034: Investing in What’s Next, the Spatial Syndicate

Episode 034: Investing in What’s Next, the Spatial Syndicate

Is angel investing and venture capital finding its way into AEC?

The Spatial Syndicate is a growing and engaged community of architects, engineers, founders, and builders. They believe the future of technology is spatial and see an opportunity in investing in great teams that are flattening inefficiencies, building new infrastructures, or creating new tools. Their unique background unlocks expertise in sectors such as AEC, manufacturing, film and beyond. Their network falls both within and beyond Silicon Valley; resulting in new, undiscovered and unique investment opportunities.

In this episode we’ll interview George Valdes, one of the partners of the Spatial Syndicate. He’ll explain what a Syndicate is, what types of creative teams they’re looking to invest in, and how they hope to transform the practice of architecture. We’ll also learn about George’s career path beyond traditional practice.


George Valdes leads the marketing team at Monograph and co-leads the Spatial Syndicate along with Kat Dov, Leona Hudelson, and Federico Negro. Before joining Monograph, George was part of the Global Growth Strategy team at WeWork. He holds an M.Arch from Columbia University – Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a B.LArch from Florida International University.

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