Cledara is an all-in-one SaaS purchasing and management platform, which lets you issue virtual cards instantly to use for SaaS subscriptions. You setup permissions, rules and limits to be fully in control and receive cashback rewards as you spend. We helped the founding team launch in just 7 weeks and have been developing since. While we built the tech, the founding team focused on customer acquisition, growth and fundraising. Cledara won SaaS startup of the year immediately after launch and one year later raised nearly 1 million euros from Anthemis/BBVA and Techstars.
Vacuumlabs has provided us with an amazing team of engineers who deliver a great product and help our vision come true. They bring in the right expertise when needed, they challenge us, and they look for simple solutions to difficult problems; meaning we can move fast, learn and iterate.
Our collaboration with Cledara began with a small crossfunctional team composed of three fullstack developers and a project lead, which helped the founder rigorously prioritize critical features for launch. After launching the first MVP in just 7 weeks, the team has been scaled based on current needs and requirements. For some time, our team lead the tech until Cledara built up their internal tech team. Our work included designing the user interface, building the app in React, deploying to AWS cloud infrastructure and supporting the service in live production mode. This means we built and released all of the key features of Cledara, which put the end customers back in control of their subscriptions:
We are not in our dark room building products and next month we're going to go talk to customers. I think it's about establishing process and talking to customers throughout. That is your journey as a founder.