London-based Qualis Flow is a new the environmental management platform that tracks, monitors, and predicts environmental risks in construction projects. Founded in 2018 by Brittany Harris and Jade Cohen, two ex-construction professionals, the startup has now raised €808k in seed funding.
This round of investment is being led by Pi Labs, the proptech VC specialist, alongside Entrepreneur First, MMC Ventures and Rising Tide Europe.
Qualis Flow aims to drastically reduce the impact construction work has on the local and global environment. Qualis Flow’s cloud-based platform automates the data capture and analysis for key compliance areas, eliminating the need for manual data handling, and enabling teams to monitor and forecast the environmental risk of construction projects, reducing the overall carbon footprint and disruption to local communities.
The funding will be used to further develop Qualis Flow’s platform, and to expand the current team of six to 12. The team will be deploying additional trials in July to further stress test the platform, target high profile contractors, and prepare for Qualis Flow’s European expansion. Early adopters of the platform include Canary Wharf Contractors, a world leader in high-quality developments and the team behind some of London’s largest office complexes.
“The construction industry has been reliant on manual project management processes for far too long,” said co-founders Jade Cohen and Brittany Harris. “We’re thrilled to have secured investment from some of the leading players in Europe’s proptech ecosystem who are backing our vision of a digitized, environmentally conscious construction sector.”
“Sustainability isn’t a buzzword or a trend that is set to disappear, nor should it be,” said Faisal Butt, founder and CEO of Pi Labs. “The construction industry is one of the most energy intensive in the world and contributes significantly to carbon dioxide emissions. Pi Labs is proud to be part of Brittany and Jade’s mission to reduce the environmental impact of this antiquated industry.
“Our investment in QFlow is part of a wider strategy for Pi Labs to invest in contech start-ups in Europe and globally. We see construction as a large global industry that will see considerable innovation over the next five years, and we aim to be at the forefront of this change as the sector evolves.”