Upsilon

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Our mission is to help startups impact the world via disruptive software products.👇

For early-stage startups 🌱 (<$100K) striving to test their business ideas and raise funding, we offer MVP development services. Within 3 months, you’ll get a working product to help you validate business hypotheses, collect early feedback, and attract potential investors.

For growing businesses🚀 ($1M+) that have already got traction from early customers, we provide team augmentation services. With Upsilon’s experts on board, you will scale your product faster and more effectively.

Upon your requirements, they can be quickly organized into dedicated teams to handle any part of your project.

By choosing Upsilon as a tech partner, your business gets a squad of professionals who can fully take care of your product development, letting you focus on strategy, fundraising, and sales.

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
2012
Locations
Estonia
Vesivärava tn 50-201, Tallinn, Harju 10152
+372-5854-0555
United States
718 Old San Francisco Rd, Sunnyvale, California 94086
415-937-6981

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  • Software Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • DevOps

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  • Small Business
  • Medium Business

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  • Art, Entertainment & Music
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Financial & Payments

Upsilon Executive Interview

Andrew Fan
Andrew Fan
Founder & CTO
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Kindly share your feedback on how GoodFirms has been doing so far in increasing your visibility among potential clients.
GoodFirms has been a valuable platform for increasing our visibility and raising awareness. It is a key platform for potential partners to explore our portfolio and experience.
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the organization.
I am the co-founder and CTO of Upsilon, a digital product studio. Our company operates as a hybrid entity, combining the development of our own B2B SaaS products with providing technical partnerships to rapidly expanding businesses. Our primary objective is to give founders and startups a hand in bringing their ideas to life swiftly, effectively, and with minimal risks.

Throughout our decade-long presence in the industry, we have successfully created and delivered dozens of products for innovative technology companies worldwide. Some notable clients include LiveArt, Spotnana, Colectrium, and others.
What is the story behind starting this company?
Upsilon started as an outsourcing company focused on writing clean code and building functionality. However, we soon realized that we were missing the bigger picture of product ideation, launch, and management from a business perspective.

Through delivering projects to our clients, we gained valuable experience and our team grew more cross-functional. This allowed us to take on more complex projects and expand our service offering. We transformed into a full-service tech partner, providing product design, development, management, and delivery.

Our experience working on client projects led us to become a product studio. We constantly strive to enhance our experience, making it more delightful, effective, and productive. This led to the creation of our own products such as OneBar, ToDoBot, and OrgaNice.

As a result, we successfully combine two businesses that complement each other. We act as a tech partner for our clients, treating each project as if it were our own startup. Simultaneously, we continue to cultivate innovation and a product-first mindset within the company by developing our own B2B SaaS solutions.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We have an in-house team that operates across the globe without being tied to the office or workplace. We bring together a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds and skill sets that collaborate closely with our clients to deliver exceptional products. As a result, all products we develop remain competitive and innovative.
How does your company differentiate itself from the competition?
First of all, we are a product studio, not just another software agency. This means that you will have a committed partner who will share and implement your long-term product strategy and help develop a product that effectively solves customer problems.

We also have strong values that we live by every day. These values serve as a public contract between our entire team our clients, partners, and the community we are building. For example, we prioritize fully transparent communication and fluid collaboration during projects, we take personal responsibility for our shared success and fulfill our commitments not only to clients but also to ourselves, we believe that being faster is better than being perfect when it comes to building an MVP and validating product hypotheses, among other values.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
We primarily work with startups and SaaS B2B businesses. We prioritize long-term partnerships. One of our clients holds the record for the longest partnership duration, spanning 10 years and involving the development of 3 products together. Our recurring customers serve as the strongest evidence of our capability to handle projects of any complexity and scale.
Please share some of the services that you offer for which clients approach you the most for?
Our clients are early-stage startups (<$100K) and growth-stage businesses ($1M+). We provide early-stage startups with MVP development services where they get a working product to help them validate business hypotheses, collect early feedback, and attract potential investors. And if we are talking about growth-stage businesses, they opt for team augmentation services to scale their product faster than competitors.

