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  • Investment In Architizer Shows That If You’re Building It, Venture Capital Will Come

    Investment In Architizer Shows That If You’re Building It, Venture Capital Will Come

    Heavy equipment rentals (IronPlanet’s purview) and construction management tools are one thing, but with their $7 million investment in Architizer, new investor August Capital — and a slew of existing angel investors and industry experts including Joanne Wilson, Alessandro Piol, SHoP Architects and Handel — are tackling procurement among the first line of decision-makers… Read More

  • 18 Female Founders Who Killed It In 2015

    Last week, on an internal conversational thread here at TechCrunch, the staff began chatting about some of female founders who’ve made a major dent on the tech scene in 2015, and the thread quickly became a very long and involved one. The following are some of the people who popped immediately into mind. This list is in no way comprehensive, so please do reach out to us with your… Read More

  • PlanGrid Lands $40 Million Investment To Expand Product

    PlanGrid Lands $40 Million Investment To Expand Product

    PlanGrid, the company that digitized the construction industry, announced today that it has landed a $40 million investment. Tenaya Capital led the round. Additional investors include Sequoia, Founders Fund, YC Continuity and Northgate. Today’s investment brings the total to over $58 million. PlanGrid CEO Tracy Young says they took the money, even though most of the Series A remains in… Read More

  • How PlanGrid Is Disrupting The Paper-Dominated Construction Industry

    A company that saw the potential in the iPad as a tool for work, not just play, is PlanGrid, a construction management software application that’s like a Google Docs for blueprints. But getting the PlanGrid app into the hands of general contractors, construction workers, architects, engineers and others on the project team – people who traditionally use paper documents, and in… Read More

  • Tracy Young, Co-Founder Of PlanGrid, To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Tracy Young, Co-Founder Of PlanGrid, To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Tracy Young is anything but a typical startup founder and we’re excited to announce she will speak at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in late September. Young was working as construction engineer in 2011 when she saw a problem, an industry operating on paper. In her case, she was dealing with paper architectural drawings and after spending a couple of hundred dollars out of her own pocket to… Read More

  • PlanGrid Makes Its Blueprint App Now Available On Android Tablets

    PlanGrid Makes Its Blueprint App Now Available On Android Tablets

    For the last two years, Y Combinator alum PlanGrid has helped modernize the construction industry by move blueprints to tablets. After originally launching on the iPad, the company will now offer all the same features and capabilities on a wide variety of Android tablets. Read More

  • PlanGrid’s Blueprint App Adds Automatic Hyperlinking And Web-Based Markup

    PlanGrid’s Blueprint App Adds Automatic Hyperlinking And Web-Based Markup

    PlanGrid, a startup that hopes to replace blueprint printouts on construction sites with those that can be viewed on an iPad, has just released its latest app update. PlanGrid version 3.0 is designed to make it easier to find connections between plans, with an automatic hyperlinking feature, as well as improved collaboration with web-based markup. Read More