We are a venture capital and innovation platform investing in and partnering with startups transforming the built environment. We back early and growth-stage technology companies across the building lifecycle, including construction, architecture and engineering, and real estate. With our broad network of job sites and industry partners, we accelerate new solutions to ecosystem-wide adoption.
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
Diana Swenton is an investment professional at Suffolk Technologies. She focuses on early-stage software and hardware investments, with particular attention to digitization and datafication of the built environment. At Suffolk, she leverages the entire breadth of her experience, from marketing, operations, data science, and investment, to uncover and invest in the next generation of startups that will transform how things are built.
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. Parker also serves as Managing Director of the Boost program, an intense, highly selective 6-week program designed to help early stage, built world technology companies solve their biggest business problems. 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.
Zach Somers is in the Career Start Program at Suffolk Tech. Zach works with tech startup founders with ambitious visions who are innovating business models and technologies to achieve scalable impact. Prior to joining Suffolk Technologies, Zach gained experience in supporting construction operations across the entire project lifecycle, and worked closely with Suffolk’s Data and Analytics Division. Zach graduated from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and received a B.S. in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
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