Houston-based construction software startup closes $15M in funding round
A Houston startup that provides artificial intelligence-enabled verification software to the construction industry has closed its series B round.
SiteAware raised $15 million in the round, which was led by Singapore-based Vertex Ventures Israel. Existing investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Axon Ventures, Oryzn Capital, The Flying Object, and lool Ventures also contributed to the round.
The company's digital construction verification, or DCV, platform uses AI and digital twin technology to provide real-time verification of construction fieldwork. According to a press release from SiteAware, the construction industry represents a $1.3 trillion market share of the United States economy.
"SiteAware's DCV error prevention technology is disrupting the construction industry by dramatically accelerating schedules and streamlining work processes for all parties. In the next few years, everyone from contractors to developers will be using DCV to build without rework," says Zeev Braude, CEO of SiteAware, in a news release. "DCV gives the construction ecosystem access to data they've never had before, data that holds the key to the next jump in productivity for the industry."
The company, founded in 2015 by Braude and CTO Ori Aphek, closed its series A round at $10 million in October of 2020. The company will use the fresh funds continue its software's growth and presence in the market.
"As the first mover in this new category, SiteAware is blazing a trail for the entire construction industry, allowing the sector to leverage technologies that will ultimately make it more efficient, more transparent and smarter," says Emanuel Timor, general partner at Vertex Ventures, in the news release. "We look forward to working closely with the team at SiteAware as it expands its footprint and deepens its work with industry leaders around the world."
According to the release, SiteAware saw a 3X revenue growth in 2021.