Custom Software Tools for Startups and Enterprise

We are CreateThrive. We create and build software products for Silicon Valley startups and multinational companies.

Working in a convenient time zone, we develop creative solutions using the latest technologies with special focus on ReactJS, Node, Ruby on Rails and NetSuite SuiteCommerce Advanced.

The client always comes first. We build deep relationships with our clients that go beyond technology, helping them achieve great results.

 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2018
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Montevideo, Uruguay
headquarters

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Key clients: 

Analytics Fire, Tavano Team, Dragon Army, SQDAthletica, DeliBest, BJØRN

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Full-Stack Agile Engineering for AI & IoT Company

"Our experience with CreateThrive has been fantastic!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CreateThrive provides staff augmentation for the company, assigning full-stack engineers to assist with building client-facing interfaces and support various large-scale product launches.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Menlo Park, California
CEO, AI and IoT Automation Solutions Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Working with CreateThrive has been a great success for the company thanks to its team's extensive technical know-how, effective communication, and responsiveness. They also excel at tackling challenging issues head-on while maintaining high quality and providing value.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of a firm that builds custom AI and IoT solutions for device manufacturers in multiple verticals, including energy, medical, smart sensors, and consumer robotics. Our solutions are currently automating over $2 billion in fleets of connected devices.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CreateThrive?

We leveraged CreateThrive’s full-stack expertise via their staff augmentation model.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found CreateThrive through a detailed vendor search and deep technical evaluation of multiple firms. We chose them because of their prior experience and track record of success.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

CreateThrive has helped build multiple highly-polished, consumer-facing interfaces and supported several large national and international public launches. Their skills as engineers, responsiveness, and excellent communication added up to a fantastic experience around launches and releases.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our experience with CreateThrive has been fantastic! They are great partners and I would recommend them wholeheartedly to any CEO or VP of Engineering.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They integrated well with our team and our processes. In addition to bringing their deep technical expertise surrounding web and mobile technologies, their communication and responsiveness while working together has been outstanding.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The thing that makes CreateThrive stand apart from other firms is their ability to solve hard technical problems and build properly engineered solutions while staying tightly focused on creating business value.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is very little they could do to improve. My only suggestion for the inexperienced is to document requirements as much as possible before starting any software project.

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

Staff Augmentation for E-Commerce Developer

"They’re very committed and engaged. The team also has good communication skills."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CreateThrive develops e-commerce websites in support of an internal team. In addition to custom programming, they also implement designs based on provided outlines.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Diego Isola
President, Tavano Team
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Third-party clients have expressed satisfaction with the sites. CreateThrive's reliability and dedication to quality have led internal stakeholders to hire them for multiple projects. They are an adaptable, deadline-oriented team with a wide range of mobile and web development skills.

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 president of Tavano Team. We develop e-commerce stores for various industries across the globe. We provide services around design, development, support, and digital marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CreateThrive?

CreateThrive helps us develop our e-commerce stores. We bring them on when we are overloaded with work and need to outsource tasks.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Typically we give them a design and they implement that layout on an e-commerce site. From that point on, they help us code the extensions or customizations of the website. 

What is the team composition?

On a typical project, one employee helps us. But, we use them on multiple projects at the same time. So we could have three developers from CreateThrive working for us at one time.

How did you come to work with CreateThrive?

They were recruited by a friend of mine. After I reached out to them, they demonstrated that they knew a lot about programming and development. We thought they would be a good partner to try.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested between $60,000 and $80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in April of 2018, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We continue asking them to join our projects because we trust them. Their work is mostly free of bugs, and the clients are happy.

How did CreateThrive perform from a project management standpoint?

They perform very well in project management. They’re very committed and engaged. The team also has good communication skills.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are committed to the work they take on. Also, their skills are impressive. They are top-notch in terms of coding and development programming. They do it all. They have the skills and processes for mobile applications, web applications, and e-commerce sites. 

