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. Our founders have worked together since 2006 and have a combined 40 years of software engineering experience, as well as 15 years of product management.

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 also build our own applications. Have a look at some examples of our work here.

Our history

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

Mar 2011

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

Jul 2011

We released our first product: the Facebook shop! Several clients used them but, alas, the hype faded quickly.

May 2012

We moved into our first office space on Wilbury Villas.

Jan 2013

Dan C began cycling to the office from Lewes. He’s since travelled around the planet once, while making eight trips up Mt Everest a year on his bike!

May 2013

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

Jun 2014

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

Feb 2016

At our go-karting session Cris reminded everyone why he must never be given a driving licence.

May 2016

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

Apr 2017

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

Feb 2019

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

Then

Mar 2011

BrightMinded founded

Jul 2011

Facebook shops

May 2012

Moved to The Dock Hub

Jan 2013

Dan sets off cycling

May 2013

First employee

Jun 2014

IBM Watson finalist

Feb 2016

Go-karting crash Cris

May 2016

TechnoGym sponsored accelerator

Apr 2017

Creation of Trumpalyser

Feb 2019

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

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

2. Development

Together, we will agree on a final timeline and some milestones. Next, we get to work. We will share information and progress continuously via a project management tool like Asana. Then we’ll 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 follow up with enhancements as you become more accustomed with the impact of your new solution. This is usually the start of a long term relationship.