Economic analysis software for sustainable buildings and infrastructure

Security Type
Crowd Note
Min Investment
New York, NY
Offering Date
June 12, 2021
Expected Close Date
August 28, 2021
Target Raise

Company Description

Economic analysis software for sustainable buildings and infrastructure. The $9T building and infrastructure market operates in a technology stone age, manually evaluating  design, construction and operational decisions. The lack of efficient and objective tools to speed the process leads to project delays as well as decisions that deliver less than optimal returns. Autocase is a Cloud-based SaaS company and an early mover in automating the global default standard for valuing project financial, social & environmental returns on investment Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA).  Autocase enables cost-justification of smarter, lower carbon buildings; reveals  additional building value to owners, occupants and host communities; helps increase stakeholder buy-in reducing project delays.  Autocase also includes other metrics such as Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), the full-carbon story, etc. Autocase subscribers get objective and comparable business cases at a fraction of the time and cost of one-off assessments. Clients can buy per project or through enterprise deals.  Autocase plans to increase reach by integrating with Revit, Autodesk's billion dollar flagship building design product.TRACTIONSince our commercial release in 2017, Autocase has been embraced by leaders across numerous sectors including by some of the world's largest airports (ATL & SFO); architecture and engineering companies (Gensler & HOK); and public asset owners (City of LA & Miami-Dade County).  Revenue growth has averaged ~93% per year since 2017.TIMINGAutodesk's $2M and the Founder's $5M investment have paid off with a lead in this emerging category, including channel relationships with key players such as the US Green Building Council (LEED/Arc) and the ISI (Envision).  2021 has seen a country, and world, focused on the very same goals Autocase was already helping solve; climate change, sustainability, health and equity. 

Key Deal Facts

Notable customers include Arup, Atlanta Airport, Brookfield, City of LA, Gensler, San Francisco Airport, and Stantec
Autodesk, a multi-billion dollar global leader in CAD software, is an investor and strategic partner
Channel partners include the USGBC/LEED Rating System through Autocase driven pilot credits and GBCI’s Arc platform (industry standard tool for building performance tracking)
Achieved >$835K in revenue in 2020 ($200K in Subscription Revenue), with growth averaging over 90% since 2017 launch (unaudited)
CEO previously helped build and manage HDR Inc., a billion dollar architecture and engineering company

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

John Williams, Chairman & CEO
John is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor having been the principal owner of HDR Inc., a 10,000 person AEC firm.  He  has 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur and advisor to building and infrastructure development programs  and over a dozen years as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. He developed a series of award-winning business practices focused on improving the performance of building and infrastructure systems. He is in his third term as Board Chair at the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI); is a Subject Matter Expert for Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB); served as Co-Chair of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange Business Standards Committee and as a member of the Sustainability Industry Advisory Board at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design; is a Member of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business Steering Committee, and spent twelve years as a Trustee for the New York Foundation for the Arts. John is a champion for the use of objective economic data to guide investments toward optimal returns from the built environment.  

Stephane Larocque, Chief Operating Officer
Steph brings a background as an internationally recognized professional in the field of triple-bottom line economic analysis. Over his 20-year career, he has established himself as a thought leader in this space, advancing the Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) and triple bottom line cost benefit analysis (TBL-CBA) frameworks and leading the environmental economics practice at an international architecture and engineering company.  Over the last dozen years Steph has presented at dozens of conferences throughout North America and beyond.  He and John have partnered with their extraordinary team to propel Autocase into the undisputed leader in the economic analysis software space. 
Amount Raised : $499,151
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