Bridgit launches new feature to track construction project data
In 2014, Bridgit co-founders Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake launched an app aimed at improving efficiency in the construction industry — no easy task in a field that’s been notoriously slow to embrace change. Their product, known as Closeout, sought to transform the disorderly and chaotic nature of tracking deficiencies on a job site, which often involved sticky notes and outdated spreadsheets.
Since that time, Bridgit has claimed top honors at Google Demo Day, expanded into the US market and raised a $2.2 million seed round. What’s next for the Kitchener, Ontario-based startup? A new data-driven feature called Project Insights that does the number crunching for you. It provides an easy-to-understand overview of a project’s progress, alerts you to overdue tasks and monitors subcontractor productivity.