We marry brilliant ideas with technology

StartupCraft is a Blockchain, Web and Mobile app development company focused on building products and solutions for startups of any calibre and Enterprise companies. Learn about how we can help with your project.

 

We enjoy working on unique and challenging tasks, not wasting our time on routine. It helps keep our brains always in shape and drive us to get up in every morning. It leads engineering mind to work with compassion and discover high-quality code formulae. Open Source only teases with a solution and in the end, it isn't ready for real production experience. By investing thousands of hours when developing our own reusable system we never reinvent the wheel.

To craft a startup one has to balance between routine and innovation, so we prefer to bring a maximum of our time and intellectual resources to your unique business idea.  We offer our smart economy product development process and welcome to join a startup craft journey.

More info here: https://startupcraft.io

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2015
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Miami, FL
headquarters
  • Bayshore dr 2020
    Miami, FL 33137
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

WorkAxle, Guided, FantasyInsiders, BitFinance, DoInbound, Creator.AI, Voicereel

Your source for premiere analysis for your seasonal fantasy football and Best Ball Leagues. Website: https://fantasyinsiders.com/

 

https://www.startupcraft.io/case/fantasyinsiders

The WorkAxle platform is your best defence against a chaotic workplace. Especially if your employees, teams, or volunteers work on a schedule, by season, or sporadically.

Guided is a collaborative coaching platform pointing to maximize results for employees through accountability and progress tracking. Website: https://www.getguided.co/

https://www.startupcraft.io/case/guided

Creator

Creator.ai is the worlds first blockchain protocol for content creation. Website: https://www.creator.ai/en/

https://www.startupcraft.io/case/creator

Voicereel

Easily create a stunning voiceover portfolio to engage more clients and grow your personal brand. Website: https://app.voicereel.com/

https://www.startupcraft.io/case/voicereel

BitFinance

Build a Diversified Portfolio of Institutional-Grade Cryptocurrency Investments in Minutes or Get a Loan secured by Mining Assets. Website: https://bitfinance.com/

 

https://www.startupcraft.io/case/bitfinance

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Development Support for Software Consultancy

"The team’s work is always excellent."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

StartupCraft Inc provides development support for third-party projects. The team has redeveloped a platform with tracking and data migration features. They also built an application with trilingual content.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Chris Norman
CEO, CN Software Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Beta tests earned positive user feedback for the solution’s user-friendly design. Those results reflected StartupCraft Inc’s consistent performance and high-quality development. The team communicates clearly and strategically allocates resources to ensure timely or early deliveries.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of CN Software Ltd. We are a software consultancy that works primarily with other start-ups on technology strategy and product development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with StartupCraft Inc?

We needed extra development resources to complete a project for a client. The client was an education start-up that worked with primary and secondary school children. They provided immersive learning experiences via video, web content, and VR. StartupCraft Inc needed to redevelop the client’s platform and recreate a set of learning materials by expanding the functionalities to include lesson planning and tracking of student activity and performance.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

StartupCaft Inc’s work focused on Ruby on Rails development. They assembled the data structure and the API to facilitate data migration in and out of the database, as well as to execute the new tracking functionalities. The team then built a new feature that enabled teachers to create lesson plans and search for and access the platform’s content.

Next, StartupCraft Inc onboarded an external UX designer to assist with the design for a new React-based application. Our team collaborated with the UX designer on this application, particularly its trilingual functionality for English, Finnish, and Swedish content; the scope specifies additional languages as the product develops.

After a few challenges with development, the team onboarded a new external Unity developer to work on the application. The developer then created functionalities to build and edit 360-degree experiences for the student interface. In addition, the student interface presented lesson plans and tracked usage within the classroom.

What is the team composition?

We work with Vladimir (Founder, StartuoCraft Inc), Sergey (CIO, StartupCraft Inc), and the Unity developer and UX designer they onboarded.

How did you come to work with StartupCraft Inc?

I found them on Upwork after we struggled to engage an affordable local company.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent around €42,000 Euro ($47,506 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2016 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have just started to roll out this project. We had two beta tests in Finnish schools and the results have been incredibly positive. Both teachers and students have expressed their delight. They said the solution was user-friendly and far better than the product it replaced.

The team’s work is always excellent. The senior developers mentor the junior developers to maximize the code’s quality. The team is highly professional; they deliver within the timeframe they specify and I am delighted to work with them. As a developer myself, our conversations are seamless. They understand the scope and work through those requirements to deliver on time or early.

