Betterview was founded in 2014 by David Lyman and David Tobias. David Tobias was born into the insurance industry having grown up in the family business of performing property inspections. Realizing that the number one most problematic part of any property was the roof, he teamed up with his fellow Bay Area friend, David Lyman, to find a solution. David Lyman is a repeat startup founder with a deep background in enterprise software.

Betterview is quickly becoming essential to every transaction around buildings and properties by making every property thoroughly understood. We provide software and services that capture, organize, and analyze data for buildings and properties to unlock valuable insight.

Betterview is the only property data platform that informs every transaction for decision-makers who want to reduce risk, cost & waste in
an increasingly competitive environment.

Every day, our team is focused on the needs of our customers. We strive to earn your trust by providing valuable, accurate insight around buildings and properties that are important to your business. It is important to us that we provide our customers with information that is not only useful to their business decisions, but that is easy to use. To achieve that we combine high quality human interactions with sleek, intuitive design. We are pioneers on the journey alongside our customers who are transforming the way they do business with data-driven decision-making.

Betterview Timeline

2011

Co-founder Dave Tobias experiments with painter poles to attain roof imagery

2014

September

First conversation between our founders.

December

Betterview Founded

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2015

January

Betterview delivers first roof report with drones

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July

Entered 500 startups Accelerator

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December

Started building the team and scalable platform

2016

September

100th property inspection using drones

Drone
October

First Property Profile (Alpha Version)

December

First use of aerial imagery and machine-learning (Gatlinburg Fires)

2017

June

First SaaS Customer

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July

Re-brand / Evolution of Vision

August

Maiden RE becomes strategic investor

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2018

January

Munich RE becomes channel partner

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February

Nationwide becomes strategic investor

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March

15,000th property inspection

April

LC360 Integration

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October

Guidewire Integration

Ready for Guidewire
...

and a lot more to come.