Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m the co-founder and CEO of a social networking app called Grouped, which is designed to enable leaders to create communities.
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What challenge were you trying to address with NineTwoThree Digital Ventures?
We needed help with building our prototypes, digital architecture, user stories, and wireframes. Basically, we wanted someone to help us create something concrete with our ideas.
What was the scope of their involvement?
We first shared our designs with the team. NineTwoThree Digital Ventures then delivered all the technical documentation we needed to build our app natively on iOS, Android, and the web.
Then, the team built a prototype, which included over 100 user stories. They used Figma and designed a logo, color scheme, brand identity, and several screens. We regularly provided feedback, which they used to finalize their deliverables.
Finally, NineTwoThree Digital Ventures then helped us conduct customer discovery and research by conducting interviews with potential users.
We then presented their plans to our in-house development team, who used NineTwoThree Digital Ventures’ plans to develop the app.
We plan on launching it on the App Store in April 2022. The app has a unique chat function and features in-app payments.
What is the team composition?
Our main point of contact was Andrew (CEO), who managed the project. We also worked with Pavel (CTO), Sasha (UI/UX Designer), a teammate who built the user stories, and another person who helped us conduct research.
How did you come to work with NineTwoThree Digital Ventures?
We found them on Clutch when we were searching for development agencies. We interviewed a bunch of vendors, but NineTwoThree Digital Ventures stood out because they were very personable.
On our initial call, both Andrew and Pavel were present. They promised to be heavily involved in the project, which said a lot because they were the owners.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent $250,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
The project lasted from August–November 2021.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Ultimately, they helped us raise money. Our investors were very impressed with their work.
Furthermore, our in-house developers were thrilled with the documentation the technical documentation they provided. NineTwoThree Digital Ventures freed us from having to conduct research and focus on app development.
How did NineTwoThree Digital Ventures perform from a project management standpoint?
Their excellent project management was the best part of working with them. NineTwoThree Digital Ventures was very quick and kept us involved in every step of the process.
It was a six-week process. We had biweekly Zoom meetings where they presented us with what they had done in their latest sprint. Additionally, we used Monday.com, Slack, and Figma.
What did you find most impressive about them?
NineTwoThree Digital Ventures treated our project like it was their own, which we really appreciated. Their communication skills were also fantastic.
Are there any areas they could improve?
Sometimes they made some feature suggestions that we didn’t necessarily want. However, they were a very passionate team who cared about our product, so that wasn’t really a bad thing.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Be very open and honest with the team. I recommend reaching out and laying everything out for the team. They’ll be flexible with you and give you the best experience.