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#GoodMarkets_05: Modular Housing

Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2022 on Revue


Zach Klein https://twitter.com/zachklein/status/1572280116839055360

Modular Home Market

NAHB Modular / Panelized and PreCut

Impact & Opportunities


  1. Strong structure
  2. Shorter construction time
  3. Higher quality of the building
  4. The speed of implementation
  5. Acoustics
  6. Lower risk of damage
  7. Contractor’s benefits
  8. Price


  1. Lifespan
  2. Heat accumulation
  3. Fire resistance
  4. Construction limitations

Adjacent Verticals (Prefab and 3d Printed Homes)

Bill Gates Just Funded Affordable PREFAB HOMES in America

Recent Exits and Closes

  • Description: Building smarter cities — starting with fully autonomous and modular smart houses.
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Verticals: Clean Energy, Hardware, Industrial Design, Internet of Things, Smart Home
  • Diversity: Black / African American Founded, Black / African American Led
  • Top 5 investors: Backstage Capital
  • Total Raised: $205k
  • PreSeed close $205k (2021)
  • Founded in 2019
  • Description: Autonomous Self-Sustainable Homes
  • Location: Seattle
  • Verticals: 3D Printing, CleanTech, Construction, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Internet of Things, Residential, Smart Building, Smart Home, Sustainability
  • Diversity: Women Founded
  • Top 5 investors: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Horizon 2020, Max Gerbut
  • Total Raised: $6.6M
  • Venture Round close $4.3M (2022)
  • Founded in 2017
  • Description: Real estate company that reduces the cost and time required to create and operate new multi-family housing.
  • Location: Seattle
  • Verticals: Building Material, Construction, Property Management, Real Estate, Smart Home
  • Top 5 investors: SeedInvest, VU Venture Partners, Kapor Capital, LAUNCH, Vulcan Capital
  • Total Raised: $30.4M
  • Series A close $23M (2019)
  • Founded in 2016
  • Description: Start-up tech home builder that specializes in designing modern homes that improve the living experience.
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Verticals: Architecture, Home Services, Interior Design, Property Development, Smart Home
  • Top 5 investors: East Ventures, DNX Ventures, Quest Venture Partners, Mistletoe, NTT DOCOMO Ventures
  • Total Raised: $31.8M
  • Series A close $5.5M (2021)
  • Founded in 2016
  • Description: Prefabricated design and construction company dedicated to sustainable construction, materials, processes, and operations.
  • Location: Rialto, CA
  • Verticals: Architecture, Construction, GreenTech, Smart Building, Sustainability
  • Top 5 investors: Obvious Ventures, Western Technology Investment, Anchorage Capital Group, 10X Capital, Asahi Kasei
  • Total Raised: $38.6M
  • Series B close Undisclosed (2022)
  • Founded in 2016




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