We offer CTO-as-a-Service to support non-technical founders. This service provides entrepreneurs with C-level tech guidance to ensure the success of their products and help them achieve their business goals with increased confidence.
What is your customer satisfaction rate according to you? What steps do you take to cater to your customer’s needs and requirements?
We collect customer reviews on Goodfirms and I guess the 5-star reviews speak for themselves. We are open to any feedback from our clients because it serves as a guiding resource for the growth of our company and a strong foundation for improving customer satisfaction.

We have a well-structured process for collecting our clients' requirements. In most cases, we begin with the discovery phase, where we delve into the client's business objectives, determine core features and potential roadblocks, and assist in analyzing the market. We also strive to understand the problem our customer is attempting to solve. This information helps us gain a better understanding of the business needs and provide the best possible solution.
What kind of support system do you offer to your clients for catering to their queries and issues?
Since we are trying to build fully transparent relations with our clients, we add them to our Slack using Slack Connect. It allows us to work quickly and collaboratively with outside organizations and our clients to get faster and more transparent communication with our team.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
We offer our clients two basic pricing models to choose from: Pay per Milestone and Fixed Cost. If we are talking about the first option, we have sprint-based pricing. Each sprint is broken down into 2 weeks. We set up the sprint goal define the scope of work for the sprint and start working. Such an approach allows us to accelerate value delivery to let our clients validate ideas, gain traction, and attract investments in less time.
Another option is Fixed Cost, which is perfect for long-term projects with a predefined scope.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
Upsilon mainly collaborates with early-stage startups and growth-stage businesses. Typically, the projects we undertake cost $15k or more, depending on the product requirements, scope of work, duration, and other factors.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2022?
There is no universal answer. The price range may vary depending on many factors, including the pricing model, specialists' expertise level, project complexity, timeframe, etc. The rough numbers will be around $30k and more.
Where do you see your company in the next 10 years?
10 years from now, Upsilon intends to continuously reinvent and adapt to the ever-changing dynamics of the web and mobile app development industry. We aim to help startups develop products that effectively solve customer problems and have great potential for market success. Additionally, we plan to continue developing our own SaaS products, making them profitable and helpful for users.

One thing that will remain unchanged is our relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction and delivering best-in-class solutions to our amazing clients.

Upsilon Clients & Portfolios

Dashboard for the Employee Engagement Platform
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Dashboard for the Employee Engagement Platform
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16 weeks
Social

Upsilon developers were challenged to build a fully customizable and interactive dashboard and reporting for the employee engagement system. The solution consists of several main parts intended for data discovery, its further transformation, visualization, or extraction. 

The developed interface allows users to:

  • Collect and track employee engagement analytics
  • Create interactive dashboards and separate charts
  • Narrow down the data segment for each chart
  • Use different types of data visualization solutions
  • Generate and edit reports

Services provided: Web development (front-end)

Tech stack: React, Cube.dev

Slack Bot for Social Connection and Engagement
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Slack Bot for Social Connection and Engagement
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8 weeks
Social

Upsilon helped Impromptu to develop a Slack bot for formal and informal activities within the organization that would bring people together. 

The developed interface allows users to:

  • Create and manage Socials and Events;
  • Share, and join activities in Slack and invite people to join from within your Slack workspace;
  • Subscribe to locations and categories that interest you to be notified of newly created activities;
  • Filter all Events and all Socials by categories and locations;
  • Receive personalized notifications from Impromptu.

Throughout the whole development cycle, we were involved in product management and feature ownership to help Impromptu validate product idea hypotheses, reduce time-to-market and deliver value to early adopters quickly.

