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Vinta is a digital innovation partner for companies that aim to build next level products.

Our best works include:

  • An enterprise knowledge sharing platform deployed at some of the most relevant unicorn tech companies like Shopify, Airbnb, and Netflix;
  • Consulting on Django and React development for a Y Combinator fintech startup;
  • Design and development of a mobile-first web product from scratch for one of the most innovative healthy food subscription companies in NY. We also escalated the platform until now, when they deliver all over the US;
  • Redesign and implementation of a new version for a platform that allows law firms to manage all trademarks of the US. It’s used daily by the law-departments of Fortune 100 companies.

Everyday we do:

  • UX research;
  • Usability testing and research;
  • Design Sprint;
  • UI design;
  • Web services/API development (GraphQL/REST);
  • Front-end Development (React/Angular);
  • Back-end Development (Python);
  • System Integration (Salesforce, AWS, Azure, Stripe, FedEx, etc.);
  • Advanced Software Customization.

Feel free to contact us at [email protected] to discuss how we can collaborate!

Visit our website: www.vintasoftware.com

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

AltLegal, Splendid Spoon, Plusplus, Carta, Stacklist, BentoBox, and more

E.life | Dashboards for LATAM Leader in Social Analysis

E.life is the leader in social media monitoring and analysis in Latin America. It provides tools and services to deliver insights for large brands from massive amounts of collected data, besides brand crisis management. Such amount of data needs to be properly aggregated before being displayed to users.

For that purpose, Vinta built interactive dashboards for data visualization. This task required us to

design ElasticSearch queries and use AngularJS along with the graph library D3.js to build rich interactive interfaces. With those tools, we we're able to deliver a quick and straightforward access to real time data for social media managers of large brands.

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Plusplus | Organizational Knowledge Made with React & Django

PlusPlus CEO, Marko Gargenta, is from San Francisco. He was one of the founders of Marakana, a software training company acquired by Twitter. At Twitter [University] he had the mission of helping teams share knowledge. Now with PlusPlus, he wants to recreate the magic of peer learning in other organizations. Marko approached Vinta to develop the MVP of his project. MVP development is one of our most

sought out services. Here at Vinta we understand the startup process and know how to adapt to its challenges. If the client needs the first version out quickly, we know how to help them. This goes by identifying features which are worth to have now and which can be left for later iterations. 

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Tesorio | Cash Flow Performance Platform

Tesorio has been growing quickly and has hired people to work on the more strategic areas (like their own development team and machine learning experts). They also cared a lot about following the best development practices for their stack, Django and React. Nonetheless, they were looking for external consultants to help to advance their frontend development.

As we get more used to the code and the way the client’s

team works, we start proposing improvements. In Tesorio’s case, the main focus was to use our expertise to bring fresh ideas to their already well-thought codebase. We were able to introduce our best practices and discuss new and old architectures with their team of excellent engineers.

More information about this case. 

AltLegal | Trademark and Patent Docketing Software

Alt Legal started with a bold mission: to bring IP docketing firms in the US to a new age. Differentiating their platforms from the others focusing on automation, simplicity and collaboration.

AltLegal’s first approached us to help deliver new features, increase code quality and reduce the bug count. However, we always start a project with a thorough inspection of the code base we’ll be working on. While at

it, we realized it’d take longer to improve everything than it’d be to create a whole new platform from scratch.

Here at Vinta, we know a confusing user-experience generally leads to complex and nested code. With our years of experience we've developed a process to keep designing and development moving smoothly.

More information about this case. 

Splendid Spoon | NYC Wellness Company Made in Django

Splendid Spoon is a New York based wellness company from that delivers ready-to-eat, plant-based, gluten-free meals nationwide. When they approached Vinta, they were running in a generic platform for subscription businesses called Cratejoy. But new features were needed to make service more personal for each user and to improve the delivery processes automation.

Splendid Spoon got in contact with Vinta to build

a custom platform tailored to their needs from the ground up, particularly one that could allow for both recurring and prepaid plans. That is one of our most requested services due to our knowledge on MVPs. To build the new platform, we allocated a dedicated team of consultants to collaborate constantly and transparently with Splendid Spoon team. 

