Oslo-based reality capture and building information modelling startup Imerso has raised $2 million in a seed funding round from Vito ONE and NewMark Capital, with participation from existing investors 500 Startups and TRK Group. The company plans to use the money to expand its business beyond the Nordics.
Imerso's solution is a platform where a comprehensive model of the building that's being put up is created using laser scanners, drones or Imerso’s own mobile scanning app. The company states that the continuous capturing of the information allows the system to automatically detect mistakes and possible timing and budget deviations.
“The more complex the construction project, the more difficult it is to coordinate the various disciplines and monitor progress accurately,” said Frederico Valente, founder and CEO of Imerso. “Our goal is to bring the construction site back to the office and get everyone on the same page. All project participants can visit the building project from their browser and have access to empirical data about the on-site status. With our BIM analysis, work mistakes and discrepancies are fully documented, addressed, and can be resolved before the next discipline starts. Our customers are cutting enormous costs in their projects by avoiding unnecessary rework and delays.”
Founded in 2014, Imerso currently employs 15 people at its Oslo headquarters.