Our mission is to help builders create better homes and communities, more affordably.
Higharc was born out of a need for well-designed, customizable home plans that could be affordably built
Marc Minor, Founder
HOW higharc STARTED
Higharc was started in early 2018 by our CEO, Marc Minor, as a result of his struggles to get his own home build off the ground. In his work at 3D printing startups Carbon3D and Desktop Metal, Marc was at the cutting edge of how software — especially generative design — was transforming the way things are made.
But in his home build, he was stuck with "pen and paper" tools. Marc had long dreamed of ways to use technology to make communities more personal. He left 3D printing to start Higharc, with his failed home build as the backdrop.
After raising initial funding in 2018, three incredible co-founders joined–Michael Bergin, Peter Boyer, and Thomas Holt–each bringing unique skills and passion for homes to make Higharc what it is today.
our investors and partners
Our journey is backed by visionary investors who believe in the transformative power of technology. Together, we're working to innovate and help shape the future of homebuilding.
the founding team
Marc has launched two companies, Desktop Metal and Carbon3D, out of stealth to unicorn status. Marc has also held management roles for some of the world’s largest brands, including Apple and global design and advertising agencies. Marc holds a B.A. in Producing for Television and Music from New York University.
Michael previously led the research team focused on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries at Autodesk, developing methods to accelerate building design through deep learning and AI. His work has been covered broadly including in the Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Dwell and the MIT Technology Review.
Peter was previously Principal Engineer and tech lead at Autodesk, working on massively parallel systems for computational design. Previous to that, he helped create Dynamo, a generative design system for building information modeling. He holds degrees from Brown and Harvard.
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Higharc announces $53M Series B for its Connected Homebuilding Cloud
Over 18 industry leaders, including SE Ventures (Schneider Electric), Home Depot, Fifth Wall, Ferguson, Suffolk Technologies, and Starwood Capital, now back Higharc as more builders switch to its integrated cloud platform.
Standard Investments, Home Depot Ventures, and Carl Bass back Higharc's generative design solution to help U.S. homebuilders
Investment accelerates adoption of technology in design and construction, bringing digital transformation to the homebuilding process.
Ferguson and Starwood Capital invest in Higharc to accelerate automation in home design and construction
With this investment, Starwood Capital and Ferguson will help Higharc accelerate adoption of its technology by homebuilders across the US.
Simpson Strong-Tie invests in Higharc to boost innovation in the construction process
The investment represents the company's ongoing commitment to provide comprehensive, state of the art solutions to the building industry with digital platforms and physical products.