How did StartupCraft Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve had a good experience. The team complies with our timeframes has never missed a deadline and always delivers on time. Vladimir ensures the project is on track and provides additional support or changes as needed. Our Unity developer can’t do enough for us. He is always available and consistently produces high-quality work. Unity is not my specialist subject, but he always takes the time to help me understand the issues. The Unity developer is incredibly responsive and works crazy hours when needed. Sergey excels at React on Rails because he’s taken the time to understand our needs from the API side. He’s put in extra effort to ensure the platform is incredibly robust. We use Slack and Hubstaff to track progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication skills and high-quality output have stood out. The understood our needs immediately and confidently hit the ground running. We are now paying down our technical debt as we complete more work. That is rare for an outsourced partnership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They did an excellent job, but could communicate more consistently as the workflow fluctuates.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I just did today.

Development and Design for Inbound Platform

“StartupCraft Inc treats our project like it’s their own.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

StartupCraft Inc provides ongoing design and development for a project management platform. They assist with day-to-day tasks, create new software features, and make programming adjustments per user feedback.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Co-Founder, DoInbound
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

StartupCraft Inc is responsible for building an updated version of a complex platform. They’ve assimilated themselves with an existing development team and proactively deliver high-quality code. Executive-level engagement facilitates a communicative and transparent experience.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Dolnbound. We’re a process and project management platform designed to help marketing agencies capture their workflows.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with StartupCraft Inc?

We needed a development partner that could help take our product to the next level.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

StarupCraft Inc is integral to our day-to-day processes. They do everything from designing new features to tackling problems like how to make the platform faster, more scalable, and how to better optimize resources. Functioning as part of our team, they consistently come up with efficient and actionable solutions to complex problems. They focus on product design, product performance, and feature development. Their valued expertise helped us develop a platform that keeps clients happy and our customers moving forward.

What is the team composition?

We regularly communicate with their CEO.

How did you come to work with StartupCraft Inc?

We found them while looking for an auxiliary developer. We were working with another development agency at the time, but StartupCraft Inc was significantly more qualified than everyone else we considered. They ended up taking over and leading the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $200,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2015 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

StartupCraft Inc built the 2.0 version of our product. We wouldn’t still have product if they never joined the project. They helped us get the new software up and running, while also tripling the number of features on the platform. This effort kept the processing speed high even as the product’s complexity increased. They truly improved every aspect of the product.

How did StartupCraft Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve performed well and are expert-level communicators. They’re experienced in bridging the gap between an owner’s vision for a product and a developer’s need for detail to make it happen. This means they translate the technical challenges that an owner doesn’t necessarily understand and helps prioritize things based on customer feedback. They make sure to address bugs and feature requests in a timely manner.

What did you find most impressive about them?

StartupCraft Inc treats our project like it’s their own. They’ve really come in and integrated themselves with our team. That’s been the biggest differentiator between them and other people we’ve worked with in the past. They feel like family and put in the work to create a great product. It’s been a great experience. Their technical abilities are outstanding, but their interpersonal communication skills are their biggest strength. I’m a happy customer.

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

Software Dev for Fintech Platform

“The lead developer made our idea come to life in a better way than we ever could have without him.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. - June 2018
Project summary: 

StartupCraft used Ruby on Rails and blockchain technology to develop the front and back end of a web platform. They developed and collaborated on wireframing, tech stack, design and software roadmapping.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami
Karma Slomianski
Director of Operations, BitFinance
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Developments helped secure pre-seed fundraising; the quality exceeded expectations. Communication was both precise and smooth, despite their being offshore, and deadlines were always met.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Director of Operations at Bitfinance. Our mission is to provide retail investors around the world access to top-performing institutional-grade alternative investment options, which historically have only be available to accredited investors. Our approach is to leverage a blockchain powered online investment platform, tokenomics, and conscious corporate governance to provide low-fee investment services, with our beachhead market being cryptocurrency investing. I personally have experience working with vendors, wholesalers, distributors, and customers and value deep work, clarity, and consistency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire StartupCraft Inc?

At the time, we did not have a CTO and were in need of a development team that not only employed terrific developers but also understood blockchain development and could execute the project at a reasonable price. Our timeline was extremely fast-paced due to rapid fundraising and the nature of the blockchain space.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to develop a front-end facing website with responsive design for future users, investors and alpha fund investors. We also wanted to build our back and front end investment platform, which would include a dashboard, wallets, exchange and support pages. The impact we anticipated for this project was to boost our fundraising efforts and to improve our overall tech roadmap and the clarity of our tech stack.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We used the internet and our own network to look at a multitude of different vendors that had experience in the blockchain space. Someone we have worked with recommended StartupCraft.

