What was the scope of their involvement?
We built a Cybercraft team with Eugene (CEO, Cybercraft) that was integrated into our own team. We were able to find strong team leads with impressive academic backgrounds and wide experience. Although they’re offshore, we consider them part of our team and part of our family. They tend to work on everything except UX, just because we wanted someone in the same time zone for that.
Our clients would come to us with a large automated test suite, and they would need to be automatically parallelized, distributed, collected, and piped back. These systems would push 10-15 terabytes of data per month, with petabytes of data stored in the backend.
We split our team with Cybercraft into two teams: one team was responsible for implementing wireframes and web frontend components. The other team builds the control plane and machine learning, as well as cost optimization in the backend. It’s really a full-stack operation. This is much more sophisticated than traditional web development.
What is the team composition?
We began with a team of four and grew to 20 members. We have two senior team leads based in Ukraine.
How did you come to work with Cybercraft Inc.?
We knew Eugene personally before he started Cybercraft. We knew him, both by reputation and by having worked with him, which gave us the confidence to work with him again.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve invested $1 million–$10 million.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together in October 2014, and our engagement is ongoing.