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.

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.

Betterview Timeline

2011

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

2014

September

Our founders start inspecting roofs with drones.

December

Betterview Founded

2015

July

Entered 500 startups Accelerator

2016

September

100th property inspection using drones

December

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

2017

June

First SaaS Customer

July

Re-brand / Evolution of Vision

August

Maiden RE becomes strategic investor

2018

January

Munich RE becomes channel partner

February

Nationwide becomes strategic investor

April

LC360 Integration

October

Guidewire Integration

2019

January

ManchesterStory and EMC Insurance become investors

June

Brian Desmond, CMO of Guidewire, joins Board

and a lot more to come