We invest in early stage founders bringing
breakthrough technology to one of the world’s
largest but least innovative industries:

construction & housing.

Reducing cost
Decreasing time
Increasing quality

We invest in double bottom line startups that improve the construction life cycle by reducing cost, increasing speed, and improving quality. The net result is why we started Hometeam:

more adequate housing globally.

We were catalyzed by the founders of New Story, a nonprofit pioneering solutions to end global homelessness. We leverage our top-tier relationships in AEC to help extraordinary founders actualize their dream of building solutions and changing lives.

Alexis Ohanian

Founder, Reddit | Initialized Capital

“I’ve known the founders for over five years, I’ve seen the 3D-printed community in-person, and I could not be more supportive of their leadership and vision.”

Michelle Sol

Minister of Housing, El Salvador

“Alexandria helped me deliver housing for my people when I was Mayor of Nuevo Cuzcatlan. When I became Minister of Housing for the country, I contacted them right away.”

Evan Loomis

Co-Founder, ICON

“So much of ICON’s impact stems from these founders sharing their network and expertise with me from the start. They surround themselves with top-tier talent, dream big, and produce results.”

The growing problem

An estimated 3 billion people will be living without access to adequate shelter by 2030 —
doubling the current number in a single decade.

The opportunity

The building industry invests less than .5% of its value into innovation.  

Global construction is one of the world's largest markets: valued at $12.6T in 2018 and expected to grow to $18.8T by 2022. However, it's one of the least digitized sectors, second only to farming. 

Currently, the building industry invests less than .5% of its value into R+D. We want to invest more to bring breakthrough innovations to those who need them most.

hyper focus

Our network and experience drive our singular focus on one sector: affordable housing and construction.

Years of practicing in the field we’re investing in allow us to have a strong insight into whether a solution can make a difference.

To bring innovation to the construction industry we have identified six market-driven categories for investment: BIM & Digital twins, Finance, Project & Job Site Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Industrialized Construction (3D printing, modular, prefab), Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.


Leaders who have backed Hometeam or New Story
Most Innovative Company | Non-profits
2017, 2019, 2020
Graduates of the summer 2015 batch
Featured as the season finale on AppleTV+ HOME docuseries
Pete Flint
Founder, Trulia | Partner, NFX
Michael Seibel
President, Y Combinator
Constance Freedman
Monderne Ventures
Jen Rubio
Founder, AWAY
Kristian Anderson
Founder, High Alpha
Henry Kaestner
Sovereign's Capital
Brad Feld & Seth Levine
Foundry Group
Robert Hohman
Founder, Glassdoor
Charles Harrington
CEO, Parsons
George Huber
Finback, EIG Investments
Cliff Benson
American Homesmith
Brianne Kimmel
Casey Crawford
CEO, Movement Mortgage
Kelvin Beachum
Dao Harrison
Housing at World Bank
Keith Krach
Former CEO, DocuSign
Mike Arrieta
CEO, Garden City Companies

Case study:

Invested and built the world's first 3D printed community

New Story, a nonprofit in the affordable housing sector founded by Alexandria and Brett, invested in ICON 3D Technologies pre-seed in 2017. Together, they worked to create a proof of concept house in Austin, Texas, which was revealed in early 2018 as the first permitted 3D printed home in the world. The feat created global attention, generating over one billion media impressions.

By 2019, New Story and Hometeam Ventures co-founders, Alexandria and Brett, worked with ICON to produce a high-impact, first-of-a-kind community of 3D printed homes in Mexico. This showcase of ICON’s technology supported the company’s growth, public profile, recruiting, and Series A fundraise. Most importantly, the project is a case study in the business opportunity of using emerging technology for significant, pressing needs.

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