Bridgit is a construction communication platform that has allowed General Contractors and Subcontractors to successfully closeout hundreds of projects with thousands of users across North America.
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."
Mallorie is a born leader with experience building and launching a successful bootstrapped e-commerce startup and was recently named one of Canada’s Next 36 and has been published in Harvard’s ‘Make It Happen’ magazine as a guest author. As the recipient of the Pierre L. Morissette Entrepreneurship Scholarship, and frequent entrepreneurial accolades while at the Ivey School of Business at Western University, Mallorie continually exemplifies her passion for charting new territories as a business leader.
Lauren is a Civil Structural Engineer with hands-on North American industry experience, focused in concrete restoration. She has worked on both small and large scale projects in New York City, NY, Jacksonville, FL, Fargo, ND, Sioux Falls, SD, Minneapolis, MN, Harris, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Oklahoma City, OK, and Cedar Rapids, IA. She has first-hand knowledge of the communication inefficiencies experienced on construction projects and is determined to bring the mobile revolution to her industry. Lauren is a graduate from Western University and has been published in Entrepreneur.com as well as many industry publications.
Adam Speakman is an experienced software developer with a passion for mobile. He has experience in Android, iOS and Windows Phone development, with substantial Android development experience in an enterprise environment. He has developed multiple apps on both the Android and Windows Phone platforms, with one ranked in the Top 25 Free Apps on the NZ Windows Phone Marketplace. He is a strong believer in agile development and loves taking on challenging development projects.