About Gridium

Our Vision

We make modern software for modern buildings.

Currently half the world lives in a city; soon 70% will. Buildings use 40% of the world’s electricity. In the U.S. alone, the value of commercial real estate tops a trillion dollars. And much of this asset class is still run with spreadsheets, clipboards, and outdated software.

Meanwhile, property managers and facility engineers are being asked to do more with less. Mobile workforces, climbing energy costs, complex IT needs, and rising occupant expectations are forcing operational staff to find better ways to work.

Gridium crafts beautiful, easy-to-use tools for the way buildings work now: mobile, always-on, and data-driven. Whether you are managing energy use, coordinating vendors, or communicating with occupants, your software should make your job simpler, not more complex.

Gridium’s Board

  • Tom Arnold
    CEO and Co-founder
  • Adam Stein
    President and Co-Founder
  • Travis Putnam
    Board Member & Investor

Tom Arnold

CEO and Co-founder

Tom Arnold is co-founder and CEO of Gridium. Prior to Gridium, Tom Arnold was the Vice President of Energy Efficiency at EnerNOC, and cofounder at TerraPass. Tom has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. When he isn’t thinking about the future of buildings, he enjoys riding his bike and chasing after his two daughters.

Adam Stein

President and Co-Founder

Adam runs the product team at Gridium. Formerly he co-founded TerraPass, and before that worked at Tellme and Trilogy. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BS from Stanford, neither of which impress his one-year-old daughter.

Travis Putnam

Board Member & Investor

Travis Putnam is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Navitas Capital. His current investments include Gridium, Matterport, PlanGrid, Enmetric, Building Robotics, and SNTech. Travis holds a degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance.

Gridium Investors

  • Navitas Capital
  • Arafura Ventures
  • Darling Ventures
  • Karl T. Ulrich

Navitas Capital

Navitas is a venture capital firm focused on making investments at the intersection of the Energy and IT sectors, with specific domain expertise on Intelligent Buildings and Enterprise startups.

Arafura Ventures

Arafura Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based investment company that provides its international investors with exposure to US-based, early stage technology companies.

Darling Ventures

Darling Ventures has one goal, to help founders succeed in taking their startup from vision to mind blowing reality. We build relationships for the long term and just like our portfolio companies, we believe in the power of doing things differently.

Karl T. Ulrich

Karl T. Ulrich is Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His research is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development. Karl mentored Adam and Tom a decade ago at Wharton, and wrote the first investor check to Gridium.

Media Recognition

 

Cultivating Green Data

Kilroy has seen a great return on investment with its data management vendor, Gridium, which compiles the weekly emails for Neff. Gridium also uses weather data to anticipate peak demand days, notifying Kilroy to reduce its electrical usage in advance of peak summer periods. The vendor has helped Kilroy save 402,407 kilowatt hours and $77,642… Read More