BuildersCloud_hero_multiple_devicesBuildersCloud, a Bellevue company that helps construction companies share files and mobile collaboration for construction professionals, has raised $1.1 million in funding from a group of angels that includes 500 Startups founder Dave McClure, former and Facebook exec Rudy Gadre, Isilon co-founder Sujal Patel and others. Construction giant McKinstry also participated, alongside Denny Hill Capital, TA Ventures and TEC Ventures.

builderscloudLogo_BC_crop“We have the top minds in Seattle and Silicon Valley to help mentor us and get us to the next level,” said CEO Andrey Nokhrin. “They are investing in our team, our vision, and execution.”

Nokhrin, a former construction project manager, actually was the winner of the GeekWire Startup Day elevator pitch competition last fall. He came up with the idea for the startup back in 2010 when he was training a new construction materials estimator — noting that it took him almost a week to figure out how to make a major construction software plug-in work right on his computer.

“The same software provider is still offering eight-hour training classes for the software,” Nokhrin told us earlier this year. “It shouldn’t be so difficult, but the other software solutions in construction were even worse.”

Like the name suggests, BuildersCloud attempts to put construction documents in the cloud, making them accessible for people on the go. “It’s incredible— the waste that can happen just because construction teams have no good way of collaborating via mobile devices,” says Nokhrin. BuildersCloud aggregates all files related to a specific construction project, from PDFs to photos to safety manuals.

Previously on GeekWireStartup Spotlight: BuildersCloud makes construction document sharing a breeze

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  • Stephen Medawar

    Congratulations to everyone at BuildersCloud!

  • Adam Lieb

    Keep up the great work Andrey

  • BuildersCloud

    Thanks to our friends and supportors, and to GeekWire for sharing the news of our progress!

  • BuilderBusiness

    There must be a hundred file sharing applications and electronic plan rooms specifically designed for construction that have been in the market for the last 10 years. Not exactly first mover advantage here. It will be hard to stand out in this business.

  • Adam Gering

    Congratulations Builders Cloud, alumni of the 2013 Microsoft Azure Accelerator powered by TechStars Seattle.

  • Barnaby Dorfman

    Rudy, congrats on becoming a “Super Angel”!!

  • Hakon Verespej

    Congrats Andrey, Konstantin, and the rest of the team. Keep hustling! You guys are doing great.

  • Mark Monroe

    Congrats Andrey, Konstantin, Andrew and Brian! It was a pleasure being around to watch you guys take off! Rock on for Seattle! Keep Trailblazing for the rest of us to follow.

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