The company now known as Bridgit Inc. began with what founders Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake call “crane hunting” – scouring London, Ont., for construction sites, looking for problems to solve. They found a few. And they’ve raised another $6.2-million to keep solving them.
Bridgit focuses on construction-project management, helping a client base made largely of general contractors keep projects organized with mobile devices; the company says its software is used in as many as 10,000 projects at a given time. It initially began as a tool to help general contractors manage “punch lists” – lists of deficient work at a given site as it nears completion – but in 2018 expanded to earlier-stage inspections to help catch problems more pro-actively.