BuildZoom

BuildZoom

A platform that enables users to search for building contractors.

BuildZoom is a platform that aggregates information from building permits, contractor licenses, and other data points to help users find a contractors. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2013 by David Peterssen and Jiyan Wei.

Y combinator

BuildZoom participated in the W13 cohort of Y Combinator in 2013, and at the time had over 2.5 million licensed contractors in their database. The company received $120,000 in funding from Y Combinator on March 26, 2013. In a TechCrunch interview after graduating from Y Combinator, the founder of BuildZoom David Peterssen commented on his inspiration for starting the company by saying:

We were looking at other ways we could use government data, and we realized we could use it to seed the community of homeowners and contractors.

Funding

Seed

On June 25, 2013 BuildZoom completed their seed funding round with $1.4 million in funding from Formation 8 (lead investor), Digital Garage, Start Fund, Signatures Capital, Otter Rock Capital, Netprice Partners, Hydrazine Capital, YC Start Fund, Grey Wolf, Goldcrest Investments, Ullas Naik, Ted Geary, Pankaj Shah, Jason Young, and Dakin Sloss. On October 6, 2014 BuildZoom completed their second seed funding round with $2.2 million in funding from Formation 8 (lead investor), Streamlined Ventures, Goldcrest Investments, and Brendan Wallace.

Series A

On October 14, 2015 BuildZoom completed their series A funding round with $10.6 million in funding from Formation 8 (lead investor), Y Combinator, and Founders Fund. On May 23, 2017 BuildZoom completed their series A funding round with $9 million in funding from 8VC.

Timeline

May 23, 2017

Second series A funding round

On May 23, 2017 BuildZoom completed their series A funding round with $9 million in funding from 8VC.

October 14, 2015

First Series A funding round

On October 14, 2015 BuildZoom completed their series A funding round with $10.6 million in funding from Formation 8 (lead investor), Y Combinator, and Founders Fund.

October 6, 2014

Second seed funding round

On October 6, 2014 BuildZoom completed their second seed funding round with $2.2 million in funding from Formation 8 (lead investor), Streamlined Ventures, Goldcrest Investments, and Brendan Wallace.

2013

First seed funding round

On June 25, 2013 BuildZoom completed their seed funding round with $1.4 million in funding from Formation 8 (lead investor), Digital Garage, Start Fund, Signatures Capital, Otter Rock Capital, Netprice Partners, Hydrazine Capital, YC Start Fund, Grey Wolf, Goldcrest Investments, Ullas Naik, Ted Geary, Pankaj Shah, Jason Young, and Dakin Sloss.

2013

Participated in Y Combinators accelerator program

BuildZoom participated in the W13 cohort of Y Combinator in 2013, and at the time had over 2.5 million licensed contractors in their database.

2013

Founding of BuildZoom

BuildZoom was founded in 2013 by David Peterssen and Jiyan Wei.

2013

BuildZoom was founded by David Petersen and Jiyan Naghshineh Wei.

December 1, 2012

BuildZoom raises a $18,000 seed round from Y Combinator.

Funding rounds

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People

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Aaron Staggs

Employee

Alex Litvak

Employee

Alex Stewart

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Andrew Fischer

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Arra Malekzadeh

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Artem Kholodenko

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Christine Vergis

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Connor Stauffer

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Dakin Sloss

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Darren Bechtel

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Dave Smith

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David Lee

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David Petersen

Founder

Drew Oetting

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gilbert logan

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Hal Bennett

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Issi Romem

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Jack Cookson

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Jaime Hays

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Jimmy Qiu

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Jiyan Naghshineh Wei

Founder

John Gardner

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Josh

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Justin Carrao

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Katherine Remigio

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

BuildZoom Connects Homeowners With Contractors For Remodeling Projects, Doesn't Charge For Access Or Leads

Sarah Perez

Web

March 14, 2013

Peter Thiel, others help home remodeling startup BuildZoom raise $10.6 million

Anya George Tharakan

Web

October 14, 2015

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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How BuildZoom simplifies the construction process

July 12, 2019

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