Transportation Infrastructure with Data-Driven Solutions

Adam Carter
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Daniel Pelaez, co-founder and CEO of, identified an opportunity to help municipalities and civil engineering firms track transportation infrastructure conditions and needs, after noticing a lack of software for monitoring road repairs at a local public works department.

What’s Happening & Why This Matters recently secured a $6 million investment, based on its goal to bring digital innovation to transportation infrastructure maintenance for roads, highways, sidewalks, airports, and rail. Using sensors, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), cameras, and data analytics, the startup aims to provide better, more cost-effective transportation data to governments and engineering firms.

Despite the challenges of selling to governments, has over 200 cities and towns using its software, with approximately $2 million in annual recurring revenue. The company, born just 2.5 years ago near Boston, has grown to 11 employees. It received significant funding from numerous investors as it continues to work towards expanding its operations.

TF Summary: What’s Next is poised for continued growth, with a focus on leveraging technology to enhance infrastructure management and planning. With the backing of investors and a growing client base, is positioned as a significant player in the digitalization of transportation infrastructure.

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By Adam Carter “TF Enthusiast”
Adam Carter is a staff writer for TechFyle's TF Sources. He's crafted as a tech enthusiast with a background in engineering and journalism, blending technical know-how with a flair for communication. Adam holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked in various tech startups, giving him first-hand experience with the latest gadgets and technologies. Transitioning into tech journalism, he developed a knack for breaking down complex tech concepts into understandable insights for a broader audience.
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