Goodbye, Spartan. Hello, Very.

If you’re here, then you’ve heard. Spartan is now Very. We’re excited to share what’s changed and what’s staying the same. Read on to learn more about our brand-new brand.

Written by
Jonathan Bragdon
on
May 2, 2017
Filed under:
Leadership

Why a rebrand?

We had the best kind of identity crisis. We outgrew our name (and our logo, website, suite of services, office space...).

What’s new?

Very is Spartan. We still develop software products and services, and we’re still a venture firm.

But now, we’re bigger than “the build.” We’ve evolved into a full service firm for companies that want to disrupt a market, fast - and beat competitors to the punch.

We’ve found that a lot of businesses spend time, energy, and money on concepts that aren’t fully vetted. It’s incredibly risky. So at Very, our strategy is all about validating quickly and thoroughly, so you’ll know within a matter of weeks -- not months -- if your concept is worth the investment required to develop and launch it. Sometimes it is, and sometimes it’s not; at Very, we help you choose your best path.

Which means, when you build with us — whether it’s a product or a service or an entirely new company — you’ll test harder, launch smarter, and go confidently into the market.

What do you do?

We now offer three types of engagements: validate a concept, build a product, and augment a team. We have deep experience in back-end and front-end engineering, and past lives as entrepreneurs and C-suite executives. So we bring design, development, and strategy expertise to every project, every time. Our capabilities include:

Run user testing and experiments to validate your assumptionsBuild a roadmap for your product development

Create an award winning productWork alongside your ongoing development efforts

Strategy for gaining adoption and market sharePerform a UX Audit on your existing application

Build business intelligence tooling to let your product speak to you

Why the name?

Like the word itself, Very exists to emphasize impact — not for ourselves, but for the companies we serve. Our work has always been about positioning our clients for long-term success, and then amplifying it.

Why the zebra?

You’ll notice most of our website is black and white, except for the parts about outcomes. We think that’s where the focus should be. (See previous question.)

Who are your clients?

Big companies, small companies, and big companies that want to innovate like small companies. Many of our clients are venture-backed, and we’ve got our own venture capital arm (more on that, soon).

Who are you?

Same team, same talent, same passion for attacking the right problems and building the best solutions.

We’re engineers, designers and data scientists, but we’re also entrepreneurs, strategists and consultants. We know our clients need to build things right and build the right things. They hire us to do both.

Very is senior-level talent, only. Our process is completely transparent, so our clients can learn our methods, implement them internally, and use over and over again. Validation and strategy, design and development happen alongside one another.

Why now?

Why not?

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