Working with a large multinational VC firm made TechVariable foray into a new industry segment. The platform collects and segregates relevant information on people from available online resources including location, videos, job position, the company they work for and for how long, etc. Then the profiles are classified into tiers, with Tier 1 being the highest.
This process allows the company to have a directory of POIs it can contact if needed. This helps them source talent and partners easily. It is worth noting that the product was designed only for investors, not external users.
The primary challenge we faced was to build upon a previously created system, which required knowledge transfer from the in-house team. Our team had to accommodate the client’s extremely busy schedules and limited bandwidth, making the process less agile than expected. However, we did what it took to ensure that the project timelines did not suffer, even if that meant working odd hours!
Another challenge involved data transfer and management. The project was based on multiple tiers and criteria, and these were kept in an Excel file in formulas like ‘A + C’ or ‘A divided by C’, etc. TechVariable matched the formulas according to the database and backend logic, to tackle the situation early in the project timeline and ensure smooth working.