A Daring Digital Agency For Startups

We’re a London-based digital agency which provides technical and design support to ambitious startups and small businesses across the globe. We know that hiring a technical team is an expensive and time consuming process, and we’re here to change that. We create innovative, best in class products and get our clients to market faster, so that they can focus their precious time where it’s needed most.

We're a highly skilled team in which each member has over 10 years experience in their respective fields. We specialise in the design and build of both native phone and web applications, with extensive knowledge of react / react native, vue, angular, node, python and ruby. We also have plentiful experience in the kind of ruthless prioritisation that’s required in those critical early stages of building and scaling.

The full team is based on-site in our office in Aldgate, London. Our recent clients have included e-commerce platforms, cyber / physical security companies, health care providers and videography agencies.

We understand that time is precious, and so we adopt Agile methodologies to work in short sprints; allowing the project to be fed back on and iterated quickly.

If time is your nemesis, talk to us

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2018
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 114 Whitechapel High St
    London, LND E1 7PT
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Bombinate, Risk Ledger, Raider Zero, Hand Me Health, Promo Push

Bombinate

Services: Web Development

Bombinate have searched the globe for the highest quality menswear brands, allowing you to buy directly from the makers on bombinate.com.

http://bombinate.com/

Risk Ledger

Services: Web Development

Risk Ledger is a platform that helps corporates efficiently measure and mitigate cyber security risk in their supply chain. Rather than sending the traditional security questionnaire spreadsheet to suppliers, they simply fill in a single form in the app.

http://riskledger.com

Raider Zero

Services: Design, Web Development

Raider Zero is a full service visual production studio specialising in branded content and lifestyle campaigns.

http://raiderzero.com/

Hand Me Health

Services: Design, Web Development

Hand Me Health makes basic healthcare accessible and affordable to everyone, keeping you and your family well, without the expensive medical bills. The platform connects you with a certified nurse who will create a treatment plan just for you.

Promo Push

Services: Design, Web Development

Promo Push is one of the world’s leading electronic music promotion services.

http://promopush.com

Hacksaw Academy

Services: Design, Web Development

Hacksaw Academy is a fully interactive platform divided into bite size programming tutorials. Instead of using generic examples or videos to teach programming, it has an easy to follow path enabling you to build useful and functional apps online. 

http://hacksaw.academy

Reviews

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Code Review for Food Service Database

"They pushed us toward a superior product."

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

Hero Team did code review for a website that hosts a database. They evaluated existing code and created new wireframes for improvements, along with a review of the site’s security.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Domini Hogg 郝怡琳
Founder, Tried and Supplied
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website has been redesigned with a React frontend following Hero Team’s recommendations. Other suggested optimizations have resulted in a faster loading time and fewer bugs. The team’s focus on business needs helped them envision a redesign that has improved the conversion rate.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of Tried and Supplied, an online supplier database for the food service industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Hero Team?

I hired them to do a full code review and make suggestions for how to improve our site and provide guidance on our future product development.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to ensure our new developer was fully up-to-speed with the code base, and we wanted to ensure the security of the site. We asked Hero Team to make suggestions for product improvements.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found several vendors on YunoJuno and our internal developer and I interviewed each of them. What impressed us about Hero Team was their commercial understanding of how to quickly deliver what we wanted.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

One of their team members spent three days with us in our offices, running through the code with our developer and drawing up new wireframes for the improvements. He assessed the security of the site and spotted a number of gaping holes that we needed to fix.

What was the team composition?

We worked with one code reviewer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have eliminated our security risks and completely re-written our front-end in React as opposed to the much older Angular.js. This means that our site is much lighter, loads faster, and is written in more consistent code. That code is easier to fix, so we spend less time fixing bugs and also create them less often. The designs are also much more user-friendly, which has resulted in an increase in conversions for supplier sign-ups.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project was managed very well. We kept to our schedule and achieved everything we set out to do, which was no mean feat. They were extremely efficient with their time and went above and beyond to help out later on when we needed to complete additional development quickly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They really thought about the business first and foremost, rather than the development. This meant that they were able to make a much bigger impact on our business in a shorter timeframe. They questioned our assumptions and got us thinking differently about the UX, and they pushed us toward a superior product.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re completely satisfied.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They responded quickly and were very flexible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are very good value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything was always delivered to specifications.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Frontend Dev for Risk Management & Cybersecurity Platform

“They are advisors as well as developers.”

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

Hero Team is developing the frontend of a platform that allows companies to mitigate risks posed by suppliers. They have also worked on the API and conducted tests.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, UK
Haydn Brooks
CEO, Risk Ledger
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Hero Team inspires confidence with their top-notch output, which has received positive feedback from internal stakeholders. The team is highly organized and responsive. They tackle changing requirements adeptly and provide counsel that has enhanced the product.

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 CEO of a startup that helps clients measure and mitigate cybersecurity risks in their supply chains.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Hero Team?

We needed a team to produce the frontend of our online tool.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Hero Team developed the frontend of our platform, which helps corporations manage the risks posed by their suppliers. They provided advice on the frontend’s look and feel, then built it out using HTML, CSS, and Vue.js. After building and putting together all of the workflows, pages, and components, they built out all the tests as well. Then, they helped tie the API on the backend to the frontend.

What is the team composition?

During the main development phase, we worked with the founder and four other people.

How did you come to work with Hero Team?

I don’t usually reply to cold emails, but I did respond to theirs. We spoke to one other development agency but chose Hero Team.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent £70,000 (approximately $88,100 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2018, and the work is ongoing. The bulk of the project is done, but they still need to do a few changes because we changed our minds about what the project should do.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product is stunning, and our CTO thinks it’s excellent. Hero Team doesn’t just do what we tell them to—they take the time to understand exactly what we are trying to achieve. They’d push back if things are wrong and advise us if things need to be changed.

How did Hero Team perform from a project management standpoint?

Our CTO acts as their project manager. We chat every day using Slack, and we also have a weekly standup call. Initially, they broke down the whole project into tickets and put them all on a Jira board. They then gave us access so we could add new tickets and look at the ones they were working on. They’ve also dealt with bugs quickly and easily.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are advisors as well as developers. You could share your vision, show them some designs, then let them run with it. They’d come up with new ideas as well as things that need to change. They’d come up with challenges before they posed problems. It’s like having four employees attached to the company. They’re a nice group of people.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure the initial planning is done. Talk to them about the project and your key objectives, and paint a picture of the product that you’re building. That’s how you can unlock the value that Hero Team brings. Also, provide constant feedback on what you like or don’t like about their work.

5.0
Overall Score We haven’t experienced any problems. Plus, they are highly flexible. I can see working with them as much as we can.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are willing to work long hours when we have tight deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re cheaper than other companies in London.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It’s excellent, and it works.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them and will continue to do so.