Built Technologies: $125 Million Series D Funding And $1.5 Billion Valuation

By Annie Baker ● Oct 8, 2021
  • Construction finance platform company Built Technologies has raised $125 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1.5 billion. These are the details.

Built Technologies — the fastest growing construction finance platform in the U.S. — announced recently that it raised $125 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1.5 billion. The lead investor TCV, along with Brookfield Technology Partners, 9Yards Capital, XYZ Venture Capital, and HighSage Ventures, will join existing investors in the Nashville-based company.

About $1.58 trillion is spent annually in the U.S. construction industry yet it is one of the least digitized industries in the world. And focused on becoming the financial operating system of the construction industry and empowering all key stakeholders to be more successful, Built has evolved from initially serving financial institutions active in construction lending to also serving other players in the construction ecosystem over the past two years.

The company’s cloud-based platform now offers solutions to lenders, property developers, home builders, and contractors as these parties collaborate to get projects built and keep capital flowing to the proper destination as quickly as possible. And the new funding will be used to meet the evolving needs of the industry including:

— Significantly expanding Built’s world-class team

— Accelerating the delivery of new products for financial institutions that are active in all types of construction lending

— Designing new products for property developers, home builders, and contractors as they collaborate with their vendors to pay or get paid with better insights

— Launching next generation construction payment capabilities along with an insurance brokerage

— Further international expansion

Through Built, lenders can more safely and efficiently deploy capital into commercial and residential construction projects, and seamlessly integrate with their other core systems. And Built supports the full breadth of debt and equity funding at scale while providing lenders with powerful insights needed to manage their business and deliver borrowers a convenient experience.

For commercial and residential owners, developers, and construction professionals, Built is actively developing new solutions such as compliance tracking, AP/AR automation tools, payment management, and insurance services.

Since being launched in 2015, Built’s platform has been used to manage the financing of over $135 billion in construction value, spanning more than 200,000 commercial, homebuilder, land development and consumer residential projects. And Built’s new funding partners join existing investors including Lee Fixel’s Addition, Index Ventures, Canapi Ventures, GreenPoint Partners, Nine Four Ventures, Fifth Wall, Goldman Sachs, and Nyca Partners among other individual investors.

KEY QUOTE:

“As a result of our continued growth and commitment to the construction industry and the capital providers fueling it, we have experienced a significant amount of demand from the investor community. As a leading platform focused on modernizing money movement and improving financial outcomes in construction, we are excited to use this investment from TCV and others to extend our capabilities and drive an even bigger impact.”

— Chase Gilbert, CEO at Built

“Built has achieved broad market penetration in the notoriously tough construction finance space, because they are answering critical unmet needs in the market. TCV partners with aspiring category leaders, and we are confident that Built will take its place among other innovative companies who have disrupted major markets.”

— Woody Marshall, lead investor at TCV and Built’s newest board member