BuildOps: Modern Commercial Contractor Company Raises $50 Million

By Noah Long ● May 31, 2023

BuildOps – the only all-in-one management software built specifically for the modern commercial contractor – announced it has raised $50 million in additional funding. This funding effort was led by Fika Ventures and 01 Advisors, a venture capital firm backed by former Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo – who has also joined the Board. The funding will further their explosive growth and cement BuildOps as a market leader revolutionizing the world of commercial specialty contractors.

This funding round brought the company’s total funding at over $100 million from high-profile investors including Fika Ventures, 01 Advisors, Next47, Founders Fund, B Capital Group, CBRE executives, the State of Michigan, Telstra Ventures, Gopher Asset Management, Boost Mobile CEO Stephen Stokols, former President of Salesforce Gavin Patterson, and CAA founder Michael Ovitz. And the company has repeatedly impressed investors by achieving triple-digit growth rates over the past several years.

BuildOps is essentially a purpose-built technology platform that integrates scheduling, dispatching, inventory management, contracts, workflow, purchasing, and invoicing into a single software suite for commercial contractors of all sizes, ranging from a dozen employees to several thousand.

BuildOps software is known as the primary success engine to drive massive efficiencies for commercial service and project-oriented trade contractors. And the platform’s tools specifically meet the needs of these contractors’ workflows and address industry-wide challenges like supply chain delays and the skilled labor shortage. Customers have been seeing significant and measurable top-line growth, cost reductions, and overall profitability gains by using the BuildOps platform.

The industry response and customer impact caught the attention of Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, Co-Managing Partners at 01 Advisors. And as the former CEO and COO of Twitter, the two are no strangers to hyper-growth, having scaled the company tremendously in users and international expansion while catapulting revenue from $300 million to over $2 billion under their leadership.


“At BuildOps, we are on a mission to deliver a true all-in-one solution built on the latest technology to the people who keep our schools, hospitals, and communities running. We are privileged to work closely with some of the country’s top commercial contractors.”

— Alok Chanani, BuildOps Co-founder and CEO

“The construction and commercial contractor industry is being transformed by BuildOps game-changing technology, and the passion the leadership team has brought to bear. We are massive believers in the team and their impact on the industry – particularly for any sophisticated enterprise or private equity player – they cannot operate without a best-in-class platform, and BuildOps is the heartbeat of their businesses. It’s incredible to witness their growth. We are so excited to partner with Alok and the rest of the team to fuel BuildOps to an IPO.”

— Dick Costolo

“Liquid 2 Ventures has an investment thesis in supporting the blue-collar trades. I just love the idea of making their lives far easier and better. You have one solution that does it all and talks seamlessly to every single part of their business, from parts to ordering to inventory, and more. There are very few world-class technology solutions for commercial subcontractors like BuildOps and we believe in the leadership.”

— Liquid 2 Ventures Managing Partner and former National Football League superstar Joe Montana

“BuildOps has quickly become integral to our portfolio of world-class service companies, particularly when it comes to servicing our large enterprise customers. We happily converted four separate systems and replaced them all with BuildOps which resulted in an immediate impact to service ticket efficiency, thus decreasing our days to resolve. This, along with dozens of other optimizations, has led to a dramatic lift in profit margin and revenue. It’s now the foundation for our operations and we are rolling it out across our entire portfolio.”

— Joel Lehman, President of Smart Care – Climate Solutions, a national repair and service provider for commercial foodservice, refrigeration, HVAC and cold storage equipment with service coverage spanning over 80% of the US population

BuildOps’ exponential trajectory confirms the desperate need for a modern, cloud-based solution built for the commercial contractor. Before BuildOps, commercial contractors didn’t have great options for software to run their whole business. We’re thrilled to support BuildOps and their industry-leading technology that serves the people keeping the country running.”

— Scott Nolan of Founders Fund, a venture capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel

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