Startups and VC Fuelled Initiatives
A startup company is an organisation with a limited operating history. These companies, often newly created, are in a phase of development and research to enable them to trade in the particular manner they wish.
Startup companies can come in many shapes and sizes, however the phrase "startup company" is often associated with high growth, technology oriented organisations.
Martin Cooperwaite, Director - Software Development
Investors (or Venture Capitalists) are generally attracted to these organisations due to their risk/reward profile and scalability. That is, they have lower initiation costs, and although higher risk, they have higher potential return on investment.
Kiandra has extensive experience working with technology-based startup ventures. We've been working with startups since the 1990's, through the dotcom boom and bust, and now into the more mature and sensible arena that has evolved since the turning of the century.
The business benefits of working with a solid and experienced startup IT provider are enormous. If you work with a more traditional software development house - such as ones that usually work only with established corporates - you'll be expected to adapt to a much more rigid development process and a structure that may be completely inappropriate for you.
Software houses not experienced in the startup arena generally do not do 'thinking outside the box' problem solving well.
They just don't get that you are trying to build something new, and not what everyone else has done. Traditional software houses like doing what everyone else has done, because it is safe, easy and predictable. That's not what startups are about, and either is Kiandra.
How Kiandra delivers
At Kiandra we go the extra mile to ensure that we provide the best solution, in the most appropriate manner for you. We understand the balance between available budget and the target solution. We're experienced with the exciting and often emotional nature of startup initiatives. We've also spent over 18 years working with VC's, marketing, PR, key stakeholders and boards.
We understand that:
- Startup business plans are usually light on detail, big on passion
- Ideas and direction can change at any time
- Startup entrepreneurs need a rapid prototyping method of development, not huge technical manuals
- Startups needs guidance and support - not firm rules, red tape, and expectations that you'll operate like a large, established corporation
- You'll have a desired method and style of operation, and we'll adapt ourselves to that as much as possible while maintaining quality and integrity
- We don't need to have 'all of the IT pie' - often it is appropriate to utilise other service providers if it will deliver a better result, especially for non-IT disciplines
And last but not least, we are very good at designing, managing and writing custom software, websites and web applications.
Experience and certifications
Kiandra has been awarded the Microsoft Partner of the Year 2012 for our software and web development skill, design and quality. We understand startups - and how to talk to people who don't live and breathe technology like we do.
For us, a key part of developing software is the relationship we have with our clients - being able to gain a solid understanding of your challenges and ideas, so we can apply our knowledge and experience to avoid potential pit falls when planning the solution.
Our team collectively holds tertiary certificates, diplomas, degrees and masters degrees, and Microsoft MCP, MCAD, MSQL, MCSD and MCPD certifications. All have had satisfactory state and federal police checks - National Names Check and/or Police and Fingerprint Search (Australian).