Tracy Young is a construction engineer turned startup CEO.

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After witnessing the inefficient ways technology was used (or not) in construction, Tracy Young cofounded PlanGrid, a company focused on developing productivity software for the construction industry. Created in 2011 with Ralph Gootee, Antoine Hersen, Kenny Stone and Ryan Sutton-Gee, PlanGrid quickly grew to 450 employees. The software helped build more than one million construction projects around the globe before it was acquired by Autodesk in 2018 for 875 million dollars. Before developing PlanGrid, Young helped build hospitals in the Bay Area.

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