Other investors in the $8 million round include QED Investors and Camber Creek, the companies said.
Rabbet, formerly known as Contract Simply, will use the funding to further develop its platform and grow its software engineering and sales team, the company said.
Rabbetâ€™s platform helps companies involved in construction finance â€” such as banks, developers, and contractors â€” digitize and view documents relevant to a deal. The process is currently heavily manual and paper-based, making it time consuming and prone to errors.
Rabbetâ€™s technology uses machine learning to automatically find and extract key information from documents, in a format that can be more easily analyzed by the parties involved.
The Austin, Texas-based company says the platform enables lenders and developers to gather more insight from the information they have and transact faster than by emailing each other spreadsheets and PDFs.
â€śAll this information is trapped in disconnected PDFs, spreadsheets, emails,â€ť Will Mitchell, Rabbetâ€™s chief executive and co-founder, said in an interview. â€śWe want to focus on the efficiency, accuracy and transparency that software can bring to this complex industry.â€ť
Goldmanâ€™s investment comes as banks and other large financial institutions increasingly turn to fintech startups for technology that can help them streamline some of their processes.
Mitchell said Goldmanâ€™s construction finance division was using Rabbetâ€™s software.
â€śWe firmly believe construction finance is going to be automated and brought out of its decades-old, paper-ridden process,â€ť David Bell, managing director of Goldman Sachsâ€™ construction group, said in an interview. â€śRabbet is the only solution weâ€™ve seen that can handle the complexity of this transition.â€ť