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Our Story… so far

A tale of curiosity, experience, trial, error, success and growth into an evolving marketplace.

Betterview was founded in 2014 by David Lyman and David Tobias. David Tobias was born into the insurance industry having grown up in the family business of performing property inspections. Realizing that the number one most problematic part of any property was the roof, he teamed up with his fellow Bay Area friend, David Lyman, to find a solution. David Lyman is a repeat startup founder with a deep background in enterprise software.

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Betterview is quickly becoming essential to every transaction around buildings and properties by making every property thoroughly understood. We provide software and services that capture, organize, and analyze data for buildings and properties to unlock valuable insight.

Betterview is the only property data platform that informs every transaction for decision-makers who want to reduce risk, cost & waste in an increasingly competitive environment.

Every day, our team is focused on the needs of our customers. We strive to earn your trust by providing valuable, accurate insight around buildings and properties that are important to your business. It is important to us that we provide our customers with information that is not only useful to their business decisions, but that is easy to use. To achieve that we combine high quality human interactions with sleek, intuitive design. We are pioneers on the journey alongside our customers who are transforming the way they do business with data-driven decision-making.

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Betterview Timeline

  • 2011

    28-11-2011

  • Co-founder Dave Tobias experiments with painter poles to attain roof imagery.

    01-01-2011

  • 2014

    28-11-2012

  • SEPTEMBER

    Our founders start inspecting roofs with drones.

    01-09-2014

  • DECEMBER

    Betterview Founded

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    01-12-2014

  • 2015

    01-01-2015

  • JULY

    Entered 500 startups Accelerator

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    01-07-2015

  • 2016

    01-01-2016

  • SEPTEMBER

    100th property inspection using drones

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    01-09-2016

  • DECEMBER

    First use of aerial imagery and machine-learning (Gatlinburg Fires)

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    01-09-2016

  • 2017

    01-01-2017

  • JUNE

    First SaaS Customer

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    01-06-2017

  • JULY

    Re-brand / Evolution of Vision

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    01-07-2017

  • AUGUST

    Maiden RE becomes strategic investor

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    01-07-2017

  • 2018

    01-01-2018

  • FEBRUARY

    Nationwide becomes strategic investor

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    01-02-2018

  • APRIL

    LC360 Integration

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    01-04-2018

  • OCTOBER

    Guidewire Integration

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    01-10-2018

  • 2019

    01-01-2019

  • JANUARY

    ManchesterStory and EMC Insurance become investors

     

    01-01-2019

  • JUNE

    Brian Desmond, CMO of Guidewire, joins Board

     

    01-06-2019