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US startup Dvele secures $15m to scale high-tech modular housebuilding

by Sion Geschwindt
US startup Dvele secures $15m to scale high-tech modular housebuilding

California-based housing technology startup Dvele has announced the close of a $15m (£12m) funding round co-led by Crescent and Marvin.

Dvele says it will use the fresh funding to complete the implementation of a fully scalable, robotic production line at its offsite factory in Loma Linda, California.

The startup is also moving its headquarters to San Diego, and plans to hire 40 new staff over the next year to build up a software engineering team, along with a sales and marketing staff.

Dvele designs and makes high-end, high-tech, prefabricated homes.

Each order starts with personalising a home online, then production in Dvele’s offsite ‘smart factory’, and lastly, delivery and completion of the modules onsite, the company said.

The startup envisions a smart factory system where automated machines produce each home seamlessly and in parallel, to create purchase orders, control inventory, and generate work instructions.

Dvele also aims to develop homes that adhere to fully self-powered (all-electric), net-positive specifications, and come kitted out with the startup’s own home intelligence system, DveleIQ. This system includes sensors that detect moisture in the walls and particulate counts in the air.

Kurt Goodjohn, co-founder and CEO of Dvele, said: “We’re excited to use this capital toward further fulfilling our mission of building a healthier future for the planet and all of its inhabitants.

“Refining our production cycle will allow us to swiftly scale our services in states across the US by implementing our data-driven, end-to-end solution for the home-buying experience.

“DveleIQ assists from the moment you configure your Dvele home online, through production in-factory, installation onsite and the final living experience in the completed home.”

Paul Marvin, CEO, of Marvin, added: “Our strategic investment in this long-term partnership with Dvele closely aligns with our focus on innovating for better ways of living.

“Dvele is a leader in health-centric, self-powered, intelligent homes and our partnership aims to help thousands of homeowners in the future.”

Marvin is a major investor in this round and holds a seat on Dvele’s board of directors.

Image: Dvele makes luxury and high-tech prefab homes, and is building software that allows buyers to design their homes online (credit: Dvele)

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