What was the scope of their involvement?
They do not offer UX or design services, however. When projects require those elements, Invatechs Software will search within their network for a designer, or I search within my network in London. I also have a background in UX, so I will sometimes work closely with their team to design the product. In the cases where there is no need for high-end UX or designs, simple out-of-the-box design principles are sufficient.
What is the team composition?
We work with 5–10 people at any given time. A benefit of working with an agency like this is that we can expand and contract our team according to the needs of our business. They’ve been very flexible in that regard. Our team usually consists of one backend engineer, one frontend engineer, one tester, a technology lead or manager, and sometimes a business analyst who will work out the business logic behind the product.
How did you come to work with Invatechs Software?
We learned of Invatechs Software through a referral from the CTO of another startup my business partner has invested in. We had a productive in-person meeting and felt comfortable selecting them as our agency of record. Because they are a smaller company, we thought that we could have a more personal, and likely more fruitful, relationship with them because we’d be a meaningful part of their business.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent at least £100,000 (approximately $126,200 USD).
What is the status of this engagement?
Our engagement began in December 2018 and remains ongoing.