The Built Environment borealis
Our portfolio of design and engineering software companies are transforming how the Built Environment is designed, manufactured and constructed around the world…from the digital designer working at home in San Jose to a foreman on a construction site in Beijing.
Autodesk has made a name for itself among designers, engineers and architects with its 3D and other modelling software. Now, as it continues to build out its business in adjacent business areas like construction, it [...]
Investors are taking note of Blokable, a Seattle startup founded by a former Amazon manager that aims to cut costs for builders and residents alike through the construction of tech-powered manufactured housing. The company’s single- [...]
At a cost of $80,000 and upwards, geothermal systems have often been too expensive for homeowners, even if harnessing the natural temperatures of the earth will eventually mean year-round savings on heating and cooling, and [...]
After selling Vela Systems to Autodesk in 2012, Cambridge entrepreneur Josh Kanner is accepting money from the computer-aided design giant once again. Except this time, Autodesk is using its cash to invest in Kanner’s new [...]
"The perspective and insight that we gather from Borealis are colored deeply by their experience as entrepreneurs and operating executives. They have helped to shape our thinking about the market landscape and gave us valuable feedback while we were crafting our product strategy."
Nick Chim, CEO
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