2019 was a significant year for Brocoders. Learn more about this year's achievements. We made growth our main ambition and worked hard to grow in quality and quantity. This year our team welcomed 21 new members, so we grew to 69 people and not going to stop here. We are also striving to increase diversity and gender equality in our company: right now, we have 25% of women working at Brocoders, which is the industry average for Ukraine.
To support our talent and develop the IT-community in Sumy, we organize regular educational events. In 2019, we held PM Talks and PM Workshop for project managers and Dev talks and AWS infrastructure workshop for technical specialists. More than 250 people visited those four events altogether. Moreover, we have regular free English classes for our company members and encourage everyone to visit conferences.
Another sufficient part of our approach is travelling to visit our customers and work on their side. It gives both parties a sense of involvement and allows us to understand the client’s business better. This year, we have travelled to Nigeria and Israel and participated in a startup accelerator in Estonia with the project we co-founded.
Sports might be our second love after coding. This year we came second in both Football and Volleyball Cups among local IT companies, went for a two-day kayaking trip, took part in 3 marathons, went tubing in winter had 95 stretching classes and did many more other activities.
Brocoders also knows how to have fun. We have monthly birthday parties to celebrate everyone born this month, played cash flow twice this year, have regular lunch games, mafia, poker, and even go to movies together. We also went to play computer games and organized a series of brainstorming quizzes.
And last but not least, one of our values is to act sustainably, so we try to give back to the community by raising money for charity and supporting environment activities.
What our customers achieved in 2019
Our clients’ success is our first priority, that’s why we follow not only the latest tech trends but the business ones as well. We try to become a long-term partner and always keep an eye on the growth of our projects. Look what our customers have achieved in 2019.
Blockchain (coffee) trading platform This year, the project has received a grant from the governmental institution. It was also presented on the industry leaders forum, received positive feedback and was mentioned in more than 100 media publications. It invited 200 new users: buyers, suppliers, and farmers and held a series of training for the farmers.
The Intelligent Animal Health Platform The number of registered companies grew by 50% compared to the previous year while the number of registered animals is now 2 mln - 30% more compared to 2018. The platform now has more than 1000 active users. Moreover, the company is actively exploring the new markets. For example, a Brazilian governmental company is interested in its services and will potentially be onboarded in January 2020.
AI-powered platform for Accounting Automation On average, 300 financial documents per day are loaded on the platform and about 30 accountants are registering daily. The company got several White label license requests during fall 2019 and is expanding to the USA market. It is also planning to get A round investments in January-February 2020.
CRM and Marketplace for Solar Energy Startup This CRM and Marketplace for Solar Energy Startup became the finalists of the Boston-based MassChallenge accelerator, received a pre-seed round and continued the development and testing of the app with real users. It expects to receive another round of investment in 2020.
Property Management In 2019 we were working on the development of a new version of the product which is expected to be launched in March 2020. The previous version of the platform is used by 50,000-60,000 people and 700 houses that have their separate accounts. All of them will be transferred to the new platform. The client also held 2 demo version for the customers and received positive feedback from them.
Mental health project Became live in July 2019 and has already more than 700 users who gave positive feedback on the platform and the rehabilitation flow. Swedish bloggers and influencers also gave a high appraisal to the product.
Event Management Platform This business processes automation tool is already actively used within the event production company. Thanks to the app, they have already handled 20 event productions this year. The system now has 20 active producers, 17 clients and more than 80 contractors.
Smart Talent Platform for Business Solutions company The business tool for recruitment processes automation became live this year and is widely used in the owner company. In a couple of months, it received 176 candidate application, 15 positions were closed under the supervision of 10 recruiters and 5 managers. The product received positive feedback due to the clear benefits for business: it allowed to spend less time on selection and hiring and increased the overall productivity.
On-demand transportation company or motorbike hailing service. The app is widely used in in the community and has already received 1,5 million ride requests. There are 1007 drivers on the platform, 1000 branded bikes and 324,480 completed rides so far this year. The project received more than $5 mln investment in Round A.
Web platform for organizing case competitions to allow students to gain practical experience. Our Ukrainian project became a Startup Accelerator finalist in the 2019 batch. It received a pre-seed round of investments from the Estonian Startup Wise Guys accelerator, and held 25 case-championships with partner companies: National Bank of Ukraine, Ukrsibbank, MARS, Metinvest, Crédit Agricole, Alfa-Bank and many more. It also engaged 5000 new users and received the so far biggest income in December 2019.
Australian-based Entertainment project for party tracks voting. Engaged 580+ new users who are actively exploring the system and recommend it via Instagram.
2019 has definitely been a great year for us, and we are confident that 2020 will bring us even more growth, make our team bigger and better. We also hope to share more of those joyful moments with our customers and make the partnerships even stronger.