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

They developed our front end facing website and built our investment platform, all in accordance with our goals. We collaborated with the them on design assets, user flow and wireframes.

They helped us develop our tech stack and software roadmap by employing a hybrid of decentralized and centralized architecture of ERC20 smart contracts. User investments in funds are recorded on a blockchain by utilizing smart contracts that manage master fund membership and asset composition. These serve as the primary source of transparency for assets that BitFinance manages. All smart contracts have been built using Truffle with 100% test coverage of code. The BitFinance.com, Ruby on Rails developed web application is hosted on Amazon web services and architected according to modern MVC web application best practices, including: deployments with Docker and Kubernetes for rapid scaling; isomorphic javascript for rapid development of React user interfaces (without sacrificing developer experience or search engine optimization opportunities); a PostgresSQL database; a message queue for asynchronous and operations jobs; and integrations with top of the line SaaS providers like Twilio and Sendgrid for auxiliary services.

On the pre-fundeed dashboard, users can use a slider to customize their allocation across that continuum to build a custom portfolio allocation. As they update the allocation, the results are visualized via a cube-of-cubes showing the composition of the portfolio as well as detailed allocation data provided alongside a legend identifying the four cryptocurrency master funds. On the funded dashboard, users can see the historical performance of their portfolio, their current allocations, changes over time, and customizable content modules which default to showing their wallet balances and recent notifications.

What was the team composition?

We loved the lead developer so much that we decided to bring him on as our CTO. He managed all of the StartupCraft developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The developments helped us close our pre-seed fundraising round and impress future users and potential investors. We also have one of the cleanest and most responsive investment platforms on the market. The lead developer made our idea come to life in a better way than we ever could have without him. StartupCraft exceeded far beyond our expectations.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Estimated deadlines were always met, sometimes early. The communication was consistently smooth and precise. We used a combination of Slack, Asana, email, video chat and in-person meetings. Even though they are an offshore company, we never had any language barriers.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

StartupCraft under-promises and over-delivers. They are smart, confident and better than most development companies. They use top of the line tech stacks and do so at a better price point than most companies while still executing at a higher level.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They are amazing at what they do and it would be hard for them to improve.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were both always on time and flexible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offered wonderful prices for the quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver with phenomenal quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We will absolutely refer them.

Software Dev for Employee Maintenance Platform

“They produce very high-end, quality work.”

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

StartupCraft designed and developed a mobile and web-based app, using Ruby on Rails, React Native, and AWS. A core feature allows users to find and schedule employees using a tagging system.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
CEO, Employee Maintenance Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

StartupCraft built an exceptional app, streamlining a variety of processes for clients and their employees. Higher ups have even expressed an interest in white-labeling the platform, proving its value and potential. Working with their team is not only a seamless process, but also a pleasure.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of a software company that provides an HTML platform for scheduling and communications management of employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with StartupCraft?

We had a conceptual idea of the business plan and the application (web and mobile) we wanted to build, but we needed help bringing it to life.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

StartupCraft built a desktop and mobile application hosted on AWS, using Ruby on Rails and React Native. Their team helped create a scheduling module for enterprise-level companies, allowing companies to search through their employees using a tagging system to highlight details about each individual (i.e., availability, title, etc.). They also built out a recruitment feature, allowing candidates to apply for jobs within the non-professional sector or for shift work.

What is the team composition?

I work with Vladimir (CEO, StartupCraft) as well as a product manager, three designers, and some backend and frontend developers. We consistently work with about five people, but may work with up to 10 during busier months.

How did you come to work with StartupCraft?

I posted a proposal for our project online and StartupCraft responded very well. We went through a rigorous interview process of a few vendors, but ultimately felt they were the right team for the job.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested around $500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2017 and although the app has gone live, we continue to work with them on further development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

StartupCraft built a platform that streamlines the hiring and scheduling process for our customers. It also helps companies effectively find the right people for each job without having to search manually through all of their employees. Everyone is very happy with the app, including higher ups, who are actually expressing an interest in white-labeling the product.