Services provided: Slack bot development

Tech stack: Python, FastAPI

Collection Management Solution
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Collection Management Solution
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100 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

For 7+ years, Upsilon has been working with Collectrium, a Christe's company, on the development, improvement and updating of a collection management system. Our team worked on several funtcional parts of the system: a set of rich features aimed at collectors and powerul software tools for internal operational management. The implementation all those solutions allowed our client to:

  • Enrich collection management experience by enabling a suite of brand-new features and a dashboard where users can get insights on their collections
  • Provide collectors with a quick and easy way to securely browse company's offers
  • Provide employees working in private sales with a powerful tool that helps them track current inventory and deals
  • Get a digital tool that can help streamline and optimize internal processes 

Services provided: Web development (front- and back-end), DevOps, UX/UI design, Quality assurance

Tech stack: Python, React, Ember.js, D3 Services, Amazon Web Services

Digital Freight Fulfillment Platform
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Digital Freight Fulfillment Platform
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24 weeks
Transportation & Logistics

Upsilon collaborated with CargGo, an innovative logistics company, on the building of a digital freight fulfillment platform. Our team worked on key functional modules of the platform. The implemenation of new functionality helped our client to:

  • Engage more 3PL clients and reduce carriers' costs by providing them with a dashboard that allowed to make data-driven decisions and manage the system more effectively
  • Increase customer engagement and conversion rates with a new PriceFinder module
  • Attract investments in the startup

Services provided: Web development (front- and back-end), quality assurance

Tech stack: Python, React

Beacon-Enabled App for Retail Analytics
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Beacon-Enabled App for Retail Analytics
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16 weeks
Retail

Upsilon worked with a large shopping center on the developement of a retail analytics solution. Our team delivered a beacon-enabled web application that helped the client to measure and analyze the behaviour of shoppers. That information was used by the client for making efficient, data-driven business decisions and adopting marketing strategies that promote sales and customer loyalty.

Services provided: Web development (front-end)

Tech stack: Python, React, React Native, Amazon Web Services, iBeacons

Charity donation platform
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Charity donation platform
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24 weeks
NGOs

Upsilon worked with Make It Donate, a UK-based startup, on the development of a charity donation platform rethinking how charities can fundraise for the digital age.

Our team helped to incorporate all the functionality the client needed into a branded web application. The platform's core feature is the ability to trigger charity donations from things connected to the internet. Due to the integration with IFTTT, users can trigger donations from hunderds of services to any of charities who have already joined the platform.

Services provided: Web development (front-end), responsive UI/UX design

Tech stack: React, Redux Toolkit, TypeScript, Redux Thunk, Material UI

Educational App for Healtchare Hub
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Educational App for Healtchare Hub
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87 weeks
Financial & Payments

UpsilonIT worked with Medignition, an innovation hub for the healthcare industry, on the development of a digital education platform. Our team provided web development services that helped the client to implement an educational application that offered online courses in finance.

Services provided: Web development (front-end)

Tech stack: React, Gatsby.js

Internal Resource Management Application
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Internal Resource Management Application
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100 weeks
Information Technology

Upsilon worked with ThoughtSpot, a search & AI-driven analytics platform provider, on the development of an internal resource management system. Our team helped to deliver an application that enabled clients and internal users (developers,managers, sales) to see, work and present the main product in cloud - previously it was provided as an on premise solution only with custom hardware.

Services provided: Web development (back-end), DevOps

Tech stack: Golang, Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services

Telemedicine Service in Ophthalmology
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8 weeks
Healthcare & Medical

Upsilon partnered with Oculocare medical, a digital health company based in Switzerland, on the development of the Alleye platform, a telemedicine service in ophthalmology.

It consists of two components: a mobile app for patients and a web application for healthcare professionals. The Alleye app allows patients to detect and monitor retinal diseases. Healthcare professionals can access their patient’s results via alleye.io, a modern web application delivering complete security and compliance, including EU GDPR and HIPAA.

