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Serokell is a software research and development company, focused on high complexity tasks in the area of computer science. Since its founding in 2015, Serokell bridges the gap between business and computer science.

Our team consists of more than 50 professionals from all over the world. Many of them, apart from being brilliant programmers, are engineers and have Ph.D. in mathematics, algebra, game theory.

Serokell values education and scientific progress. We have a partnership with one of the top Russian universities ITMO and provide consulting/teaching services. We are also a sponsor of the scientific Olympics and the Bioinformatics Contest.

Service lines of Serokell are:

⦁ Research - our team of math and computer science academics uses respective skills to analyze whitepapers, find an opportunities to realize a bravest customer's ideas and come up with solutions that are non-generic and attuned to the needs of customers.

⦁ Development - architecture, protocol, implementation: offering full-cycle development we make sure that our software has a neat dependency structure and is fail-safe.

⦁ Auditing / Consulting - by auditing the technological and business processes of the company, we find opportunities to optimize it and build a list of actions to improve.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2015
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Tallinn, Estonia
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AI Development for a Goverment Agency

"Everything is always completed on time."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Serokell OÜ delivers end-to-end facial recognition and data-collection software development services for a ministry of one the European countries. They work on AI, computational systems, and hardware integration.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
Advisor, Government Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The progress delivered by Serokell OÜ so far has satisfied project stakeholders' expectations. Despite some hiccups in the strategic alignment and communication between various project groups, the team's technical expertise has shined over the course of the project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization and your position.

I’m an advisor on information privacy in a ministry of citizenship protection and also the product owner of the facial recognition system.

"Z." is an artificial intelligence that is being developed for a public-private partnership. Our main goal is to create a system of facial recognition for the local Olympic committee and the ministery of sports to deter crimes in stadiums.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Serokell OÜ?

Local laws don’t allow anyone to collect personal information without user permission. Serokell OÜ is developing a distributed system for collecting stored personal data.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re performing turn-key development, in which I would note the following stages:

  • Research and proof of concept: Implementation of Gaussian processes and latent variant models on Haskell
  • Back-end AI core development
  • Building distributed computation systems for the needs of AI
  • Development of a personal data security system with multiple uses
  • Hardware soft integration
  • DevOps

What is the team composition?

At the moment there are 8 people working on the project.

How did you come to work with Serokell OÜ?

At the first stage we discussed the scope of work with several vendors, Serokell OÜ made a proof of concept, and that closed all of our questions and doubts.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our contract is from July 2018–July 2020

How much have you invested with them?

At the moment, we expect it to be around €800,000 (approximately $881,000 USD).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their proof of concept and MVP were really exciting. They proved that can achieve an accuracy rate of face detection of up to 99.75%. 

An AI core is already developed, and the next stage is training the facial recognition system and collecting information for its correct operation.

How did Serokell OÜ perform from a project management standpoint? 

The development process isn't entirely transparent, in my opinion. Sometimes our technical overseers criticized them for weird work prioritization. But they do well now. Everything is always completed on time.

What did you find most impressive about them? 

I don’t have a lot of experience with companies like this, which why I can’t tell a lot. However, the Serokell OÜ team seem almost like geniuses to me. They have very extensive technical expertise.

Is there anything Serokell OÜ could have improved or done differently?

I would like a little more attention paid to the indirect wishes of the customer, as well as greater transparency of development, with timely updates of the current program code on Github. It would also be nice to have a little more direct communication with the developers.

What advice would you give to potential customers?

Their choice of technology makes the starting price of development high. I am sure that lowering the bar of the offered services would give them the ability to earn much more. Don't hesitate to try to bring expectations (and price) lower than what is offered at the start.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Blockchain Development for an Education Company

"We have a great relationship with Serokell OÜ. We understand one another, and they’re very flexible."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Serokell OÜ developed the backend of a blockchain solution for an education company. They helped manage an ICO and now run 6–7 nodes with AWS. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
St. Petersburg, Russia
Roman Alterman
Business Development Manager, DISCIPLINA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s work has met all requirements so far, leading to more tasks for Serokell OÜ. Professional, communicative, and proactive, Serokell OÜ takes the time to design roadmaps and plan sprints weekly. Despite time differences, they lead a reliably smooth workflow.

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 a business development manager at DISCIPLINA, a blockchain solution to verify students; academical history and skills of students, such as their grades, exams, courses taken, and achievements throughout their life. It provides the opportunity for head hunters and companies to find specific students with specific skills and verify their field.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Serokell OÜ?

We searched the market looking for different technical solutions to realize our ideas. There weren’t any working solutions for us that were flexible enough for us, especially since we’re working with private data. it became clear we needed to create our own solution from scratch. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started with the technical documentation and business requirement specifications. We ran an ICO together and raised some funds before the development. We’re not developing the blockchain. We did the frontend development for our side, and Serokell OÜ did the whole backend. 

We have 6–7 nodes running on Amazon. People can use it, but they can’t install and download the node. We did some testing, and now we’re working on the maintenance to allow people to download the node and start maintaining the network.

What is the team composition?

There were 6–12 people depending on what we needed to create. It’s an average of 9–10 people on the team. The CEO is responsible for all their improvements in development, and we have a team lead in charge of the technical teams. The CTO is in charge of architecture and all technical solutions.

How did you come to work with Serokell OÜ?

I researched companies and we chose Serokell OÜ. I found them on their GitHub.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $400,000–$450,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We couldn’t be happier with our business development director who sets up the roadmap. We are always following our roadmap. We aren’t only partners in business but have become friends. We love the way Serokell OÜ works and their approach, and we are happy with the results. 

How did Serokell OÜ perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Jira and Slack to communicate, and we have weekly sprint planning as well as online and in-person meetings.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We have a great relationship with Serokell OÜ. We understand one another, and they’re very flexible. We have the opportunity to meet in person as well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They have developers from all around the world, so sometimes we’ve had the problem when we need to contact someone from their team but they’re sleeping, for example.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Stop configuring and start working.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer