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BuildZoom

A platform that enables users to search for building contractors.

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Dawson Sewell
Dawson Sewell edited on 30 Jul, 2019
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Article

BuildZoom is a platform that aggregates information from building permits, contractor licenses, and other data points to help users find a contractors. TheyThe participatedcompany is headquartered in theSan W13Francisco, cohortCalifornia ofand Ywas Combinatorfounded in 2013 by David Peterssen and Jiyan Wei.

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There are about 3 million contractors listed on the BuildZoom site, along with 100 million permits.

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.

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Infobox
Location
California
Date incorporated
2013
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

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

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.

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