great software is like
it's made fast, it's made fresh, and it makes people happy
websites and applications
we specialize in Ruby on Rails and work with most back-end and front-end technologies
we build iOS apps
if you can dream it, we can build it
why we do it
- we love making things, especially with software
- we love working with people who are dreaming up products & services that will make a difference in the world
how we do it
- we take a very immersive approach: we want to feel like teammates, not consultants
who we work with
- people who are nice
- companies of all stages, from super early startups to big companies (as long as they want to move as fast as a startup)
the sushi chefs
Casey leads product design and management for Maki Fund. He has been working with startups for almost a decade in roles ranging from founder & product lead to venture capitalist. Casey has a BA from Williams College.
Matt is a full-stack software engineer and is Maki Fund’s technology lead. He has led engineering teams for startups as well as big companies. Matt has been writing code for almost 20 years and still loves learning new technologies - he recently picked up Swift in two days. Matt has a BS from Northeastern University.
Marissa is a marketing and business development advisor to Maki Fund. When we can steal her away from her duties as CEO of Riley & Grey, she weighs in on how to define, differentiate, and grow early stage client brands. She is a pop culture and design junkie and takes her rabid media consumption very seriously. Marissa has a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Zach is a full-stack software engineer. He coded his first website at age 14, and has since gone on to build (somewhat more sophisticated) solutions for clients ranging from startups to the Fortune 500. He considers himself an eternal pragmatist, and has a penchant for telemark skiing. He holds a BA from Middlebury College.
Hannah makes beautiful things for interesting people. She is a front-end developer and voracious learner, a Pratt undergraduate and a Flatiron School Alum. Outside of Maki Fund, she's frequently spotted riding around town (slowly) on her single speed bike.
Tarik is an iOS developer with a strong interest in design and crafting user friendly experiences. He has spent the last few years working for major media brands including, Bon Appétit, Vanity Fair, and GQ. Tarik has a BA from Williams College and is a graduate from the Flatiron School’s iOS program.
Larry is a journalist, designer, and illustrator and (by some standards) coder. He makes ridiculous graphics for McSweeney's and more serious ones for the New York Times. He's done work for ESPN, the Onion, Nike, and the New Yorker. He once drew a beaver dam full of dead bodies, it was published in a book, and he got paid for it.