We are a new software business, run by not-so-new software guys! Tieste is a small technology outfit based out of Kiev, Ukraine, first established to create and bring to market interesting and innovative product ideas with good potential. Our years of living and working in Ukraine have led us to expand our portfolio to services that offer our clients the huge advantage of using Western operators to set up in the East.
Tieste's owners, Stephen and Tiernan, bring a combined 40 years of experience in Australia, USA and Ireland in business development, software consulting, general and project management to the rich pool of development talent here in Ukraine. This makes Tieste rather unusual in a region dominated by large "body shop" businesses that hire out hundreds of programmers to Western clients.
Each Tieste business addresses the different needs of very different types of customers. For example:
- The IT novice with a desire to create a new mobile app may have a fantastic idea, but is unlikely to have the skills, time, funds or experience to bring that idea to life
- A program manager or project office often has more requests than it can meet, and may need to prioritize with executive management which initiatives it will execute, and which must be sacrificed or postponed
- A business would like to take advantage of offshore development but the scale, investment and risk involved may put such an option out of reach
Tieste further distinguishes itself by already having proactively developed genuine partnership models in more than 60% of its portfolio, naming this business function "product incubation". One of these partnerships, Diarize, was included in the top 30 startups out of hundreds of startups participating in IDCEE 2012. Not surprisingly, perhaps, Tieste is closely involved with the startup and Internet entrepreneurship communities in Ukraine and other parts of the CIS. Tieste continues to seek, design, build, manage, publish tech products and product ideas, from mobile apps to an offshore office. We do design, consulting, management, development, investment. We don't do dozens of green programmers with a big hourly markup!