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It’s time to help our builders build

Affordable housing shortages, outdated infrastructure, aging power grids: these are massive, pressing problems facing our country, and the world. But we’re not confronting them as boldly as we should—in part because we haven’t provided the men and women in construction with the same powerful tools to manage their work that today’s office workers take for granted. It’s time to change that.

Building time machines for every job site

At OpenSpace, we’re using cutting-edge technology—think the perception and navigation AI systems used in self-driving cars—to allow people out in the real world to efficiently capture their work, analyze it, and get things done. We’re building virtual time machines for every job site.

Reducing the cost, time, and pain it takes to build and operate will revolutionize the industry’s approach to construction specifically and real estate management broadly—and revolutionize how we manage humanity’s built environments overall. Even a savings of one percent would change the game. And we can do a lot better than one percent.

  • 800 million square feet
    captured to date
  • 30 million images of active
    construction projects captured so far
  • Projects in 25 countries

One part computer vision expert and one part industry veteran

The OpenSpace team is one part computer vision expert and one part industry veteran: we are MIT and CalTech and Stanford PhD’s who have pioneered new techniques in computer vision and started and sold technology companies for $100M+ dollars, and we are ex-PE’s, superintendents, and PM’s who have worked in the field and office, from office TI’s to multi-story condos to ground-up hospital campuses.

Built and conceived on the job site

OpenSpace was built and conceived on the job site, not in a conference room. Our CEO had served the construction industry at his past company, and we saw firsthand some of the struggles builders had everyday. The founders built OpenSpace in response to these struggles, and they tested out their ideas in the field from day 1, rejecting and refining prototypes until they heard both the field and office tell them, “Hey—if you can build that, we will definitely buy it—and use it every day.”

So we built it, we called the company OpenSpace, and we’ve been off and running ever since.

About Our Founders

Jeevan Kalanithi, CEO

Jeevan sold his first company, Sifteo, to 3D Robotics, where he eventually became the President. 3DR, a 200+ person company, launched a drone which made $45M in its first year. 3DR partnered with Autodesk to launch Site Scan, a tool for documenting and analyzing jobsites. Jeevan was most recently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Lux Capital. He holds a BS from Stanford and an MS from MIT, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.

Philip DeCamp, CTO

Philip was recently a computer vision and data visualization research scientist at MIT, where he completed his PhD (and Masters, and BS). His work has been featured at TED, among other places.

Michael Fleischman, Chief Scientist

After completing his PhD at MIT, Michael started Bluefin Labs, a company that specialized in analysis of massive amounts of video. Twitter acquired Bluefin in one of its largest acquisitions. Michael was most recently an advisor to Twitter’s CTO.

Our Investors

OpenSpace’s investors are not just world-class technology venture firms—they are general contractors, construction managers, developers and owners—all of whom were customers before they were investors. We have a strong foundation of capital—with $17M raised to date—and we have a strong network of builders that help us develop our products and ensure they solve the right problems. They are in it to win it, and so are we.

Come join us!

Want to be part of this mission? Join us! We’re always looking for intelligent, hard-working, high integrity people to deliver value for our customers and to push the whole field forward.

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