Buildie Ltd. improves the quality of infrastructure construction in the Nordic countries.
Behind Buildie’s creation and growth of the first years are the founders Taneli Ristmeri and Petri Saarinen. Ristmeri brought his first-hand experience and knowledge of the construction industry to the company, whereas Saarinen brought his technical competence and views on software development.
The first commercial version of the Buildie product entered the Finnish markets in spring 2016. However, the key customer segment, the infrastructure developers, was found during 2017. Since the company decided to specialize in the documentation of infrastructure construction, it has embraced a customer-centric approach in developing the solution and quality practices for the developers.
Currently, Buildie is used more than in 70 cities and has achieved a firm position over the quality control and documentation markets in Finland. It has grown from a small start-up into a growth company that employs 27 professionals and has a strong focus on internationalization.
Buildie’s objective is to grow strongly in the Nordic countries where digitalization is evolving rapidly. From day one, Buildie’s mission has been to improve construction quality. The company is now expanding its mission into improving construction efficiency in the industry. Buildie has committed to keep also in future customers in the center when solving the construction challenges.
Buildie Ltd. in figures
1.6 M €
with the Buildie app
Chairman of the Board
Panu has held a wide range of executive positions within the technology industry from highly technical roles all the way to CEO, sales & marketing. He has established international presence of many Finnish SW and hi-tech companies with specific focus in the US and Asian markets. Currently he acts as Chairman of the Board for Buildie and serves as board member and with senior advisory & early stage investor roles in many Finnish and foreign companies. Companies he has worked with in the past include Stonesoft (US Operations, IPO), Hybrid Graphics (acquired by NVIDIA), NVIDIA (V.P. of Mobile sales), drawElements (acquired by Google) , LOTS, ZX-Mesh and Cleamix.
Previously has served as CEO, Member of the Board and Chairman of the Board of Stonesoft Oyj and held business development posts at Oracle Finland and Cultor Oyj. Other positions of trust: Chairman of the Board at Youredi Oy, Chairman of the Board at Magnolia Ventures Oy, Member of the Board at Buildie Oy, Member of the Board at Timegate Instruments Oy.
Serial entrepreneur and investor; Chairman and Board Member for half a dozen companies in several industries. Co-Founder and ex-CEO of Blancco Ltd, the market leader of data erasure products in Europe, the US and Japan. Angel investor in +10 companies, Chairman or Board Member in most of them. Several awards and recognitions from his entrepreneurial and investor career.
Kim started his career by founding Blancco Ltd on 1997. He led the company for 15 years and grew it into international success, until it was sold to London Stock Exchange listed company on 2014. After that, Kim has been focusing on private investments. Kim is a well-recognized columnist and blogger for several newspapers and online publications, as well as a popular public speaker in Finland. He is also the author of four best-selling books in Finland.