What was the scope of their involvement?
SamsonOS provided all the development capabilities and built the platform from scratch. We have people who go through the code and check on what they’re doing, but we don’t have the capability to build the platform ourselves. We did handle the marketing.
SamsonOS had three or four people full-time working with us. We have had a been a bunch of different assets throughout—designers, project managers, coders, and even the founder, Vitalii, got involved since there are so many phases that you go through in a project like this.
How did you come to work with SamsonOS?
We were looking at five or six other web developers and had used other developers before to see where things were going before we decided to go with SamsonOS. The reasons we went with SamsonOS were their transparency, workflow, and communication. There’s been an honesty on promises versus deliveries throughout the entire process. Given that we’ve been working on this for so long, that’s unique. We got the sense that it would be like that quite early.
How much have you invested with SamsonOS?
It was a substantial amount of money, especially for a startup, but it was money that we felt we needed to invest in building a secure platform.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with them in 2015. SamsonOS has been our developer since day one. We’ve been working on this project for the past two years, and it’s been quite extensive. We’re still building the platform, but we’re going to be launching in beta within the next couple of weeks.