#10 Dev Amratia of nPlan on Rebuilding Construction with AI

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By Nasos Papadopoulos, EF Head of Content

Dev Amratia is the CEO and Co-Founder of nPlan a company that uses machine learning to analyse construction schedules, determine where the biggest risks lie and then recommend improvements.

Whether it’s a new stadium or transport system, construction projects are consistently delayed and nPlan is committed to solving this problem by using all available data on these projects to optimise planning schedules.

Dev and his cofounder Alan were on EF9, and since pitching at the EF Demo day here in London, they’ve gone on to become one of the highest valued EF companies at this stage of the start up journey, receiving four term sheets and counting.

Dev has worked for the UK Government, where he led the national review on AI and was previously a project manager with Shell where he saw first hand how challenges in scheduling can make or break construction projects.

In this episode we discuss:

– Dev’s experience pitching at DemoDay and tips for founders preparing to pitch their business
– How Dev has approached investor meetings, securing four term sheets and counting
– Dev’s insights into choosing his cofounder Alan and developing product market fit

This was a fascinating conversation thanks to the freshness of the experience and you’ll definitely get an understanding of the mechanics of the EF process and some great insights into everything from finding a co-founder to developing a product.

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