More information about this case. 

Carta | The #1 cap table management platform.

Carta, formely known as eShares, is a San Francisco based online platform that allows companies, from seed stage to pre-IPO, to manage equity electronically. By the end of 2015, the company raised $17 million in a series B funding to reach a $77 million valuation to go after small and mid-size businesses outside of the US. At that time, Carta's development team was small and needed to move very fast on feature

implementation. That focus on speed led to a surge in the number of bugs on the platform, raising needs for more technical talents. Since hiring and training new developers takes a while, eShares looked for external developers to help their team to fix bugs, without affecting development speed.

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Product Dev for Legal Tech Company

“Vinta Software sped up our rate of development by over 50%.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vinta Software provides additional development resources to collaborate on building out a legal tech company's software, using Python, Django, and React.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Legal Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vinta Software provides reliable, high-quality development support on an ongoing basis. They continue to be extremely professional, collaborative, and easy to work with overall. They're also organized, responsive to any issues that come up, and fluent in English. 

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 CEO of a legal tech company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vinta Software?

We needed additional developers to help us rebuild our product faster than we were able to internally. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vinta Software provided development services for an intellectual property software used to manage intellectual property filings, using Python, Django, and React. 

What is the team composition? 

We work with four developers from their team. 

How did you come to work with Vinta Software?

They came very highly recommended and had great references. They also seemed to have a good balance of both senior and junior-level developers. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them for about two years and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Vinta Software sped up our rate of development by over 50%. They're a great outsourced development shop option overall and we continue to work with them based on many intangible reasons like their high level of professionalism, responsiveness, and fluency in English. 

How did Vinta Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very communicative and organized, using Asana and Trello to track projects. They always provide a debrief of their work and are quick to address any issues that arise. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their high level of communication, project management, and quality of work make them great outsourced partners to work with. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Just as with any developer, there are always some challenges in balancing the scope of projects when it comes to feature creeping and everything in between. Overall, however, they're good at addressing any issues as they come up.

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
    We've already recommended them to similar companies.

Django & React Dev for Cash Management Platform

“Their feedback on the product development made a huge difference.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2018 - May. 2018
Project summary: 

Vinta Software augmented an internal team with their developers working in Django and React.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Burlingame, CA
Co-Founder, Tesorio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Applying thoughtful feedback, Vinta improved the architecture and development of a complex problem. Exceeding expectations for engineering quality, their staff integrated well into the internal team and were communicative about the process to stay on track and meet aggressive deadlines.

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 co-founder and head of engineering at Tesorio, an enterprise financial platform that helps B2B and B2C companies with cash flow forecasting and their B2B collections process.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vinta Software?

We had a very small team of engineers internally but wanted to augment that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vinta provided software development services to us by augmenting our team with their developers. They used our tech stack which is Python Django on the backend and modern React stack on the frontend.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a senior partner and a mid developer.

How did you come to work with Vinta Software?

I met one of their founders at a local Python conference in San Francisco. I was really impressed with his presentation and decided to chat with him more. When I learned he had a software company, I wanted to try to work with him and his team. I looked up more about them including their GitHub opensource reports. I was really impressed by the company as a whole.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from January to May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They really helped us a lot. They were able to really contribute heavily to the overall architecture and development of the product. We have a quite complex product. We also set a high bar for engineering quality while maintaining speed to meet aggressive goals. Their team was able to meet and even exceed our expectations, even while working remotely. They become part of our team and, when the project ended, we were sad to see them go. They did a good job and it was a great experience.

How did Vinta Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Our arrangement was an augmentation of our existing team with their staff. They were part of our daily stand-up and everything like that. They have their project managers and typically work in their own teams. Because their developers worked within our team, we ensured most of the project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We appreciated that they weren’t just contractors to us. It’s our company philosophy that we don’t just want to give them the specs and expect them to execute. We want to get feedback to see what’s difficult and what can be improved. They brought that to the table. They didn’t just accept the spec sheet as is, they questioned it—and ultimately made the product better as a result of their input. They were careful and thoughtful about the engineering aspects but also about the product itself. Their feedback on the product development made a huge difference.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We didn't feel there was much to improve. They exceeded a lot of our expectations in terms of how they collaborated with us.

