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All startups need access to dependable software development services. Our teams offer support from start to finish, with services that range from product discovery workshops to bespoke software development, and everything in between.

Whatever the industry, our software products launch faster, smarter, and are built to help ambitious businesses scale.

Why Vention

No matter the tech stack, architecture, or industry, any software development project we deliver is designed to engineer your success.

Stable and secure

We take care to ensure solution stability by leveraging best-in-class security features to minimise risks and protect your data.

Designed for growth

Our code is designed with the future in mind, so you never need to start again from scratch. You can augment your solution with new technologies at any point down the line. 

Built to scale

Our tried-and-tested development process, paired with our proven growth mindset, are behind our fundamental promise: Vention-built software products can scale to meet future demand.

Our services

Our software development services for startups are broad-reaching and best-in-class.

Tech consulting & advisory

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Our technology consulting services for startups provide support with deep understanding of technology use cases and software architecture, always coupled with big-picture planning.

MVP development

When it comes to product development for startups, a well-crafted MVP is the key to initial success. Our expert developers can build, test, and launch your minimum viable product, gather feedback, and adjust it for optimal performance.

Improvement workshop

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We leverage 20+ years of experience to generate a plan that helps startups meet their goals through technology — be it redesign, additional features, or an updated tech stack.

Dedicated engineers

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Our staff augmentation service equips startups with immediate access to engineering talent that can start and scale product development quickly. Our expert developers sync with your in-house engineers; their diverse suite of skills and end-to-end support help get your product to the next level, fast.

How we work with startups

Our development teams have a wealth of cross-industry expertise to help startups get their software products off the ground.

Staff augmentation

We’re positioned to build your bespoke team in under two weeks. Count on our devs to work hand-in-hand with in-house engineers.

Who is this model for?

Staff augmentation is designed for startups that already have a team and need experts in specific technologies on board. 

Benefits

Total visibility. We handpick a selection of developers who match your requirements. Then you interview them to determine the right fit for your vision, project, and required skill sets.

Global expertise, local knowledge. Our worldwide network of 3,000+ engineers have vast experience across a range of markets, industries, and technologies.

A network of top-tier partners. We partner with tech leaders including AWS, Oracle, and Microsoft to help startups build innovative solutions, go to market faster, and  transform their businesses.

Key points

First CVs in 48 hours

Kickoff within two weeks

Developers from the top 10% of the job market

Three-step interviewing process

Workshops to validate your idea or prepare for the next investment round

Project-based delivery

Our reliable software project delivery model has been honed over 20+ years to deliver quality, high performance, and scalability to serve your startup now and in the future.

Who is this model for?

Project-based delivery is designed for startups that are looking for a trusted partner to help them with a new or existing software development project.

Our expertise

  • Web application development
  • Mobile development
  • Digital transformation
  • Cloud solutions
  • Cybersecurity
  • QA and testing

Key points

20+ years of success

Kickoff within two weeks

Developers from the top 10% of the job market

Experienced in 30+ verticals

CVs within 48 hours

Agile pod teams

Our self-organising agile development teams act as a reliable and scalable resource that can help get your business ahead of the curve.

Who is this model for?

Pod teams are designed for startups that need to form a new, independent, and highly skilled team quickly in order to create successful, scalable products across web, mobile, and cloud.

Benefits

  • Reduced time-to -market
  • Fast onboarding 
  • An autonomous core team (Tech lead, 2-3 engineers, AQA / QA, Project coordinator)
  • Freedom to scale up from the core pod with key experts in niche areas
  • Technical expertise from our global network of 3,000+ engineers and UK-based CTO and technical director
  • Regular communication touchpoints, reporting, and billing

Key points

Development teams from tech hubs worldwide

2+ weeks from contact to kickoff

UK startups: Did you know?

Fintech is the most prominent startup sector in the UK.

Our wealth of fintech experience, combined with superb financial technology skills, means we’re uniquely positioned to take your product to the next level.

The UK is home to 50+ unicorn startups.

