ICON is a construction technologies company dedicated to revolutionizing homebuilding using 3D printing robotics & technology, software, and cutting-edge materials.
ICON's mission is to re-imagine the approach to homebuilding and construction and make affordable, dignified housing available to everyone throughout the world.
ICON was founded in 2017 by Jason Ballard, Alex Le Roux and Evan Loomis. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
ICON has delivered more than two dozen 3D-printed homes and structures across the U.S. and Mexico. More than half of those homes have been for the homeless or those in chronic poverty.
ICON revealed its “next generation” Vulcan construction system and debuted its new Exploration Series of homes. The first home in the series, “House Zero,” was optimized and designed specifically for 3D printing.
ICON's proprietary Vulcan technology produces “resilient, energy-efficient” homes faster than conventional construction methods and with less waste and more design freedom. The company’s new Vulcan construction system, can 3D print homes and structures up to 3,000 square feet, is 1.5x larger and 2x faster than its previous Vulcan 3D printers.
ICON is backed by Tiger Global, Norwest, 8VC, BOND, Oakhouse Partners, Trust Ventures, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), CAZ Investments, Citi Crosstimbers, Ensemble, Fifth Wall, and others. The company raised an additional $185M in a round on Feb 18, 2022, which valued the company at around $2B. This is an extension of its previous $207M Series B raised in Aug 2021, bringing the round total to $392M. The additional investments brings the total amount raised by ICON to $451.5M to date.