5.0
Overall Score We'd love to work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always good with deadlines. They were very communicative so there were no surprises. We were always aware of where they were, the challenges they were facing, and how we could help them to meet any deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We already have.

Web Dev for Coffee Trading Platform Startup

"What really stood out to me was Vinta’s flexibility and responsiveness."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2015 - Oct. 2015
Project summary: 

With more business than initially expected, the coffee trading company needed Vinta to test all existing features on a platform shown to investors to obtain funding as well as to build some additional ones from scratch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Patrick Chaffey
Founder, Coffee Trading Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vinta Software focused on understanding the company’s ultimate goals, providing guidance & suggesting alternate methods of development in a collaborative fashion. Their flexibility & responsiveness were so memorable that they were retained after the initial work and received numerous referrals.

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 was the founder of a coffee-trading startup platform. It unfortunately no longer exists, but this doesn’t lessen the relationship we’ve had with Vinta Software in working through much of it.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vinta Software?
We hacked together a platform, which would be shown to investors to obtain funding. We were getting more business than we initially thought we would, so we needed someone to go in and test everything, write scripts, and make sure all features functioned as intended. We also needed to build many of the feature-sets that didn’t previously exist. I had worked with several other developers and was shocked at how quickly Vinta’s developer was able to start the initial process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?
We worked directly with Flávio Juvenal, one of Vinta’s developers. I believe he also used other coders for writing scripts, but I don’t know how many. He was a value-add developer and walked us through why we should prioritize one thing over another and what should be done sooner rather than later. He not only identified issues, but also showed us why certain elements weren’t working.

Instead of just working on what we assigned them blindly, Vinta worked on the consulting side of things as well. They really were focused on understanding what we were trying to accomplish and providing alternate ways to develop. Our CTO was also impressed by his collaboration with Vinta’s team.

I have a limited knowledge of the development side, whereas our CTO had experience in this area. We were using a newer dynamic frontend platform based on JavaScript with NoSQL and MongoDB. We had a client-side database in place and were able to run and update certain things in real-time on the user end without going back to our main database.

How did you come to work with Vinta Software?
I looked through the top listings and reached out to Vinta Software based on their position. Their price and knowledge of our tech stack were good.

How much have you invested with Vinta Software?
The cost of their work was between $10,000­–$20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?
We initially reached out to Vinta Software in April 2015 and worked together for 5-6 months. We had a lot of ongoing work along the way, which Vinta tested for us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
The most important reflection on Vinta’s group is that we continued to use them after the initial work. We occupied the WeWork coworking space, and there were other dev shops there that engaged with Vinta Software based on the work they did for us.

Flávio Juvenal flew out to San Francisco to meet and work with our team, but we also introduced him to several other partners. My understanding is that Vinta got business from this.

How did Vinta Software perform from a project management standpoint?
What really stood out to me was Vinta’s flexibility and responsiveness. If something happened, even if it was during late hours at their location in Recife, Brazil, I could send them a message and get a reply immediately. Usually, I’d have to tell them that it could wait until the next day. Vinta was more responsive than we needed them to be. I don’t remember what was used as a bug-tracking platform.

What did you find most impressive about Vinta Software?
The most important aspect was that they didn’t jump into any work without understanding it first. Sometimes, things can be complicated between 2 different cultures and languages, but not only is Vinta’s team proficient in English, they also made sure they understood what we were trying to accomplish without a lot of direction. This made me a lot more comfortable working with them compared to some other developers I’ve used. We never had to recode anything Vinta did.

Are there any areas Vinta Software could improve?
They could have moved to San Francisco. Had we closed our funding, we were hoping to convince Vinta to open an office in our city since that’s how closely we wanted to work together, going forward.