How did StartupCraft perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication is never an issue with their team; they manage projects exceptionally well and are on top of their tasks. They're both prompt and accessible.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They produce very high-end, quality work. It isn't cheap, but it's worth the investment.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you're looking to build an MVP, StartupCraft might not be the right vendor for you because they provide top-notch software development services. They use more rigorous methods, which will cost more than other vendors, but you're going to get a much better product in the end as a result.

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

Custom Software Dev for Coaching Platform

“They were consciously aware and interested in being more than just hired resources.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2017
Project summary: 

StartupCraft assisted the development of custom software and built out the minimum viable product using React. Features include a live document that can be modified by multiple parties.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Brandon Evans
Co-founder, Guided
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They delivered a high-quality platform with an expediency that impressed investors. The software is intuitive and was positively received by users. StartupCraft’s expert team can accomplish tasks suited for much larger development firms. Executive-level engagement generated a collaborative process.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Guided. We offer a software as a service (SaaS) coaching platform that measurably improves employee happiness, engagement, retention, and productivity.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with StartupCraft Inc?

We needed help building our minimum viable product (MVP).

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

StartupCraft assisted the development of our MVP for a dynamic content editor. The content editor is used by coaches and clients to share goals, track progress, achievements, insights, and resources. They also created a live document that functions between both parties in real time to enable input of a variety of different content types. This provides an easy way for users to toggle information and pull resources that the coach already saved. They built the platform using React and tailored everything toward what would be useful for both coaches and clients.

What is the team composition?

There’s one project manager, but their owner was active and accessible to us as well. The rest of the team consisted of two designers, two core developers, one business analyst, and a QA tester.

How did you come to work with StartupCraft Inc?

I searched for development firms online and sent a bunch of options to a former CTO of mine from a previous business. After looking over all the candidates, he chose StartupCraft based on what he’d seen online. I spoke to them and they seemed like the only choice.

How much have you invested with them?

The initial MVP was around $25,000. Our yearly budget is now about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The initial development took place from September–December 2017. We’ve continued to work with them on updating certain aspects and building things out further.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve gotten positive feedback. Users are amazed at how simple the platform is and how well it operates. Our investors were also impressed by the budget and the speed at which we were able to bring the product to market.

How did StartupCraft Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

StartupCraft is easy to collaborate with and can reliably determine good solutions. They’ve reduced operational costs and can provide additional resources when needed. They’ve performed above and beyond other firms or in-house teams that I’ve worked with in the past. They effectively scoped the project and came close to delivering on time and within budget. Anytime there was something that wasn’t developed quite right; they’d look at it and take accountability if the was issue was on their end. Their owner served more as a CTO and helped on a variety of tasks as we needed him. He was very flexible.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The level of talent across their team is incredibly high. They’re as strong as any 30-person team I’ve worked with in my career. I thought it’d be difficult to overcome a language barrier, but it was quite easy. The founder of the company is a fantastic person to work with. He came out to Miami at one point and spent a lot of time with us. Overall, I felt that they were part of our team. They were consciously aware and interested in being more than just hired resources.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They were open to change as the development scenarios evolved. They had some strong processes, but there were times where they needed to adapt to some of our own. There might have been a little resistance at the beginning, but they ultimately adjusted.

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
    I’ve recommended them several times.

Software Dev for Audio Platform

"They’ve been very effective in providing solutions when we had an issue or new feature requests." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

StartupCraft Inc built a web platform based on a pre-existing design and utilizing end-to-end development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Madrid, Spain
CEO, Media Production Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal reviews for the new site are very positive. StartupCraft Inc worked independently and responded quickly to inquiries. They are consistent communicators and have never missed a deadline thanks to their use of project management tools.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and CEO of a specialized, media production company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire StartupCraft Inc?

We needed a development team to take us from design to release.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed an ongoing development team that would provide best practices and modern execution.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We sent out an RFP and they responded with a reasonable statement. We were impressed with their capabilities and their development methodology.

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

We were building our web platform from scratch. They provided full development based on our guidelines.

What was the team composition?

We communicate with their CEO, BA, and QA resource on a regular basis, as well as front- and backend developers. There’s been over 10 people involved during the busiest weeks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

StartupCraft delivered exceptional results that met an extensive list of requirements.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It’s been very positive because I don’t have to actively manage the work that they do. They deliver by a specified date, and we follow up with them through a project management tool.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their communication and performance has stood out. They’ve been very effective in providing solutions when we had an issue or new feature requests.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

For now, I have no criticism. We’re happy with the performance and solutions provided.

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