Alexandria believes construction innovation is a prerequisite for solving the global housing crisis and is on a mission to find founders working to support construction’s long overdue digital revolution. She grew up in Section 8 housing and has a personal commitment to working on housing equity. Prior to investing full time, Alexandria spent eight years as co-founder and COO of New Story, a non-profit focused on solutions to end global homelessness. In this role, her focus was construction management, selling to governments, and adapting technology to new markets. She led a team that raised over $80 million and built thousands of homes across Latin America, including the world’s first 3D printed community of homes (profiled on Apple TV+ original series, Home). Alexandria is an alumni of Y Combinator and serves on the technical review board of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). She lives with her husband in San Francisco.
Research Fellowship Manager
Andra is a trained architect and has a second masters degree in economics and urban development: innovation and entrepreneurship. Throughout her activity as a consultant within the construction & development field, she's worked on various projects on three continents and collaborated with a diverse network of actors: governments, local municipalities, investment funds, real estate developers, constructors, and designers. She co-founded SAAM Stad, a consultancy company advancing innovation for better cities. Andra is part of the European Union’s Experts for the European Green Deal. Additionally, she is a member of the Women2Invest Community, an initiative funded by the European Union supporting women within the venture investment world. She is passionate about shaping better living environments that are accessible to each one of us. In her free time she loves traveling, doing yoga, and exploring the world by trying different cuisines.
Advisor + Co-founder
Brett is a co-founder and advisor to Hometeam Ventures. He is passionate about the intersection of innovation and impact to help more people access housing solutions. Brett serves as the CEO of New Story, an organization co-founded with Alexandria Lafci, pioneering solutions to end global homelessness. Brett is a Y Combinator graduate, and has led New Story to be named among Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in the World” four times in the last five years. Brett lives in New York City with his wife, Demi.