Elevating SaaS & marketplace apps since 2015.

Geekbears is a marketplace app and software design company with the experience of launching hundreds of digital products. We take a proactive approach with our clients to develop elevated user experiences that attract customers and grow businesses.

With locations in San Francisco and Mexico City, Geekbears works with startups and enterprises alike to solve their users’ problems and deliver growth-centric solutions by developing high-quality SaaS tools and mobile applications.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
  • 44 Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    United States
other locations
  • HERODOTO NO. 20
    Mexico City , MEX 11590
    Mexico

Portfolio

Key clients: 
UC Berkeley, Indeed, Hangurs, Dumpling
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My Portfolio (Geekbears)

Geekbears' website: https://geekbears.com/

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SchooLinks

SchooLinks is a web app that connects international students with thousands of potential schools. From general browsing to preference based filters, we helped students explore, correspond with, and ultimately, apply for schools with the push of a button. By gathering research from schools, students and educational agents, we were able to identify the key features needed for SchooLinks’ MVP (minimum viable product).

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Hangurs MVP : iOS App

We designed and developed the entire Hangurs iOS Mobile App from scratch. About Hangurs: Your clothes tell a story. How you feel, your mood, your vibe—all of it is an expression of who you are and told through your chosen style. But sometimes what’s available in your closet is not enough to satisfy what you're feeling inside. What then? You can stay home in solidarity. You can wear something that doesn't harmonize and expect to

be uncomfortable. Or you can head to the mall and desperately scramble through those racks. If you're lucky and find what you love, are you then willing to spend an arm and a leg on something you might just wear once? Enter Hangurs, a community driven rental marketplace for luxury wear and fashion. Our goal is to make high fashion clothing and accessories affordable and easily available. It's time to stop compromising the dynamic nature of our fashion needs and finally have the resources to let our inside out.
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Indeed Assessments (Homepage)

Needed to build Indeed's Assessment Page using WordPress. 

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Dumpling

We helped dumpling Inc. come up with their MVP 1.0 using the MEAN Stack. We came up with the UI/UX design for their mobile and desktop version of their site. Today, dumpling Inc. has raised $5 MM USD and has hired their own in-house team. They have pivot and now their mission is to empower millions of people to run their own highly-personal, grocery delivery businesses with just their phone and hustle.

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GoodLife Coupons

GoodLife Coupons is a free app catered to provide UC Berkeley students, East Bay locals, and visitors to the East Bay with 100’s of deals from local favorites. Our app is designed to use your current location to provide you with the nearest best bang for your buck coupons. We helped GoodLife Coupons transition from a hard copy publication to a business listing guide and deal finding the mobile app. We aided in market research,

designed the interface, implemented a booking system, and collaborated on additional product features.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodlife-coupons/id1267446241?mt=8

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UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association

The UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association is the largest student entrepreneurship organization at UC Berkeley, where dozens of the biggest tech companies have emerged from, such as Apple, Tesla, and Intel. Our own CEO, Marcos Mena-Brena, served as the VP of Technology at the BEA from 2016-2017. We helped in maintaining and developing a payment gateway and a membership system for them.

Reviews

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Web Dev for Immigration Application Process Platform

"The fact that the company was very well organized and efficient was most impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov 2019 - June 2020
Project summary: 

Geekbears implemented a fully functional website that included the capability of uploading podcasts and blogs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New Canaan, Connecticut
Jon E. Jessen
Owner, U.S. Immigration Knowledge Blocks LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project has been an invaluable asset to the client and Geekbears exceeded expectations. Their project management was very effective and they were responsive to all questions that were asked.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Owner of U.S. Immigration Knowledge Blocks LLC which is a new online business focused on creating, marketing, and selling digital products online in reference to the immigration application process, issues that may be encountered, and eligiblity requirements.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Geekbears?

To develop and implement a fully functional website for my business including the capability to upload podcasts, podcasts, and blogs onto the site.

What were your goals for this project?

To create a fully functional and operational website for my business with the capability of adding additional features, including an e-commerce store, in the future.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Geekbears was selected through Upwork by searching for a business that met my needs for this project.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Geekbears was extremely well organized and efficient during this project. They exceeded my expectations concerning the final product that was produced.

What was the team composition?

The team was comprised of four members.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project is invaluable since I have an online business that requires a solid website that can also be expanded in the future as the business grows.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management was very effective in that there was a project manager who would then delegate the necessary tasks to the team members and oversee the project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The fact that the company was very well organized and efficient was most impressive. In addition, the company was very responsive to any questions that I had.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score Overall the work was excellent as was the final product.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The scheduling was excellent.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of work was excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them to a friend.

