Top 50 construction startups list revealed

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CEMEX Ventures has published its top 50 construction startups list for 2021, featuring the top 50 solutions from the construction technology ecosystem

North America and Europe have been named the leading regions in the 2021 top 50 construction startups list from CEMEX Ventures.

Greener construction was placed as the strongest category and startups such as AI Clearing, Apellix and ATLAS group came into the top 3.

Other companies on the list include CRDC (Latin America), InStock (India), InnoCSR (South Korea), HiiRoc (United Kingdom), bex technologies (Germany), and Ception (Israel).

“As we predicted last year, sustainable solutions saw a spike in investment from leading companies and investors.

“We will continue seeing this trend in 2022, as well as more companies betting on solutions that help deal with the supply chain hurdles that the industry is experiencing.

“Supply chain management had been struggling pre-pandemic and with COVID-19, the challenges increased” said Gonzalo Galindo, Head of CEMEX Ventures.

Startup Description Country
AI Clearing Digital project progress reporting SaaS platform that integrates several data sources to offer fully automated insights for infrastructure & energy. United States
Apellix Aerial robotics company, creating computer-controlled UAVs to perform the dirty and dangerous work required for infrastructure construction and maintenance. United States
ATLAS Group AI-powered data platform and search engine for the construction sector. United Kingdom
bex technologies Last mile delivery and logistics platform for the construction industry. Germany
BRC Swiss Pile-head cutting problem solution that uses revolutionary new technology. Switzerland
Carbix Transforming CO2 into building materials. United States
Ception AI-powered system for mobile heavy equipment that improves safety, productivity, and sustainability. Israel
Circularise Blockchain enabled platform that traces materials and products to verify the origins, certificates, CO2 footprint and other material data throughout their whole supply chain. The Netherlands
Concular Recirculation of construction material through AI-based matching and GHG measurement with a life cycle assessment. Germany
Conxai Technologies No-Code AI to accelerate the digital transformation in the AEC industry. Germany
Cosuno Cloud-based software that streamlines the bidding and tendering processes of any construction project. Germany
Cover Developers of first custom home building process that can scale to solve the housing crisis. United States
CRDC Fine synthetic aggregate product lines to create a zero waste and emissions reduced symbiosis between advanced waste plastic management and the entire scope of the concrete industry. Costa Rica
Cuby Technologies Onsite mini factories for better building construction. United States
Document Crunch Web-based platform that immediately finds and provides important provisions in contracts and other documents, saving time and money while making the industry smarter and better able to manage construction projects. United States
Eiravato Systemic software solution enabling commercially driven transformation of waste into resources. Ireland
GAUSS Control Holistic solution to predict and reduce accidents in risky operations. Chile
GoContractor Online subcontractor onboarding and safety management platform. Ireland
HiiRoc Step-change technology for low-cost, zero-emission hydrogen production. United Kingdom
Hovering Solutions Autonomous flying drones for underground and indoor inspections, capable of flying without GPS or any radio signal, generating 3D model of the infrastructure. Spain
hyperTunnel InfraTech startup with a patented process to build, repair and expand tunnels for transportation, utilities, mining, and underground assets. United Kingdom
InnoCSR Disruptive material technology company producing Soil Stabilizer that binds soil and cement together. South Korea
InStock Collaborative platform to track all construction products in real time. India
JustManage Automated construction scheduling Israel
Madaster Disruptive online cloud platform providing a one stop access point to leverage materials and property data. The Netherlands
Mastt ConTech SaaS solution that helps building & infrastructure owners make faster project decisions, preventing cost and time blowouts, and stopping risks before they occur. Australia
Minolite Transforming glass waste into sustainable construction materials Switzerland
Module Building the future of attainable housing with better products & process. United States
Modulize Offsite construction (OSC) platform powered by calculation and design automation. Norway
Nodes & Links AI-based platform to create smart machines to automate project management. United Kingdom
PartRunner Last-mile deliveries for the “big & bulky”. United States
PLINX Safety system designed to make construction sites smarter and safer. United Kingdom
ProcurePro Digital procurement & subcontract management software for contractors that increases quality, efficiencies, and profitability. Australia
QuoteToMe Solution that digitizes the procure-pay workflow for building materials, equipment, and site services. Canada
RatedPower Automation optimization of the study, analysis, design, and engineering of photovoltaic plants in all its stages. Spain
Rockease B2B marketplace and digital tools to procure and deliver aggregates for construction professionals. France
Ruedata Machine learning solution to reduce tire expenses and CO2 emissions for fleet vehicles. Mexico
SafeAI Inc Global autonomous heavy equipment leader focused on transforming existing heavy industry machines into self-operating robotic assets. United States
SiteHive Real-time environmental management for today’s world, providing an integrated hardware and software solution for the pro-active management of environmental impact. Australia
SkyMul Modular robots to accelerate construction with nimbleness and scalability. United States
SMART CAST Disruptive off-site construction method for MEP integration in concrete slabs. France
StructShare Infield procurement and material management solution purpose-built for specialty contractors. Israel / USA
Synhelion Synhelion produces solar fuels to decarbonize industries. Switzerland
Tellux Artificial Intelligence and hyperspectral imaging for analyzing polluted soils. France
The Building Machines Company Additive manufacturing technology that uses a robotic system to improve the creation of solid precast concrete structures and its components. United States
ThroughPut AI orchestration software that enables teams to leverage on existing industrial data systems across the entire end-to-end supply chain. United States
Trusstor Data-driven SaaS solution for the construction industry that helps enhance site efficiency and safety, increasing profit margins and savings. Israel
Unilite Patented recycling technologies that turn multiple waste streams into high-performance lightweight aggregate. Taiwan
WASTEBOX Waste management platform that connects construction companies directly with haulers and disposal sites. Austria
Yardlink Procurement platform to digitize the construction supply chain. United Kingdom

Investment in the ConTech environment amounted to over $4.5 billion USD in 2021, overtaking the previous record level of $1.8 billion USD in 2018.

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