Leading Change, Building Futures

KP Reddy is an engineer, serial entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. Through this lens he is an avid writer and speaker with a mission to prepare the built environment stakeholders for the challenges ahead.


Programs built to connect AEC and real estate innovators and accelerate startups building technology for the industry.
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Aa series of industry-leading events designed to inspire, educate, and connect professionals across the AEC and real estate sectors.
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KP and his team help organizations stay ahead of the curve and accelerate technology adoption in a constantly evolving industry.
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Grab a copy of KP's newest book: Creating the Intangible Enterprise, and learn how AI will actually change how we build companies. In the face of algorithms and machine learning, intangibles that are uniquely human—skills like creativity, adaptability, and emotional intelligence—will be the clear drivers for growth.
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What Executives
are Saying About KP


KP's take on the future of AI opened my eyes to where the industry is heading. Understanding AI’s potential impact on our internal policies, reskilling of our employees to use new tools and how government will regulate were several key takeaways. And given that KP is an engineer himself, it makes the conversation more impactful.

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John Olsson
Chief Relationship Officer at Olsson
Nationally Recognized AE Firm


His keynote was the right amount of "wake up" without being "woke." While not an easy task, he gained the full attention of over sixty senior engineering executives. As they are all processing different scenarios, he got them to contemplate their legacy before they retire, which may also require multiple therapy sessions.

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Clint Robinson
Associate VP for Black & Veatch
Global EPC & Construction Company


KP's expertise on subjects like AI, robotics, and automation speaks for itself — he has a deep background as an engineer, founder, and investor. What makes him such a skilled storyteller, though, is that he's able to illustrate where the industry is going with equal doses of insight, humor, and uncommon realism.

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Dr. Sam Chandan
Founding Director, C. H. Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business


KP's insights shed light on potential challenges with outstanding clarity. His expertise in dissecting innovation and technology hurdles in AEC was highly enlightening for our team. He addressed the potential impacts of technology on the future of AEC businesses, emphasizing how transformative technologies are reshaping the industry and challenging our traditional business models.

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Jim Haynes, P.E.
President and CEO at POWER Engineers

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Join the Catalyst Community

The Catalyst Community, created specifically for real estate and construction professionals to network and share ideas about innovation and technology in the built environment.
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Come to the AEC Summit

The AEC Summit (formerly Shadow Summit), now in its 8th year, will be held in Atlanta, GA on October 30. It is the premier gathering of built environment professionals discussing and engaging on topics about innovation and investing in real estate and construction.
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Retained Advisory

Discover how KP can help your AEC business or built environment startup with innovation strategy, business model innovation, or advisory services.
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Venture Capital in the Built Environment

Learn more about Shadow Ventures, the venture capital firm founded by KP Reddy.
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From The Blog

Stay current with KP's latest news and updates in the world of innovation and the built environment. Here, he shares insights on all things startups, investing, and innovation.

Shadow Partners joins forces with National Institute of Building Sciences

Earlier this month, Shadow Partners and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) launched a collaboration to leverage our Strategic Partner Network and drive innovation and solutions to challenges facing the built environment.

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An Exponential Decade for A/E/C

We’re on the cusp of an exponential decade for innovation in A/E/C and in an effort to further strengthen our position, this month, we’re announcing the hiring of Jeff Echols, an architect by training with 30 years of experience in the AEC industry.

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The Rule of Two No's

When a salesperson or business development professional starts a new role, their first priority is to come in and build their "top of funnel." This roughly translates to booking as many meetings as possible with prospective customers. These leads...

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