Solving your tech challenges

VentureDevs is an award-winning software development firm providing digital product strategy, design and development services to top startups and global enterprises. With VentureDevs, you can build new products, transform existing products, and augment your company's existing dev team with top technical experts - our services mold to fit your needs.

 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2016
Show all +
West Hollywood, CA
headquarters
  • 8605 Santa Monica Blvd
    West Hollywood, CA 90029
    United States
other locations
  • Fredry 1/16
    Poznań 61-701
    Poland

Reviews

Sort by

Custom Website for Online Financial Services Platform

They work hard to make sure that you’re happy and that everything goes as smoothly as possible.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2017 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Working from initial designs, VentureDevs developed a WordPress website with an integrated application and approval process.

The Reviewer
 
1 - 10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Founder & CEO, Financial Services Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

VentureDevs’ highly competent team completed the task to the client’s full satisfaction. Adhering to budgets and timelines, their excellent project management was systematic and client-focused.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO and founder of an online financial services platform that provides car loans.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with VentureDevs?

We needed a website with a fully digital process for our customers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

VentureDevs developed our WordPress website from scratch using our initial designs. The application process is integrated into the site so that customers can go through the application process, get an instant credit decision, and have the financing transferred directly. The site also has a calculator so that customers can find the right loan amount for them.

The website took about three months to complete. As a startup, we continue to have new features and tweaks that we need so will likely ask them for additional support.  

What is the team composition?

I worked with three to four people, including the project manager.

How did you come to work with VentureDevs?

Someone recommended them to me. I had some initial calls with them and found their entire team to be excellent.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from December 2017 to February 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They did everything to my satisfaction. Anything that I still wanted to change at the end, they did all of that, too. They're an amazing team from both the technical and project management sides. I couldn't be happier with them.

How did VentureDevs perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Slack and Trello. We also had weekly calls for status updates with the project manager and other team members as needed. The project manager took notes at any meeting and sent those to me with clear tasks outlined for both their and my sides. There was also an engagement manager that I could reach out to if I needed to.

Their project management is focused, structured, and methodical. The project manager always supported me and was completely on top of everything. They were thorough and adhered to all of the timelines. The team was great. They work hard to make sure that you’re happy and that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have great technical people who are highly competent, but they go above and beyond with their project management. They’re client-focused. The engagement manager checks in to make sure you’re happy with everything. The whole team is fantastic.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would definitely say that you're in good hands with VentureDevs. Their main focus is that the client is happy, and the project is completed to a standard of excellence. I would absolutely recommend them without any hesitation—and have done so already.

5.0
Overall Score They were excellent all around.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have excellent project management and really adhere to timelines. They provide status updates and if there was ever an issue, it was communicated.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They adhered to the budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re competent and completed everything to my satisfaction.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve referred them to a number of people.

Web Dev & UX Design for Online Entertainment Archive

“They were incredibly open to feedback and took direction well throughout the entire process.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

VentureDevs provided backend and UI/UX development for an entertainment platform using Amazon Web Services. They handled design and developed an MVP under a tight timeline.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
California
Product Designer, Online Entertainment Archive
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to their methodical approach, the MVP was ready to take to investors by the deadline. Project leaders were organized, highly communicative, and transparent throughout the process. The team meshed well with in-house staff and consistently delivered solid, well-documented solutions.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

For this project, I was the product manager for an online entertainment archive.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with VentureDevs?

We needed a full stack team that could develop both backend infrastructure and UI/UX.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had them create a more curated user experience for our web platform. Our staff provided the product requirements and goals from the story map. Everything was broken down based on our goals for the MVP and several versions beyond that, which helped their team know what to prioritize in terms of development. Once they came on board, we did some discovery exercises and they provided multiple design iterations. After we settled on one, we moved on to development using Amazon Web Services. They provided our backend architecture as well as the UI design.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a product owner, project manager, a DevOps person, a designer, a QA person, and a handful of backend engineers.

How did you come to work with VentureDevs?

I met their co-founders during a tech conference. They seemed professional and I got along well with them, so we began discussing the project. We appeared to be a good fit, so we had a couple more calls with the rest of our staff, who agreed that they would mesh well with our team. Based on that, we chose to go with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $400,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from May–October 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had a very firm deadline and the timeline was pretty tight. They successfully delivered our MVP before November 1st, enabling us to move on to fundraising for the product using that as a demo.

