What software consultants do startups like to work with? – Tech Crunch
Engineering outsourcing has become more and more popular in recent years, so we started a new initiative to Software Consultants Profile Most of all loves working with startups. Founders and other startup leaders, just fill in the data This is a quick scan With some additional details to help us find the right ones.
For our first profile, we interviewed Joshua Davidson, CEO of Chop Dawg, earlier this week. “We’ve been around since the early days, and we’ve kept our fit,” he explains. “If you ask one of our partners… I think what they will tell you is that longevity allows us to tell people not only what to do, but we know why to do it this way, how to be more realistic — save time, save energy, but also know What not to do. Long ago, we probably made every mistake you could think of. And it’s an advantage.” The software development agency has worked on more than 350 digital products since its founding in 2009, for startups of all sizes.
More details in the link below. But first, here are some of the reviews we actually got from the new survey.
Consultant: appetizer apps
Recommended by: Andre Ekmayr, Founder good empire
certificate: “They had a good reputation globally and produced some good products. We also liked their flexible model – we were able to use our Chief Technology Officer to lead a team of six developers from the Appetizer team, with occasional UX/UI, product management and project management as needed, It was properly collaborative, not a Blackbox agency arrangement… so we were able to build capabilities in-house at the same time, rather than subordination. [Working with them] It allowed us to get the first iteration of the product to market from scratch within three months. We were able to create both iOS and Android versions simultaneously.”
Recommended by: Sameer Mirza Fifth Star Chests
certificate: Fifth Star Funds (our fund) is a philanthropic venture fund focused on bridging the funding gap for Black founders, on the run with family and friends. We are an evergreen fund, so as the startups we invest in grow, all proceeds are funneled back into the fund so we can invest in more founders (hence the charitable part). Aloa is our development partner because they have integrity. First, they are in line with our mission and provide services at a cost price to anyone we invest in. Second, they helped do the work for some of our team members and built our website for free. Aloa understands the pain points of outsourcing. Not only will they tell you what to do, but they will understand your business problems and figure out the best way to solve them using technology. In some cases, they turned potential customers away from encouraging them to use no-code tools because Aloa wasn’t worth their money yet.”
Consultant: Ajmera InfoTech
Recommended by: Shintan Bakshi, Sky Co
certificate: “As a startup CTO, I was looking forward to working with a team that could go on for many years of development and product launch. Our small team and company, which has been booted up, have tried to invest and train new employees, but in the end they will lose junior developers through attrition due to the competitive landscape. At Ajmera Infotech we have found experienced architects and developers with whom we have been able to work through multiple versions.We have built trust and can really take advantage of external time zones to gain 16-18 hours of productivity.For our company, this has allowed us to stay within our budget and continue to Adding value to our products and services.
Consultant: Gonkalu (Gonka) Moraes, Rishabh Jaipuria (RJ) from DevGrid
Recommended by: Leo Malav, Co-Founder and CTO of Orbix360 Inc
certificate: “We have gone from running a SaaS ‘hobby’ offering to running a real company with goals, releases and a growing client base. Thanks to DevGrid, we have an achievable product roadmap, revenue model, and investment demand plans.”
Recommended by: digi ario, ludah
certificate: “[We chose them for their] Expertise, transparency, cost-effectiveness, and willingness to help. [They] He helped us, and we continue to help, to translate our idea into a market-ready solution that customers love.”
Recommended by: Garland Kahn, consultant
certificate: “[They have] Deep understanding of cloud technology and how it is used in conjunction with open source software to provide us with an infrastructure that is scalable yet easy to understand and maintain. They were literally trying to make themselves obsolete! “
Consultant: appetizer apps
Recommended by: Matt Brennan, exchange now
certificate: “The Appetizer team developed groundbreaking apps and also secured with TradeNow’s vision from the start. We were able to develop a great working relationship early on and continue to do so throughout the journey.”
Recommended by: David Paulan Archeology
certificate: “Aloa approaches this space differently. They don’t like their solution; they are fond of the outsourcing problem. Before they decide how best to approach our experience, they first understand us as a company. Then, instead of acting as a development store, they basically provide the infrastructure Necessary for a seamless experience They’ve screened over 10,000 companies and matched you with the one that makes the most sense for you They have a PM tool that focuses on managing client-facing projects They have a billing tool so we don’t have to deal with international fees, exchange rates or tax compliance International.They have an audit process based on the custom development strategies they put in for us.Then they also have a strategist, someone in the US, who acts as an account manager in case you need anything.What is wild is that they do all this at a price that is still outsourced. They helped us not only grow our technology, but they helped us understand how we were growing our technology. One of the greatest values is their focus on education. I’m not a technology leader, so being able to understand the process of what’s going on, and allowing me to talk more intelligently about The product, it was fantastic.”
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App Agency Chop Dawg on helping startups build for the long term: Miranda Halpern spoke with Davidson about trends in the application development industry, how the popularity of outsourcing technology has changed since the pandemic and more. One thing you should know about Chop Dawg is that Davidson says, “As a company, we always try to be better and better at what we do. Even today, wearing my CEO hat, I’m constantly like, ‘How can our operation improve?'” What new technologies can we adapt? What new design trends and technology trends can we take advantage of? “I think this is probably one of the things I am most proud of.”
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