Citizen Professional
Founded 2014Partnered 2016First SaaS Customer 2017Nationwide becomes strategic investor 2018


Betterview is the only property data platform that informs every transaction for decision-makers who want to reduce risk, cost & waste in an increasingly competitive environment. They provide software and services that capture, organize, and analyze data for buildings and properties to unlock valuable insight. Our company is quickly becoming essential to every transaction by making every property thoroughly understood.

Betterview was founded in 2014 by David Lyman and David Tobias. David Tobias was born into the insurance industry having grown up in the family business of performing property inspections. Realizing that the number one most problematic part of any property was the roof, he teamed up with his fellow Bay Area friend, David Lyman, to find a solution. David Lyman is a repeat startup founder with a deep background in enterprise software.

Investment Rationale:

When 645 first invested in Betterview, the team was focused on utilizing drone footage to help insurance companies in capturing and analyzing roof inspection data . Although they have since pivoted slightly away from that vision, the core attributes of the company that first got us excited remain in place today. The founders had deep domain expertise and were moving quickly in a large and nascent market. This has continued to serve them well as they have built Betterview into a leader in the space