The story of Spartez Software starts back in 2007 where a bunch of friends decided they wanted to create a company where the customer was the core of their business. A company where individuals can go creative, learn everyday and could showcase their skills. Finally, they wanted to build a company where technology has an impact on how business worked. This is the beginning of Spartez Software history.
What we do
Don’t fuck the customer
Be honest with customers. Respond in a timely manner and always keep them in the loop. They are people just like you, so do care about them.
Be the change you seek
Don't complain. If you don't like something - take the initiative and change it. You can propose a better solution and help us improve whatever could work better. You don’t need to ask for permission but use your common sense and implement the change.
Great place to work
At Spartez Software, each of us creates a company’s culture and a great place to work. Place where you enjoy coming in everyday to learn from smart and motivated colleagues. We avoid corporate bullshit and political games. Instead, we focus on delivering great products to delight our customers.
Open company, no bullshit
We are data-driven people and all this data- our pay bands, current sales figures, strategies, challenges, everything is available to everyone within the company. The decisions we make here are based on concrete facts, reports and statistics.
Always keep it simple. Avoid complexity and run for as few rules as possible.
We meet in a large international corporation where we happen to land in the same team.
We start fantasising about co-founding a company that will be different: which will value honesty, openness, common sense, and meritocracy. The company truly Agile in its spirit and practices. We had no clue what we would be working on. However, we believed that with the right people gathered, good things would start happening.
Meanwhile, we successfully roll out Agile practices and Jira, which spreads like a fire. We become active members of Jira community, develop own plugins, contribute to others, and even opensource one of them.
Spartez was born! (layoffs helped...). The 8 original founders were:
We are young (well, most of us) and brave. Some say that one of us is handsome.
After more than 13 years, 4 of the founders are still involved in the day-to-day operations at Spartez Software.
We secure the first big contract. Atlassian - the company which inspired us with its awesome values and great software - becomes our customer! Our crazy ride in the Atlassian ecosystem has just started. We are self-funded and profitable since the very beginning.
We launch our first commercial product - Agile Cards for Jira. We become one of the very first vendors in fledgeling Atlassian commercial ecosystem.
We start consulting business specialising in Agile methodologies and practices and Atlassian suite.
Our first (and not the last) product failure. We launch Meeting Room - a chat system predating by a few years Slack and other chat systems. We fail to market it properly and after 2 years kill the product despite a few companies (including us) heavily using it. Fantastic idea, good timing. Bad execution. Hard lesson taken.
Spartez outgrows its “garage” and moves to a new cosy office in the top location in Gdansk. We are 25 Spartans strong and we are growing rapidly - both own products and services. Our partnership with Atlassian accelerates.
We launch Canned Responses for Jira - a product allowing a small group of support engineers to handle thousands of customer requests per day! One of our customers - a leading Polish internet company - proves that it's possible! They count Jira issues in hundred thousands and are ready for 1M+.
Atlassian Marketplace takes off. Our annual product sales grow 700% in 12 months.
We launch our first product in Cloud - TFS4JIRA. Some days later we have the first customer in Cloud. Hurray!
We are nearly 40 people strong. Also our services for Atlassian grow very fast and our businesses start competing with each other for talent.
Spartez works with Atlassian to create technology foundations for its Jira Cloud apps on the Atlassian Marketplace (later known as Atlassian Connect).
With Agile Cards launched in Cloud too, Spartez becomes the pioneer of Cloud in Atlassian Marketplace.
With rapidly growing our product business and service business with Atlassian, we decide to shut down our consulting business to focus on these two. It takes us nearly a year to gracefully wind down our consulting projects. We treat "Don't Fuck The Customer" seriously.
Almost 70 Spartans belong to our family.
We launch Agile Poker for Jira Cloud.
Spartez enters Microsoft VSTS Marketplace as one of the first two commercial vendors.
Spartez turns 10! We were 130 Spartans from 13 countries speaking 12 languages!
We launch another product for improved customer support in real-time - Chat for Jira Service Management.
We are now an Atlassian Gold Solutions Partner and Gold Top Vendor!
Our Spartez companies exceed 170 people. Due to growing differences between our service and product businesses, we decide to make them entirely independent. Spartez Software is the company fully dedicated to our growing product portfolio.
We become a member of the elite group of Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partners with multi-million dollar annual revenue, top quality apps and excellent customer service.
Customers love our apps. We win the title of Atlassian Marketplace Vendor of The Year 2019 in Top Rated App category.
Pandemic sends us home and makes us fully remote overnight. We embrace it. We launch a new product supporting interactive collaboration of remote teams - Whiteboards.io!
We start from a deep integration with Jira and Confluence: Whiteboards for Jira and Whiteboards for Confluence.
We are product people and love small organisations. We sell our service company to Atlassian to focus entirely on our own products! Spartez is again a family-size company of ~35 people.
COVID-19 made us a fully remote company and ... we like it. We announce that we are going to stay permanently as a remote-first company (with office available for those who want to work there).