OUR COMPANY

Our vision is to help reduce the cost of construction by 25% globally

About us

ALICE Technologies is the world's first AI-powered construction simulation platform. Founded in 2015 based on research from Stanford University, ALICE leverages artificial intelligence to analyze a project's complex building requirements and generate highly efficient building schedules.

ALICE enables contractors and owners to plan, bid, and build more effectively, reducing construction times and labor costs by $30 million for a typical $500 million construction project. ALICE Technologies works with construction leaders in the infrastructure, industrial, and commercial construction segments, such as Parsons, HDCC, and Kajima Corporation.

ALICE was built to answer three core questions

lightbulb-line How can we build faster?

Large construction projects often take much longer than necessary. How can we use AI to develop faster schedules?

seedling-line How can we use resources most efficiently?

With big projects, there is often substantial waste. How can we reduce this waste and build better?

user-3-line Why are my crews waiting?

Rising labor costs and labor shortages are putting pressure on project margins. How can we reduce idle time to use crews more effectively and increase profits?

Meet the Leadership Team

Rene Morkos, Ph.D Founder, CEO

René Morkos is the founder of ALICE Technologies. He obtained his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence applications for construction as a Charles H. Leavell fellow at Stanford University. He is a second generation civil engineer with over 15 years of construction industry experience that is divided between industry and academia. His professional experience includes working as a project manager in Afghanistan, underwater pipeline construction, automation engineering on a $350 million gas refinery expansion project in Abu Dhabi, ERP system implementations, and various Virtual Design and Construction projects.

Dimitrios Farmakis Vice President, Product

Dimi is the VP of product at ALICE where he works on revolutionizing the construction industry with integrated processes and artificial intelligence. Dimi has been heavily involved with ALICE from the early days of R&D, working on product prototyping and beta testing as well as leading Customer Success for 2 years. As a lecturer at Stanford University and TedX speaker, he also lends his expertise on the benefits of sustainable building design and BIM. Dimi holds a Masters in Civil & Environmental Engineering degree from Stanford University. Prior to ALICE, he founded Solvia Studio, a BIM Consulting Services company in Greece.

Snezha Oaklander Chief of Staff

Snezha Oaklander is the Chief of Staff at ALICE, responsible for HR, operations, accounting, and fostering the positive culture and efficient execution that enables the organization to innovate and solve some of the most important challenges in construction. She joined ALICE from Creative Ventures, an early investor, as employee number six and has been instrumental in building the company from the ground up. Snezha is passionate about building great culture as a core driver for success, nurturing a strong team, and taking on new challenges to drive efficiency and growth.

Brad Roberts Chief Financial Officer

Brad Roberts supports ALICE Technologies as Chief Financial Officer. Brad has supported a number of leading growth companies in full-time and interim CFO capacities. His work focuses on financial planning, metrics development, accounting process, strategic planning, operational efficiency and capital funding. As a CFO, Brad has helped grow teams to $100+ million of revenue, scaled headcount to over 250 employees, raised $500 million of equity and debt capital for his companies, navigated a $550M acquisition exit, and implemented programs to fix unit economics and grow cash from margins. Previously, Brad worked for SaaS market leader Synopsys and led strategy engagements for technology companies with Bain & Company. Brad earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

Phil Carpenter Chief Marketing Officer

Phil joined ALICE with 30 years of strategic marketing and communications experience. He built the marketing function from the ground up at multiple high-growth startups, such as Yalo, Latin America’s leading conversational commerce company, and SideStep, which created the travel search engine category and was purchased by Kayak. Phil also served as senior partner for Allison+Partners, the global marketing services agency, where he ran the firm’s six west coast offices. In addition, he co-founded Whiskey Creek Properties, a real estate development company that builds multi-family rental properties in Phoenix, AZ. At ALICE, Phil is responsible for driving global marketing and communications, including growth marketing, product marketing, event marketing, and corporate communications. He received his BA from Stanford University and MBA from Harvard University.

Katie Bond Vice President of Customer Success

Katie Bond is the VP of Customer Success at ALICE Technologies and is responsible for creating an excellent customer experience at every stage of the client lifecycle. Katie brings more than 10 years of customer success and operations experience to ALICE. She specializes in scaling customer-facing functions, maximizing value that customers realize, and developing high-performance teams. Prior to joining ALICE, Katie served as the VP of Operations at ClearCompany, where she led service delivery for their 2,000 customers around the globe. Katie graduated from Tufts University and lives in Boston, MA.

