
Dead/disfunct VCs are taken off the list manually.
Scope of AEC-Tech:
AEC-Tech contains pure Construction-Tech, but includes more. It is about fixing the building-world.
In our definition, besides construction-tech, AEC-Tech also contains design solutions that also help architects and engineers, supply chain solutions that fix problems in the building world, solutions that help with the retrofitting of buildings and infrastructure, and fixes for skilled labor/blue-collar work and installers. It does NOT, however, include building operation, which would often be called Prop-Tech.
Where do we get our data from:
None of the project’s numbers are from us nor are they self-reported. We have at our disposal the biggest repository of objective, public and curated VC and deal data from anywhere in the world via Tracxn. We built automated data pipes to the data provision that updates weekly. It’s not our data, but their data, and they kindly let us crunch it for The Wallhack open-source.
VC’s: Want to update ?
- Give founders and all other folks interested in the AEC-Tech investor landscape a fast and simple tool to research long-standing investors with steady capital in and around AEC-Tech.
- Allow investors with relevance for AEC-Tech to provide a useful overview of their investment firm’s affinity, activity and record.
- Maximize the use of objective, curated information, and decrease “fund propaganda” and “PR narratives”.
- It’s not meant to be perfect. There’s between 5’000-10’000 deals in AEC-Tech every year. The list will have gaps and imperfections at any point in time - and that’s ok. It still serves its purpose to the community.
- It’s not a “who’s who” of a small clique of ConstructionTechies in one country. It’s not here to identify the “best connected” or “most seen” person in ConstructionTech events.
- It’s not supposed to be a primary storage of investment data. It draws the objective, numerical data points from other well-known data sources covering venture deals and investments. If a VC updates their firm’s numerics with some of the established venture deal data providers, their numerics will get updated here automatically according to how that data provider’s handles your numerics.