How did VentureDevs perform from a project management standpoint?

This was one of their biggest strengths. The project manager and product owner stood out for their responsiveness and highly detailed communication. They constantly asked questions and followed up with us, whether it was during our video conferences or via Slack and email. Our sprint planning sessions and demos were always clear and organized. We tracked all of the development with Jira and they maintained excellent documentation throughout the process.

Thanks to their project leadership, our team remained well-aligned with theirs and we stayed on track to hit our deadlines. They coordinated well between all of our stakeholders.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They adapted very well to the scope adjustments we made along the way and didn’t lose their focus. They were also incredibly open to feedback and took direction well throughout the entire process. We felt very comfortable voicing questions, concerns, and new ideas. When it came to meeting for video conferences, they never spoke over us—they definitely knew how to listen and communicate clearly. I also found that their grasp of English was excellent for an overseas team, which hasn’t been the case with other teams we’ve hired in the past.

On top of that, they were very transparent regarding challenges or roadblocks during the process and were willing to speak up during meetings if they felt like they had better solutions for one of our product needs. Their team felt more like a family than a company. They had a sense of cohesive magic and it was great to work with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

For being halfway across the world, they aligned well with our goals. We had to go through several design iterations early on, but that’s not uncommon. I think they did a great job overall, but I’d suggest maybe placing more focus on ensuring that designs are as on-brand as possible from the start. They presented us with a lot of options, but it would’ve been nice if that process had gone a bit faster.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I can’t think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score They did a fantastic job and we’re probably going to work with them again. They’re a great team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were fantastic about meeting our deadlines.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re on the higher side for an offshore team, but I think they’re worth the money.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’re very pleased with the end results. They delivered a pleasing end product, but some design iterations could have been completed faster.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Back & Front-end Dev for Software Company

“The team is communicative, proactive, and smart.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using provided requirements, VentureDevs provided front- and backend development on an AWS platform. The team added new features, fixed bugs, and transitioned the software to a docker system.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Product Manager, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

VentureDevs’ work impressed senior management in terms of quality and performance. Despite a rocky start, the team fell into an organized workflow. The team is extremely supportive and pragmatic, solving problems on their own.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the product manager at a software company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with VentureDevs?

For one of our client’s products, we needed development assistance with the backend infrastructure, planned feature and interface updates, and bug-fixing efforts. We looked for an outside vendor to accelerate the process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, we outlined our requirements, goals, and expectations. They did a couple of discovery exercises to determine the best approach. After quickly learning our code base, they started the actual development process, primarily working with AWS technology. The VentureDevs team fixed several backend bugs and implemented a collection of new frontend features. They transformed the software’s basic LAMP architecture into a docker system, making it more accessible for users. They continue to support our development efforts.

What is the team composition?

We started with about five people, but we’ve since narrowed it down to two. Throughout the partnership, we’ve worked with a product manager, a product owner, and senior developers for the front- and backend. Our current team is two developers.

How did you come to work with VentureDevs?

I inherited the project after my previous CTO chose them based on a referral.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent around $320,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2018, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our senior management is amazed by the results of their work.

How did VentureDevs perform from a project management standpoint?

The beginning of the engagement was a bit rocky, but they have great customer support. Within a few weeks, we were on the right track. We assigned a point person between our two teams, which corrected most of the disconnects.

Overall, they’re great. The team is communicative, proactive, and smart. If they find a problem, they don’t wait for our instructions. Instead, they handle it on their own and send us a report that details what they fixed and how.

Additionally, the developers are highly efficient in managing their work. For the bulk of the project, we used a variety of tools to track the project, including GitHub, GitLab, Jira, and Confluence. They’re very well-versed across all of those management channels.

What did you find most impressive about them?

If they didn’t get something right the first time, they were quick to make the adjustments. Their customer service is fantastic. With a flexible invoicing system, they’re able to address and solve any problems quickly. The team understands that every project is different, so they’re willing to make accommodations for each of their clients as long as communication is clear.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I honestly can’t think of anything.

