What was the scope of their involvement?
Volta One was able to quickly understand our goals. They suggested that we first test our hypothesis and see how many people would be interested in the app.
They suggested that we don’t invest a lot of money, time, and effort into developing the application, but rather to make an MVP in the form of a chatbot. That way, we’d be able to test out our hypothesis with fewer resources and in a shorter period.
After we made that decision, the work was divided into two parts. We had to gather content for the chatbot, and we had to develop and promote it. For the content gathering phase, we established contact with Ukrainian scientists from different areas—space, biology, engineering, and so on—and hired them to prepare the quizzes and riddles.
After we gathered all the content, Volta One collected the questions that would be part of the game, copywrote them to be comprehensible to regular people, and developed the chatbot. They were also responsible for advertising, promotion, and PR activities.
What is the team composition?
The account manager was our primary point of contact. I also communicated with Volta One’s CEO regularly. I don’t know what the exact size of the team was, but I know they had copywriters, two developers, and a social media manager.
How did you come to work with Volta One?
They were recommended to me by one of their former clients. Additionally, one of the founders of Volta has another business in the events industry that I worked with several years ago.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent a little more than $30,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked with them between December 2017–October 2018.