Canada is no stranger to automation. We’re seeing manufacturers in Ontario and Quebec usher in automated machinery to improve productivity and boost safety standards. And mechanical engineers develop fully automatic machinery, like Toronto-based industrial equipment supplier Viryl Technologies.
Offering contractors high-quality construction equipment paired with telematics, peer-to-peer construction equipment marketplace expands to new locations
EquipmentShare, an equipment-sharing website that enabled contractors to rent their under-utilized equipment, has closed a $26 million Series B round of funding.
It hasn’t even been a year since EquipmentShare raised a Series A round of funding, but the “Airbnb of construction rentals,” has closed a $26 million Series B round.
A rapidly-growing startup based in Columbia, Mo., is planning to open its technical hub in Kansas City.
To grow its peer-to-peer marketplace for construction equipment, Columbia, Missouri-based EquipmentShare has raised $5.5 million in a venture funding round led by Romulus Capital. Earlier, the “Airbnb for construction” raised $2.1 million in seed funding and participated in the Y Combinator accelerator.
EquipmentShare brings first peer-to-peer sharing platform to New Zealand’s construction sector. The construction sector’s answer to the Uber-style sharing economy has come to New Zealand.
EquipmentShare helps contractors borrow and share construction equipment online, and it’s emblematic of the sharing economy moving into different industries—but more on that in a minute.