Mobile App Dev for Fashion Rental Platform

"They’ve become passionate about an idea that isn’t even theirs."

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

GeekBears developed an iOS app for a fashion rental platform. They guided the client through every step of the process, using existing wireframes to design the UI/UX.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Kevin Meagher
Creative Director, Hangurs LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is nearing completion, much to the client’s satisfaction. GeekBears has accomplished every objective in a timely manner without sacrificing quality. The team demonstrates a high level of professionalism, experience, and enthusiasm in the collaboration.

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 creative director of Hangurs. We offer a fashion rental app that allows users to browse each other’s closets and rent outfits. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with GeekBears?

We needed help with overall app development. We had no background in app or tech development, and we were looking for a knowledgeable partner who could hold our hand through the process from start to launch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

GeekBears did everything from UX and user design to front- and backend development. My partner and I started with an idea and some frames drawn out for what the app would look like. We then sat down with the GeekBears development team to discuss design choices. The main goal was to make the app simple to navigate so that users will use the app and keep it on their phone. Once that was done, GeekBears built the app for iOS. 

What is the team composition?

Marcos (Founder) was the original person who brought us on and offered his expertise. My point of contact is Carlos (Co-Founder & COO). We get on the phone with him twice a week along with the four-person development team.

How did you come to work with GeekBears?

I found Marcos by browsing on LinkedIn. We were looking for California-based people with startup and CTO experience. When we reached out to Marcos, he got back to us quickly, and we hit it off immediately on our first call. He’s super down to earth and willing to break down technical concepts into layperson’s terms. He even came down to Los Angeles to meet us face-to-face.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in January 2018 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re hoping to launch the app on the App Store in the next few weeks; We’ll have more success metrics in the future. The past two years have been a process of learning how to better implement our app than what we initially thought. They walked us through as well as anyone could.

Our main goal was to bring our idea to fruition. In taking an idea from paper into existence, GeekBears has gone above and beyond. 

How did GeekBears perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve been blown away by their ability to keep deadlines. They’re always on time and professional even when we’ve been a little late in getting back to them. We usually have 1–2 calls a week. Our tasks are all in Jira, where we also keep track of the running timeline. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve become passionate about an idea that isn’t even theirs. It’s the best thing we can look for in a partner. I’ve worked with brands in creative direction before, and finding a partner who believes in a project as much as you do is an asset. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they’re a true partner. None of this could’ve happened without them. I wish I could say something negative, but I really can’t.

Any advice for potential customers?

Set up a meeting to meet with Marcos and Carlos. They’re amazing guys, and their developers work hard and care about their clients. 

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

Blog Page Design for Safari Nonprofit

"It was managed well."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2019–Ongoing
Project summary: 

Geekbears took on the design and development of a blog page for the company, with the objective of completing it quickly and at an affordable price.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Portland, Maine
Natasha Smith
Director of Operations, Safari Pros
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the page isn’t complete yet, Geekbears has managed the project well and provides quick responses.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Safari Pros is a not for profit membership organization. Our members are all specialists in selling safaris and cultural experiences to Africa.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Geekbears?

Design and build a blog page

What were your goals for this project?

To complete it in a cost-effective and timely manner.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Word of mouth

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

As per above.

What was the team composition?

There were a variety of team members involved from the beginning to end.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Not yet.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It was managed well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Response time.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nope.

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

Website Migration for Workspace Service

"Their attention to detail is massively important."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

Geekbears was hired to migrate a previous website into a newer platform. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Nabeel Ahmed
VP Sales & Marketing, Werqwise
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The migration was seamless. Geekbears' skilled expertise and organization had a significant impact on the success of the engagement. Customers can expect a trusted provider that meets deadlines. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the VP of Sales & Marketing at Werqwise.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Geekbears ?

We hired Geekbears to do a migration port from our old site.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a quick and seamless migration.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Referral

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We needed to have all website capabilities to be ported over to a new server in a seamless fashion.

What was the team composition?

The project team included two people. Marcos (Founder & CEO, Geekbears), himself, came into play to make sure that we were taken care of.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Major impact. We needed a migration to make sure everything was running correctly. With this migration, we were able to get our new site live and showcase to the world our new look and feel

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team was very organized and dealt with our overnight changes immediately. They hit every milestone and deadline with flying colors!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their attention to detail is massively important. Their expertise in the space really allows for them to be a trusted provider.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that I can see. 

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