Our Investment in Join
Published : June 2019
We are excited to share our investment in the talented team at Join, the company behind a game-changing preconstruction collaboration platform.
There is a short window in preconstruction to get things right after which the cost and compromise of changes steeply escalates. Within this brief period of time, input and decisions by project stakeholders can have the greatest impact in terms of client lifecycle value, yet the decisions made here typically focus more on eliminating cost rather than adding value. Today’s construction solutions don’t help. These existing solutions are sold on the strength of RFI, Revise & Resubmit and Change Order workflows - again, features that emphasize risk management and cost reduction, not value creation.
Join has taken a fresh approach to preconstruction by providing architect/contractor project teams timely transparency and accountability on design and construction options while also enabling owner-engagement in the process. The Join platform addresses preconstruction decision-making by connecting stakeholders and information, making project teams look great while clearly communicating the path to project success to owners and other decision makers. The Join mission is to unify and enable the entire team to make better, more informed decisions earlier, when they can have the most impact and thereby maximize owner and occupier value.Preconstruction is ripe for transformation. CEO Andrew and Co-Founders Drew, Jim and Ye are just the team of insightful, determined and talented entrepreneurs you’d want tackling such a longstanding issue. We are proud to co-lead their Seed alongside our friends at Signalfire with participation from previous investors, Bolt. We are excited to collaborate with the Join team along our mutual journey to a better build world!
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