Construction management app Powerplay announced on Friday that it had raised $ 5.2 million in funding led by Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital India’s Surge accelerator program.

According to the company, it will use the funding to build its team and improve the product experience.

The mobile app from the two-year-old startup connects several actors involved in the construction so that they can communicate and work together more efficiently.

Project managers, employees and partners can use the Powerplay platform to track their progress, performance and payments and to streamline the often complex and multi-stakeholder project management process.

“Powerplay comes at a time when the construction industry in India is ripe for digital change. By equipping construction workers and contractors with technology, we are driving the growth of the critical infrastructure required for economic and social progress in the country, “said Iesh Dixit, Founder and CEO of Powerplay.

The Powerplay app allows contractors to track their project completion and also use the platform to track staff attendance, budgeting and invoicing, and issues and materials management.

According to the company, India’s construction sector is the country’s second largest contributor to GDP, currently employing 16% of the working population.

However, very few technical solutions have emerged to digitize the construction process – a need accelerated by the pandemic, the company added.

In addition, the industry is dominated by small and medium-sized contractors who still rely on pen, paper, and WhatsApp to track progress and struggle to keep track of the work of many stakeholders involved. As a result, construction projects often experience very costly delays when initial time and budget estimates go wrong, the company said.

Powerplay is an operating system for all construction stakeholders, including builders, contractors and subcontractors, to build projects of all sizes, from the tallest buildings to the longest streets.

The Bengaluru-based startup was also part of Surge’s fifth and largest cohort of 23 companies.

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