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We are a full-cycle agency, blending our talents in branding, UX design and technology to professionalize disruptive companies and create exceptional web, mobile and software applications. 

All of our clients have a problem to solve, and our job is to adapt and find solutions. This is why we chose a Slinky® as our logo. It's an object that is flexible and durable, involving a lot of science and art. Ingenuity is something we admire and hope to bring to all of our projects.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Montevideo, Uruguay
headquarters
  • José Ellauri 1010, 7th floor
    Montevideo 11300
    Uruguay
other locations
  • WeWork Penn Station, West 36th Street
    New York, NY 10018
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Leadbird, FR8, Khül, FlashParking, LifeXT, LifeTripper, DXP

Creditcheck is an in-house product developed by Capicua. It is a SaaS (Software as a Service) aimed at lenders who need to approve loans quickly but need complete financial data and credit history on their customers. Capicua's experience in developing technological products for the financial sector allowed us to create a robust, coherent and user-friendly computing solution. The product features a microservices architecture

that allows us to create custom workflows for our clients based on their credit checking processes.

DXP is a Houston-based industrial supplies company with a presence in several US cities. They needed an ecommerce app that would connect to their legacy ERP, which required us to make a custom code layer. We created the iOS mobile application, including the UI/UX design.

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Kühl

Kühl offers a line of high-quality hiking pants and shorts, performance shirts, outerwear and outdoor clothing. Capicua has played an important role in designing Kühl’s ecommerce site and promotional materials, creating a new version of their home page, product pages and checkout experience. https://www.kuhl.com/

FlashParking offers an integrated suite of hardware and cloud-based software solutions for parking companies to manage their parking lot and valet operations. Capicua has collaborated with the company many times for various design and development projects. We built the current 89-page version of their website, communicating with their team to receive content and assets and complete the project in a tight time frame.

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LifeTripper

LifeTripper is a mobile application that gives people a better way to share their travel memories and plan future trips. Capicua provided a full suite of services, including logo and branding, website creation and the UI/UX design and development of the mobile application. http://www.lifetripperapp.com/
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MoneyPocket

Money Pocket is a system created by the company Wealthstake that allows users to invest money in different ways. We developed their UI/UX design and the mobile applications for iOS and Android using React Native. Additionally we created videos for the company to present the product to their investors.

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Mandala

Mandala is a new cryptocurrency exchange on a mission to “connect the universe through blockchain.” The Mandala team wanted to design an exchange for all types of users, combining an accessible design with the power of a traditional exchange. Capicua designed the UX/UI of the dashboard. We had to immerse ourselves in the cryptocurrency world, studying other exchanges and pages that offer signals. We consulted experts in the
field, which was particularly important since what Mandala wanted to offer wasn’t in the market yet and we needed an in-depth understanding of the subject. We also successfully implemented the frontend using React. https://mandalaex.com/
Tom Tours is a travel agency providing flights, tour packages and tailored vacation experiences for their clients. They wanted to modernize the look and experience of their website. Capicua designed and implemented the new version of the Tom Tours site, using the Divi Builder for Wordpress and customizations built with React. https://www.tomtours.com/
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Leadbird

Leadbird is a B2B, real-time lead generation service allowing users to purchase and act upon new business leads directly within the platform. They offer a set of automated tools that help businesses get found online, control their reputation and generate new sales leads.

We provided logo and branding services as well as application design and development.

The core of Leadbird is its powerful application backend.

Using new technologies such as Node.JS, Angular and others, we built a platform that rapidly processes more than four million database records to efficiently deliver content.

https://www.leadbird.com/

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FR8

FR8 Star is a San Francisco startup aiming to improve the freight industry with cloud-based tools. Their online application makes fleet management hassle-free. Through fr8.guru you can locate shipments, optimize fleet schedules and identify available capacity on freight truck routes, and sell this capacity to shippers that need it. FR8 approached Capicua to build the next generation of their online application. The requirements

included front-end design and development with an updated user interface, which we completed using React, an emerging technology at the time. https://fr8star.com/info/

Reviews

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LMS Platform Dev for Software Development Firm

"We found Capicua to be really inquisitive and interested in the work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A software development firm hired Capicua to support them in the build of a platform. Using LearnDash, they collaborated together to build an online LMS for high net worth individuals.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Software Development Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are pleased with Capicua’s performance, noting their technical expertise, collaborative nature, and willingness to learn new technologies. As a result of the team’s contributions, the final product met the high expectations of the client.

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 a software development firm. We’re responsible for delivery of digital services and software development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Capicua?

We needed a partner to collaborate with to build an online learning management platform for high net worth individuals.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked together on the build. We used an LMS based on WordPress called LearnDash.

What is the team composition?

There were about four people on the team.

How did you come to work with Capicua?

I met the founder of Capicua, and we got along well. I gave his team a shot with the project and wasn’t disappointed.

How much have you invested with them?

It’s between $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January of this year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were able to deliver a high-quality platform that met our client’s needs and expectations, which were very high. The look, feel, and user interface were all excellent. What could’ve been a $150,000 project was delivered within a much smaller budget because the quality of communication and of the team.

How did Capicua perform from a project management standpoint?

The management of the project was a shared responsibility between both of our parties. We didn’t have any issues.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We found Capicua to be really inquisitive and interested in the work. They were punctual for meetings and appointments, and they were always eager to bring new ideas to the table.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. A lot of the technology we used was new to them, but they were able to learn it quickly.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Outsourced App Dev for Partnered Agency

"I think they went above and beyond in their effort to make us look good and make the client look good."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Sept. 2020
Project summary: 

Capicua was a provider of outsourced app development for a digital agency. They collected data before outlining a UI/UX plan. The team worked to deliver a user-friendly interface and an API-integrated backend.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Chris Varosy
Partner of Creative, Primitive Spark
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Capicua's work contributed to a product that seems to have pleased the third-party client and secured an enduring relationship between the client and their partner. Despite large changes in scope, the Capicua team navigated these challenges adeptly. They communicate well and are easy to work with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Primitive Spark is a digital product design agency that focuses on software products. We don't have development resources, so we partner with firms like Capicua on our project work when needed. I'm a co-founder and Partner of Creative.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Capicua?

Our project with Univa to design and build a new application called NavOps Launch. Univa has considerable in-house development resources, mostly focused on back-end technology. This product is a front end application that integrates deeply with their APIs. We brought in Capicua to expand our team with development expertise.

What were your goals for this project?

Overall, we wanted to provide an easy graphical user experience for an audience that is shifting to less technical people. During the design part, we brought in a dev lead from Capicua to gather requirements and participate in UX design. During the implementation part, we brought in a development team from Capicua to build the front end application. We wanted to operate as an extension of Univa's in-house dev team, which focused on building the back end.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Initially, they were recommended by another of our technical partners. We also worked with them on another project, where our client had brought them in and later brought us in to do the UX work.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Capicua provided requirements gathering, technical documentation, development design and implementation, front end development, QA and testing.

What was the team composition?

On the Capicua side, we had a dev lead, a technical project manager, 2 developers and a QA engineer. We also had a developer from the client as part of this team. On our side, we had me, the engagement lead and UX lead, a project manager and another UX designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Univa is a client we've worked with several times over the years, and we value our relationship with them. So it was important to me that our collaboration with Capicua yielded high quality results. My feeling is that the client was pleased with the work we did, and hopefully Univa will continue to partner with us on future projects.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our internal project manager ran the overall engagement from our side, but we also had a technical PM from Capicua who coordinated everything on the dev team's side and he worked closely with our PM. Over the course of the project, the client increased the scope significantly, and our combined project management team did a great job communicating status and impact of the changes.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Capicua has talented people who are easy to work with and communicate well. I think they went above and beyond in their effort to make us look good and make the client look good.

Are there any areas for improvement?

One thing is anticipating schedule shifts. Capicua's resources were scheduled on another project right after the project was supposed to end, but it didn't end on time due to client delays. They could have been more proactive about planning for this.

5.0
Overall Score A trusted partner!
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They did a solid job
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There are always cheaper resources, but Capicua is worth what they charge.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I highly recommend Capicua
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I hope we can continue to work with this great team.

Multiple Developments for Office Catering Platform

“They're heavily involved, and they make themselves a part of our team.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Capicua does development work for an online catering platform. They created an admin portal and provide vendor functionalities, and they’ve overseen several other tasks in Vue.js, Python, and Django.

The Reviewer
 
100 - 200 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Kash Mathur
COO, Chewse
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The results of Capicua’s work are good. They respond quickly, and they participate in a variety of standups and meetings. The quality of their work matches their speed and organization, and they offer appropriate resources for the tasks at hand.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're an online platform that allows companies to order meals from local restaurants. I'm the COO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Capicua?

We wanted someone to help us rapidly code the site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided functionality on the vendor side of our business, and they created a portal where we could manage some of the data we host. They did such a good job that we opened a long-term relationship with them and have completed several projects together. We gave them some of the designs, but they brought in a designer as well. They worked in Vue, and we eventually gave them more responsibility in the backend, which is built in a Python/Django stack.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team of three or four.

How did you come to work with Capicua?

We work regularly with offshore development shops, and they were very invested in our relationship. I made the decision to hire them.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about $250,000 over the past year.

