A UK proptech platform coined the 'Shazam for the built environment' has raised $1.1m in funding.
Built ID received funding from property investors Nick Leslau, Nigel Wray and Sandy Gumm, as well as Pi Labs. One of its main features allows it to operate much like the digital music platform Shazam; users hold their smartphone up to a building to discover all the collaborators involved in the project and other projects they have been involved in.
The platform was founded in 2016 by Savannah de Savary and was initially called IndustryHub.
“IndustryHub’s evolution into Built-ID marks a coming of age, as our member base continues to grow at an exponential rate ahead of our hard launch next month," de Savary commented.
“What is significant is that our forthcoming features will make the platform far more than just a showcase of inspiring professionals: it will digitise and democratise word-of-mouth property industry insight.”
Project backer Nick Leslau said Build ID will revolutionise the industry.
“I believe Built-ID has the potential to transform how people interact with the built environment.
“If you want to fit-out the smallest shop, create the biggest office building or design the ultimate resort, Built-ID will save you enormous amounts of time and with their extensive and continuing buildings database they will become the go-to platform for anyone interested in buildings and the people behind them.”