Our founders launched Very in 2011 after becoming frustrated with the status quo of product development. Their goal was simple: to deliver working software on time, every time.
Armed with our first large clients, Very needed more than a handful of contractors. We began hiring our first full-time employees in Maryland, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and New York, solidifying our remote-first culture.
Demand for our services more than doubled in 2013, and we had more projects than we could possibly handle. To keep up, we more than doubled our staff in six months. This reinforced our need for a conventional office space, which we found in Chattanooga, TN.
After juggling projects and getting pretty burnt out, it was time to make some major changes. We created rules to take better care of our teams and deliver the best software for our clients: each person works on one project at a time; engineers work in pairs; extensive code reviews and unit testing are non-negotiable; Fridays are reserved for internal projects.
In the spring of 2017, we rebranded from Spartan Systems to Very. Like the word itself, Very exists to emphasize impact — not for ourselves, but for the companies we serve. Our work has always been about positioning our clients for long-term success and then amplifying it. Now our name reflects that.