Outsourcing engineering has become more common in recent years, so we’re launching a new initiative to profile the software consultants that startups love to work with the most. Founders and other startup leaders, fill out this quick survey with a few more details to help us find the right one.
For our first profile, we interviewed Chop Dog CEO Joshua Davidson earlier this week. “We’ve been around since the early days, and we’ve maintained the relevance,” he explains. “If you asked any of our peers… I think what they are going to tell you is that longevity allows us to not only tell people what to do, but that we know That’s why to do it this way, and how to be more practical – save time, save energy, but also know what not to do. Since so long, we’ve probably made every mistake you can think of Which is an advantage.” The software development agency has worked on over 350 digital products for startups of all sizes since its inception in 2009.
More details in below link. But first, here are some of the reviews we’re getting from the new survey.
Consultant: appetizer apps
recommended by: Andre Eikmeier, founder of good empire
Testimonial: “They had a good reputation globally and produced some good products. We also liked their flexible model – we were able to use our CTO to lead a team of six devs from the appetizer team, sometimes with UX/UI, product management, and project management, to do it appropriately. was a collaborator, not a blackbox agency system. So we were able to build capacity in house at the same time instead of dependency. [Working with them] Allowed us to bring the first iteration of the product to market in three months from the start. We were able to build iOS and Android versions simultaneously. “
recommended by: Sameer Mirza, Fifth Star Funds
Testimonial: “Fifth Star Funds (our fund) is a venture philanthropic fund focused on closing the funding gap for black founders around family and friends. We are an evergreen fund, so as startups we invest in , by the way all the returns are credited back to the fund so that we can invest in more founders (hence the philanthropic part). Aloa is our Dev Saathi because he has integrity. First, he is associated with our mission and through us Providing low cost services to anyone who wants to invest. Second, they have helped some of our team members do the work and make our website free of charge. Alloa understands the pain points of outsourcing. They’re not just going to tell you what to do, they’re going to understand what your business problems are and figure out how to best solve it with technology. Has turned away from encouraging customers to use no-code tools because alloa Wasn’t worth his money yet. “
Consultant: Ajmera Infotech
recommended by: Chintan Bakshi, skyku
Testimonial: “As Startup CTO, I was looking to work with a team that could be sustained for many years of growth and product launches. Our small team and company, which was bootstrapped, took the time to invest and hire new employees. but eventually fired junior developers due to competitive landscape.At Ajmera Infotech, we found experienced architects and developers with whom we have been able to work through multiple releases. We have built trust and truly leverage offshore time zones to achieve 16-18 hours of productivity. For our company, this has allowed us to stay within our budget and continue to add value to our products and services. “
Consultant: Goncalo (Gonka) Moraes, Rishabh Jaipuria (RJ) from devgrid
recommended by: Leo Malvey, Co-Founder and CTO Orbix360 Inc.
Testimonial: “We went from a ‘hobby’ SaaS offering to running a real company with goals, releases and a growing customer base. Thanks to DevGrid, we have an attainable product roadmap, revenue model and investment solicitation plan.”
recommended by: Daisy Ario, laudaah
Testimonial: “[We chose them for their] Expertise, transparency, cost-effectiveness and willingness to help. [They] have helped, and are still helping, to translate our idea into a market-ready solution that customers love. “
Consultant: Managed Cube
recommended by: Garland Kahn, Consultant
Testimonial: “[They have] A deep understanding of cloud technology and how to use it in conjunction with open source software gives us an infrastructure that is scalable but easy to understand and maintain. They were literally trying to make themselves obsolete!”
Consultant: appetizer apps
recommended by: Matt Brennan, trade now
Testimonial: “The Appetizer team has developed great pioneering applications and believed in the vision of TradeNow from the very beginning. We were able to develop a great working relationship from the very beginning and continue this along the journey.”
recommended by: David Pavlan, bracketology
Testimonial: “Aloa sees this space differently. They don’t just love their solution; they love the problem of outsourcing. They first give us an idea before they determine how to best handle our experience. Think of it as a business. Then, instead of serving as a dev shop, they essentially provide the necessary infrastructure for a seamless experience. They’ve vetted through over 10,000 firms and Match you with the firm that matters most to you. They have a PM tool focused on client-facing project management. They have an invoicing tool, so we don’t need to deal with international fees, exchange rates or international tax compliance Not required. They have an audit process that is based on custom development strategies created for us. Then they also have a strategist, someone in the US, to act as an account manager in case I need anything. Works in. What’s wild is that they still outsource it all for one price. r do. Not only did they help us develop our technology, but they helped us understand how we were enhancing our technology. One of the biggest values is their focus on education. I’m not a tech leader, so my ability to understand the process of what’s happening, allowing me to speak more intelligently about the product, has been incredible. “
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App Agency Chop Dog to Help Startups Build Longer: Miranda Halpern talks with Davidson about trends in the app development industry, how the popularity of outsourcing technology has changed since the pandemic and more. One thing you should know about Chop Dog is that Davidson says, “As a company, we are consciously constantly striving to become better and better at our work. Even today, with my CEO hat on, I’m constantly like, “How can we improve our process? What new technologies can we adopt? New design trends, technology trends can we take advantage of?” I guess. That’s probably one of the things I’m most proud of.”
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