French startup Untypical automates application development with its bots. The company recently joined the Village by CA network (Hub@Luxembourg incubator is its Luxembourg branch). We asked Dirk Van den Brande to tell us more about what he has developed with his ‘techie’ son, Mathieu.
by: Charles-Louis Machuron
photo: Annie Spratt / Unsplash
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Tell us about your startup.
Untypical is a startup I created in early 2019 with my son Mathieu, an Epitech student. The problem we want to address is the productivity and efficiency of development teams. We have already invested nearly two man-years of R&D of our technology.
How did you come up with the idea?
As a CTO, I have always faced the same three issues:
1. The ability of development teams to deliver the software expected by the business is always slower than necessary.
2. Costs are always higher than the budget, which slows down the business in its needs.
3. The recruitment of teams is becoming increasingly difficult, which also impacts the ability to deliver quickly.
“Any development team starting a new project can benefit through our platform. It is built to be usable anywhere, in English and has no bandwidth limits.”
What are your services?
We provide development teams with a platform that accelerates the delivery of projects and drastically reduces lead times.
We have manufactured bots capable of producing code, allowing us to produce the equivalent of hundreds of man-days in a few minutes.
What is your business model?
We only charge for what is produced by our bots and not for ‘human presence.’
Who are your clients?
We set up our business this July, after nearly 2 years of developing our technology.
We have a partnership with a service company in Luxembourg and ongoing discussions with four others. We are also talking to banks, insurance companies and international consulting firms.
Our market is global: any development team starting a new project can benefit through our platform. It is built to be usable anywhere, in English and has no bandwidth limits.
We expect a cruising rate of 2 new projects per month by the end of this year and 6 to 8 new projects per month in 2020.