I am working on another project on which I hoped I could use Vinta, but they’re pretty booked. I would like them to grow substantially so that we could continue collaborating. Even though they don’t have the availability to take on certain projects, they’re still advising us without even charging us.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I don’t remember a time when Vinta set expectations higher than those they could achieve. Usually, if we had a deadline, it was delivered faster than anticipated.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offered a cost that was 25-30% lower than some firms we used, and they provided a lot more value. Vinta is more expensive than other firms we used in Argentina, Brazil or Poland, but we knew what we would get afterwards.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve referred Vinta to multiple companies, including my current one. We’re in San Francisco, where there are tons of developers, but I wouldn’t hesitate to use Vinta.

Web Application Development for Corporate Learning Startup

"They proactively communicate with me so there are no surprises."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vinta provides Django development for an enterprise web app, creating and releasing an MVP and expanding product functionality to allow adaptive business scaling. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Metro Area
CEO, PlusPlus
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app currently supports thousands of corporate Salesforce users, thanks to its stable performance and robust security features. Vinta’s flexible workflow, impeccable programming quality, and helpful feedback continue to promote productivity.

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 CEO and founder of PlusPlus, which is an enterprise web app that simplifies internal learning event management for medium-sized to large technology companies. We offer assistance in areas like internal classes, tech talks, and tech-a-thons.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vinta?

Initially, we wanted to develop our MVP. Vinta came highly recommended to me.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vinta is my engineering team, and I act as the project manager. I have a UX designer, but Vinta also contributes to the design. I use them primarily for development and engineering. We are using the Django stack with Django Python, deploying on Heroku, and using React for the frontend.

How did you come to work with Vinta?

I wanted a stack that was great for enterprises and has a community around it. I evaluated everything from Java to Ruby on Rails and settled for Django because it met my criteria. My background is in Enterprise Java, so I would normally be much more comfortable with that, but Java did not have some other qualities that I liked about Python and Django. Then, I looked at Django, thinking that I would do some of the early engineering tasks myself. I contacted the authors of what I thought was the best book on the topic, asking if they would do some pair programming with me so I could pick up the skills faster. They were busy but recommended Vinta. By having an outside team, I can scale the work depending on customer feedback.

How much have you invested with Vinta?

I’ve been spending between $5,000 and $10,000 per month and between $70,000 and $80,000 per year. If we’re waiting for a customer to do a security review, we may not be developing that fast. Once we have a backlog, I can scale.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May if 2016. The product took 6 months to develop, and we launched in January of 2017 to power users of Salesforce. We launched to general Salesforce users in February of 2017. The project is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

We have great results and happy customers. We have thousands of users internally. I’m happy with the velocity. I’ve managed multiple engineering teams before when I worked at Twitter. Initially, I selected Vinta because of their Django Python skills, but I found that they have a Silicon Valley approach to software. We have a pretty good workflow in terms of how we create features and release them.

For my customers, the key metric is engagement. It’s not so much the number of users because that’s a finite amount. So far, those metrics have been really good. For me, what’s important is being able to build an attractive product that can serve many different companies. We’re looking for a perfect market fit that we can iterate fast, and we try to keep the product relatively lean in case we need to make changes. At the same time, we wanted to release enterprise-grade solutions that meet the needs and security concerns of large tech organizations.

How did Vinta perform from a project management standpoint?

I really admire their social conduct around work. The team has a shared understanding that the work is going to get done at a certain level of quality. They’re my engineers and my technical leads. They also protect the quality of the code and make sure that we’re not accumulating technical debt. I want features released quickly. Vinta recognizes that, but they also push the quality of their underlying code so that we don’t end up with something that falls apart.

Are there any areas Vinta could improve?

I don’t have any suggestions. It would be nice if their rate cheaper, but I wouldn’t get the same quality for that. 