Other vendors in the industry may not deliver or produce quick turnarounds. Or, they might not be committed to the project. None of that has happened with CreateThrive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The few things we’ve had to adjust, we’ve openly communicated with them. They’re very willing to adjust to customer needs. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

There’s not much advice to give because CreateThrive is mature enough to drive the project themselves. They will advise the prospect of what will work best. If they aren’t comfortable with a project, they won’t take it on. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have always delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They have very good rates for us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve shown that they can do the work in a similar manner as my own in-house developers.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The only reason I wouldn’t recommend them would be because I’m afraid they wouldn’t have enough resources for me!

E-Commerce Development for Athletic Brand

"They're always willing to think outside the box if the request we have is not straight forward."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CreateThrive developed an e-commerce website for a men's athletic wear brand. Their team designed, developed, and customized the site to the client's specifications.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Brisbane, Australia
Roisin Rafferty
National Marketing Manager, SQDAthletica
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The e-commerce site has improved their conversion rate by 80%, significantly increasing revenue. CreateThrive is communicative and responsive, quickly addressing any arising issues. Their quality work is a result of expertise and creativity. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are an Australian Men's athletic wear brand. We make high quality, technical workout gear designed specifically for men. I am the national marketing manager at SQDAthletica and I am responsible to managing how the brand is presented to customers and other stakeholders as well as running the online store.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CreateThrive?

We transitioned our e-commerce website to SuiteCommerce Advanced and engaged the team at CreateThrive to help us build out a number of customizations essential to the running of our business.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to increase the conversion rate on our website in order to drive revenue from this channel.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interviewed several web designers and realized the skill set we required (high-level experience with SuiteCommerce) was not easy to come by. Ale and his team are o the other side of the world but they are extremely easy to communicate with and have the highest knowledge in this area.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed, developed and implemented a number of customization for our website including design and functionality. Ale and the team have been able to help us with a lot of the back end set up to enable the site to do what we need it to do.

What was the team composition?

We worked with an agile approach using Jira and slack to keep communication flowing across different time zones. At any given time there are about 5 people involved in the development and project management of the site.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The customization and development done by ale in the team helped us improve our conversion rate by 80% driving significant incremental revenue from the site.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management and communication were outstanding.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Execution and communication. They are incredibly quick at solving any issues. They're always willing to think outside the box if the request we have is not straight forward.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No

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

E-Commerce Dev for Watch Company

"Everything was delivered on time and the quality of the work compared to the price was excellent."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

CreateThrive developed an e-commerce platform on Shopify for a watch company looking to increase sales volume. Working as an outsourced team, they designed the website and managed backend development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tom Monti
CEO, BJØRN Watch Co.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The e-commerce solution was launched on time and ran smoothly. CreateThrive’s team was highly responsive and able to communicate effectively in both Spanish and English. The quality of service was a great value. Their team was knowledgeable and met all deadlines.

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 co-founder of a watch company. We are an online business and sell through many retailers around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CreateThrive?

We don’t have an in-house tech team, so we need to outsource that work. We were looking to build a new e-commerce platform that could handle the volume of sales we were making and connect everything to one place. Shopify was the best option, and we needed someone to help manage and design that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They set up Shopify for us, designed the website, and handled all the backend editing. They did any coding or plug-in installation that needed to be done. They used a Scrum methodology in all software development.

What is the team composition?

CreateThrive had two people working on the project.

How did you come to work with CreateThrive?

They were recommended to us by a friend who had worked with them in the past. After an introductory Skype call, we got to know them and decided to move forward. They walked us through the work they’d done in the past. It was clear their team had a good idea of what we wanted and they were very knowledgeable.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested somewhere between $10,000–$25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in October 2018 and ended six months later.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform is up and running. I don’t have any specific metrics, but everything has been smooth. Everything was delivered on time and the quality of the work compared to the price was excellent.

How did CreateThrive perform from a project management standpoint?

