About us

Find out more about our bespoke software development company

The brightest solutions to the biggest challenges

At BrightMinded we think that coding is creative – it’s about finding the brightest solutions to the biggest challenges.

We’re a team of highly-experienced software engineers and we work with reliable local partners that complement our skill sets. The founders combine more than 40 years of programming experience with 15 years of product management – and we’ve worked together as a team since 2006.

How we operate

We’re professional, open-minded and agile and we’ll ensure you get the best possible solution for the budget available. We’ve worked with highly demanding clients, ranging from small Brighton boutiques to international charities like WWF and global banks like JP Morgan.

As well as client-driven projects we build our own applications – have a look at some examples of our work.

Our history

We’ve come a long way since the first day our bright minds came together.

Apr 2011

BrightMinded Ltd was founded. It was like the big bang all over again.

Jul 2011

We released our first product: the Facebook shop! We had several clients using them. Alas the hype faded quickly.

Sep 2011

We moved into our first office space on Wilbury Villas.

Feb 2013

Dan C began cycling to the office from Lewes – he’s since travelled more than half way around the planet on his bike.

May 2013

We employed our first recruit, Zara, followed by Jos and Clara shortly thereafter.

Jun 2014

We made it to the finals of IBM Watson’s developer challenge with our fitness idea TRAIN ME.

Dec 2015

At our Go Karting session Cris reminded everyone why he must never be given a driving licence.

Jun 2016

We participated in the TechnoGym sponsored accelerator in Venice, where TRAIN ME turned into Flair.

Jan 2017

We created the Trumpalyser, an AI tool to perform sentiment analysis on the Tweets from POTUS. Trumpalyser has since unplugged itself in disbelief.

Jun 2018

To cope with our growth, we moved to bigger offices in The Dock Hub for the third time.

Now

Then

Apr 2011

BrightMinded founded

Jul 2011

Facebook shops

Sep 2011

Moved to The Dock Hub

Feb 2013

Dan sets off cycling

May 2013

First employee

Jun 2014

IBM Watson finalist

Dec 2015

Go Karting Crash-Cris

Jun 2016

TechnoGym sponsored accelerator

Jan 2017

Creation of Trumpalyser

Jun 2018

We move again

Now

We use technology to push the boundaries and solve real-world business challenges for our clients.

What can you expect?

You will be part of the custom software development process from start to finish:

1.
Contact

You contact us with your requirements or ideas, timeline and budget. You speak directly with our competent software engineers and after a call or two we send you our proposal.

2.
Development

We agree on a final timeline and some milestones and get to work. We share information and progress continuously via a project management tool like Asana. We test the end result and hand it over to you.

3.
Deployment

Once you have tested the solution, we take it live. We can host it for you and typically follow up with enhancements as you understand the impact of your new solution better. This is usually the start of a long term relationship.