Bridgit is workforce intelligence for the construction industry.
Field adoption, particularly among subcontractors, has been crucial to the success of punch list technologies that help to close out a project, and vendors say simple, intuitive user experience has been a key development in getting subs across a wide range of trades to leave Excel behind.
Take Bridgit, a Kitchener-based startup, which makes “punch list” software for construction sites. “We go after large, high-rise residential projects and big commercial buildings,” explains Lauren Lake, co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer. “We sell a monthly subscription to use our product on-site, and we’re selling it to that general contractor or developer.”
There’s been nothing but good news lately for Bridgit, developers of the cloud-based project management software solution Closeout. The Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.-based company announced recently it had secured $2.2 million in seed funding to increase the size of its team and expand further into U.S. markets.
Enter Bridgit, Brodie and Lake’s technology startup, which has just raised a $1.7 million seed round. Bridgit’s web and mobile platform acts as a digital “punch list,” to use the industry term for a document tracking incomplete or incorrect tasks on a construction project.
Taking home the big cheque was Bridgit, a construction communication platform, which got its start in Toronto before moving to Waterloo Region.
"The honour capped a particularly strong week for Bridgit co-founder Mallorie Brodie, who just three days earlier had pitched at the C100’s inaugural Venture North event in Toronto and won $15,000 for the company. Bridgit was among seven startups from the Toronto-Waterloo corridor who competed before a panel of Silicon Valley investors that included Ajay Royan of Mithril Capital Management."