Harbr, a mobile job site reporting app that provides predictive scheduling and intelligence for construction, has closed an oversubscribed Seed round of C$1.75 million. This round brings together notable real-estate and construction executives from across North America, giving Harbr access to major markets in the U.S. and Canada.
The Seed round brought together a mix of angel and venture capital investors including Jevon MacDonald, George Armoyan, Frank Sobey, John Risley, Mark Dobbin of Killick Capital, David Dufresne of Panache Ventures, Gavin Uhma, Don Clow, Jim Spatz, Dan Flaminio, Wade Dawe, Joe Fiander, Victor Kielbratowski, and Innovacorp. This round reconnects MacDonald, Uhma and Kim, co-founders of GoInstant, the Halifax-based co-browsing startup that sold to Salesforce.com for more than $70 million in 2012.
“At Harbr, we believe that construction and technology must coexist in a way that creates purposeful and thoughtful user experiences which form the basis of industry re-defining and world-beating products” says Harbr Co-founder & CEO, Dave Kim. “We are overwhelmed to see that some of the most influential individuals in technology, construction and real-estate across North America believe in that vision too.”
“Committed to exceptional growth in the Atlantic Canadian ecosystem, Harbr's very capable team is creating world-class cutting edge technology which could have huge impacts for construction and real-estate industries across the globe", said Don Clow, President & CEO at Crombie REIT and one of Harbr’s investors. Pre-seed investor, Gavin Uhma looks forward to what the future holds for Harbr. “Up until now they’ve been operating on a shoestring budget and have accomplished so much - I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with more capital,” he says.
Kim credits Harbr’s highly engaged clients, the Volta Labs community, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Atlantic, Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) and Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) as playing key roles in securing Harbr’s Seed funding.
With this new Seed funding secured Harbr is ramping up quickly. The startup also announced today the launch of its new real-time construction scheduling product. Super Schedule, driven by the companion field reporting mobile app, creates a live, contextually rich and collaborative project schedule by combining estimations, real-time progress, and field data directly from the job site - “it’s like a stream of accountability that enforces the construction schedule” says Kim.
Harbr is a start-up company based in Nova Scotia. Harbr manages construction scheduling data to create insights, analytics and predictions that help projects stay on-time and on-budget. For more information, visit www.harbr.com, Facebook @goharbr, Twitter @goharbr, Instagram @harbrconstructionapp or LinkedIn at Harbr.com.
For more information, contact:
Dave Kim, Harbr Co-founder & CEO
Sarah Pyke, Harbr VP Marketing
Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 14, 2018