How was the experience to work with Pairing?
Situation: Dan was trying to find another agency and has been burned by a part-time CTO before.
He hired an Oversight Developer to help find a good agency, and then see if they bring on the correct people. With that developer he was able to spot weak people in the agency's team and have them replaced.
What advice would you give other startup founders?
If you are totally new, it's hard. Startup life is a marathon, and it always takes longer than you think. Advice:
- Have some experience dealing with project management
- Have people in your network to reach out to
- Think about time to revenue. Ideally make something that's clear in value and that you can sell fast.
How was your process in working with agencies?
With Pairing's Oversight developer Dan was able to trust his agency better. The hired dev did code reviews, helped Dan understand the agency's decisions, and eased the process to work with them more hands-on.
Dan bootstraps/self-funds his startup and hired a senior developer from Pairing to guide him into the work with an outsourced agency he previously chose.
Dan started his journey early 2021 and is completing his software to launch in early 2022.
Dan was sick of agencies wasting his time and money. Apparently his startup was too much of a small fish for them.
Product & USP
Dan's chat backend embeds into client's website and connects with an NLP engine in the backend.
Emphasis is to integrate into the client's workflow better than other software tools out there.
As of his request we keep Dan's identity and startup name hidden from the searchable web. We can give you more information in a private call.