Data Executive Jenny Kitchen Joins Ecomedes, Inc. Board of Directors
Kitchen has helped transform information businesses from data start-ups to business utilities yielding over $2B in revenue and will help Ecomedes do the same for CRE sustainability and design data
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2023 — Ecomedes, Inc., an impact-aware B2B SaaS solution built to reduce friction for the procurement and reporting of certified building materials, announces the addition of former CoStar Group and RainKing Executive Jenny Kitchen to their board of directors to help the company scale its data-rich solutions for building product manufacturers and the commercial real estate, construction and design industries.
Kitchen was at CoStar for 19 years where she designed and led the company’s proprietary data collection and research processes, scaling the human and strategic resources necessary for its rapid growth of commercial real estate information including property records, transactions, tenants, images, and professional profiles. Her CoStar journey began as one of the first 30 employees and culminated in overseeing 1,200+ individuals throughout the U.S. and U.K. responsible for collecting and maintaining the millions of records relied upon by commercial real estate professional every day.
More recently Kitchen served as Chief Content Officer for RainKing, a B2B sales intelligence tool providing information on technology, marketing, and finance decision makers. She revamped its research process to accelerate growth in new and existing data sets, while improving data quality and efficiency, leading to a successful acquisition by DiscoverOrg, now ZoomInfo.
“CoStar is the most successful prop-tech company in history,” says Kathleen Egan, Ecomedes’ CEO. “We are drafting off the decades of their pioneering work in data ingestion, data organization, analytics, transparency, and network effects. We plan to follow the example of this great company by leveraging data to revolutionize the way building products, which are the building blocks of buildings, are managed, evaluated, bought, and sold.”
Ecomedes’ industry-leading database of 850K+ products, which includes 150 sub-categories of building materials and 100+ different ecolabels and standards’ frameworks, provides buyers and sellers a simplified interface to procure, track, report, and market certified building materials.
"Ecomedes is a one of a kind platform uniquely positioned at the intersection of sustainable construction intelligence and digital product marketing,” says Kitchen. “I am proud to have the opportunity to work with such a talented team of leaders in the preservation of our planet through information and technology."
“Hamilton Ventures' single biggest differentiator has been the ability to leverage the depth and breadth of our venture partners’ expertise and add significant value to our portfolio companies,” says Prashant Kothari, Hamilton’s Managing Director. “Jenny understands the nuances and complexities of scaling data-led platforms. She’s led other data-led teams that have successfully scaled up, most notably at RainKing. We’re very excited that she’s joining the Ecomedes Board to help them on their quest to make sustainable building materials an integral part of the construction process.”
“It is great to have Jenny’s experience scaling data-driven solutions for commercial real estate on the team,” says Tim Connors, Managing Partner of PivotNorth Capital. “Ultimately, it is the CRE owner that drives this market. Jenny’s acute understanding of this segment is going to help us meet their rapidly emerging needs related to ESG and digitization.”
ABOUT ECOMEDES, INC.
Ecomedes, Inc. connects buyers and sellers of commercial building products through cloud-based software that reduces costs and makes measurable improvement to sustainability. Ecomedes platform helps institutional and commercial building teams discover, evaluate, and procure optimal building products. They automate the time consuming process of vetting critical impact factors, including carbon, energy, water, human health, circularity, and social factors. For manufacturers, the ecomedes platform is a new way to sell and to engage customers in the digital purchase journey. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Learn more at ecomedes.com and mortarr.com.
ABOUT HAMILTON VENTURES
Hamilton Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital firm investing in proptech and real estate tech startups. Today, real estate and technology are at an inflection point: AI, machine learning, data and analytics, and software-as-a-service are on the verge of wide deployment in real estate. Our definition of real estate is broad – covering residential, commercial, construction and hospitality. Hamilton’s mission is to help proptech founders accomplish their goal by leveraging the collective expertise and network of our investors –former real estate CXOs, entrepreneurs, and financiers. Learn more at hamiltonventures.io.
ABOUT PIVOTNORTH CAPITAL
Pivot North is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in high technology groups. The firm was founded in 2011 by Tim Connors, formerly of U.S. Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. Learn more at pivotnorth.com.
Content Director, Ecomedes, Inc.
Managing Director, Hamilton Ventures
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