1build uses machine intelligence to convert building blueprints into material shopping lists and cost estimates. It is a critical pain point for 3.2 million builders in the US. In the process, 1build is creating an algorithmic data-driven approach that enables humans and machines to collaborate on building design and construction. Founder Dmitry Alexin is a serial entrepreneur (his previous company was backed by Pear). He graduated from Harvard Business School and has previous experience working in analytical roles at the International Monetary Fund, Tudor, Munich Re, and the United Nations. Afore Capital led their pre-seed round with participation from Liquid 2 and Metaprop. Initialized led their seed round for $3m.