A NEW KIND OF CONSULTANCY.

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ABOUT

CONSULTANTS & MAKERS

While the digital economy is changing the world, companies struggle to keep up with the pace of change. This is also true of the companies that help other companies, consultancies. They are slow, expensive, and their delivery is often below standards.

This is why we built a new breed of a consultancy, getting onboard world class Creatives, Engineers, Analysts and Entrepreneurs to challenge how traditional consulting model.

What we make is Experience-first. Data backed. Beautifully engineered

WHAT WE DO

We are in the business of shipping products, launching ventures and investing in start-ups, challenging how a modern consultancy should operate in the digital economy.

Strategy.

We are not your textbook Consultants. We are entrepreneurs, creatives and engineers who had many first hand successes and failures in solving business problems.

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Products.

We believe that when it comes to building products and services companies tend to focus mostly on the role of technology and undervalue the role of experience design and user experience. Our approach in product development is “experience-first” practicing our obsession with user experience.

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People.

People are your most valuable assets. It’s almost cliche but still true that change and business transformation is not about new ideas and technology; it’s primarily about people.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

Four important principles on the way we approach work and partnerships.

Shortcuts over Process.

We hate bureaucracy, we love speed.

If there is a shortcut, we take it.
Time is of essence and one of the reasons companies struggle to keep up with change are their lengthy go-to-market pipelines. That’s why we have a lean approach in everything we do. We will use large portions of intuition along with data and we promise not to drown you in complex frameworks and processes just to increase our billable time.

Makers first.

A consultancy made by makers.

We chose to build a consultancy with different materials. Instead of hiring project managers, we bring onboard makers, that primarily understand how people think and act, turning them into your company’s product owners and work alongside your product teams. This approach safeguards the success of your products and services and opposes the industry standard practice of putting in charge product owners who only have business or engineering backgrounds.

Partnerships over Projects.

Meaningful long-term partnerships.

We rarely choose to partner for a small part of the product development cycle. We look for visionary companies we can work with as an integral part of their structure throughout the product development life cycle. And when it’s possible, we prefer to engage in Performance based partnerships, align our incentives and make money together. In cases we see fit we also act as investors launching with our partners Joint ventures, leaving aside the strict client-consultant relationship.

Candor over Bull***.

Candor before Politics and rounded talks.

Most consultant - client relationships fail over the lack of honesty and trust. Business continuity, politics and billable hours come before honesty. We like to put Candor before Politics, rounded talks and bull*** as believe this as the winning strategy in the long term.

OUR FOUNDING TEAM

Costas Mantziaris & George Vareloglou are the former founders of Mindworks, a 90 people leading digital agency, recently acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. After 12 years of growing a business from 5 to 90 people, and working with more than 100 brands on a national and international level, they decided to pursuit their next venture and create a new king of consultancy for the Digital economy.

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