SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanGrid, the leader in construction field enablement software, today announced that Salesforce executive George Hu has joined PlanGrid's board of directors. This announcement marks the second recent major milestone for PlanGrid, which also last month announced $18 million in series A financing through its new partnership with Sequoia Capital.
PlanGrid's platform is rapidly becoming the construction industry standard, building the largest digital blueprint repository in the world and growing revenue over 200 percent in 2014. Tracy Young, PlanGrid co-founder and CEO, said PlanGrid will utilize Hu's experience in order to continue its upward trajectory.
"We're thrilled to add George to our board," said Young. "His broad range of expertise in operations, marketing and product development will be invaluable as we continue to grow PlanGrid's business, customer base and products."
PlanGrid is a category-defining construction software company, which is a significant part of why Sequoia Capital chose to partner with the company and why Hu is eager to help it further reshape the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
"After watching Salesforce's tremendous growth, what gets me excited about a company are wildly successful customers and the opportunity to revolutionize the way people work," said Hu. "PlanGrid has the opportunity to transform the construction industry the way Salesforce is transforming customer relationship management through its amazing products."
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PlanGrid is construction software made for the field. Its cloud-based construction document collaboration platform is being used by major construction firms on more than 200,000 projects and is storing more than 20 million pages of digital blueprints. PlanGrid's platform allows plans and markups to be instantaneously shared with everyone on a construction project, no matter where they are. It lets contractors and architects collaborate from their desktop or mobile devices across all their project plans, specs, photos, RFIs and punchlists. The company emerged from Y Combinator in 2012 and has since secured initial funding from Sequoia Capital, Box, 500 Startups, Y Combinator, Navitas Capital, Google Ventures, Sam Altman, Paul Bucheit, David Sacks and Professor Raymond Levitt.