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

Web App Dev for E-Learning Platform

“They’re motivated and personally invested in their work’s output, which is greatly appreciated.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

VentureDevs supports front- and backend development for a financial web app, using .NET and React.js respectively. They’re currently assisting with a migration to AWS and are working on a second redesign phase.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Director of DevOps, FELA Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although VentureDevs is still redesigning the app, internal stakeholders and testers had nothing but praise for the improved interface. The team is communicative and provides constructive solutions that better match the end user’s needs. Their commitment to best practices sets them up for success.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of development at FELA Inc, an independent provider of financial educational services and technology solutions. Our primary product is an e-learning web app that empowers consumers to improve their financial health through an engaging, personalized experience.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with VentureDevs?

We’d developed a sophisticated product with a robust backend that contained features designed to enhance the frontend user experience. However, the interface did not reflect many of these features, so our goal was to engage with VentureDevs in order to improve the overall UX. After diving in, it was apparent that a full frontend redesign was necessary. We expanded VentureDevs’ scope over time to include backend development as well as automated testing and other supporting roles.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, we engaged VentureDevs purely for frontend development. But as we got into the project, we realized that we also needed to expand the backend based on our new business requirements and the enhancements that we wanted to make. Because the front and backend were so tightly coupled, it was difficult to develop both layers simultaneously and even harder for our backend to support multiple clients. Furthermore, we wouldn’t be able to easily create a native app in the future with the existing technology stack.

We ended up working with VentureDevs to decouple the front- and backend. They kept .NET as the primary technology for the backend, but we switched from ASP.NET to ReactJS on the frontend. Currently, they’re supporting a migration as we transition from Rackspace to AWS. They’re also improving the general configuration of the environment and are working on the final phase of the redesign.

What is the team composition?

We began work with three frontend developers in the beginning and then added two more over time. They also assigned a .NET developer, product owner, QA tester, and an automated scripting developer. We’ve also engaged their DevOps engineers for other projects to enhance our application hosting environment.

How did you come to work with VentureDevs?

We’d partnered with an organization that had engaged with VentureDevs in the past for a couple static landing pages. It was a good experience, so they referred them to us. We worked with them in a smaller capacity to test the waters, but, over time, they consistently delivered and worked well with our team. It was only natural to expand the scope of our projects.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $300,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work started in May 2017 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Although we’re still working on the final phase of the redesign, our internal team has responded positively, and all user testing has been excellent. They’re still working to improve features of the interface, but we’ve yet to receive any negative feedback.

How did VentureDevsperform from a project management standpoint?

One of the places where they excel is in their project management. Every team has a product owner who oversees all communication with developers, making sure that they have all the resources necessary and understand our business needs within that context. This also allows the team to smoothly scale up or down, which is fantastic. They keep us updated and inform us of any concerns they may have.

As for their responsiveness, they always address our inquiries. If I have any issues, I can talk directly to the co-founder or the product owner to assign a resource and resolve the problem. We coordinate with them through phone, Slack for instant messaging, and email for longer communications or if other stakeholders are involved. They also work well with project management solutions such as Jira and Confluence, and are well versed in agile development methodologies. We have multiple meetings per week, and the whole team gets together for sprint planning and demos. I also meet individually with various developers if they’re working on a specific feature and want to discuss things in more detail.

Furthermore, as a remote development firm, it’s critical that they’re able to communicate effectively. Not only do they have strong English skills, they’re able to push back on certain ideas and suggest alternatives if they think there’s a better way to solve a problem. This is a crucial part of any developer’s job because we may find that a solution we’d expected to work isn’t going to be the best fit for the end user.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In general, they work extremely well together as a team; I can tell from afar that they communicate and don’t have any internal issues. They’re also very engaged with the project itself. They seem to enjoy working on the app as much as we do. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more, especially from developers who are working remotely and have no direct connection to our company. They’re motivated and personally invested in their work’s output, which is not something we take for granted.

Are there any areas they could improve?

In terms of development, nothing specific comes to mind. There were some challenges at the beginning with regard to some design work they performed, but it has been resolved with the new version.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work is excellent. There were a few bugs along the way, which is to be expected, but they’re better than other vendors I’ve worked with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer