Carson raises $3 Million Series Seed Led by BuildingLink
NEW YORK – Carson, creators of an integrated technology platform and service for unstaffed residential buildings, announced a $3 million series seed financing round led by BuildingLink, the global market leader for residential building operations software. The proceeds from this round will be used to accelerate the development of Carson’s new features with enhanced capabilities, with broader geographic reach.
Founded in 2017 by property management software veteran, Guy Blachman (following the successful acquisition of his previous ActiveBuilding/MyBuilding venture in 2013 by RealPage), Carson has developed a new technology standard for operating unstaffed residential buildings – per the global standard set by BuildingLink for larger buildings with on-site staff.
Carson’s technology and services platform brings the experience of living at large, staffed, residential properties to buildings without onsite personnel, at an affordable price. Through the use of an intuitive mobile application that integrates best-in-class access control, keyless electronic locks, cameras, intercoms, payment, and back-end accounting systems, Carson enables property management and residents to communicate efficiently, make payments, manage guest & visitor access, and to conveniently accept resident package deliveries at buildings via the 24/7 remote service center. Among others, Carson is partnered with Comelit, a leading intercom provider, and Assa Abloy’s SMARTAir, a leading electronic key solution for multi-family.
“This investment from BuildingLink further solidifies an already deep strategic and financial partnership between our companies and will enable us to meet the pent up demand for a Carson-like product,” said Guy Blachman, Carson Founder and CEO. “Residents in smaller buildings are increasingly considering the level of services and convenience when making rental decisions, and with property managers not only struggling to meet this demand, but struggling with managing the operations of multiple small properties, Carson provides the solution both parties need. which is why within just one year of Carson’s founding, over 50 properties have already set up and subscribed to Carson, with hundreds planning to go online by 2019.”
Zachary Kestenbaum, CEO of BuildingLink, said, “We are thrilled to support Carson in their revolutionary approach to an underserved market. I am very confident in our partnership, largely due to Guy’s unique ability to successfully identify the core needs of property managers, and his aptness for developing and delivering solutions.”
“It is a perfectly targeted solution by an expert in the resident portal space”, said Jerry Kestenbaum, Founder of BuildingLink. “We are proud to harness both our companies’ unsurpassed domain knowledge and BuildingLink’s considerable hardware and sensor technology to further propel Carson on it’s path to becoming the industry standard in its niche”.
How Carson Works
The Carson mobile application and integrated front door panel enables property managers and residents to seamlessly communicate, make payments, manage visitors & guests, view live cameras, open all integrated doors at the property, and receive deliveries and packages utilizing the 24/7 Carson remote service center.
Carson is the new technology standard for managing multiple unstaffed residential properties. The company was founded by seasoned and successful property management software entrepreneurs, partnered with multifamily building owners and hardware integrators. Headquartered in New York City, Carson is at the forefront of enhancing residents’ living experience in unstaffed properties. For more information please visit our website at Carson.
BuildingLink is the gold standard for property managers looking to enhance the total experience of people living in, working at, or managing luxury residential properties. Its innovative web-based platform offers the ultimate in efficient management, flawless communication, and enhanced living experience for residents. BuildingLink is also a recognized industry leader in adapting and integrating state-of-the-art technology – including OCR, mobile apps, biometric scanners, voice recognition, and front desk key lockbox systems – to upscale residential communities in 35 states and across 33 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit our website at BuildingLink.
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