What is DevTribe?
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Over the past few months, I’ve been getting asked what DEVTRIBE is almost daily.
You can see our sales deck and read the "about" section of our site or linkedin profile but that's just surface. I wrote this so that you can see our soul.
So, what is DEVTRIBE?
I’ve always liked to ‘collect’ people? Well, after doing so well with Paging Zone and my other investments (which all happened because of connections and relationship-building), I started looking for ways to capitalize on my network.
After looking into my rolodex, I realized that I had a deep bench of tech, sales, project management, account management, and customer service talent. Naturally, I thought to myself, “How can I combine all these strengths into one company?”
At first, my partners and I were only going to provide tech solutions. But I understood right away that for us to be successful we would need more than just good tech.
So I started to look at my collection of people to make sure that I had all the right pieces for DEVTRIBE success. Here is what I had:
A team of 45 highly qualified software developers that I’ve used for internal tech projects. They have worked on multiple projects for Fortune 500 companies.
A marketing and branding expert who I’d read about in Bloomberg only to have a childhood friend introduce us a week later.
A decorated creative director who is a former gamer and fellow comic book nerd (introduced to me by the marketing expert).
A copywriting and personal branding expert who was also at Stuyvesant. He’s written for world-class publications and brands that people would die for a chance to work with.
A business analyst who has been in multiple industries. His most recent position is inside one of the top mobile tech manufacturers. I also went to highschool with him.
A sales director from Wall Street who I had to have on my team when I saw him on the news diving to save a woman’s life in the Hudson.
Then there’s me. Someone who’s good at solving problems and getting talented people in the same room.
This is my A-team. These people are all incredibly talented, and can probably do their own things very successfully. But they all see and understand the vision behind DEVTRIBE.
What DEVTRIBE is up to before launch
We managed to get a few early clients who were very excited about what we were able to offer at our price point. At first, we were just going to offer tech and IT solutions.
But after just a few kickoff calls and conversations, I realized that the people who would be our best clients wanted more than just tech. They kept asking us for services that we had reserved for internal use.
Well, I’m a big fan of giving clients what they want. That’s why we decided to offer the entire TRIBE to our clients.
Tech? We can do just about anything you’d need.
Marketing and branding? We’ll rock your campaigns.
Creative? UI/UX? We’ll show you what your customers want to see.
Copy and personal branding? We’ll take you places and put you in front of your leads.
Sales and Capital Fundraising? We’ve got you covered.
Shit hitting the fan? We can clean it!
Some of you will ask if we are a consulting company. Not at all. We are an execution company.
We don’t just give you solutions—we implement them. To date, we have turned down more business than we accepted. We only work with clients who we truly believe in.
Join the Tribe
If any of this sounds interesting to you, shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’d love to chat. I’d love to hear your thoughts, your suggestions, and your criticisms. We’re in this for the long haul, so I want to make a company that offers a service everyone can get behind.
It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a TRIBE to raise your business.