5.0
Overall Score I’m super happy with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have a Trello board and use Kanban style. They proactively communicate with me so there are no surprises. The level of communication compensates for anything that might have come up as a technical issue.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The work can always be cheaper, but not at this quality level. I know that I’m getting a great team, and I’m paying a fair price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their quality is outstanding. I review the underlying code, and we have the tests in place. We haven’t had any bugs from not implementing something properly. They also have a great approach to the work, which I really admire.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve been referring them constantly to other startups. Vinta goes beyond just the code. They pay attention to the underlying problem that they’re solving. They make my life easier.

Web Dev for Prepared Food and Beverages Company

“They had the ability to bring our vision to life without any difficulties.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vinta Software built a unique Python platform that improved the user experience of clients ordering food online. Developers continue to provide technical support for the website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CMO, Splendidspoon
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vinta Software’s main strength is flexibility. The number of developers and their work schedule can shift depending on what is needed. The team is also highly organized and responsive to messages.

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 am the chief marketing officer of the business. We offer a subscription mail delivery program.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vinta Software?

We needed to build a software that would allow us to create menus and set delivery dates in a flexible manner. There were no off-the-shelf options, so we started looking at a custom Python Django solution.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vinta Software developed our Python solution. There was some JavaScript involved, and we used Heroku for hosting. We used five developers across the run of our project and communicated regularly with three of them.

How did you come to work with Vinta Software?

After searching domestically and abroad, we found Vinta Software on Angel List. Vinta Software specialized in Python Django, which was important to us. The time zone was important as well. Vinta Software is close to Eastern Time, and the team is proficient in English. They offered a good price, much better than what we could find in the States. Because their team is part of a shop, we were confident that we could always add more hours and developers as we grew.

Initially, I spoke to one of Vinta’s developers. He seemed very confident and competent when it came to building what we needed. One of my colleagues also vetted their engineering and programming skills. He also checked if they were implementing best practices. He said that they were very good on all counts.

How much have you invested with Vinta Software?

The cost of Vinta Software’s services is $55 per hour. We use 80 hours per week with an open-ended agreement.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Vinta Software in August 2016. We expect that the collaboration will continue indefinitely.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Thanks to Vinta’s work, we managed to give our customers the ability to pause and skip more easily. We also provided customized menus. These improvements have helped decrease churn significantly. Users can take control of what they’re getting every week, so the process is more efficient. Our revenue has increased as well as the number of active customers. The general feedback about the ordering process has been extremely positive.

My team members are extremely happy with the work, especially since they aren’t always available for troubleshooting issues. Vinta Software is always helpful. Even though they work remotely, they feel like a part of our team.

How did Vinta Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Trello for project management. Vinta Software’s team is more active on it than myself, but I do check it from time to time. We also use Google Drive for keeping everything organized. Project management has been good. We have weekly check-ins. Everyone’s available on Slack, which is where we do most of our communication.

What did you find most impressive about Vinta Software?

Their ability to scale has been great. We’re able to add developers when we need to. The flexibility is also important, and Vinta Software is available on weekends. They had the ability to bring our vision to life without any difficulties. It was a challenging project, but we had no major issues.

Are there any areas Vinta Software could improve?

No. We’re happy with everything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was met within the estimated timeframe.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Vinta Software was among the most affordable options we found. Since we did not want to hire single developers, we liked the fact that there was a full dev shop behind the company.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They exceeded all our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It’s extremely likely.

Analytics Dashboard for Social CRM Company

"This quick project was very smooth and unproblematic."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015
Project summary: 

Vinta Software produced a customizable analytics dashboard and connected it via API to the database of a social analytics/CRM firm, meeting the needs of two third-party Brazilian clients. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Frankfurt, Germany
Jairson Vitorino
CTO, E.life
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final dashboard still supports the end customers, thanks to Vinta Software’s focused development process and up-to-date expertise. The team’s proactive scheduling and regular communication contributed to a strong short-term engagement.

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 CTO of E.life, a Brazilian company. We do business in Brazil, Latin America, Portugal, and Spain. We provide software and services in social media data analysis, like social media monitoring. We also outsource people for CRMS [customer relationship management software]. We have customers like Coca-Cola, Unilever, and Nestle, but we’re always in the Spanish and Portuguese languages. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vinta Software?

