PlanGrid is the leader in construction productivity software, used on more than one million projects in 84 countries. PlanGrid's cloud-based platform empowers contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to collaborate easily from their mobile devices and desktop, managing blueprints, specs, photos, RFIs, field reports, and punch lists. With over 100 million digital blueprints on its platform, PlanGrid is also the largest digital blueprint repository in the world. Founded in 2011, the company was part of Y Combinator in 2012, and has secured over $69 million in funding from Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital and several other top firms.
Co-Founder of PlanGrid (YC W12) with Tracy Young, Ralph Gootee, Antoine Hersen, and Kenneth Stone. PlanGrid was acquired by Autodesk in November 2018. Currently an angel to seed stage startups mostly focused on B2B SaaS and/or the AEC vertical. Investments: Upcodes (S17) Hightouch (S19) Postscript (W19) Hatch (W19) Atmos (S20) Toolbox (S20) 1Build (W20) CostCertified (S21) Concord Materials (S21) PermitFlow (W22) Pirros (W23) HyperFrame Built Robotics
My name is Ralph. - I'm a second time founder, my first company exited to ADSK for $900m Net. - My background is abstract mathematics - I have 3 young children - My free time is spent reading and drawing