What was the scope of their involvement?
They began by helping us create an MVP version of our platform that reflects our goals. We workshopped for one week to identify the look and feel of our vision. After narrowing in on our target users and understanding the problems we needed to solve, they helped us define our current and future business requirements. They developed the MVP with consideration for new versions so that it can evolve easily. Their team helped with product design, built every screen, and implemented UI features on the front- and backend.
Additionally, they created a landing page for us, aided in brand focus, and provided materials for future marketing presentations. Their team implemented features that allow users to use filters, define their space selections, etc. They also created a video to showcase the product on our homepage.
What is the team composition?
The Gradient provided one founder as a project coordinator for every step of the project. We also worked with a project manager, designer, marketing personnel, and a business analyst. They replaced team leaders depending on the main focus during the current stage.
How did you come to work with The Gradient?
I discussed the project with 10-12 companies and told them our specific expectations and requirements. One of the companies we spoke to referred us to The Gradient after hearing our needs. We had a Skype call with their team and met them in Ukraine. It was after this meeting that my team decided we wanted to work with them.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent between $30,000-$40,000 so far.
What is the status of this engagement?
We’ve been working together for four months and have recently wrapped up the current project of developing a prototype. We are now talking to investors, and once our team completes that, we will be working with The Gradient again, hopefully around November 2018.