Developer productivity is where the 'rubber meets the code' at Torc. Customers want to understand productivity to manage teams more effectively, and the best developers want to understand it to upskill themselves and be recognized.
For nearly two decades, the Torc Team and board of directors have all believed how people and businesses work is on the precipice of major change. In our own ways, whether starting freelancing and crowdsourcing platforms or running large, global transformational enterprises, we’ve all worked to accelerate this future.
We’ve watched the freelance market grow, waiting for a platform that would take the enterprise market by storm and be the clear leader with both companies and freelancers. When that didn’t happen, we began a series of conversations about what was missing and how we could bridge the gap.
Torc is the outcome of those conversations. We believe the crucial missing elements for both freelancers and enterprises are an ecosystem approach and an evolution on how developers are measured, incentivized, and compensated.
Freelance platforms today promise to democratize work from the constraints and rigidity of traditional, full-time employment. But finding your next job isn’t the same as establishing, growing, and shaping your professional career as a freelancer.
Torc is a Community; a source for great jobs; a place to build careers; an ecosystem based on trust, security, transparency, and opportunity. For companies and developers alike, freelancing should elicit excitement about the future, not concern or uncertainty.
Our name is derived from the physics concept of ‘torque’—a measure of force that can cause an object to rotate about an axis, often at an accelerating pace. We believe open work models and the ecosystems that support them are the ‘force’ that both freelancers and enterprises can use to change course and move beyond the confines of traditional employment. We call this the physics of work. This is Torc.