Thesis

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Eventually, every company needs advice to design, build and scale their business. Here is our why behind the how.

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Belief

Our long-avowed goal is to be the product team of choice for high-growth businesses.

To be successful we must keep our promises, build quality products at scale, grant unusual autonomy to our team members, and partner with our clients through thick and thin (though we prefer thick and thicker).

Mission

We inspire and empower organizations to build and operate great products.

We do this by leading the strategy, design and development process for our clients. It’s about more than just expertise; we bring passion, curiosity and experience to every project.

Horizon

We plan for longevity.

Things change quickly in this industry and we take a long-term view in all decision making. Today’s best practices might not be tomorrow’s so we test new paths—and ultimately produce better results.

Projects

We specialize in building category-defining products and companies, going from 0 → 1.

Project selection is one of the most important decisions a business can make. We help our clients understand what to build, how to operate it and how to manage risk along the way.

Lifespan

We work on a “Build, Operate, Transfer” model.

Each project starts with a shared understanding of the endpoint. We help our clients to plan for the future and empower them to operate their product independently. We train, teach and help put the right team in place.

Approach

We are big believers in the power of keeping it simple.

And we only take on projects we know we can execute. We’ve built our team with deep expertise in a few specialized areas and we employ top talent.

Solutions

Most technology projects fail because people misjudge the variability of their constraints.

To build a successful product you need to know the limitations. Constraints are living, breathing things and understanding them is equal parts art and science. We help you prioritize—and see the forest, instead of just the trees.

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How we work

Build

We help you build better products through definition, research, design, and technology.

Operate

We help operate the product through analysis, growth strategy, and user acquisition.

Transfer

We help you train, hire or scale internal teams to support the success of your product.

Agility, flexibility and a tailored approach to each project.

The factors that contribute to the success of a product are different each time, so it’s impossible to point to a single process or approach. Rather, we use an anti-process; we’ve studied error signatures and patterns of failure from hundreds of projects across various industries, sizes and platforms. While we consciously avoid the common pitfalls, we approach each project with fresh perspective and flexibility.

FAQ

We use a subscription model. Before work begins, we estimate the monthly hours and duration of the project based on our experience with similar products.

Yes, we can add or remove people from your project team as priorities shift.

If it’s outside of our expertise, we have a trusted network of partners that we work with to deliver a great product.

We help you train employees, hire new team members and build effective product teams to ensure consistent growth after the handoff.

Building digital products is a team sport. On many of our projects, we work beside internal and external teams within the organization. In fact, this is our preference.

Based on the planned work for the month, the makeup of the team can change to meet your evolving needs. We keep the team flexible to make sure we meet your priorities.

We have experience working with a variety of industries—including corporate travel, retail, business banking and cryptocurrency. We are interested in “big” problems that have inherent complexity.

Most of our projects are 3-6 months. We work with you to create an MVP that is focused enough to be built in 90 days, helping you go to market with an idea you can test.

We work with organizations of all sizes—from solo founders and small startups to Fortune 500 companies.

No. The Versett project team is billed at a blended rate of $185/hr USD to ensure billing transparency and simplicity.

Consistent touchpoints keep projects on track. Travel costs will be determined once the schedule is finalized and are always subject to approval by your team.

All approved tools or services will be billed to your company directly, unless otherwise specified.