Welcome to the April edition of the Frontline
Intel, news, and insights from the Silicon Foundry community. 
On tap this month: the latest in EV charging infrastructure, observations from SXSW 2022, and ConstructionTech trends.
Gas prices are spiking, EV waitlists are overflowing, and customers' frustrations are climbing. In this piece, we share the latest news on the EV market and the cleantech investment landscape.
Insights and Learning From SXSW
The Silicon Foundry team attended South by Southwest (SXSW) last month. Here are some key learnings from the week long event, including insights on supply chain, the metaverse, and DOAs. 
5 Innovation Trends in the Construction Industry
The construction industry has historically been known as a tech laggard, but that's all changing. In this piece, we focus on the five disruptive technology trends in construction.
Check out a conversation between our CEO, Neal Hansch, and Marco Marinucci of Mind the Bridge.
They discuss Neal's professional path, corporate venture building models, and the future of open innovation practices.
Meet Anne Gherini, SiF's newest partner.  
Anne has over a decade of marketing and operating experience at leading venture-backed startups. She recently joined the team from Shasta Ventures and writes for Inc. Magazine.
Companies to Watch
We talk to hundreds of startups every month. These are the emerging players we think you should have on your radar screen.
Voltaiq developed and deploys a comprehensive analytics platform to accelerate battery product development and ensure performance, predictability, and reliability.
Humanly develops a conversational AI for recruiting engine helping surface the most qualified, diverse pool of applicants at scale. 
May Mobility's self-driving micro-transit service makes short-distance travel safe, convenient, and personal, allowing people to move effortlessly around the areas where they live and work.
Sydecar is a frictionless deal execution platform for venture investors. By pioneering a standardized approach to private investing, we enable thousands of new investors to identify and back entrepreneurs who are changing the world.
Placer.ai provides retailers with actionable insights and location analytics into their audience and competition.
News Worth Reading 
Must Listen Podcasts



Carolyn Dawkins has led the marketing efforts for some of the world’s most admired companies - L’Oreal, Kellogg’s, Google, Coty, and Estee Lauder. Hear her story and perspective on data, and her practical tips for approaching the metaverse strategically—and fearlessly.


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