ConceptVines is a full-service Technology Consulting and Services company with a heavy focus on Software Product Design & Engineering.
Our Unfair Competitive Advantage in Engineering
Our business model, operating at the intersection of Product Engineering and Venture Capital, gives us a unique vantage point to see where trends & disruptive innovators are leading in defining and collapsing industry boundaries. This operating model gives us a perspective to proactively understand the industry problems and associated innovative platform and supporting technology solutions before they become mainstream.
Design Driven by Curiosity
Our customers often engage us for Deep Immersion Ideation & Design sessions where our business strategists, designers and engineers help them envision and formulate an actionable implementation plan for their initiatives. Our primary concentration on designing next generation platforms focused on the Future of Banking & Finance, Manufacturing and Healthcare allows us to infuse industry domain visionaries and expertise into our design and build processes.
Deep Tech is Our Comfort Zone
Our team of experts are continuously tinkering in our Labs. This relentless quest helps our teams to discover and, at times invent frameworks, solve industry problems, and build technology toolkits that enable us to deliver faster and better and drive value. Aside from the more traditional technology services, our teams have experiences and capabilities often hard to find like Gamification technologies in Unity and Epic Unreal Engine, Web3 technologies in Solidity and Smart Contract creation, Engineering experience across various low/no code platforms, and progressive programming languages like Google Go.
Labs for Faster Iterations
We have built our Open Innovation Platform that serves as a fuel bed of innovation. Armed with innovative solutions from our Labs, our Portfolio companies and from our more comprehensive Venture network, we can offer unique solutions that help our customers save cost & time.
For example, our customers use our Digital Twin sandboxes to replicate their production systems as APIs quickly, use advanced machine learning to load synthetic data replicating real-life scenarios without compromising data sensitivities and use low-code/no-code code engines to build products faster than ever. We are delivering functionalities in weeks that would have taken months under more traditional means.
PRODUCT STRATEGY CONSULTING
Our team of business strategists, consultants and architects help you envision and formulate an execution plan for your product and help build a go to market plan to get it into the hands of your customers.
Our SPROUT Visioning Process will help you achieve this in four stages:
We bring a team of strategists and experienced technology practitioners to work with your team to elaborate the vision of the product and capture your needs in a product backlog.
We help visualize the requirements with low-fidelity mockups as a starting point for iterating and conducting workshops with your team members to capture, distill, and prioritize the requirements, while keeping an eye on the big picture.
Competitive Analysis & Market Insights
We scan the market for competing products and capabilities and look for opportunities to pivot, build upon and partner so as to expand your core offering, while remaining aligned to the product vision.
We help navigate the competitive landscape and bring our network of partners, advisors and strategists to bear in order to maximize your competitive position and set you up for success.
We partner with you to help build your product roadmap and see how it comes to life.
Our experience of having delivered successful products helps us plan the delivery cadence in a highly predictable manner and remain focused on outcomes.
Armed with a roadmap, we help you build your first MVP.
Our agile practitioners continually deliver working increments at the end of each sprint.
We also help pivot and adapt to changing market conditions and partner with you in your product-market fit journey.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Our practitioners have a history of building products in the emerging technology space. If you have a problem that you need a solution for, our technologists are there to help you figure out the details. No problem is too hard, try us!
We help you build quick POCs to address technical issues or problems that you face. Our technologists thrive on hard technical challenges. We work towards identifying the problem statement and turning around solution alternatives, proposals for proofs-of-concept, working experiments and demonstrations to tackle problems in innovations research.
Through short 2 week innovation sprints, our teams turn around solutions that become the basis for further engineering and implementation.
Our practitioners have deep experience in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, Distributed Systems, Systems Programming, Cryptography, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality and Digital Twins. If you have any ideas or problems related to any of these areas and you'd like to have a conversation, talk to us.
Every great product is rooted in a great user experience. Our product and service design experts help you ideate and visualize design options to deliver an optimal experience and work with you through the entire product design life cycle to take an idea from concept to visualization.
User Experience & User Interface Design
Our designers are adept at creating compelling user interfaces that are able to deliver engaging experiences on both mobile, desktop and web form factors. Designing for each form factor comes with unique considerations and best practices which our experienced designers navigate to deliver the best outcome.
Our design process is heavily influenced by an empathy-driven human-centric process that aims to work back from the real needs, emotions and experiences of the humans who are at the center of the product. This leads to the design of applications and products that are highly intuitive and sticky - leading to better engagement. Our process is a workshop-led interactive life-cycle where we get into the shoes of the people we're serving to truly understand how to design the product better in order to cater to their expectations.
We bring together best in class Designers, Technologists, Architects and Engineers to build great products. Our teams are passionate about using the right mix of technology to build solutions that achieve business outcomes, with a predictable delivery cadence that shows quick results.
Our Technologists have decades of experience working on product engineering for some of the most innovative and cutting-edge startups that span many industry verticals and domains. We pride ourselves in using state of the art engineering practices to continuously deliver high quality working increments that allow our customers to iterate fast.
Engineering teams at ConceptVines are highly autonomous, outcome-driven engineering SWAT teams that work in unison to tackle tough engineering challenges, no matter the scale.
SPROUT DELIVERY METHODOLOGY
People are at the heart of our organization. Our Sprout Delivery Methodology is core to how we predictably deliver outcomes to our customers, it comprises of the following pillars:
Our Core - High Performance Teams
Our teams are autonomous self-managed agile teams. We strongly believe in a generative organizational culture that is collaborative, outcome and learning oriented. This enables our teams to nimbly navigate the challenges on the ground and get to outcomes.
Best practices in infrastructure, test automation, automated deployment, continuous integration and trunk-based development are instituted at the outset for continuous feature delivery to set the team up for success. Our customers love seeing working increments every two weeks.
