Cecilian Partners Named PHL Inno 2023 Fire Award Honoree

In a tough year for startups, Cecilian achieved remarkable growth with an innovative product lineup and exceptional team

NEW HOPE, Pa., Aug. 18, 2023 – Cecilian Partners, a high-growth proptech startup offering digital solutions for homebuilders and land developers, has been named a 2023 Philadelphia (PHL) Inno Fire Award honoree in the Igniting category. PHL Inno’s premier awards program, the Fire Awards recognize 20 organizations and individuals that are leading the region’s innovation scene.

“We’re proud to be recognized among other incredible startups that are driving growth and innovation forward in Southeastern PA,” said company co-founder John Cecilian, Jr. “Our amazing team deserves credit for their talent, ingenuity, and commitment to customers — all critical factors in Cecilian Partners’ extraordinary growth.”

Cecilian stands out even in Philadelphia’s thriving startup ecosystem, which currently ranks 11th among major startup hubs in the U.S. Since its founding in 2019, Cecilian Partners has focused on the fastest-growing segment in residential real estate: new homes.

The firm’s unique software platform forms the backbone of the new home value chain, from land to lots to homes to residents. Cecilian’s products digitize the end-to-end land and property development process — bringing data into one place, automating manual activities, and delivering a better, faster customer experience at every point in the customer journey.

In just four years, the firm soared to the top echelon (5%) of revenue growth in the region. Revenue tripled in the last 12 months, far outpacing the typical growth rate for early-stage SaaS companies. At the same time, Cecilian has seen zero customer churn on its core enterprise platform, the XO, the first and only of its kind in the market. A key differentiator is that the XO was built with and for industry leaders, ensuring it meets the specific needs of master planned communities.

Cecilian also grew its client base 65% over the past year, with a national footprint of builders and developers across multiple states — including more than 75 clients in Texas and Florida alone, where 27% of all new homes in the US are built.

The complete list of 2023 Fire Awards honorees is published in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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About Cecilian Partners

Since 2019, Cecilian Partners has sought to bridge the digital divide between homebuilders, community developers, and home buyers with its patented technology platform. The firm’s property development software, 3D mapping technology, and data management solutions simplify the complexities of placemaking for builders and developers while offering interactive experiences that transform the home buying experience. Cecilian Partners collaborates with land developers and homebuilders across the U.S. who aspire to modernize their digital footprint and ease everyday pain points associated with building and buying homes. For more information, visit or our Linkedin Company Page.