The platform's growing impact in ophthalmology can be illustrated by the following numbers:

138% increase in tests performed compared to 2020;

> 85% of patients are correctly classified when monitoring age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema;

80% of patients getting an Alleye alarm showed signs of progression in macular disease.

Services provided: Web development (front-end)

Tech stack: React

Social Music Web Platform
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Social Music Web Platform
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20 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

We helped our customer, a Music Tech Company, develop a web version of their Social Music Platform.

The Music Tech Company’s goal was to bring its Social Music Platform to the web in order to reach more users who prefer to use browsers rather than mobile applications. UpsilonIT team was tasked with delivering three functional and visual parts: music playback, playlist management, and user profile design.

After 5 months of work, our team provided the client with an effective solution: a full-featured all-in-one web application for music recording, producing, streaming, and sharing.

As a result, users got a Web Social Music Platform that provided all the functionality that was previously available only in the mobile app. Also, it is mobile-friendly and responsive across all screen resolutions.

Services provided: Web development (front-end), UI design

Tech stack: TypeScript, React, Next.js, Redux-Toolkit, Material-UI

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David Letourneau

Upsilon is a fantastic and reliable partner with high quality professional team members.

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$200000+
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Art, Entertainment & Music

Review Summary

Upsilon has been a partner of LiveArt since our launch, growing with us from a handful of team, members to over 20 cross functional developers, helping us with design, backend, front end, product management, QA, and DevOps. As we grow our company, my first call is always to Upsilon to help us with our resourcing needs.

What was the project name that you have worked with Upsilon?

LiveArt

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Software Development, DevOps

Describe your project in brief

LiveArt is a global peer to peer fine art trading platform

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Responsiveness, breadth of knowledge, professionalism, transparency.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

N/a

James

Upsilon Feels Like Your Own Team of Experts

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$50001 to $200000
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Productivity

Review Summary

Upsilon are an incredible group of professionals. First of all, their work product is of excellent standard and they deliver everything in scope to a t. What is more, they work with you as team members. This means they are flexible in ways of working and, more critically, take "ownership" of the project. Several times, their team suggested better alternate ways of accomplishing a product goal. From the team leads to the developers, they are above and beyond.

What was the project name that you have worked with Upsilon?

User Research Tool

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development

Describe your project in brief

Develop a beta MVP for a user research tool which helps users identify and organize qualitative insights in less time and with less bias.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

The willingness and ability to work with us true partners in development.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

We did not have any negative experiences.

Paul Fallon

Upsilon have become a true partner and an extension to my business

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$10001 to $50000
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Social

Review Summary

I had the pleasure of working with Upsilon on the design and build of Impromptu Slack App. The Upsilon team were amazing and hands down the best partners I could have asked for. As a non-technical founder, I was searching for a development agency that I could trust and that were willing to partner with me on my vision and bring my product idea to life. I needed a team that had deep technical expertise of Slack Apps and that were able to take my idea and design and build it in Slack. The team have gone above and beyond delivering an exceptional MVP on time and within budget.

Upsilon have become a true partner and an extension to my business, and I look forward to continuing to partner with Upsilon over the years ahead. I would not have an amazing MVP to pilot with businesses without Upsilon’s expertise. I highly recommend Upsilon to anyone looking for a top-notch development agency.

What was the project name that you have worked with Upsilon?

Impromptu Slack App

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

Describe your project in brief

Imromptu is a Slack App empowering people to create, share, and join informal and fun social get togethers within Slack and meet in real life in local suburbs, regions, and cities.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

The team were truly incredible to work with and were very experienced, had great design and technical expertise, excellent problem-solving, communication and creative skills. They were all extremely professional, understanding, patient, genuine, sincere, and personable. I really enjoyed working with the team and we had great fun along the way. I got to know the team on a personal level and always felt in good hands and we have great trust in each other as a result.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Can't think of any negatives. Worked so well together and I wish I could have them permanently in my team.