- Nemetschek supports innovative next-generation AEC entrepreneurs in Germany
Munich, May 27, 2021 – The Nemetschek Group participated in the series A financing round of fast-growing contech startup Sablono, which Nemetschek has supported since its foundation. Sablono, the market leader in digital lean technology for construction enterprises, raised EUR 5.3 million to accelerate international growth and execute their first-to-market advantage to establish Sablono as a mission-critical next-generation platform in AEC. Besides Nemetschek, Sablono won industry expert Thomas Bachmaier as a lead investor of this round. Matt Wheelis, VP Industry Strategy Build & Construct Division at the Nemetschek Group and Thomas Bachmaier will join Sablono’s Advisory Board.
“Our investment in this young and innovative high-growth company fits perfectly with our strategic goal of shaping the future AEC market and driving innovation. With this step we will enrich our vast experience in this industry with new ideas and approaches, leading to an even higher customer value,” says Dr. Axel Kaufmann, CFOO and Spokesman of the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group. “I am extremely excited to join Sablono’s Advisory Board and provide the company with my construction industry expertise and international network. We will support Sablono to enter the next phase of growth and execute on its vision of becoming a leading platform for real-time project controls across time, quality and costs” adds contech expert Wheelis.
“Having Nemetschek continue to back the business and add experienced leadership to Sablono’s board creates a powerful combination of entrepreneurial and international spirit. We really look forward to the next phase of Sablono and reaching the next level with this team,” adds Lukas Olbrich, CEO of Sablono.
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About the Nemetschek Group
The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC/O industry. With its intelligent software solutions, it covers the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow of all those involved in the building process. This makes it possible to design, build and manage buildings with greater efficiency, sustainability and environmental compatibility in terms of resources. The focus is on the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The portfolio also includes digital solutions for visualization, 3D modeling and animation. The innovative products of the 15 brands of the Nemetschek Group in the four customer-oriented segments are used by approximately six million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 3,000 experts.
Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue amounting to EUR 596.9 million and an EBITDA of EUR 172.3 million in 2020.