Software Development Services for Startups

Turn your vision into a functional MVP, and then into a product that users actually like with Lionwood’s expertise in software development services for startups. We’ve seen multiple startup ideas being converted into real-life digital experiences thanks to our approach that involves timely execution and minute prioritization for minimizing possible risks – while also fostering innovation with custom software development. You can count on us not only in terms of balancing budgets, timelines, and expectations, but also in the aspects that involve integrating innovative technologies like AI and ML to capitalize on your project as soon as possible, with impeccable implementation.

You will likely need not just initial implementation but ongoing product support, which we excel at, as well as preserving product knowledge and sharing our insights gained from countless projects embodying digital disruption of today. Enrich your project with our expertise to define and gain recognition for  your startup’s project.

From idea to MVP to the market: we help turn your vision into reality and ensure it stays like that.


  • Startup consulting

    At Lionwood, we’re essentially a community of specialists in navigating the hectic world of technology startups. With years of industry expertise behind their shoulders, our team brings their understanding of market trends in our target industries to the table. From refining your product roadmap and optimizing the nitty-gritty of the software development process, to crafting winning go-to-market strategies, what we offer are personalized solutions that propel startup ideas into tangible success.

  • Discovery phase

    The discovery phase is as much ignored as it is important; meanwhile, we make sure it is crafted in that one way that allows us to align your vision with strategies that are truly actionable. From identifying potential risks and opportunities to outlining technical specifications and creating prototype designs, our comprehensive approach empowers you to make informed decisions and mitigate challenges early on. In brief, we have the necessary arsenal to lay down the right path for your startup project to move along a roadmap that’s had enough reality checks to just work properly.

  • Product prototyping

    Before embarking upon the development journey for a new software or application, it’s a good idea to start with prototyping. Even though it’s commonly dismissed as a preliminary phase, the prototype is the perfect way to test the features and functionalities of your product before it’s judged by everyone in the market and bleeds into your brand’s reputation. With feedback and constant refining, we can make sure only those things hit the development phase that truly deserve proper development – mitigating risk and facilitating your decision making process.

  • Product development

    Lionwood is known for its teams of seasoned professionals who combine their technology expertise with creative vision, delivering tailored solutions. As a startup, you may be interested in a collaborative approach that focuses on exchanging insights into the product nature, yielding not just 100% but 120% and more of its value. All the while, the team works to ensure user-centric design and rigorous QA for your product to exceed industry standards and hit the market with a head start.

  • Mobile application development

    Our history was one of developing alongside the mobile-first approach in software, where the most promising startup projects typically meant developing a mobile app somewhere along the way. That’s what we excel at nowadays: from initial concept and design to development, testing, and deployment, we'll be with you every step of the way, ensuring that your app is not only functional and user-friendly but also visually stunning and engaging. With our expertise in iOS, Android, and cross-platform development, we have the skills and resources to bring your app to market quickly and efficiently.

  • UX design

    How recognizable will your product be visually? We know just how much every endeavor deserves its own uniquely styled UX. From wireframing and prototyping to user testing and iteration, we employ a rigorous design process to ensure that every interaction is intuitive and every interface is visually stunning. Whether you're launching a new website, mobile app, or digital product, our UX design services will help you stand out in the crowded digital landscape and delight your users at every touchpoint.



When do you need startup software development services?

  • You’ve got a winning idea but technical implementation is what’s lacking
  • There’s no in-house developer team equipped with UX and QA engineers
  • You need to keep up with the deadlines imposed by investing parties
  • Your project involves using AI/ML capacitites
  • You find yourself searching for startup software development companies that also take care of maintaining your software post-launch

Our Approach

Highlighting innovation

If your product idea involves capitalizing on top-notch technologies in a familiar field, we’re here to help with implementation and bringing out the full benefit. As a forward-thinking outsourcing company, we specialize in harnessing the power of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to propel startups towards success. By leveraging AI and ML algorithms, we empower startups to automate processes, gain actionable insights from data, and deliver personalized experiences to their users. Whether it’s developing smart chatbots to enhance customer support, implementing predictive analytics to optimize business operations, or creating recommendation engines to drive engagement, our team of expert developers is equipped with the skills and expertise to turn your vision into reality.


Proper scoping

We take a comprehensive approach to project scoping, ensuring that we fully understand your goals, requirements, and constraints from the outset. By collaborating closely with startup founders, we tailor our development process to align with your vision, respecting timelines, budget constraints, and more every step of the way. Our team of experienced developers excels at breaking down complex projects into manageable tasks, allowing us to deliver high-quality solutions on time and within budget. With transparent communication, regular progress updates, and a commitment to excellence, we provide the peace of mind you need to focus on growing your business while we handle the technical details.


