Curate, a Madison-based software-as-a-service startup that uses artificial intelligence to find information early on about construction projects and delivers those leads to general contractors and vendors, announced today its funding of $450,000 led by Idea Fund of La Crosse to continue developing the technology and scale the product offering across
the Midwest.

Curate also announced its new board of directors made up of Mark Platt, Executive Sales Leader at Trane; Nick Amundsen, Vice President at JAMF; and chaired by Anne Smith,
University of Wisconsin Madison professor and Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic Director.

Dale Willis co-founded Curate in May 2016, while a PhD student in computer science at UW-Madison, with Taralinda Willis, who holds an MBA from UW-Whitewater and previously managed the construction of a $94-million multi-use facility. Read the full release here.