After three years as a director at the CVC unit, Antonia Elisa Soler Blasco will lead the team across San Francisco, Boston and Tel Aviv.

Antonia Elisa Soler Blasco

Liechtenstein-headquartered construction materials provider Hilti Group has promoted Antonia Elisa Soler Blasco to head of its corporate venture capital arm, Hilti Venture.

Launched in 2018, Hilti Venture invests in construction technology developers. Target areas include field digitalisation, modularisation, robotics, contractor software, circularity and smart tools.

Based in San Francisco, Soler Blasco joined Hilti Venture in mid-2021 as a director. She is joined by Boston-based director Johannes Paefgen and Tel Aviv-based director Ofir Malka.

Before her CVC role, Soler Blasco spent more than eight years at the parent company in diverse roles including sales manager, product manager and supply manager.

“Thank you to my mentors and colleagues at Hilti Group for your invaluable support and collaboration, as well as to the founders, investors, innovation leaders, construction professionals and everybody else in the construction tech ecosystem,” Soler Blasco said in a LinkedIn post.

“Our collective efforts are redefining the built environment and I can’t wait to deepen our work together in my new role.”

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.