July 9, 2020
Sketch of an ADU for the city of Seaside, CA by Workbench
Designing a pre-approved ADU for Seaside, CA. Image courtesy of Workbench
Seeing is Believing: City of Seaside Showcasing ADUs with Innovative Public Demonstration Project
SEASIDE, CA, July 9, 2020 – If necessity is the mother of invention and policy reform the father of implementation, then Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) must be their children. Although ADUs — also referred to as granny flats, in-law units or backyard homes — have been on the housing scene for decades, their resurgence in popularity recently spurred California Senate and Assembly Bills to remove barriers to construction. With the red tape dissolving, ADU design is now evolving. The City of Seaside, in Monterey County, is at the forefront of this evolution with an incredible project showcasing the potential of ADUs.
May 29, 2020
Symbium Build launches for San Mateo, providing tools to build accessory dwelling units or ADUs
San Mateo launches Symbium Build, user-friendly online tool for homeowners interested in ADUs
SAN MATEO, CA, May 29, 2020 – The City of San Mateo announces its launch of Build, a free, online application powered by Symbium that helps residents quickly figure out if and what kind of an accessory dwelling unit (“ADU”) they can build on their property. Symbium Build may be accessed at
April 16, 2020
Symbium Wins the Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability
SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 16, 2020 – Symbium announced today that it has been awarded the Ivory Prize in Housing Affordability for its work mechanizing the rules and regulations of planning codes, making it quicker and easier for homeowners to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The Ivory Prize is an annual award that recognizes ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability.
April 16, 2020
Symbium Launches free Paycheck Protection Program tool for small business
Symbium Launches Free PPP Toolkit for Small Business Owners

While our valued government partners have turned their focus to responding to COVID-19, the Symbium team has considered how we can support them and provide additional value to the public in a time of need.

March 4, 2020
Symbium relaunches Build
Symbium Opens Service for Analyzing Zoning, Building Codes

The San Francisco company hopes to make a dent in California's housing crisis by giving homeowners and developers an interactive mapping tool to show them if and how they can build an accessory dwelling unit.

February 26, 2020
Symbium is shortlisted for the 2020 Ivory Prize
10 Housing Innovators Recognized in the 2020 Ivory Prize Competition
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Today, Ivory Innovations announced the Top 10 finalists for the 2020 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability. Focusing on innovators in housing finance, construction and design, and policy and regulatory reform, the Ivory Prize recognizes companies, non-profits, and government entities making measurable and scalable strides in housing affordability.
January 22, 2019
Symbium closes seed round led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partner
Symbium Secures $4 Million In Series Seed Financing Round Led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partner
SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 22, 2019 – Symbium Corp., the Computational Law company, announced a $4 million Series Seed round of financing led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners (HWVP). This investment will help Symbium expand its services in cities and counties across California. Mitchell Kertzman, former CEO of Sybase and current Managing Director at HWVP, will join Symbium's Board of Directors.
January 22, 2019
STiR Startup raises $4m to make regulations machine-readable
STIR Startup Raises $4m to Make Regulations Machine-Readable

The company, Symbium, operates on the concept of “computational law” — that regulations and laws can be translated so that computers can work with them just like any other data. It got its start in planning and zoning.

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