What was the scope of their involvement?
Lightmatter turned my vision for the product into a working prototype from the ground up, handling the initial technical scoping of the product and then developing the database, algorithms, security, and UI/UX. Their main focus was on the capability to pull metadata out of the Google Calendar system and matched it with salary information within a company.
That data was then displayed on a dashboard as a snapshot cross-section of metrics such as meeting hours per employee per day, cost per meeting, meeting efficiency rating, and a variety of other statistics. We had to do a lot of security work to protect all of that information before being able to market it to companies that had to give over those personal details to the software.
After an initial round of investment, they turned our MVP into a functioning SaaS product. They used a number of different technologies, predominantly including Python, Django, and React. Those enabled an incredible level of data visualization for our dashboard, as well as a surveying mechanism to include anecdotal feedback from attendees of corporate meetings as well.
What is the team composition?
We had anywhere from 5–6 people working on the project at any given time. Ben (CTO) and Greg (CEO) were the main drivers of the work, and then they had a project manager, UI specialists, and developers as well.
How did you come to work with Lightmatter?
I was referred to Lightmatter by an individual I had worked with at a previous position who had only great things to say about them. I got to see some of their work, which was really impressive, and meet Ben and Greg who demonstrate a level of optimism that makes a huge difference in any business relationship, so I knew that they would be a good fit for my project. I had them vetted by a CTO that I trust who spoke very highly of Ben’s technical acumen, so we moved forward from there.
How much have you invested with them?
In total, we spent about $300,000 with them.
What is the status of this engagement?
The bulk of the work lasted from January–July 2018.