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Cult of Coders is a Romanian company born in 2015 from a noble affinity for coding. With the sole purpose to make a difference in the software development world we carefully craft web & mobile apps with love and passion.

Our biggest dream is to become one of the top software companies in Eastern Europe, and what better way to achieve this dream if not by helping others achieve their dreams.

We usually let our work do the talking. So, let’s see, how can we better help you bring your dreams to life?

 
$1,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Iasi, Romania
headquarters

Portfolio

Dimmi

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Due diligence tracking is an essential step towards closing, but it can be time consuming and an organizational challenge.Leverage.Capital replaces and improves upon traditional due diligence tracking methods (e.g. spreadsheets), while automating a number of processes and providing several benefits for everyone involved without significantly adjusting existing workflow. Leverage.Capital increases the certainty of execution, saves time and improves communication. Being given the fact that this is a software, it reduces human error, provides vendor analytics and a searchable database, and also provides everyone involved with the best opportunity to close as efficiently as possible.

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Web Dev for Legal Claims Company

“Everything is working well, and the project was a success.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2017 - 2018
Project summary: 

Cult of Coders provided software development services, building software in the Meteor framework. They worked alongside internal resources who took care of the creative aspects of the project.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Frankfurt, Germany
Benedikt Quarch
CEO, RightNow Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished software launched successfully and was well-received by its user base. The project management improved throughout the work, with an effective manager overseeing the scope and managing the sprints. The team is experienced and able to produce reliable deliverables.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of RightNow Group, a consumer and legal tech startup. We buy consumer claims and process them automatically, in and out of court.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cult of Coders?

We rely on our IT infrastructure, as we buy claims from consumers and automatically process them in our settlement. We had some specific software issues around buying the claims and building the software for processing them. Cult of Coders was an addition to our internal IT team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were involved mainly in the development process, with some input in the creative side, though that was largely done internally. They coded the software for processing claims, working in the Meteor framework. Initially, they worked alone, until we introduced our internal IT team to work with them in parallel. We still go to them with specific projects, but almost everything is done by us internally now.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Theodor (CEO, Cult of Coders). We have a good business relationship with him, and he has good IT experience. I’ve also worked with one of their developers. They have a good team and company culture, and they’re also very knowledgeable.

How did you come to work with Cult of Coders?

We heard of them by chance, through a connection. We chose them because we thought they worked professionally, with skilled coders and good prices.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent €80,000–€100,000 (approximately $90,000–$112,500 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them on this project from fall 2017–fall 2018. We’ve continued with some specific projects after that and are still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve launched the new software, especially with the lawyers we’re working with on processing the claims. Everything is working well, and the project was a success.

How did Cult of Coders perform from a project management standpoint?

The beginning was a bit chaotic, but they installed a project manager who did his job very well. We used some software tools, working in sprints and had weekly check-ins, which worked very well. The project manager had a good overview of the work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a good team, and we can rely on everyone there. Their organization is very good, and Theodor is very experienced—it’s great to do business with him.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s some room for improvement on the project management side in terms of determining the structure of the work, especially at the beginning of a project. They also assigned some very young developers, so focusing a bit more on the experience level of the resources is another thing to improve.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It’s important to have transparent communication and focus on the structure of the project. Theodor should be involved in the beginning.

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

Development Support for Consumer Technology Startup

“They’re smart and offer strong suggestions but also know how to adapt once we make a firm decision.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cult of Coders is providing development support to launch a new consumer-facing digital solution. They’re mainly working on multiple code bases, assisting with the mobile app, website, and browser extensions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York City, New York
CTO, Consumer Facing App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Proactive and methodical, Cult of Coders is fully invested in their work. They’re diligent in informing internal teams when issues arise and have proven capable of resolving challenges independently. Furthermore, they’re able to pivot their approach and bandwidth to accommodate project needs.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO and chief product officer (CPO) for an emerging startup. We’re launching our flagship product as we speak.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cult of Coders?

In order to release our product, we needed to simultaneously write and launch several code bases. This included code for our mobile apps, web site, browser extension, and self-service portal. Cult of Coders joined our project to support our development efforts, working in conjunction with 3–4 other teams.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Cult of Coders is helping us develop a consumer-facing digital solution. At the moment, they’re working on our code base in addition to some of the ancillary tasks such as the design and design review. The code base is mostly in Node.js, and they use React Native for our mobile app and Chrome extension.

What is the team composition?  

The team consists of about 11–12 resources. They’ve assigned a project manager, but I also interact with individual developers as needed.

How did you come to work with Cult of Coders? 

