Experienced Startup Professionals

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Beanmachine was founded by experienced startup professionals and built to help entreprenuers and businesses take their Mobile or Web ideas from concept through execution. 

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2017
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Santa Ana, CA
headquarters
  • 15 Mac Arthur Pl #1709
    Santa Ana, CA 92707
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  1. ShiftMe - OC based startup that was recently aquired by Forge
  2. Talnts - Mobile Startup that raised on a $50m valuation with their MVP
  3. Jask.ai - Security Startup that has raised $39m from firms like Kleiner Perkins

Reviews

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Wireframe & Pitch Deck Design for Startup

"The engagement started okay, but they did not make me feel like a partner or even a priority client."

Quality: 
0.5
Schedule: 
0.5
Cost: 
0.5
Willing to refer: 
0.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - May 2019
Project summary: 

Bean Machine came on board to develop a pitch deck and wireframes. They were supposed to deliver supportive documentation and user stories.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
Founder, Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bean Machine didn’t satisfy any of the requirements. The team wasn’t receptive to feedback or suggestions. Communication and scheduling faltered.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a startup. We seek to create the perfect symbiotic environment for brand and consumer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bean Machine?

I’m trying to get my startup past the MVP stage. I hired Bean Machine to create a pitch deck and high-fidelity wireframes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Bean Machine did not deliver the finalized wireframes or pitch deck that I hired them to create. They also didn’t provide the user documentation or stories that were supposed to support the wireframes and pitch deck.

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with the company’s two founders.

How did you come to work with Bean Machine?

I found Bean Machine online and chose them based on cost.

How much have you invested with them?

Costs ranged between $5,000–$10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together spanned February–May 2019. I ended the engagement after eight weeks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Bean Machine’s quality of work was poor. They did not deliver a pitch deck or wireframes that were decent from professional standards. I’ve shown other firms Bean Machine’s work, and they can’t believe how much money I spent and how much time they took for what they ended up giving me. I’m beyond disappointed.

How was project management handled?

Bean Machine didn't handle communication well, and their responsiveness was poor. They did not adhere to deadlines. I tried to suggest better means of communication, but they did not change.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The engagement started okay, but they did not make me feel like a partner or even a priority client. I tried to be patient and understand their methodologies, but their communication was bad. 

Any advice for potential customers?

They’re very unprofessional. If you want to save money and receive good results, don’t work with Bean Machine. They were nice, but that doesn’t matter when it comes to business.

1.0
Overall Score They taught me what not to do.
  • 0.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 0.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 0.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 0.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Dev for Education Startup

They provide a complete picture of the project.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bean Machine is developing a website to prompt pre-seed fundraising. Services include programming and design.

The Reviewer
 
1-10
 
Orange County, California
Zeb Cyrus
CEO, Edumite Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are confident that the new website will attract investors. Bean Machine’s team is talented and honest, fostering a seamless collaboration. They offer fair industry pricing.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Edumite Inc., an educational startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bean Machine?

We hired Bean Machine to develop our website. We’re in the pre-seed round of fundraising, and we wanted to put together a site to provide potential investors with information on our company and our plans for growth.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Bean Machine is building our website. They do programming and design.

What is the team composition?

I worked with 3–4 developers.

How did you come to work with Bean Machine?

I found Bean Machine on Upwork. After interviewing a number of vendors, Bean Machine provided the best answers to my questions and the most reasonable cost. They seemed like the best overall fit for my company’s needs.

How much have you invested with them?

My company has spent between $7,000–$10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement began in October 2018 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We think that the website will help attract investors with interest in education and a desire to push this project forward.

How did Bean Machine perform from a project management standpoint?