Everything was great. We communicated through WhatsApp, Skype, and regular email. They also had a Slack workflow that we could check out.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was impressed that their team can handle several languages. I’m bilingual—Spanish is my first language and English is my second—and they were able to effectively work with that. I’d recommend them to international clients as well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, the project went great.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would say you should listen to their advice. You hire them for a reason, and they are the experts on the topic you should trust.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They did everything we needed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to some of my friends.

Development for Travel Start-Up

"Their communication was fluid and very responsive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CreateThrive developed a luggage-tracking mobile application from scratch for a travel startup in Uraguay. They worked in agile, 2-week sprints to adapt to changes along the development process. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employese
 
Montevideo, Uruguay
Jeronimo Acosta
Co-Founder and CEO, ChillTravel
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project was completed on time and satisfied all project stakeholders. The CreateThrive team is an excellent partner, especially for startups, because their development process is extremely flexible and their model often does not require them to increase charges for changes in scope.

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 a co-founder and the CEO of ChillTravel, a company based in Uruguay, with offices in more than six countries, including the US. We started with the invention of a smart wrapping for luggage, for protection purposes.

This is a big market, especially in South America. Passengers in airports tend to wrap their luggage in plastic, to prevent thieves from opening their bags. We’re adding more products and services to our offer all the time.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CreateThrive?

We’ve also developed an app and software with a lot of help from CreateThrive. It’s a lost and found application, not only for luggage, but for personal objects such as tablets, computers, wallets, etc., and it allows passengers to register all their belongings. Later on, if the item gets lost, whoever finds it (usually the airport or airline staff) can read the code that comes with the object and have the owner notified through their phone or email.

Two of my co-founders have a background in development, but we needed extra help. It was a very ambitious project, and we actually raised a lot of funds from angel investors. We decided to hire a professional company, and we met with some international providers based in Uruguay. We went for CreateThrive because they had a reasonable price, but they also seemed to understand our challenge.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I’m not sure what languages were used since I don’t have a background in IT, but our teams worked together on our website. CreateThrive did the front- and backend of the website, and they also worked on our app, so it’s difficult to say exactly which parts of the project they worked on as opposed to the work done by our team. My partner—who is the CTO of our company—allocated the resources CreateThrive had.

They did the e-commerce development of our website as well, but we aren’t using it right now. We’ve decided to sell through Amazon since we found that our local customers prefer buying through established platforms rather than our e-commerce.

What is the team composition?

I only know three members of their team, but I believe there are more. I’ve met with Joaquín (Co-Founder and CEO, CreateThrive) and Tomas (Co-Founder and CEO, CreateThrive) many times.

How did you come to work with CreateThrive?

I got a referral from a common contact. We vetted multiple companies. I prefer working with smaller providers, because I can get to talk to the owners then, at least in Uruguay. I believe we were one of CreateThrive’s first clients.

How much have you invested with them?

It was a $100,000 project, and they did around half of it. I believe we paid them around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with CreateThrive in August 2018, and we still have a relationship with them. We’re going to need a lot of services for a big project soon, and we’ll definitely ask CreateThrive for a price. I look forward to doing business with them again. They were very professional.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product was delivered as expected, even though we added a lot of changes. Everything they promised was delivered.

How did CreateThrive perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked in sprints, and we paid after each one was accomplished. They did everything on time, as predicted, and they helped us whenever we had an issue. We used a platform similar to Slack or Trello, and we could see everything they were doing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’ve had problems before with companies from Uruguay, especially when creating new products from scratch when we’re not 100% sure what we want to do. CreateThrive was very reasonable about the changes we suggested, and they didn’t change the price. Their communication was fluid and very responsive. The product was definitely good, and this is something I can say as a consumer.

I don’t know the specifics of IT, but I can say that the people behind CreateThrive are very responsible and professional. In comparison with other IT providers, the quality of CreateThrive’s work is very good, but their level of commitment is even better, and that’s very important.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I only hope they still have the same approach after they’ve become a big company.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It’s important to engage in communication with them and be specific. They’re understanding and easy to work with.

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