Large companies struggle to innovate because they have their eyes set too firmly on the Monday to Friday. We ran a series of innovation labs for Goldman Sachs to help them advance not just their FX and Market Apps but also the processes around these internal tools. Prototyping and workflows were key to testing not just technology but also modelling human interactions with potential new ideas enabling the lab to assess the real world impact of certain concepts before they were taken too far.
Whether you’re on day one of a start up, or year 25 of success, strategy is the starting point for anything that follows. Why are you doing this thing and where are you hoping to get to? Having founded, run, and exited businesses across various sectors and product types, our experienced international team can help put the stepping stones in place to help make sense of your future journey. Strategy is your foundation
Branding is more than just a logo. It’s a wordmark and a symbol. It’s colors, images and fonts. It’s the design foundation of the entire product and more. It’s the first point of communication with your customer and it’s the distillation of your strategy. It has to be logical, thought provoking, and well, “on-brand”. It can’t just be red 'cos Steve in marketing like red. Branding tells your story. Branding is complex.
Every business has different design needs depending on both their product and their current set-up. You might need a whole platform designed, just a single app feature or a new website. We mix our team's skills to match both your needs and your existing team. We’re here to collaborate. We're here to be productive, help you realize best practice and produce useful (and delightful) results. Design is collaborative.
You’ve designed the destination. You’ve built the road(map). Now you actually have to get there. This is where most products fail. Execution. Either they run out of time through inefficiency, get beaten to the punch by a rival, or get lost in endless iterations and internal politics. We trim the fat and get you up and running on that road as soon as possible and make changes while you’re driving. Led by our product team, our development processes are robust, scalable and can be handed over to your internal teams whenever you’re ready. Will you make it? Product build - is do or die.
Staying ahead of your competitors is a business need. Staying relevant to your consumers and how they are behaving next year and in five years time is a business need. These are driven by vision and innovation. Innovation isn’t something that’s done lying on your back in a sunny meadow gazing at the sky, thinking up the next “big thing”. Innovation done properly is rigorous, driven by purpose, and focused on outcomes that can make an impactful difference to your business. If you’re not doing it, you can be sure others in your space are prioritizing it. Yes, you should be worried. Innovation is not a luxury.
Data visualization and charting is a key differentiator in the fintech space. It can make your product accessible and widen its appeal, particularly among less finance-savvy audiences. Data viz is not about drawing a pretty picture for a single use case - it’s about creating a reusable format that makes UX sense while adding polish to your product. Having worked on data viz for big players like Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs as well as fintech starts ups and sports data analytics companies - we know how to make sure your eye-catching charts keep usability at their core. Data visualization is useful.
We love to work across all the different areas of the product lifecycle. We can stop and start wherever you need. Having branded, designed, built, helped launch and maintained payment systems from end-to-end, we are well equipped to join your team and help you from the start of a project right through to its final destination. End to End is the dream (team).