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Welcome to another episode of Category Visionaries — the show that explores GTM stories from tech’s most innovative B2B founders. In today’s episode, we’re speaking with Jack Oslan, Co-Founder & CEO of Diamond Age, a construction robotics platform that has raised $58 Million in funding.

Here are the most interesting points from our conversation:

  • Robotics for Affordable Housing: Diamond Age uses robotics to build affordable, energy-efficient single-family homes with significantly reduced labor.
  • Speed and Efficiency: Their technology can build homes four times faster than traditional methods, offering substantial cost savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Target Market: Diamond Age works with large production home builders like Century Communities to address the housing shortage, focusing on high-volume tract housing.
  • Labor Market Impact: The goal is to replace physically demanding construction jobs with more technology-focused roles, making the industry more appealing to younger workers.
  • Solving a Personal Problem: Jack was motivated to start Diamond Age after realizing the housing affordability crisis affected even high-earning professionals like his son and daughter-in-law.
  • Regulatory and Market Adoption: The company’s approach aligns with existing building codes, facilitating easier adoption by builders and regulatory agencies.

 

Actionable
Takeaways

Leverage Robotics for Speed:

Integrating robotics can drastically reduce construction time, providing significant cost savings and efficiency improvements for large-scale projects.

Target High-Volume Markets:

Focus on sectors with high demand and repetitive processes, like production home building, to achieve rapid scalability and impact.

Simplify Technology Interfaces:

Design technology interfaces to be intuitive and user-friendly, enabling easy adoption by workers with varying skill levels.

Understand and Align with Regulations:

Ensure new technologies fit within existing regulatory frameworks to facilitate smoother adoption and reduce resistance from regulatory bodies.

Adapt to Labor Market Trends:

Address labor shortages by transforming physically demanding jobs into more attractive, technology-focused roles that appeal to younger generations.

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