Many customers now want to have customized dashboards. We have a solution internally, but many clients want to have data visualization that’s very customized for them. That’s why we hired Vinta Software. They did two dashboards for a big meat-exporting company in Brazil and for a mall chain that’s also in Brazil. They worked with Ruby and Angular JS, and they connected the dashboard to our database through APIs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I’m not really into coding anymore, so I only know Ruby and Angular JS. I talked to three people: Felipe [Founder & Frontend Developer, Vinta Software] and two more. It wasn’t a very big project; I think it took about three or four months. They did both dashboards in the same year, two years ago.

How did you come to work with Vinta Software?

I come from the same city in the northeast of Brazil, so I have a lot of contacts there. I tend to hire smaller companies there because I know the environment and I have a lot of contacts. I look on Facebook, Twitter, or GitHub at the new startups to see if they can provide services for us. Basically, I just browse around. I found them that way.

How much have you invested with Vinta Software?

I would say $20,000–$30,000. That’s the average fee for a small dashboard project.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our project has been completed. We are in contact. For now, they haven’t done anything else, but that’s just because we don’t have any demands that they could help with. We started in 2015. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

It was a small project, and we didn’t actually measure anything. The customer still uses the dashboard. It’s just frontend and connected to the API, so there wasn’t a ton of complexity involved. But, as far as I know, there were no complaints from my IT team.

How did Vinta Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We just used Trello and Slack, plus a lot of emails. I did a very rapid prototype because we already knew what we wanted based on the customer’s needs. It was a very small project, so the management wasn’t that challenging.

We communicate in Portuguese, but we all tend to write comments in English. Normally, we do coding in English. I haven’t heard from them in English, but a lot of small startups work overseas, and I don’t see English as a problem.

What did you find most impressive about Vinta Software?

If I compare them, I think they’re more flexible and more up-to-date with software quality procedures and software development management. That’s why I like to hire younger companies, so our company can learn the latest ideas. Vinta Software is pretty up-to-date with software development standards, whereas I stopped coding nine years ago and don’t have any idea what the best practices are today.

Are there any areas Vinta Software could improve?

I really can’t say much since it was such a small project. If it was a one-year project, I might have something to complain about, but this quick project was very smooth and unproblematic. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project was very small, and everything was delivered on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We found other small companies, but part of it is due to the undervaluation of the Brazilian currency. Now, it’s much more expensive to develop software in this town specifically.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would totally recommend them.

Web Development for Note Distributor

"When it came to availability, price, and skill, they [Vinta Software] offered a lot of compelling value."

-CTO, Messaging Service

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Vinta Software was hired to build a MVP [minimum viable product] for a messaging company. The project included work with Python, Django, JQuery, Bootstrap, Babel, and ECMAScript6.

The Reviewer
 
New York, New York
CTO, Messaging Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Overall, the client was very satisfied with the services that Vinta Software provided. They were flexible and cost effective, and brought many new ideas to the table to improve the project.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The product is a private messaging platform with the specific use case to allow people to send delayed messages that will be sent after that person passes away. I am the interim Chief Technology Officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vinta Software?

We were looking to build the MVP for Wanted You To Know. We generally knew what we wanted to achieve. We needed to assemble a team to build that. In reviewing our options, Vinta was the most compelling for what we were trying to do.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us build the initial web product of Wanted You To Know. It’s mobile, desktop, and tablet friendly; it has a Python and Django backend. On the frontend, we used jQuery along with Bootstrap. We took a more modern approach in using Babel and ECMAScript6 to write all the JavaScript on the frontend. There’s the message creation process itself, and then in the backend, there’s our verification process where there’s some API integrations of how we figure out if a user is still alive or not. If we determine that the user is not alive, we’ll send the messages. There’s a message viewer as well.

How did you come to work with Vinta Software?

