Based in Vancouver, Washington, Digs, a platform designed for collaboration, offers homebuilders, vendors, and eventually homeowners, a virtual representation of a house. The company recently announced an expansion of its initial $7 million seed funding from 2023 by an additional $7 million. Leading this new investment round are the Oregon Venture Fund (OVF) and Legacy Capital Ventures, joined by previous investors such as Fuse, Flying Fish, Betaworks, and PSF, as well as a new participant, Deepwater Asset Management.
Digs CEO and co-founder Ryan Fink expressed enthusiasm about the involvement of experienced investors like OVF and Legacy in their seed round, emphasizing their role in guiding the company through rapid growth. He highlighted the importance of their expertise in scaling consumer technology for Digs’ continued efficient growth and market strategy enhancement.
Fink, along with Ty Frackiewicz, also founded Streem, a company focused on creating virtual home replicas using smartphone cameras, which was acquired by Frontdoor in 2019. Currently, Digs adopts a different strategy, emphasizing document sharing among builders, vendors, and homeowners, utilizing AI and computer vision for better document interpretation. This approach is supported by a modern platform for real-time collaboration and document storage.
Gene Munster, managing partner at Deepwater, praised Digs for elevating the home building and ownership experience, recognizing the team’s use of AI to address everyday challenges for builders and homeowners.
Digs has recently transitioned from beta to full availability in the U.S. and Canada. Its clientele includes both boutique and national builders.
To support its growth, Digs has appointed Jef Holove as its chief operating officer. Holove, who previously led Drop and was involved in Streem, Basis (acquired by Intel), and Eye-Fi (acquired by Ricoh), brings a wealth of experience in leading successful ventures.
Holove describes Digs’ digital twin as encompassing all necessary information for home builders and owners, ranging from structural details to appliance specifications, streamlining home management and improvement with easily accessible, personalized insights.