Suffolk Technologies is the corporate venture capital arm of Suffolk, a leading US construction company. Suffolk Technologies is looking to invest in startups that drive capital efficiency and productivity in the built environment. We are interested in solutions across the building lifecycle, including real estate investment and development, architecture engineering & construction, as well as property management. We are most excited to work with founders who think big and are innovating on both business model and technology to achieve scalable impact. We are stage agnostic, with a preference for early stage; however, we have supported companies ranging from pre-product to $100M’s in revenue.
WAN LI ZHU
Wan Li Zhu is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Suffolk Technologies. Wan Li is an experienced venture capital investor and was previously a Partner at Fairhaven Capital, a Boston-based VC firm that has invested over $450M in software and hardware companies. He also founded and runs MIT Alumni Angels, the alumni-based startup investment network of MIT with presence in Boston, NYC, SF and DC. Prior to startup investing, Wan Li was a product leader at Microsoft in Dynamics CRM. Wan Li holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Jit Kee is the Chief Data and Innovation Officer at Suffolk, where she leads the company’s journey to leverage big data and advanced analytics to improve construction outcomes. Prior to Suffolk, Jit Kee spent 10 years with McKinsey and Company, advising Fortune 100 companies on strategic, commercial and advanced analytics topics. She graduated from the California Institute
of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in physics and English literature, and later received her PhD in physics from MIT.
JIT KEE CHIN
Raja Ghawi is the Investment Director at Suffolk Tech focused on connecting with entrepreneurs, leading diligences, and presenting recommendations to the investment committee. Prior to joining Suffolk, he spent 3 years at McKinsey serving clients on M&A, growth strategy, and advanced analytics through Quantum Black. Raja earned his bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from Harvard University. He currently serves as President of the Harvard Arab Alumni Association (HAAA) and is a Board Member of the New England Venture Network (NEVN).
Parker Mundt is the Operating Director at Suffolk Tech, working closely with promising startups to identify opportunities for operational engagement. In his role, Parker leverages his years of industry experience and network connections to support entrepreneurs in their product development and scaling efforts. Prior to joining the Suffolk Tech team, Parker held Operations and Executive management roles at Suffolk, focused on standardizing operational excellence across the $4.5B construction business. Parker earned his bachelor’s degree in earth and oceanographic science from Bowdoin College.
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