When my team proposes an idea, Bean Machine walks us through why it would or wouldn’t work, and they relay the costs of taking different approaches.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Bean Machine is competent, realistic, and honest. They provide a complete picture of the project. Also, their costs are reasonable.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we haven’t had any problems.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Enterprise Fire Safety Company

“Bean Machine helped us achieve the functionality and design that we wanted.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bean Machine redesigned a website to reduce information overload and streamline the site’s structure. They integrated the site with Salesforce Pardot and implemented Google Analytics. Support is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
50-100 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Elizabeth Davis
Marketing Manager, Capstone Infrastructure Protection Services
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The updated site has fulfilled internal expectations and garnered high praise. Bean Machine is engaging, communicative, and timely. Customers can expect a reliable partner that will use their technical knowledge to guide business objectives and drive progress.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the marketing manager at Capstone Infrastructure Protection Services. We provide industrial fire, safety, and security services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bean Machine?

Our website was copy-heavy and had too many pages. We hired Bean Machine to streamline content and redesign the site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked together to develop a new website. My team provided the copy, which Bean Machine uses to build web pages. They integrated the site with Salesforce Pardot. Bean Machine also implemented Google Analytics and educated my team on how to use it.

What is the team composition?

My team works with Robyn (CEO and Owner, Bean Machine).

How did you come to work with Bean Machine?

My company sought a progressive vendor that was familiar with the most up-to-date technologies. We found Bean Machine on Upwork.

How much have you invested with them?

The amount we’ve spent is average with industry website development costs.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work began in January 2018 and is ongoing. We have a month-to-month contract with Bean Machine.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’ve received positive feedback on the website. Bean Machine helped us achieve the functionality and design that we wanted. Our metrics have stayed the same, which we expect because we have a unique, regulatory-based audience.

How did Bean Machine perform from a project management standpoint?

Robyn conveys complex technical information in simple terms, which enlightens my team and chief business development officer on progress and the direction in which we are going. We typically communicate via email. During the development phase, we had weekly calls. Robyn even came to our office, which was fantastic. Now, we don’t speak on a regular basis, but whenever we have a problem with the site, we can reach Robyn. She responds quickly.

Robyn set a timeframe that flowed seamlessly, and she adhered to the schedule. Any delays were due to unforeseen circumstances and understood by all parties involved.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Bean Machine’s strong understanding of technology combined with their forward-thinking mentality enabled them to determine what was best for our business and what direction we should take. They were incredibly helpful in integrating Salesforce Pardot and Google Analytics.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m happy right now.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling was spot on in the beginning, but my company caused delays.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have referred them.

iOS & Android App Dev for Enterprise Saas Solution Company

“Their deliverables were better than we expected.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2017 - Jan 2019
Project summary: 

Bean Machine developed iOS and Android MVP mobile apps for a SaaS shift management platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Orange County, California
Megan Hottman
Co-Founder & CEO, ShiftMe
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The high-functioning app has attracted users on both the App and Google Play stores. Bean Machine fostered an effortless collaboration, communicating seamlessly and adhering to the timeframe. The team’s industry experience and forward-thinking outlook allow them to provide helpful insights.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of ShiftMe, a SaaS platform that simplifies scheduling for hourly employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Bean Machine?

My company needed assistance in building the MVP of our shift management platform.  

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Bean Machine developed the MVP of our iOS and Android mobile apps. They created different access levels, enabling employees to switch shifts and managers to approve these changes.

What is the team composition?

I worked with around eight developers from Bean Machine.

How did you come to work with Bean Machine?

A trusted personal reference recommended Bean Machine.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from December 2017–January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Bean Machine helped us publish the first version of our product on the App and Google Play stores. The app works well and has attracted users. Overall, the outcome was successful.

How did Bean Machine perform from a project management standpoint?

Bean Machine was easy to work with; they managed deadlines and communicated well. We spoke via Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Bean Machine was experienced and forward-thinking. They provided actionable insights. Their deliverables were better than we expected.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they were on top of everything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them.
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Verification Level
Bronze
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
California
ID
201711610232
Date of Formation
Apr 18, 2017
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
2
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Jun 19, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
4
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
May 28, 2019