The teams are always focused on continuous process improvement and lean practices to shift-left security and quality engineering aspects. They work towards monitoring and continuous optimization of lead time of features into production.
High Touch Engagement
We work closely and transparently with customers to deliver production-ready increments in a regular, predictable sprint delivery cadence, with weekly touchpoints for course corrections.
Some technologies that we work with
Cloud is an integral part of today's technology landscape. Companies increasingly rely on cloud technologies for delivering services to globally distributed audiences. Downtime, performance and security issues can erode customer confidence and cause significant dents in a business. Cloud Engineering at ConceptVines by qualified and experienced practitioners helps navigate the journey to the cloud and helps unlock its true potential.
We help you make the right technology choices and develop a roadmap that suits your business needs to migrate your information systems to the cloud with minimum disruption to business and operations.
Leverage the best the cloud has to offer through modernization initiative to maximize business value of your investment. Our practitioners and advisors help you choose the right path, from a myriad of technology options, by considering best solutions to meet your unique requirements.
Maximize the ROI of your cloud infrastructure and extract cost savings, improve performance and scalability with the help of our practitioners who apply best practices and guide you through the optimization process.
We work with you to design, develop and rollout flexible, reliable, scalable hybrid cloud strategies to modernize traditional IT systems and leverage the benefits of cloud infrastructure while maintaining regulatory, operational compliance and security.
We help you build seamless and highly automated DevOps capabilities to get features to customer's hands faster and with minimum friction. A mature DevOps capability will pay dividends as it allows your business to evolve at the pace of your customer's needs.
At ConceptVines, Quality Engineering is an integral part of everything we do, and not an after-thought. Our quality engineering practitioners are well versed in both manual and automated testing to help you determine the best choice of tooling and techniques for your needs. Our full range of testing services include:
Integrated into the life cycle of engineering practices is ensuring that deliverables comply with specifications of the customer. We apply a range of functional testing techniques, that are tightly integrated into the development life cycle to ensure full functional testing coverage.
Performance, Load & Scalability
Testing for non-functional requirements such as performance, load and scalability is often-times overlooked and can result in reputation-damaging incidents in production that could have been avoided. This type of testing also requires specialized skills and capabilities to test and validate effectively. Our quality engineering practitioners are well versed with a wide a range of tools to test these non-functional characteristics to uncover architectural problems early.
We complement our user experience design services with usability testing to uncover usability gaps in applications and experiences. Ensuring the product meets the full needs of the end user with minimum friction is a core goal of performing usability testing and contributes to the overall success of the product.
Consumer devices and platform landscape is varied and highly diverse, which raises challenges in ensuring that end user experience is consistently delivered across all consuming channels. Our compatibility testing offering ensures that applications are tested across the required matrix of consumer browsers and operating systems to ensure optimal and consistent experience.
Our quality engineering practitioners are all experienced in test automation. Developing a rich automation suite that can be integrated into a CI pipeline has immediate benefits of reducing time spent in detecting and fixing regressions and improves the confidence of a build's quality with every code check-in. This practice is a corner stone of any continuous delivery capability and is an essential engineering practice in all of our engagements.
Technical debt and legacy software can cripple and slow down the rate of iteration to a crawl. Let us help you analyze your technology stack using code scanning technologies that are able to map out and identify hot spots and areas of improvement and give you a plan for transforming your legacy technology stack into a modern one, through a thoughtful process, customized to your needs.
Domain knowledge and understanding are key to ensuring Quality Assurance in line with the overall objectives. Our Quality Engineering starts with ensuring that we select practitioners that are familiar with the business domain. This ensures that the context is properly understood and improves outcomes significantly.
Application Support & Management
We help keep your mission-critical systems running and humming through our managed application support offering. We continually tweak and course-correct our internal process through a data-driven mechanism for improving productivity, reducing costs and maximizing service levels. Our support teams are highly dedicated, driven individuals who goes beyond the call of duty to deliver value.
SALES AND MARKETING
For our Portfolio clients we provide white-glove services to drive growth. We work with you to build a comprehensive Sales and Marketing strategy and accompany you during its implementation.
We drive digital marketing, sales strategy and execution leveraging our strategic relationships to enter into enterprise accounts.
Exponential innovations such as Public Cloud, Cloud Native Architecture, Advanced Data Processing & Analytics, IOT, 5G and DLT have meant cost of building has become significantly lower. This means traditional barriers to entries for Innovators have been lifted opening flood gates of new & bold ventures in every industry.
FinTech, Web3, HealthTech, InsurTech and the list is endless, and we are very certainly going through a radical period where traditional industry boundaries are redrawn, and few industries are getting totally decimated creating Kodak moments for many.
While it is often too difficult to predict the future, it is easier when you stay in the present and start creating your future. CV Labs helps you build your future whether you are an entrepreneur with a bright idea or an Enterprise with decades of technology debt. Founded on the principles of Open Innovation, CV Labs is a Venture Factory.
CV Labs combines capital, human & machine centric design, product engineering and distribution to make your ideas into reality. Unlike traditional labs & studios that have devolved into fancy chairs & low impact MVPs, we are super focused on just three macro themes.
Future of Finance
Future of Industrial Automation / Industry 4.0
Future of Healthcare
Our Experts track 50 sub themes & 2500 disruptive start-ups across macro themes and are equipped with endless possibilities to enrich your ideas. You will really enjoy talking about the shifts in these areas. Our deep network in the three-focus areas mean you will get access to Industry experts to validate your Product Market Fit and very importantly the right industry connects to scale your venture.
With our Vines Innovation Platform that underpins our labs, you can create a Digital Twin of your organisation swiftly and start converting your big ideas into reality in no time with a curated list of partners who can augment your innovation journey with cutting edge capabilities.