At Vention, we pride ourselves on our long-standing track record of partnering with startups to reach unicorn status.

It takes an average of 40 days to hire a candidate in the UK technology industry.

With access to a global network of 3,000+ expert engineers, we can provide startups with highly specialised developers in two weeks or less — reducing time-to-market and achieving significant cost savings.

There was a 22% increase in the number of new UK-based tech companies in 2022.

Meet our London-based UK team. With our local office and dedicated UK account managers, we can facilitate faster communication and support for UK-based clients.

By the numbers

20+ years of expertise and over 200 startup clients to date means we know what we’re talking about when it comes to getting your business off the ground.

20+years of experience developing bespoke solutions
3K+dedicated developers
200+startups served
£1.6B+raised by our clients collectively
70%senior-level specialists
£475kannual client savings on average

How well do we know your industry?

With a team on the ground in London and access to a global network of 3,000+ expert engineers, we don’t just speak your language — we leverage local knowledge and market-specific insights to lend you a unique edge.

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CTO, Webfinity

“Vention's skilled expertise spurred continued engagement. They act as a true member of the team.

Their team delivers high-quality work on time, without a lot of direction and guidance. They proactively discuss issues and are receptive to feedback. Communication is streamlined and frequent.”

Jun Seki
CTO, Healthera

“Not only are they highly skilled professionals in their own domain, but Vention also has good communication skills. 

We learnt from each other on technical knowledge and also on the project/ product management side. They were very engaging and proactively listened to feedback to improve ways of working. They were willing to accommodate our working hours and actively participated in company events. They are very honest and constructive and provided invaluable feedback to us as well.”

Success stories

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Recognised among the best, by the best

Backed by the best

Vention has provided expert software development services to startups from top accelerators including Techstars, 500 Startups, ADV, SpeedInvest, and Y Combinator.

Top engineering talent, worldwide

Whatever your needs or industry, we have knowledge and power to create the best products for your startup. Our wide-ranging portfolio and a global network of developers puts us in a prime position to help you outpace the competition.

Access to a global network of 3,000+ engineers 

70% senior-level talent

CVs in 48 hours

20+ years of experience

Expertise in advanced technologies like AR/VR, IoT, AI, and Blockchain

2 weeks from contact to kickoff

Office in London, UK

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Trusted by startups

Startups can face a number of problems, but software development doesn’t need to be one of them. We’ve got 20+ years of experience working with startups from top accelerators including ADV, SpeedInvest, and Techstars, so our team is ready to accelerate your roadmap and execute on your product vision.

The right team, when you need it

We’ll have the CVs of top engineering candidates in your inbox within 48 hours. And with access to a global network of 3,000+ developers, we’ll find the best fit for your company.

Entrepreneurial spirit

Just like your startup, we thrive on innovation. Our engineers are pre-screened and hand-selected to mould to your unique processes and tooling.

Speed and scale

Our team will partner with you from concept to completion, supporting you with creative ideas and expert delivery.

Minimal overheads

We sort office space and benefits expenses so you have one less thing to worry about.

Want to hire top engineering talent?

Our global pool of developers is ready to hit the ground running.

FAQs

Can I expand my Vention development team or ramp it down if I need to?

Yes. When your objectives or resources change, it’s common to expand or reduce your Vention development team. We understand the importance of staying agile and responsive to change, so whether you’re a startup or an established enterprise, our process is designed to help you remain nimble.

Is software always built in conjunction with GDPR, HIPAA, and other specific standards and regulations?

Of course. We always build our software in accordance with relevant legislation across regions and industries, including financial technology and healthcare.

I’ve already worked with another software vendor. What happens then?

We’re well-versed in picking up projects mid-stream, and we know how to find ways to pay off technical debt and work alongside other teams. Our processes are designed so that changing teams will be fast, methodical, and painless.

My in-house team has limited technical expertise. Are you still the right fit for us?

Our team has the talent to design and create a product from start to finish. If your budget allows, we also suggest looking into our Leadership as a Service offering, which is designed to provide technology leadership and support to help your business stay on track.

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