Young began her career as a construction engineer, where she personally experienced the problem of projects frequently being behind schedule and over budget – precisely why she went on to launch PlanGrid.
Young grew PlanGrid from a startup into a major global force in construction technology. PlanGrid was acquired in 2018 by Autodesk for $875 million.
PlanGrid built a reputation for moving the construction industry forward through powerful technology and a strong company culture. Today, Young is an advisor to startups, and has served as a visiting partner at Y Combinator.
Young commented: “When I started PlanGrid, I believed that if we could save construction professionals even a few minutes each day, it would be worth it, because that would mean more time at home with their families; that human impact is what kept us going.
“The Urbint team has also identified a very human problem, as they build technology to keep workers, critical infrastructure, and communities safe. I’m proud to join the board and work with Corey to help Urbint achieve its mission of a world with zero safety incidents.”
Corey Capasso, founder and CEO of Urbint, said: “At PlanGrid, Tracy completely disrupted the construction industry, a legacy sector with many parallels to the way that the infrastructure industry operates today.
“Tracy couldn’t be a better fit to help Urbint scale as the industry continues to face challenges due to ageing infrastructure and climate change.”
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