BrickHunter Announces Seed Round

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Chattanooga-based BrickHunter announced a seed round of capital injection, strategically led by Butler Snow Advisory out of Ridgeland, Ms. The funds are earmarked for technology to create a proprietary eCommerce and enterprise resource planning SaaS platform to serve the niche of the construction industry’s brick and heavy building material supply chain.

BrickHunter CEO, Carson Combs, has 15 years experience in the $100 billion plus construction material industry and says that the industry lacks modern technology solutions for eCommerce, inventory management and customer relationship management.

He said, “When we launched BrickHunter 3 years ago, we had a hunch that our industry was underserved. 36 months later, we have a proof of concept and we are ready to scale our offering and create the de facto destination for not just architects, builders, and end user consumers but also manufacturers and distributors to source brick and other hard materials. Think of BrickHunter as the Amazon of bricks.”

BrickHunter is the latest tech win for Chattanooga whose burgeoning tech scene has caught the attention of several prominent venture capitalists and angel investors. Nick Coughlin, director at Butler Snow Advisory, said that BrickHunter’s strategic location, as well as the positive overall trendline in construction, contributed to his firm’s decision to lead the strategic growth effort with the company.


LBMC Adds Employees To Chattanooga Office

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Maucere Law Group LLC And Barham Legal LLC Combine To Form Full-Service Business Law Firm


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