Register
Live map (indoors). (photo: Lighthouse.io)
Live map (indoors).
14.02.2017, 14:36

Start-up Funding for FM App Developer

Company News
Lighthouse, the developer of an app that leverages intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and Bluetooth beacons for facilities management, has received $1.25 million of seed capital from real estate technology venture capital firm Tamarisc.

Lighthouse, Inc., the developer of the Lighthouse.io app which leverages intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and Bluetooth beacons for facilities management, has received $1.25 million of seed capital from real estate technology venture capital firm Tamarisc.


App screenshot
© Lighthouse.io
Facilities compaines use Lighthouse.io equip their workers with a mobile app that delivers contextual information based on their exact location - think task lists, instructions, safety content, and alerts for service workers at facilities like shopping malls, airports, hospitals, and stadiums.


The app also has a Facebook-like activity feed which provides managers with a live view of worker activity across sites.

 

The platform provides facilities executives with real-time and historical data about their workforce that enables better decision making around labor management. The end result is more efficient service delivery, improved worker safety, and reduced operational costs. A "heat-map" feature that shows where workers are spending their time across different sites.

 

“We see a huge opportunity to disrupt labor-based industries that are using extremely inefficient, manual and paper-based processes,” said Patrick Carne, Lighthouse.io CEO. “From a usability perspective, existing enterprise software platforms have set the bar low. We intend to not only become the system of record for workers in these industries but to create experiences that delight workers”. 

 

While there are a number of mobile workforce management platforms out there, Lighthouse.io differentiates by combining a slick mobile experience with sensor-based inputs to understand a worker's current context and then deliver a highly relevant workflow that helps them to become more effective in their job.

 

"We’ve looked at a plethora of location-based technologies that all seemed to be a solution in search of a problem. Lighthouse is different in that it was built from the ground up to address key industry pain points and solve real problems,” says David Bates from Tamarisc who is joining the board on behalf of the investors. “This became increasingly apparent the more we spoke with current and potential customers, some from our own portfolio, who raved about how the platform significantly reduces costs and liability while clearly increasing operational efficiencies. We are thrilled to join Lighthouse and look forward to helping it grow and continue delivering value to its customers".

 

Lighthouse.io is already driving operational improvements at shopping malls, airports, train stations and corporate campuses throughout Australia and the United States.

 

The current round of funding will be used to accelerate product development and growth in the US market. It will also facilitate exploration of horizontal markets such as real estate and health care. Joining Tamarisc in the round are Morningside Technology Ventures, a global investor in healthcare, real estate and technology, and Storm Industries Investments. 

 

Future features include a flexible If-This-Then-That (IFTTT) rules engine that will be able to detect changes from sensors and other web services and then trigger outputs to relevant workers, integration with existing systems such as time and attendance and work order management, and advanced analytics capability.


Visit Lighthouse.io for more information.


Lighthouse Inc

About Lighthouse Inc

Lighthouse, Inc., is an independent software company headquartered in New York. We service clients across the globe from offices in Melbourne and New York. Visit www.lighthouse.io for additional information.

Article rating:

vote data

FM Magazine  - 01.06.2005, 19:17

In the Beginning

Scott Wilson, managing director of Drake & Scull FM elaborates on the merits of bringing building operators and developers together at the design phase of a project.

Photography by Moto Miwa. (photo: Moto Miwa)
FM Magazine  - 18.08.2005, 19:17

Sky's the Limit

Zack Zainal, Emirates Senior Security Manager of Training and Facilities, discusses the scope of Transguard Group’s activities with FM Magazine's Ayman Dunseath.

 (photo: )
Staff Reporter  - 12.10.2006, 19:17

Art of space management

CitySpace's Jon Steiner discusses flexible workspace planning.

CLEAN SWEEP: it is imperative that service specifications are adequately defined in SLAs (photo: )
Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013, 19:17

On the level

Drake & Scull's Scott Wilson discusses service level agreements (SLAs).

 (photo: Confida FM)
Confida FM  - 02.06.2017, 17:12

New Beginnings for Ayrshire FM Business

The launch of Confida FM promises a bright new future for a wife and husband management team - and the facilities management industry in Scotland...and beyond.

ERA are relocationg to a new £multi-million site. (photo: ERA)
SSiFM Ltd  - 30.10.2017, 16:36

Supporting ERA Home Security

The UK’s only pay-as-you-go facilities management provider SSiFM is supporting ERA Home Security with a move into a brand-new state of the art building.

Ben Taub Hospital in Houston after the hurricane. (Photography by Andrew Kragie, Houston Chronicle). (photo: Andrew Kragie)
Harris Health System  - 25.10.2017, 21:48

Holding Back Hurricane Harvey

Even at the height of the heavy rainfall and high winds occasioned by Hurricane Harvey, engineering staff at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital continued to battle multiple leaks.

 (photo: Infomill Ltd)
Infomill Ltd  - 09.01.2017, 12:22

New Version of PartsArena Pro App

Heating engineers across the UK will enjoy a new, updated version of PartsArena Pro from January 2017 as creator, Infomill rolls out its latest improvements to the leading source of heating parts...