Hard hats go digital: Toric brings reliable, real-time visibility to project deliverables

Podcast: Politely Pushy with Eric Chemi

April 8, 2022 | Hosted by Eric Chemi

Toric co-founder and CEO Thiago da Costa joins the show this week. Brazilian tech entrepreneur Thiago shares how his initial attempt to develop a 12-unit building was the impetus for him to start Toric, a tech startup that’s already cracking the construction industry’s data insight conundrum.

Thiago is a lifelong entrepreneur, and he explores the lessons learned from his previous startups, including Lagoa, which he sold to Autodesk. His current venture offers a low-code, no-code platform that allows contractors, architects, engineering firms, and project owners to combine data from numerous platforms used in the field. And with the potential for construction miscalculations to cost billions, there’s no doubt that in this industry, details are critical, and mistakes are costly. 

We get into everything at the intersection of construction in the face of forces like the pandemic, the supply chain, skyrocketing prices, remote work, and the challenge of hiring tech talent right now. Change is nothing if not constant! 

Thiago and I even chat about the Bay Area’s Brazilian tech mafia—the influences, the players, and the community, and what’s leading these enterprising leaders to the city by the bay.