What is the status of this engagement?

The collaboration started in either December 2018 or January 2019. We still work together, and we've just started a new project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Development is an iterative process, and they respond quickly to feedback. Our results are very good.

How did Capicua perform from a project management standpoint?

They're incredible to work with. Their communication is very good, and they've come to meet with us a couple of times. They participate in our standups and have access to our Slack channels. They're heavily involved, and they make themselves a part of our team. They're very well organized, and they use Jira to manage deadlines. They always deliver on time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They work very quickly, and I'm always surprised by the quality of their work, especially given their speed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't have anything they should improve. They always find good resources to meet our needs, and they're very responsive.

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 already recommend them.

Web & App Dev for AI Security Camera Company

"Capicua has done a good job of creating a relationship."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Capicua developed a website and a hybrid app for users to access software of an AI software company. The team created marketing collateral including the site’s visual interface and consumer experience products.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CEO, ROG Security, Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Capicua has produced high-quality deliverables consistently, resulting in recurring collaboration. The team has provided detailed project overviews to ensure transparent engagements. They have been accessible and invested time to build a valuable partnership.

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 ROG Security, Inc. We develop and provide AI software for security cameras.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Capicua?

We wanted a partner to work on non-core applications. I have an internal dev team that works on internal software development but needed a team to develop consumer-facing products.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Capicua built a couple of products for me. One of them was marketing collateral such as website development, graphic interface, and customer experience. That’s on the website. Additionally, they developed my mobile application for consumers to use our AI application. Their team worked on developing the mobile app using our APIs to interact with our software. They built the product for both Android and iOS. I don’t remember exactly, but I believe their team worked with React, so we didn’t have to create each platform natively.

What is the team composition?

We’ve communicated with the co-founder. A team of developers has worked on the project.

How did you come to work with Capicua?

I used Upwork to identify candidates. I talked with Ismael (Co-Founder, Capicua) and really liked him. I decided to test them out on an initial project. They worked on it cost-effectively. Communication was really good, which has always been a challenge with other offshore teams. They presented themselves as part of a team and spoke English well. It worked out well, so I continued to bring them on with additional projects as needed.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $25,000–$50,000 on this collaboration.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with Capicua around February 2019. Their work with us is project-based. Right now, they don’t have any work but I did ask them to bid on a new project for me. So far, they’ve completed between 3–4 projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’ve been happy enough that I keep going back to them. The quality of their work and their communication have been excellent. Capicua hasn’t done optimization work, so I can’t give numerical metrics. 

How did Capicua perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication has been really good. They’ve always provided a scope of work so we’re clear upfront. Their team has always been available to me on Skype. They’ve also been a part of our Slack channels. While they use tools that enable us to walk through interfaces interactively, we don’t use any tools that keep me abreast of where they are in a project specifically. But I haven’t had a problem in terms of communicating where we are in the timeline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Capicua has done a good job of creating a relationship. This has been appreciated and different from other offshore companies. I’m not even a big client of theirs but they've come to the US to do their rounds and build the partnership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m not a tech guy so this might be an unfair comment. They could implement tools to minimize communication hiccups. An infrastructure of repositories for products such as codebases could tighten communication in terms of progress.

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 B2B Lead Generation Platform

“I've been very pleased with the quality of their work for the price we paid, which was a fraction of the cost of a US developer.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Capicua designed and developed a platform, including the backend and frontend, that incorporates millions of records and allows users to search for leads. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Leadbird.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Capicua provides a great value for the investment. In addition to delivering a well designed platform, they were great at meeting deadlines and communicating throughout the project despite their location. 

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 Leadbird.com, a B2B lead generation platform and marketing tool kit.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Capicua?

We needed help building a platform that would help users quickly search and find new business leads. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Capicua designed and developed a platform that incorporated millions of records, including the frontend and backend, that allows users to search for leads, make payments, and access subscription options. They also developed a widget that saves data and creates a direct email campaign. They used a variety of technologies, including HTML, CSS, Microsoft Azure, and Java.

What is the team composition? 

We work with four main designers and developers.

How did you come to work with Capicua?

I met the CEO of Capicua at a networking event. After working on some smaller projects with them, I decided to work with them again based on the quality of their work and pricing. 

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested about $75,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working together since January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The partnership has been positive overall. I've been very pleased with their quality of work for the price we paid, which was a fraction of the cost of a US developer. 

How did Capicua perform from a project management standpoint?

They're good at meeting deadlines and communicating; we didn't have any language barrier issues. They also manage projects well through Jira and Trello. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They excel in design. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything. We probably needed more than four engineers working on our project, but that was more of a budget constraint on our end. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer