Construction site tech firm OpenSpace raises $55M

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OpenSpace, the global leader in 360° construction photo
documentation and analysis, today announced a $55 million Series C funding
round, led by Alkeon Capital Management.

Additional participants in the round include PSP Partners,
GreenPoint Partners and New World Development, as well as returning investors
Lux Capital, Menlo Ventures, JLL Spark, Navitas Capital and Zigg Capital.

The funding comes as the company expands access to the
ClearSight Progress Tracking platform to its full customer base.

Over the past year, accelerated global adoption of
digitization and remote work has fueled growth for OpenSpace, which has seen
revenue triple, customer count increase by more than 150 percent, and customer
site captures increase by more than 300 percent during that time.

The value of having a digital version of a job site that can
be viewed remotely and shared among collaborators has become clear, reflected
in the fact that customers have now used OpenSpace to capture more than four
billion square feet of imagery from active construction projects around the
world.

With automated photo documentation becoming standard on
leading construction sites, the industry has also begun embracing AI-powered
analysis of site imagery to automatically generate reporting and tracking. OpenSpace’s
ClearSight analytics suite, including Progress Tracking, represents this next
evolution of quantified construction.

Progress Tracking is part of OpenSpace’s ClearSight analytics suite, and has been used by several customers prior to its wider rollout to the full customer base. Using computer vision processes like semantic segmentation and object detection, OpenSpace’s software can analyze site images and automatically determine what percent of planned work has been completed by builders.

The analysis can be broken down across vectors like date and time, floor level, or trade (electrical, mechanical, drywall and more), giving stakeholders an instant view into how much work has been completed, when and where. Progress Tracking helps keep builders on pace with proposed timelines, flags possible delays early, and makes administrative processes like verifying work completed and approving pay applications much easier.

“Alkeon has been investing in leading construction
technology companies for more than a decade. Based on our experience and
extensive market research, it quickly became clear to us that OpenSpace is not
only the leader in the emerging field of automated site capture/analytics, but
also one of the most dynamic construction technology companies in the
world,” said Mark McLaughlin, General Partner at Alkeon.

“OpenSpace’s combination of advanced AI technology, an
easy-to-use platform, and an exciting product roadmap positions the company
well for further growth in this rapidly-advancing industry. And we believe this
is one of the strongest executive teams in vertical software—one we’re excited
to back for years to come.”

The funding comes less than one year after OpenSpace
announced a $15.9 million Series B and brings the total amount the company has
raised to $88.3 million.

OpenSpace will use the funding to further expand its
ClearSight analytics suite into areas like safety management and quality
control, as well as accelerating its international expansion.

After successfully bringing widespread digitization to
construction through 360° capture, OpenSpace’s goal is to further empower
builders by transforming images into a new class of analytics that increase
transparency, improve efficiency, and make it possible to benchmark performance
and transfer learnings across projects.

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