Versatile’s AI and IoT platform, CraneView®, increases efficiency, safety and cost-savings on any construction site.
San Francisco, CA (December 3, 2020) — Versatile, a company using machine learning and AI to optimize construction processes, today announced that it has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Insight Partners and Entree Capital, and joined by previous investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Root Ventures, Conductive Ventures, and veteran construction technology entrepreneurs Leigh Jasper and Rob Phillpot. The new funding will allow Versatile to continue to rapidly scale its award-winning product across the $10 trillion global construction industry.
“You can only improve what you can measure, and at Versatile we are just scratching the surface of what we can do to create value for our users and use data to turn jobsites into controlled manufacturing with fast feedback loops,” said Meirav Oren, co-founder and CEO of Versatile. “We are thrilled to receive continued support from top-tier investors. This accomplishment is a testament to our industry, and I can’t wait to serve more teams, helping to make the professionals of our industry even better at what they are already great at.”
Leveraging AI and IoT, Versatile’s CraneView® captures and analyzes thousands of data points to deliver real-time insights on jobsite performance and streamline decision-making. Mounted under the hook of any crane, this first-of-its-kind technology offers unparalleled production data on any jobsite — including information on materials, redundancies, construction progress and crane utilization — and empowers project teams to work safer, faster, and enable a manufacturing approach to the way we build. The new funding will accelerate growth and availability of the solution, as well as the development of new, AI-based capabilities to create more connected insights for a variety of users.
“Investing in Versatile was an easy decision given how naturally their product fits the job site workflows, its high ROI, and their customer feedback about the value and experience of utilizing the CraneView solution,” said Nikitas Koutoupes, Managing Director at Insight Partners, who is also joining Versatile’s board.
Construction accounts for 13% of global GDP and is responsible for the buildings, roads, and infrastructure that power the ways people live, work and travel. A $265 billion annual profit pool awaits disruptors according to McKinsey & Company, and demand for construction technology solutions that increase efficiencies rapidly grew in 2020. Versatile provides a powerful, non-intrusive solution for the construction market, transforming traditionally time-consuming, manual processes through in-depth understanding of the efficiencies and opportunities to boost productivity and safety of any project. CraneView® is being used by top General Contractors on projects across the U.S. and Canada.
Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Versatile creates technology that gives construction professionals unmatched visibility into their production rates. By delivering the right data to the right people at the right time while naturally fitting existing processes, a fragmented industry becomes a controllable manufacturing process. The result? Increased productivity, predictability and safety with the insights needed to manage and bid future projects more competitively.
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About Insight Partners
Insight Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software ScaleUp companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 1995, Insight Partners has invested in more than 400 companies worldwide and has raised through a series of funds more than $30 billion in capital commitments. Insight’s mission is to find, fund, and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on software expertise to foster long-term success. Across its people and its portfolio, Insight encourages a culture around a belief that ScaleUp companies and growth create opportunity for all. For more information on Insight and all its investments, visit insightpartners.com or follow us on Twitter @insightpartners.