Hilti Venture

Startup Partnerships in Technology and Construction


More than just ventures: Your Venture

We appreciate that each idea, each founder and each business are unique. Our aim is not to build an investment portfolio, but to build close relationships committed to innovation that really make a difference. If you have a technology or business model with potential to transform the construction industry, we should talk.

Our partnership journey

We are striving for partnerships that are more than the sum of their parts. For us, a venture is a journey on which we embark together. If you have a groundbreaking idea or concept, we work with you to achieve product-market fit. If you have a proven product, we support you to scale your business through market partnerships and venture funding.

Ready for the future

With close to 80 years of experience in construction, and approximately 6% of our sales invested into R&D annually, we are prepared to boost your tech play and connect you to the expertise you need. 280,000 daily touchpoints with construction businesses in more than 120 countries can help you leapfrog to global scale. And as a family-owned business, we appreciate that good things take time and perseverance: We are looking for value creation that is sustainable in the long-term.


We are interested in innovative technologies and business models that have potential to make construction better. Areas in which we are actively looking for partnership opportunities include:​

Digital to Field / Field to Digital

Modularization and Prefabrication

Jobsite Robotics

Contractor Productivity Software

Circularity, New Materials and Sustainability

Smart Tools and Materials

The Hilti Venture Team

We are a diverse team located at the Hilti Headquarters in Liechtenstein and three partnership offices in San Francisco, Boston and Tel Aviv. Feel free to reach out to us with relevant ideas and opportunities – we are looking forward to hearing from you.​

My passion is supporting ConTech startups that make the construction industry more efficient, safer and more sustainable. Tapping into my experience in both product and sales management helps me identify promising technologies while helping founders develop the go-to-market strategies that turn good ideas into successful companies. There is no greater feeling than connecting startups to the deep expertise, branding and market reach of Hilti in ways that reimagine and reshape the built environment.

Antonia-Elisa Soler-Blasco
Director, Venture Partnership Office San Francisco

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I’m convinced that partnerships between startups and Hilti can unlock great value and help transform our industry. The pace of innovation that I have experienced in hubs like Boston or New York is astonishing, partnering with startups lets us engage with these new technologies and business models early on. In turn, we support founders to scale their solutions and market reach – a win-win approach.

Johannes Paefgen, PhD
Director, Venture Partnership Office Boston

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Connecting and bridging the gap between solutions and needs in order to create a more productive, efficient, and safer environment. Being pioneers and driving change in the construction industry by doing things differently. That is what inspires me the most. Our proven approach involves partnering with promising startups and fostering an empowering environment where both parties thrive. Drawing on my construction and business background, I explore possibilities and shape a future fueled by my passion and our needs, finding the best fit.

Ofir Malka
Director, Venture Partnership Office Tel Aviv

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