I originally tracked down Cult of Coders through some of their previous work. The solutions were impressive, and we ended up collaborating on a project together. It was a natural choice to bring them on again for this engagement.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $25,000–$50,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement? 

Their work started in December 2018 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve received positive feedback on Cult of Coders’ work from a closed group and have thoroughly enjoyed working with their team.

How did Cult of Coders perform from a project management standpoint?

From a project management point of view, they've been pretty nimble. The team is process-driven, adopting a practical development model that combines my needs and how I’d like the process to work with their recommendations. There have been a couple of times when we've either had to change focus or had more momentum in one way or another. In those cases, they've been great at swinging resources in and out to focus on where we needed to be. We use Jira and a few other tools to track their work.

What did you find most impressive about them? 

I appreciate that they’re opinionated and pragmatic without being high-bound. When we encounter problems, they care enough about our project to come up with a holistic solution. This is possible because they understand why they’re doing what they’re doing, which allows them to exercise decent judgment. 

I’ve worked with development shops in the past that only focus on execution. By the end of the project, I’d see that there were issues along the way, but they didn’t inform us nor resolve them. Cult of Coders is different. They’re smart and offer strong suggestions but also know how to adapt once we make a firm decision.

Are there any areas they could improve? 

No, I don’t have anything to add. I give them feedback all the time, and they’re good about sourcing expertise in areas where they’re not familiar. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?
 
Be sure to allocate enough time to decide on your requirements before starting the project. For us, I wish that they would’ve pushed back a bit more on the start date until we had everything in place. At times, they’ve been ahead of me in terms of the requirements, which is good, but they could’ve pressed me to follow best practices.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're very cognizant of my budget and are quite proactive.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them.

Customer Portal Dev and Support for Shared Workspace Company

“Cult of Coders works at an incredible velocity.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cult of Coders has fixed performance issues and provided support on a Meteor customer portal. They have developed internal administrative tools. Currently, they are working on a new billing service.  

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Senior Product Manager, Co-Working Space Collective
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Utilizing their Meteor expertise, Cult of Coders has enhanced performance and delivered valuable functionalities. Their team is committed to the highest quality results. Customers can expect an offshore partner that is responsive and timely.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a senior product manager at a co-working space collective and social club.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cult of Coders?

Our website’s member portal was experiencing massive outages. However, our in-house team was not familiar with Meteor, the web framework used to build the portal. We needed to outsource portal support and development to Meteor experts.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cult of Coders fixed performance problems in our customer portal. Since this initial project, they have provided backend system support and maintenance. They have worked on internal administrative tools that help us manage our co-working spaces and social clubs. Currently, they’re developing a new billing service.

What is the team composition?

We have engaged with Theo (Co-Founder, Cult of Coders). We also work with Ciprian, Tudor, and George (Backend Developers, Cult of Coders). Ciprian is the lead engineer and oversees Tudor and George.

How did you come to work with Cult of Coders?

Another agency we were working with recommended Cult of Coders.

What is the status of this engagement?

My company engaged Cult of Coders in May 2018, and our partnership is ongoing. We plan to work with them through the end of 2019, if not for longer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Cult of Coders’s deep understanding of Meteor allowed them to resolve massive performance issues within our system quickly and efficiently. The billing service they are currently developing is a critical component of our business.

How did Cult of Coders perform from a project management standpoint?

Theo played a large part in setting up our partnership and rectifying the portal’s performance issues. Our project manager works with the Cult of Coders engineers, who have become an extension of our internal product team. They join all of our sprint planning and roadmap meetings, demos, and daily standups. We use Jira to organize our tasks and GitHub to collaborate on software development. We communicate via Slack, Google Hangouts, and email. Theo has helped with SOW management and resourcing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Cult of Coders works at an incredible velocity. They ensure our infrastructure supports new initiatives and spaces through efficient sprint performances. Unlike other development agencies we have worked with, Cult of Coders has adapted to our culture and processes. Their team has become very tied to our core business. They have internalized the meaning of our work and are committed to fixing the problems our members and users face.

Theo was a core contributor to the Meteor open-source framework; as such, he and his team are extremely knowledgeable and have many helpful contacts within the Meteor community.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The team is incredibly adept in engineering and building. However, they could benefit from more internal management and administrative systems.

Any advice for potential customers?

Provide context and expectations early in the engagement and integrate Cult of Coders with internal teams. Also, it is worth noting that Cult of Coders is an offshore vendor, but any adjustments that must be made are reasonable and worthwhile.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There’s no perfect system when it comes to planning engineering work, but they are very good at planning things early and understanding priorities.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided amazing value for money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are excellent engineers.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer