Render CEO Sam Pratt

Construction tech Render adds to C-suite with former Google and Calix execs after doubling global headcount

- February 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Render Networks has made two key executive appointments after doubling its workforce over the past year. The construction tech platform’s growth comes after IFM Investor took a $40 million majority stake in the business in mid-2022. Omar Ramadan, former Calix and Advanced Fibre Communications executive, has joined Render as the Vice President of Customer Operations.… Read more »


Proptech startup that’s more ‘Atlassian than Aconex’ raises $5.2 million

- August 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup Sitemate has raised $5.2 million for its no code software tools for companies in the construction sector.  The round was led by Blackbird, with participation from existing investors Shearwater Capital and angels including local tech founders Tim Doyle of Eucalyptus and Rory San Miguel of Propeller. Coincidentally, Blackbird general partner Nick Crocker was… Read more »


Construction tech startup Varicon nails $2.25 million Seed round

- March 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Tasmanian startup Varicon has raised $2.25 million in a Seed round for its construction cost management software. The round was led by Sydney VC Black Nova, supported by Andrew Sypkes, Galileo Ventures and Artesian, as well as strategic industry players Slattery Construction chair Josh Slattery, Tidal Ventures co-founder Murray Bleach, Aconex co-founder Leigh Jasper, and… Read more »


Tiger Global backs construction tech startup Assignar in $22 million raise

- November 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

Cloud-based construction operations platform Assignar has raised US$16.5 million (A$22.3m) secondary financing round. US VC giant Tiger Global led the round with local secondaries fund SecondQuarter Ventures joining in along with existing backers Fifth Wall, and Boston-based HighSage Ventures. Previous investors include Tola Capital and Our Innovation Fund. Assignar has now raised more than US$30 million since… Read more »


Proptech BuildPass raises $1 million to make construction management easier

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne construction tech startup BuildPass has raised $1 million in a pre-seed round. The raise was backed by local construction industry companies and strategic US-based investors with the company looking to expand into the US market in the next 1-2 years. BuildPass was co-founded by Matt Perrott and Aaron Vanston, who met with principle engineer, James… Read more »