CEMEX Ventures, BCG, AND TRACXN launch list of the most promising construction startups

Three leading companies in the construction, consulting services, business, and innovation fields release their list of solutions in the construction ecosystem designed to transform the industry.

MADRID, SPAIN. DECEMBER 11, 2019 – CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX’s Corporate Venture Capital Unit, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting pioneer, and Tracxn, a startup and emerging innovation sector monitoring platform, announced today their list of the 50 most promising startups in the construction ecosystem of 2019.

The alliance of these three leading companies aims to explore and promote new solutions in the global construction industry. The solutions are framed in three verticals that consider the entire construction value chain, from beginning to end:

  • Project design and engineering, optimization, digitization, and project planning, using innovative solutions that provide techniques to maximize efficiency and quality.
  • Project and jobsite management, productivity improvement, efficiency, and quality on a daily basis. Promotion of communication plans, jobsite monitoring, and working capital cycle improvement.
  • Sustainable and innovative building materials and construction techniques, enabling more economic, faster, and better functional developments.

The 50 startups were selected for their potential to disrupt and solve the main challenges of the global construction industry. The technologies and techniques that dominate the selected solutions are Software as a Service (SaaS), industrialized construction, and hardware—robotics. Though the analysis does not have any geographical restrictions, the U.S., UK, Canada, Switzerland and Spain are prominent in the list.

For more information about the list of TOP50 Construction Technology Startups 2019, please visit: TOP 50


Startup Description Country
Airsquire As-built visualization and verification platform, which processes, interrogates, and verifies point clouds in hours, not days Netherlands
ApisCor 3D printing machine developer able to print wall structures entirely onsite without extra assembly required U.S
Archilyse SaaS solution that offers holistic numeric architecture analysis and data empowerment for real estate decision-makers Switzerland
Arkio Collaborative design app that enables people to easily sketch buildings or entire urban plans in VR and AR Iceland
Arqlite Artificial gravel produced 100% from recycled plastics, a 10 times better insulator and a three times lighter material than mineral gravel Argentina
Avvir Provider of inspection services for construction sites, updating automatically the BIM model U.S
bimspot BIM oriented collaboration platform that brings transparency and quality while planning, constructing, and operating a building Austria
Bldbox LLC A platform that equips builders with predictive budgeting capabilities U.S
Cloud Cycle Real-time ready-mix concrete management platform, tracking slump, volume, and surplus. Connects jobsites where concrete surplus occurs to customers locally UK
COBOD Manufacturer of 3D construction printers for automated processes at jobsites Denmark
Concrete Sensors Wireless sensors to provide general contractors with real-time concrete strength, temperature, and relative humidity data U.S
Datakwip Analytics platform that automatically detects opportunities for energy savings and improvement U.S
Deepblocks Online real estate calculator and data visualization U.S
Energy Vault Energy storage technology based on stacked concrete blocks Switzerland
Fohlio Product specification, data management, and procurement platform for AEC professionals to save 5-10 hours/week and complete more projects with higher margins U.S
GoFor Web and mobile app for construction materials delivered on-demand and last minute Canada
HELIX RE Facilitator of digital twins using laser scanning, photogrammetry, computer vision, and artificial intelligence U.S
Hypar Cloud platform for crowdsourced generative design U.S
Ipsum All-in-one platform for managing construction projects based on Lean BIM methodology Chile
Join Preconstruction intelligence platform that enables construction agents to make better designs and decisions U.S
KEWAZO Smart robotic material hoists for construction and industry Germany
Knowify Cloud-based business management application for trade contractors and remodelers U.S
LINKX Operation planning and management software for construction material supply chain Spain
MachineMax A heavy equipment platform that helps off-highway companies to maximize the productivity and profitability of every machine in their fleet UK
Manufacton Cloud-based software enabling management of construction materials, offsite production, and onsite installation U.S
Matrak Construction materials and progress and logistics tracking platform Australia
Mechasys Laser projector for contractors, enabling tracing and fast positioning of plans in real scale, speeding up productivity rates on jobsites while reducing human risk Canada
Modulous Artificial intelligence enabled platform that facilitates high-speed design and delivery of high quality, sustainable, and affordable homes UK
myConsole Workflow productivity software to help save time and increase win rates in bidding processes UK
Node Hardware and software platform to assemble turnkey backyard cottages and sustainable residential buildings U.S
nPlan A platform that predicts the outcomes of future construction projects based on the performance of previous projects UK
Nyfty.ai Automation bots that perform tasks and voice apps for construction U.S
OKIBO Robotics Autonomous robots for application of wet materials in construction sites Israel
Plannerly BIM management platform for architects, engineers, contractors, and owners U.S
Plant Prefab Custom single and multifamily prefabricated homes that are high-quality, sustainable, and durable U.S
ProperGate Smart delivery management system for complex construction sites Poland
Qualis Flow AI-based platform for measuring construction environmental risks UK
Rebartek Automatization of rebar-cage prefabrication with industrial robots Norway
Ruckit Tracking management software for heavy construction and materials U.S
SAALG Engineering software to optimize soil geomechanical calculations through AI and Big Data Spain
SafeAI Autonomous solutions for heavy equipment in mining and construction U.S
StructionSite A 360º camera to digitize and automate construction process U.S
TestFit Practical generative design tool that creates valuable algorithms for architects, developers, and general contractors U.S
Thunderbolt End-to-end intelligence platform using artificial intelligence and machine learning to reduce risk and allow pre-construction teams to bid more competitively U.S
Toggle Construction robotics company focused on rebar for urban and civil reinforced concrete construction U.S
Trade Hounds The #1 professional network for construction workers and tradesmen U.S
Trelar A marketplace and workflow application for booking vocational truck services U.S
Unearth Cloud-based GIS mapping software for data and workflow management U.S
X3 Builders Tech-enabled general contractor, performing 100% digitized works U.S
Ynomia End-to-end solution that creates a connected jobsite, giving worksite personnel the ability to locate materials, tools, and people in real time Australia


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Founded in 2013 by ex-Venture Capitalists, Tracxn is one of the world’s largest platforms for tracking Startups, Private Companies and Emerging Innovative Sectors. It is powered by a unique combination of human analysts and artificial intelligence technology that scans through billions of data points to build one of the most relevant data intelligence platforms. Tracxn works with over 6000 subscribers in over 40 countries across the world. The clientele includes Venture Capitalists, Private Equity Funds, M&A and Innovation teams of Fortune 500 companies and Investment Banks. Tracxn platform is also used by the various Governments, Accelerators, Incubators and Universities for tracking innovative companies and sectors. Tracxn has featured in Forbes Top 100 Global Analytics Startup List (2015), and Fortune 40 under 40 (2018).

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