Software development for startups. Start fast, scale strong, become profitable

Get your startup business idea off the ground with our expertise in software development, accelerate time to market and optimize MVP development costs.

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Tech partner for startups and startup accelerators

Try new way of software development for startups. Fast. Flexible. Reliable.


By «technical partner» we literally mean that we become a partner. We can consult, plan, assist you or code the software by ourselves in cooperation with you. Our expertise allows us to cover any technical issue you face. If we don’t, we’ll take one step forward and find a way to resolve it. We enjoy working with startups, so we built a referral program where our recommendation brings 3 months discount for our services. We are the best at:

growing ideas and proof of concept;
MVP development — we define and build it;
making high-quality code;
transparent cooperation;
fast development.

After 10 years of custom development and technological consultation of 100 startups, we can offer our expertise, mentoring and guidance, connections, specialists, help in preparation to a demo day, or help in the organization of conferences, meetups, and other activities. Our expertise includes building MVPs that impress investors and help to get funded. We would like to share this knowledge with other startups. Our offer is the following:

sharing of expertise;
help in organization & promotion;
on-hand technical consultation.

Software development for startups process explained

We not only develop Minimum Viable Products for startups, but we also make them Minimum Valuable Solutions.

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Product planning & assessment

  • discovery phase & business analysis;
  • requirements engineering;
  • architecture design;
  • development time & cost estimation.
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Software development

  • user experience design;
  • user interface design;
  • backend & frontend development.
  • testing & stabilization;
  • infrastructure management.
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MVP delivery & maintenance

  • product updates;
  • new feature development;
  • software maintenance.

How is it all done?


We receive and process your request. To protect your business idea and materials, we suggest signing an NDA.

Project discuss

You discuss your MVP idea with our Business Development Manager, Business Analyst, and Software Architect to clarify requirements.

Business proposal

Once the idea is discussed, we present our business proposal to you, defining the suggested approach, functionality, architecture, time and cost, and team.

Sign the agreement

When all the details are clear, we sign the agreement and kickoff the project. Software development for startups begins.

Project kick-off

Project Manager works on the project scope breakdown into phases to ensure on-time delivery.

Development phase

You work with the Project Manager and Account Manager, review deliverables, and get tangible results with each project phase.


When software development for startups finishes, all IP rights, the source code, and other deliverables belong to you only.

Rewards & recognitions

SumatoSoft has been recognized by the leading analytics agencies working with the best software development companies from all over the world. Our values and partners help us to provide the best software development services for startups in the field.
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Why entrust app development to us

After 10 years on the market we know software development for startups inside out. We are eager to provide everything needed to develop your MVP application, from building a Lean Canvas to the release of a fully functioning MVP. We help entrepreneurs to test and validate their business model by using Customer Development techniques and an Agile Development approach.

  • individual approach;
  • result-oriented;
  • experience and tech expertise;
  • partnership approach;
  • lean approach;
  • user interface prototypes;
  • project estimation and timeline.
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The system has produced a significant competitive advantage in the industry thanks to SumatoSoft’s well-thought opinions.

They shouldered the burden of constantly updating a project management tool with a high level of detail and were committed to producing the best possible solution.

Nectarin LLC aimed to develop a complex Ruby on Rails-based platform, which would be closely integrated with such systems as Google AdWords, Yandex Direct and Google Analytics.

I was impressed by SumatoSoft’s prices, especially for the project I wanted to do and in comparison to the quotes I received from a lot of other companies.

Also, their communication skills were great; it never felt like a long-distance project. It felt like SumatoSoft was working next door because their project manager was always keeping me updated. Initially.

We tried another company that one of our partners had used but they didn’t work out. I feel that SumatoSoft does a better investigation of what we’re asking for. They tell us how they plan to do a task and ask if that works for us. We chose them because their method worked with us.

SumatoSoft is great in every regard including costs, professionalism, transparency, and willingness to guide. I think they were great advisors early on when we weren’t ready with a fully fleshed idea that could go to market.

They know the business and startup scene as well globally.

SumatoSoft is the firm to work with if you want to keep up to high standards. The professional workflows they stick to result in exceptional quality.

Important, they help you think with the business logic of your application and they don’t blindly follow what you are saying. Which is super important. Overall, great skills, good communication, and happy with the results so far.

Together with the team, we have turned the MVP version of the service into a modern full-featured platform for online marketers. We are very satisfied with the work the SumatoSoft team has performed, and we would like to highlight the high level of technical expertise, coherence and efficiency of communication and flexibility in work.

We can say with confidence that SumatoSoft has realized all our ideas into practice.

We are absolutely convinced that cooperation between companies is only successful when based on effective teamwork (and Captain Obvious is on our side!). But the teams may vary on the degree of their cohesion.

They are very sharp and have a high-quality team. I expect quality from people, and they have the kind of team I can work with. They were upfront about everything that needed to be done.

I appreciated that the cost of the project turned out to be smaller than what we expected because they made some very good suggestions. They are very pleasant to work with.

The Rivalfox had the pleasure to work with SumatoSoft in building out core portions of our product, and the results really couldn’t have been better.

SumatoSoft provided us with engineering expertise, enthusiasm and great people that were focused on creating quality features quickly.

We’d like to thank SumatoSoft for the exceptional technical services provided for our business. It should be noted that we started our project’s development with another team, but the communication and the development process in general were not transparent and on schedule. It resulted in a low-quality final product.

SumatoSoft succeeded in building a more manageable solution that is much easier to maintain.

When looking for a strategic IT-partner for the development of a corporate ERP solution, we chose SumatoSoft. The company proved itself a reliable provider of IT services.

Thanks to SumatoSoft can-do attitude, amazing work ethic and willingness to tackle client’s problems as their own, they’ve become an integral part of our team. We’ve been truly impressed with their professionalism and performance and continue to work with a team on developing new applications.

We are completely satisfied with the results of our cooperation and will be happy to recommend SumatoSoft as a reliable and competent partner for development of web-based solutions

Let’s start

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2 Discuss it with our expert
3 Get an estimation of a project
4 Start the project

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    Frequently asked questions

    What does Minimum Viable Product mean?

    A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a software application that has enough basic features to put on the market, attract users – early adopters – and validate product ideas early in the product development cycle. MVP is an extremely popular concept in software development for startups.

    How do you develop an MVP?

    When it comes to startup MVP app development, we usually advise following Lean methodology (Find, Execute, and Validate framework). Alternative steps for software development for startups are:

    • research the market and people and define the potential audience needs;
    • define the way your idea addresses these challenges;
    • list only features which help users to solve their core needs;
    • define the MVP form and build it;
    • promote the product and get users’ feedback;
    • analyze and repeat;

    How long should an MVP take to build?

    MVP software development for startups may take from 1-2 weeks to 2-3 months depending on the type of the MVP (e.g if it is just a landing page), the scope, complexity, and innovation of the business idea.

    How much does an MVP development cost?

    The average cost of an MVP software development for startups may be between $10K and $50K; as we mentioned above, pricing, as well as the time, depends entirely on the complexity of the MVP concept and other factors such as platform (web, mobile, IoT), technologies used, innovations required.

    Let’s start
    You are here
    1 Share your idea
    2 Discuss it with our expert
    3 Get an estimation of a project
    4 Start the project
    If you have any questions, email us [email protected]

      Please be informed that when you click the Send button Sumatosoft will process your personal data in accordance with our Privacy notice for the purpose of providing you with appropriate information. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
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