In this series of articles, we are focusing on the Japanese startups that recently got in the spotlight, discussing their concepts, goals and activities. Today’s company is ANDPAD.
ANDPAD is a SaaS company, providing software solutions to improve project management for the construction industry in Japan.
Bring happiness to those who build happiness
The building and construction industry enriches lives by constructing homes, public buildings, and communities. In a sense, it could be said to “build happiness.” We want to use the power of technology to support these people who build happiness. That’s what genuinely inspires us.
On construction sites the situation changes from day to day. It’s a race against time: designs and specifications change, leading to delays in documentation and the start of construction; there’s information to be shared via phone and fax; and people must travel to check on-site progress.
We create a little extra mental space within the frantic construction site environment. It allows personnel to strive for higher quality, hone their techniques, accumulate knowledge, and deepen their bonds with their colleagues and their families. They can praise each other’s work and do more work they themselves can be proud of.
However much technology may advance, building and construction are creative jobs carried out by human hands: that always has been and always will be the case. These are the hands that build happiness to make people happy.
We at ANDPAD facilitate that process.
We maintain professional attitudes and skills.
We aim to be valued by our users and customers and co-create with them as we fulfill our responsibility to help build the future of society and the construction industry.
We listen to the opinions of those working in the construction industry, learn, and continuously resolve issues. Regardless of our position, we engage with the delivery of solutions, respecting the wishes of people we had actual contact with.
As a SaaS company in the building and construction industry, we continuously grow together with our team members and customers through relationships founded on mutual trust. We’re willing to make the effort to create “chains of trust.”
Having built up trust from the industry through our product development capability, we constantly try out and explore new technologies. We never compromise on our product.
We really care about the ANDPAD service we’re developing. We communicate our perspective to users and customers so that all our stakeholders will help spread the word.
ANDPAD effectively handles the development process and boosts the productivity of on-site teams. The project started in 2016 as a way to help architects and construction companies to keep track of the progress and improve communication through cloud-based technologies.
It is also registered in NETIS (New Technology Information System) operated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and is mainly used for smartphone applications at construction sites such as new construction, remodeling, and commercial construction.
Currently, it has been introduced by more than 60,000 companies and has become the construction management application with the largest market share.
2. ANDPAD Juhachu (electric ordering system)
ANDPAD Juhachu is an electronic ordering system that complies with related laws and regulations such as the Construction Business Act and the Electronic Bookkeeping Act, has functions such as time stamps and electronic signatures, and supports not only construction contracts but also estimation and billing operations. Utilizing the gray zone elimination system, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has confirmed the legality in the construction industry.
Total Funding Amount
Japan: Globis Capital Partners, Chibagin Capital, Iyogin Capital, Minerva Growth Partners
US: Sequoia Capital, Salesforce.com, DNX Ventures
Singapore: BEENEXT Capital Management
ANDPAD (Corporate website)
ANDPAD (Product website)
ANDPAD Juhachu (Product website)