I’m involved in the Django and Python communities. I lead the Django NYC user group. One of the partners of Vinta came to visit New York, and made a presentation to the group about open source projects he created using Python based API wrappers. We started talking. A few months later, I started working with Wanted You To Know, and we were looking at our goals. I’ve helped companies build their MVP and launch it, but I didn’t have the personal capacity to spend time building this, so I was exploring who would be a good fit. I reached out to Vinta. When it came to availability, price, and skill, they offered a lot of compelling value.

How much have you invested with Vinta Software?

The initial build was around $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

It’s completed. There will be another product if everything continues to go well and we have funding.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We’re in beta right now, collecting user feedback. They did a really good job on testing. The app has 94% test coverage. My personal baseline is 80%.

How did Vinta Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Really well. There were some issues that came up, as every project has. It’s more about how problems are handled, which they did a good job on. The one major problem wasn’t their fault; we had some unclear design decisions that caused us to switch things. They did a good job adapting to that. The initial estimated scope, which I estimated, didn’t account for some added complexity, and some features were subsequently added. So we went over the initial estimate. They handled that very well.

What did you find most impressive about Vinta Software?

One thing I appreciated is that they were very receptive to my feedback. I’m extremely technical, and was code reading and offering feedback. I know that’s something that can be very difficult to have. They were very open to that, and willing to listen to me. They were willing to adapt.

Are there any areas Vinta Software could improve?

It was circumstantial in things that were going on in the personal lives of some members of the team. There were a couple of issues where resources had to be shifted around. They could’ve been more proactive on bringing up those issues earlier. There are some parts of their process that could be more flexible, but it’s not a huge issue. They have a pretty strict process in place and that can be a constraint. That can be frustrating to some people.

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

e-Commerce Development for Application Development Company

"They're smart people; they know what they're doing."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Vinta Software was hired for overflow web development projects. The team collaborated on an e-commerce site and a social network website. They were responsible for Django, Flash, and Python development.

The Reviewer
 
Brooklyn, New York
Founder, Application Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vinta Software was eager to please and provided good quality control and customer service. The team excelled at interpreting specifications and maintained clear lines of communication. They can improve on the accuracy of their project estimates but did not shy from areas outside their scope.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I have a company that contracts web application developers. I'm based in New York.

What is your position?

I am the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Vinta Software?

I would have a number of clients that would ask me to build products for them. I got to a point where I needed to contract out some of the work because of the volume of work I was receiving.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

They handled Django, Flash, and Python web development. I would hand Vinta Software wireframes, we'd talk about implementation strategies, and they would code it and create the work. We mostly collaborated on an e-commerce site although they did some work on a different project as well, which was more of a social network. They did a proof of concept application that had a visual recognition component to it. You could feed it a photograph, and it would recognize certain things in the photograph.

How did you come to work with Vinta Software?

I had experimented with trying to hire people locally, and I wasn't satisfied with the quality I was getting compared to what I was paying. I started looking at offshore resources. I think I posted an ad, and I wound up working with two companies. One was Vinta, and one was a developer out of Pakistan.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Vinta Software charged $65 an hour. I think it was about $10,000 a month for four or five months. They weren't working with me on a fixed basis. It was between $50,000 and $200,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I enjoyed working with them. They're smart people. They know what they're doing. They do seem to have access to good, local talent in Brazil.

How did Vinta Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They did good. They missed a little bit in terms of making accurate project estimates. There were good lines of communication and they were good in terms of interpreting specifications. They're hungry to expand their business. They were looking for ways to please their clients and get into new areas. We discussed the possibility of doing iOS development, but I never used them for that. They're expanding to do that. That's a good solution because a person like me could just go to a one shop for everything.

What distinguishes Vinta Software from other providers?

Vinta Software has good quality control. One of the issues that can happen with outsourcing is that the quality of the work is not sufficient. Vendors can differentiate themselves with the quality of their work.

Is there anything Vinta Software could have improved or done differently?

There's things I could've done differently. I was in a position where I was doing a project for a fixed amount of money, but they were hourly. If I would do it again, I would say here's the scope and get a bid for the entire thing.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're actually on the more expensive side.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already done that.

