Tech startups typically feel things don’t happen fast enough. Like this thing with building a platform. We’ve got one, but it’s too slow, too primitive. But then somebody dear to us at Limeblue put us in touch with Dynabyte, systems developers that are fast making a name for themselves. Could they help us build a new – and scalable – platform for matching volunteers with social enterprises?
“Yes,” says Tony Lantz, CEO, “it was great meeting them, not least because they had this idea of sending a clutch of developers our way. People who can help us build a new and scalable platform.”
Limeblue Impact’s business is helping social enterprises grow faster and with more precision. “What we do is we put social enterprises in touch with volunteers at companies, who can help these fledgling businesses reach their goals faster,” says Limeblue’s Torben Grut, who will manage the collaboration project with Dynabyte.
After more than a year of painstaking work, Limeblue has now secured a number of paying customers, and there are more on the way. In order to cope with the anticipated increase in demand for matchmaking that this will lead to, a new and far more sophisticated platform is needed.
As part of a trainee programme, four developers from Dynabyte will be working alongside Limeblue, starting in September and ending in January 2019. “An important part of the project is learning,” says Torben Grut. “We need to know what our customers want, to be able to develop the right services on the platform. We believe artificial intelligence will play a role here.”
Tony Lantz is equally excited about the joint project : “Dynabyte is a shot in the arm for us,” he says, beaming.