Ep 84 – Creating a Construction Tech Unicorn
Ep 84 - Creating a Construction Tech Unicorn
Sometimes, pursuing your dreams can take you right across the globe. And other times, it can lead you right home. Although Shane Hodgkins once had ambitions to change the world with his music, it was his family’s window installation company that catapulted Shane and his brother into the construction tech world. Now, Shane is the CEO of Matrak Industries, which has been hailed as the next construction tech unicorn. In this episode, Shane reveals how the idea for Matrak Industries came about, the early challenges in building the business, and how they raised $3m in funding.
Shane Hodgkins never imagined that he would be running a construction tech company with his brother.
However, after a stint working at his family’s window installation company and observing the unnecessary delays in the building process, Shane and his brother had an idea to revolutionise the construction industry: creating digital software to track materials and shipments.
Putting both heads together, they created Matrak Industries, the world’s leading materials & progress tracking software. To date, Matrak has raised over a whopping $3 million in funding. Not bad, we say.
In this episode, Shane reveals how he and his brother created Matrak Industries, the early challenges of building the business, and how they raised $3m in funding.
Shane Hodgkins is the CEO of Matrak Industries, the world’s leading materials & progress tracking software. Matrak allows every company on a project to track and share real-time information at every stage – manufacturing, shipping, installation, and defects – and makes commercial construction easy for everyone. To date, Matrak has raised $3 million in funding.
How Shane cofounded Matrak Industries [13:50]
The early challenges of building a business [25:19]