Development for Electronic Stock Company

"They're strong Python developers."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Vinta Software was hired to resolve several software bugs. The team developed several new product features then began solving issues. They were selected for their expertise in Python development.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Palo Alto, California
Head of Engineering, Financial Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vinta Software stemmed the escalating bug problem and is steadily working toward the project goal of only 10-15 bugs in the pipeline. They reduced the bugs to 50 in the first month, then 20 the second month. The team delivered good Python services, but can better improve team-wide performance.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company does equity administration. We have a system that distributes stock certificates online so there's no paper involved. Users can also exercise their options on our company site and we perform the money movement.

What is your position?

I am the head of engineering.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Vinta Software?

We had many existing bugs, so we hired Vinta Software to help us fix them. That was the main thing they did. We didn't have any major security issues but, when something comes up, they would triage those to see if they're valid.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Vinta Software developed a few new product features, and then we started moving them on to fixing bugs. They're strong Python developers.

How did you come to work with Vinta Software?

We found Vinta Software on Angel List, where they were looking for opportunities. We were also interested that they were based in Brazil because there's a big Python Django community there.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement is ongoing [as of August 2016].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We had a big bug issue at first. We would fix stuff locally and new bugs would come. It was an escalating issue. Our goal was to have only 10 to 15 bugs in the pipeline. The first month, we got it down to 50, then down to 20.

How did Vinta Software perform from a project management standpoint?

It was good, I can't say how that would have been if we'd had them work on features. We're not a company that puts out specs. We're an interactive development organization.

What distinguishes Vinta Software from other providers?

We were looking for very good Python developers. Flavio [Junior, founder of Vinta Software] was our point person, and he was really responsible. That helped us a lot.

Is there anything Vinta Software could have improved or done differently?

As you hire people, you always have the key people who are very good, then you'll have some folks who come in that aren't as good. You have to be on top of stuff making sure everyone is performing. It's not an issue as much as making sure everyone is performing at a high level.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very good at that.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It depends on how you look at. I'm looking at it from the perspective of somebody who's looking to hire an offshore developer. It's not cheap from that perspective. Our goal wasn't to be cheap but to find good people.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It has been very positive.

Outsourcing Application Developer for Startup

"The quality of work for the money was good."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Vinta Software completed the majority of a dashboard project. The team was selected for their quality of work, reliability, and affordability.

The Reviewer
 
New York City, New York
Christopher Sanson
Founder, Code Union, Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vinta Software delivered seamless project management and met all scope requirements. The team was responsive in communication, but can improve their reporting of time and contract hours logged.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My company is called Code Union. We're a software development firm based in New York City that started about a year and a half ago. We focus on front-end JavaScript development in both web apps and hybrid mobile apps. We work with venture backed early-stage companies, large companies, and bootstrapped apps by nontechnical companies.

What is your position?

I am the founder and lead developer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Vinta Software?

I had a client that wanted to build out a dashboard project. I didn't have the bandwidth to take on the project in-house. I was looking for someone who did good work and was reliable and affordable.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Vinta Software did 90 percent of the development on the dashboard project. I was the point of contact with the client where we would check in on a weekly basis.

How did you come to work with Vinta Software?

I had been referred to Vinta Software through another client of mine who was using them. They said they were good. By looking at their site and talking to them, I got a good feeling about working together.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The project cost between $10,000 and $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was completed early this year [2016].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Everything went well, and the client was happy. We haven't done any follow up work, so I don't know what the current state of the project is.

How did Vinta Software perform from a project management standpoint?

The quality was great. The project management was good.

What distinguishes Vinta Software from other providers?

They were very responsive, and the quality of work for the money was good.

Is there anything Vinta Software could have improved or done differently?

At first, there wasn't much oversight of hours logged, and they transitioned to having a minimum contract.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Brazil
ID
19259743000109
Date of Formation
Nov 14, 2013
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Low Risk
Last Updated
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Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
10
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.8
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LAST UPDATED
April 8, 2019