Co-Founder: Joe Masters Emison
Site: BuildFax
The Lowdown: Collects and organizes construction records on millions of properties across U.S.
First of its kind national database for property condition

BuildFax created and manages the nation’s first-of-its-kind database for real estate property conditions, much like Carfax does for autos. Its products serve the entire real estate ecosystem—from insurance carriers to lenders to savvy real estate professionals—answering essential questions about property improvements, structural risks, and changes over time. With more than 8 billion data points on U.S. commercial and residential structures, BuildFax is the nation’s only on-demand provider of property conditions.

Funding: $4 million

Amazon Web Services: AWS Case Study: BuildFax
LexisNexis: LexisNexis and BuildFax Collaborate to Expand Homeowners Solutions
Citizen-Times: Asheville man gets third place in Jeopardy
Google Enterprise: BuildFax on Google Compute Engine (watch below)