Dan Evets Vice President of Strategic Accounts

Dan Evets is the VP of Strategic Accounts for ALICE Technologies. In his role, Dan brings together ALICE’s expert resources to help innovative construction and engineering firms realize the benefits of artificial intelligence and digitalization. Prior to ALICE, Dan worked in the fintech sector at companies such as Zuora and SS&C Advent where he advised large financial institutions on the newest technologies to transform and digitize their businesses. Dan draws on his experience working with financial institutions to his work with construction companies. Both industries have entrenched legacy solutions and are undergoing a period of evolution and digital transformation.

Juan Jurado Director of Customer Success

Juan Jurado is a Colombian American entrepreneur and builder. Juan has managed over $10B in commercial and infrastructure projects around the world. His construction experience includes estimating, field operations, 4D planning, and quality control. Before joining ALICE, Juan co-founded Built Robotics, raising $15M to retrofit heavy equipment with AI systems and leading the safe deployment of self-driving heavy equipment on job sites. Previously, Juan led business development for Suffolk in San Francisco, generating a pipeline of over $2B in mixed-used development projects. He also served as superintendent on 340 Fremont St, San Francisco, a 40 story concrete high rise with five levels below grade. Juan is an alumnus of Stanford University and Belmont Hill.

Alexandre Teplitxky Head of Marketing

Alexandre Teplitxky is the Head of Marketing at ALICE Technologies where he leads demand generation, content marketing and product marketing efforts. Alex joined ALICE from Procore where he was responsible for expanding Procore's go-to-market strategies internationally. He drove multiple product launches including Procore Correspondence and Procore BIM in international markets. Prior to Procore, Alex started and led Autodesk's Marketing Optimization team where he evangelized the growth marketing and A/B testing mindset across a global organization of 300+ marketers. Alex graduated with a BA in International Business from San Diego State University.

Jeff Gonzalez Director of Engineering

As Director of Engineering, Jeff Gonzalez is responsible for developing and executing ALICE’s engineering strategy, including overseeing engineering, infrastructure, architecture, quality assurance and service operations while leading a highly talented team of motivated engineers. Jeff is also the Security Officer, helping to manage compliance and security operations at ALICE. Jeff has over 25 years of software engineering, infrastructure engineering and engineering leadership from working at prominent organizations such as NASA and Cox Automotive.

OUR INVESTORS

ALICE Technologies is backed by the top venture capital firms in Construction Technology

Our Board of Directors

Salman Ullah Ph.D. Merus Capital

Salman has two decades of technology industry experience. Before co-founding Merus, Salman was Vice President of Corporate Development at Google, where he spent three years managing a worldwide team responsible for all of Google’s acquisitions and investments. Prior to Google, he spent over seven years at Microsoft in several roles including General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Managing Director of Corporate Development. Earlier in his career, he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey in Chicago where he spent four years working in the technology and consumer goods sectors. He was also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in physics at the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago. He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Stanford University.

John Kunz Stanford University

John Kunz is Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at Stanford University and has a teaching appointment in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Stanford University. Current and recent projects focus on Virtual Design and Construction, including developing models of engineering products, organizations and processes, automated construction planning, visualization, and uses of explicit business objectives and measurable performance. In 2009 he was a Fulbright scholar in Chile. He co-founded the CIFE/SPS certificate Program in VDC. Prior to joining Stanford, he was Chief Knowledge Systems Engineer at IntelliCorp, which developed commercial applications of Artificial Intelligence methods in many areas of engineering, manufacturing and business.

Rene Morkos, Ph.D ALICE Technologies

René Morkos is the founder of ALICE Technologies. He obtained his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence applications for construction as a Charles H. Leavell fellow at Stanford University. He is a second generation civil engineer with over 15 years of construction industry experience that is divided between industry and academia. His professional experience includes working as a project manager in Afghanistan, underwater pipeline construction, automation engineering on a $350 million gas refinery expansion project in Abu Dhabi, ERP system implementations, and various Virtual Design and Construction projects.

Find us

We have offices in California, The Czech Republic and India.

California, USA 1040 Noel Dr Suite 203 Menlo Park, CA 94025 833.254.2383
Prague, Czechia Pernerova 697/35Prague 8 - Karlin, 186 00 00777 684 848
Pune, India Flat A-202 Laburnum Park, Magarpatta City, Pune, Maharashtra - 411028

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