An angel investor was approached by a five-person start-up in Tel Aviv with an innovative social media data harvesting application. The investor asked us to evaluate the technology and team competence. Since the desired seed investment was relatively small, the investor asked us to move much quicker than usual and present an informal recommendation within three days.
In an interesting turn of events, the client placed more value on the business assets (the customers and vendor network) than the technology that ran the business. As a result, the scope of this due diligence was maintenance focused – what are the costs to maintain the technology, transition the customers, then decommission the technology over a 12-18 month period?
Sphere was asked to build a mobile application that allows employees to pay for a taxi using a corporate account. The goal was to build a MVP within 3 months that shares 90%+ or more of the code between iOS and Android as well as important structural commonalities between mobile and web versions
A number of third-party services needed to be efficiently integrated in order to fetch and store the data needed for the credit decisioning process.
90Seconds has three key user roles in the platform: Brands – the brands that order a custom video Creators – freelancers who carry out orders for shooting, installation, sound, etc. Producers – Producers are 90 Second employees that liaison between brands and creators. These are production or account managers who make sure that the production process goes in the right direction, so that freelancers have good content, and that the same freelancers meet their deadlines.
Gett.com identified an opportunity to provide access to 200,000 new vehicles by improving the user experience on their current platform. In order to capitalize on this growth opportunity, Gett utilized Sphere’s technical staff augmentation services to build an on-demand software development team.
Fuse Universal identified an opportunity to launch a personalized professional learning platform. Companies and individuals could curate custom content, develop new skills, and track performance. The final product had to be engaging and mobile compatible.
GasMob LLC contracted Sphere to create an MVP of iOS-compatible apps for its mobile fueling service. This new startup required separate applications for both customers and attendants, as well as an application for supervisors and administrators. The system had to be flexible enough to handle an exponential amount of data.
The client wanted a tamper-evident, immutable digital transaction ledger for a private network of participating peers. As a government regulated entity, regulatory requirements required that all participants of the blockchain be known to all others. Further, it was decided that all smart contracts would be validated and managed by the collective network instead of a central authority.