Cohesion CEO and Co-Founder, Thru Shivakumar, Recognized on BuiltWorlds’ 2021 Mavericks 50 List

MAY 20, 2021

BuiltWorlds Honors Cohesion’s CEO on Its 2021 Mavericks 50 List for Her Leadership in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Thru Shivakumar, Cohesion’s CEO and Co-Founder, is a 2021 Maverick Award Winner and has been recognized for her entrepreneurial spirit and ability to provide innovative solutions in the commercial real estate industry and beyond.

BuiltWorlds first met Thru in 2014 when she led “strategy 8” to reinvent Chicago’s infrastructure and was founding Current, a non-for-profit centered on “water tech.” She has a strong background in business and finance and a passion for innovation.

In 2018, Thru founded Cohesion, a smart building SaaS platform for all commercial real estate stakeholders. She has landed significant projects and tripled the size of her global team – all during a pandemic. In 2020, she raised $6.5 million in Seed funding to further the company’s growth.

The Mavericks 50 List is released each year to honor 50 individuals who are innovative thinkers, trendsetters, and catalysts of change in their fields. BuiltWorlds has identified boundary-pushers from leading companies around the world and across their network. We are proud to have our CEO be a 2021 Maverick Award winner and be acknowledged for her continuous entrepreneurship and leadership.

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