Arcol aims to do for building design what Figma did for UI design
The company is building web-based tools that can turn a 2D sketch into a 3D representation so that someone can design anything from a small building to a skyscraper.
Austria’s PlanRadar, which digitizes construction and real estate docs, raises $70M Series B
Back in March Vienna-based PlanRadar snapped up a €30 million Series A to digitize construction and real estate projects. The Austrian startup — a platform for documentation and communication
UserGems raises $20M to take on ZoomInfo to help with prospecting and sales intelligence
Finding a way to connect with people who might buy from you, while spending less time pursuing those who will never be interested, is something akin to a holy grail of the world of sales and marketing
Despite the hype, construction tech will be hard to disrupt
Construction technology users are more like general consumers. This means the technology ideally must be easy to use on the first try and adaptable to a wide variety of job site protocols.
Tiger Global leads $30M investment into Briq, a fintech for the construction industry
Briq, which has developed a fintech platform used by the construction industry, has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Tiger Global Management. The financing is among the largest Se
Extra Crunch roundup: Jam City SPAC, startup PR, telemedicine market map, more
Full disclosure: the second time I worked at a startup founded by Mark Pincus, his dog Zinga slept behind my desk and I was one of her favorite dog-sitters.
Investors help Procore build a decacorn valuation in public debut
Procore is thus being valued like a high-growth, high-margin software company, but it is not one that anticipates a rapid ramp to profitability.
Construction tech upstart Assignar adds a Fifth Wall with $20M Series B
Construction technology may not be the sexiest of industries, but it is one where tremendous opportunity lies — considering it has historically lagged in productivity. And, lags in productivity
As Procore looks to nearly double its private valuation, the IPO market shows signs of life
With Procore's range feeling bullish thus far and Kaltura back in the mix, it's hard to not be at least modestly bullish on today's IPO market.
This is a good time to start a proptech company
I believe building a successful proptech company is less about anticipating economic upswings and markets and more about timing and taking advantage of the right technological trends.
Long concerned about climate change, VC Steve Westly is feeling electrified
A former CFO of the state of California, Steve Westly is passionate about government. The onetime eBay exec and early Tesla board member has also been a proponent of clean energy for roughly 30 years,
Pitching tech to optimize building design for sustainability, Atlanta-based Cove.tool raises $5.7 million
Patrick Chopson and Sandeep Ahuja started cove.tool, an Atlanta-based company developing software to optimize building design for sustainability and cost, because of problems they’d faced in the
As the IPO market warms, Accolade targets billion-dollar debut
This morning, then, we'll catch up on Accolade's initial public offering and what its proposed pricing may tell us about the state of the IPO market.
IPOs, crypto funds and other things I missed this week
Let's talk about a16z's new crypto fund, recent economic data, the Ebang F-1, Lime's layoffs, Procore's IPO delay and fresh valuation, stocks, Luckin, and, if we have time, Twitter's changing jobs dat
Handle.com helps independent construction workers get paid on time
From long payment cycles to antiquated processes on how to bill workers, the hefty inefficiencies of the construction industry are long overdue for innovation. Enter startups such as the large ventu
Stocks fall despite Fed intervention, dragging tech shares down once again
On a day that saw the U.S. Federal Reserve try to flip the only switch it can to light up investor confidence, investors remained unconvinced of the short-term financial prospects of the U.S. and glob
Unpacking Procore’s S-1 filing
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re in for a treat, as we get to dig into Procore’s S-1 filin
Equity Monday: Surprise IPOs, Briza’s $3M round, and are we worried about unicorn liquidity?
Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if you’ve listened to th
The last decade in real estate, and a peek into the next one
New real estate technology 2.0 entrants would do well to learn from the mistakes of their 1.0 predecessors as they scale in coming years.
Procore brings 3D construction models to iOS
Today, Procore, a construction software company, announced Procore BIM (Building Information Modeling), a new tool that takes advantage of Apple hardware advances to bring the 3D construction model to