Bridgit Field simplifies communications, increases accountability and visibility, and improves quality. Bridgit Bench is designed to eliminate spreadsheets for construction resource planning.
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."