Custom web and mobile application development

Founded in 2014, Start Matter is a successful custom software development company. Our specialization is web and mobile development for early-stage startup companies. Our customers range from startup to commercial from all over the world. Over the years, we have worked in such domains as: legaltech, fintech, martech and web development platforms.

In 2018 Start Matter has become a resident of Belarus High-Tech Park, which is a sign of confidence at the State level.

Encompassing a combination of industry-specific knowledge and in-depth understanding of business processes, we are committed to the success of our clients and help in the delivery of valuable solutions for business owners across various domains.

How can we help your business:

  • MVP Evaluation - get your top-notch idea estimated timely and cost-effectively.
  • Strategic Partnership - hand over the technical side of your product partly in exchange for equity.
  • Full Cycle Development - get your project “turnkey”. From R&D to launch. 
  • Dedicated Teams - get your own development team which feels and performs absolutely like in-house. 
  • Strategic Consulting - get your attention drawn to the edgy moments you may not know.
  • Maintenance and Support - stop worrying about downtimes and technical metrics. We will manage everything for you.
 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 
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Minsk, Belarus
headquarters
  • Minsk
    Belarus
other locations
  • Gomel
    Belarus

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Brain.FM, Heroicnow, Apination, Pekama

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Brain.FM

Music is usually made to grab your attention and express emotion. But we create music with a new approach, starting with your needs and working from there. As a result, Brain.fm sounds different–and affects your brain differently–than any other music.

Just as the visual design of an office or bedroom should enhance its function, the music you listen to should support your goals as well. Think of Brain.fm as interior

design for your mind!

Brain.fm is a collaboration between scientists, musicians and developers who each believe that the best approach to functional music is not curation of existing music, but through research, testing, and in every way crafting music with function first.

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Apination

Under the hood, Apination is a cloud-based enterprise grade integration software, with thousands of automated tasks running every minute. On the surface, it automatically gets the job done for you: creates an invoice, adds a contact, enters a real estate listing, shares a lead, etc.

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Campaign Refinery

Campaign Refinery is a next-generation email marketing platform, bringing you many proven built-in campaigns and revolutionary self-optimizing email delivery technology to set your results on fire.

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Heroic

The Perfect Site for Your Business. More Sales. No Guesswork. If you’re tired of websites that don’t work to grow your business, you’re in the right place. Our team of marketers and designers have done the thinking behind the scenes so your site is guaranteed to grow your business, attract customers, make sales and look gorgeous too!

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Pekama

Pekama is a well established legal case management platform for IP owners and attorneys. It offers IP owners a FREE virtual IP department with budgeting and task management functionality. For IP attorneys, Pekama offers a reputation-based system allowing users to easily connect and send work to over 1,000 trusted IP professionals.

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Sweet & Savory Meals

Sweet and Savory Meals is a large professional food website that is visited by millions of readers across the globe. Here you can find easy, delicious, and family-tested recipes for the every-day home cooking. It contains over a thousand of tried and approved recipes that have been created by a professional team for over seven years.

Reviews

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Software Development for a Website Builder

“Start Matter's team is not only very talented and intelligent, but also incredibly hardworking.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jul. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Start Matter developed software that allows users to build business websites, using Python Django, JavaScript, and AWS.

The Reviewer
Murray Gray
CEO, Heroic Sites LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Start Matter's quality work, from the idea phase to implementation, exceeded expectations. They've provided invaluable feedback, improving the final product and suggesting additional features visitors are excited to use. Proactive and efficient, working with their team continues to be a joy.

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 founder and CEO of Heroic Sites LLC, a software company that helps people create business websites.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Start Matter?

I was looking for a trustworthy and knowledgeable programming team to develop the software for our business idea. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I started working with Start Matter during the idea phase of my project and discussed some ideas with the founder who helped shape the way we went about implementing the project. They developed the software using a combination of Python Django and JavaScript, as well as AWS to host and deliver the websites we create for clients.

What is the team composition?

I work with one of the founders, who facilitates communication with other members on his team as needed. They've now got a team of about 11 people working on our projects.

How did you come to work with Start Matter?

I found them through Upwork.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested between $600,000–$700,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around July 2014 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The way Start Matter helped us implement the project has been great. They've been very helpful in simplifying some of the ideas I've had, coming up with additional features our users have ended up being the most excited about.

They've been active participants throughout the whole process and their contributions have been innovative and creative.

How did Start Matter perform from a project management standpoint?

My team lead is very organized and proactive when it comes to figuring out the best workflows for various processes. He's been instrumental in communicating priorities to his team and helping me understand ways to improve our approach to different parts of the project. I don't need to micromanage their work, because they have a good project management system in place. We generally manage projects through Jira and their team is accessible through Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Start Matter's team is not only very talented and intelligent, but also incredibly hardworking. They're good about finding holes in my ideas and making suggestions for improving final outcomes. They're hands-on partners with excellent programming skills who genuinely care about ensuring future success and longevity of projects.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their programmers can be such perfectionists that they sometimes over-engineer solutions that are too robust and timely for us to pursue.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're good at meeting or renegotiating deadlines as needed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Dev for Legal Tech Firm

"The company feels like an in-house team even though they are an outsourced company." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Start Matter developed an app using HTML and provided QA.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cambridge, UK
Zeev Fisher
Founder and CEO, Pekama Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Start Matter’s development work contributed to increased fundraising and improved client acquisition. Their use of project management tools and technical expertise made them a highly valued team member, as did their dedication to self-improvement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the Founder and CEO of Pekama, a legal tech company. We build tools used by large brands, tech companies, and intellectual property lawyers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Start Matter?

We needed someone to build our app for us.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create a functional, high-quality app, that would be used by people who are highly sensitive to quality and detail

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We worked on a small project and then expanded the relationship.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

We’ve been working with a group of developers that were assigned directly to our company for years. They developed the app using HTML and did QA.

What was the team composition?

We work with a changing number of developers – between one and four full stack resources – according to our needs. We also had QA and HTML resources.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve raised over £1 million ($1,322,874 USD) and have leading law firms and Fortune 500 clients.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used common tools like Slack and GitHub.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The company feels like an in-house team even though they are an outsourced company. The developers are top notch and are highly responsible.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

It’s always possible to get better, but my experience with the Start Matter team is that they always strive to get better.

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