The building solutions startup AkitaBox has raised $1.1 million to ease a backlog of customers looking to use its product.

The Madison startup and gener8tor grad was co-founded by 35-year-old Todd Hoffmaster, a former industry consultant who coordinated the construction of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building. AkitaBox and its six employees have 16 customers, including UW Health and the $14 billion multinational company Aramark, which offers food services and uniforms.

But AkitaBox has several customers waiting to use its solution, which helps building managers track maintenance and inspections. It lets them, for example, digitally pull up the owner’s manual on an HVAC machine and figure out when it needs maintenance. Read the full story here.