Strategy-first mindset

At Lionwood, we believe in taking a holistic approach to building digital solutions, starting with a deep understanding of your business goals, target audience, and market landscape. By putting strategy first, we ensure that every line of code we write is aligned with your overarching objectives, whether it’s driving user engagement, increasing revenue, or achieving operational efficiency. Our team of strategists works closely with startup founders to craft tailored roadmaps that guide the development process from ideation to execution. Through rigorous research, iterative planning, and continuous optimization, we empower startups to make informed decisions and achieve sustainable growth.


Focus on product knowledge

The insights, decisions, and nuances embedded within a product’s development journey are invaluable assets that must be preserved and leveraged for future iterations and optimizations. That’s why we place a strong emphasis on not only understanding your product inside and out but also documenting and preserving this knowledge for posterity. By meticulously documenting every aspect of the development process, from initial requirements to final implementations, we ensure that critical insights are captured and retained, empowering your team to make informed decisions and drive continuous improvement. Whether it’s onboarding new team members, scaling your product, or addressing unforeseen challenges, having a comprehensive repository of product knowledge is essential for maintaining momentum and staying ahead of the curve.


Emphasis on user adoption

The success of your product lies with the metrics reflecting who actually uses it. That’s why we place a strong emphasis on understanding the needs, preferences, and behaviors of your target audience from the outset. By conducting user research, gathering feedback, and iterating on designs, we ensure that your product resonates with users and addresses their pain points effectively. Our user-centric approach extends beyond the development phase—we provide comprehensive support and guidance to help you drive user adoption, from crafting compelling marketing strategies to implementing user onboarding processes that maximize engagement and retention. With our emphasis on user adoption, you can rest assured that your startup project is poised for success in today’s competitive landscape.


Why choose us

  • The leading web development service company
  • 89 successfully launched startups
  • 4.9/5 Clutch rating
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  • 75% of our talent are Middle and Senior specialists
  • Agile approach
  • Strong knowledge of English
  • Large talent pool
  • Progressive technologies


As one of the startup software development companies who focus on eventual succcess, we emphasize the process of turning ideas into popular products. The different stages of this process may come in a linear succession, or in an iterative, Agile fashion


We analyze your startup idea to better understand your potential consumers


We discuss and determine precise software development requirements to get prepare for the production process.


Based on the set requirements, we plan the development process, which includes an analysis of the potential risks and allocation of resources needed for the project delivery. This stage also includes in-depth target audience research, budget evaluation, project timeline definition, and team composition.


During this phase, our team creates product visualization and prototypes and determines the architectural approach to create perfect wireframes and UI design.


Based on the technical specification requirements, we start bringing your vision to reality. Once the UX/UI design phase is finished, we proceed to the back-end and front-end implementation using the best-suited tech stack.


The project undergoes rigorous testing, including manual, automation, and end-to-end testing to ensure product performance is excellent and all flaws are eliminated.


After testing, the project is ready for deployment (project migration) and regression testing on the production environment.


After release, our team provides periodic updates, enhancements, ongoing development of new features, and support (for an extra cost).

Frequently asked questions
What sets startup software development apart is its focus on agility, innovation, and scalability to meet the unique challenges and opportunities faced by early-stage companies. Unlike traditional software development, which may prioritize stability and extensive planning, startup software development emphasizes rapid iteration, lean methodologies, and a relentless focus on delivering value to users. This approach allows startups to quickly validate ideas, adapt to changing market conditions, and scale their products efficiently. Ultimately, startup software development is about empowering entrepreneurs to turn their vision into reality and drive growth in today's fast-paced digital landscape.
Absolutely! Our company specializes in providing flexible and adaptive services to meet the needs of startups at any phase of their development projects. Whether you're just starting to conceptualize your idea, have a prototype that needs refining, or are ready to scale your existing product, we're here to join you on your journey. Our team of experienced developers, designers, and strategists is equipped to seamlessly integrate into your project at any stage, offering tailored solutions that align with your goals and vision. Whether you need assistance with initial planning, development, testing, or ongoing maintenance, we're committed to providing the support and expertise you need to succeed.
The cost of our software development services for startups can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of your project, the scope of work, and the specific requirements and features you need. We understand that startups often operate within budget constraints, which is why we offer flexible pricing options tailored to meet your needs and resources. Our team will work closely with you to assess your project requirements, provide a detailed proposal outlining the scope of work and associated costs, and collaborate with you to find a solution that fits within your budget while delivering the results you need. Additionally, we prioritize transparency and integrity in our pricing, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the costs involved upfront. Let's discuss your project in more detail, and we'll provide you with a customized quote that aligns with your budget and objectives.
Firstly, it's crucial to conduct thorough market research to validate your idea and understand your target audience's needs and preferences. Next, define clear objectives and requirements for your software project, outlining features, functionality, and user experience considerations. Once you have a solid understanding of your project scope, find a reliable software development partner with a proven track record of delivering high-quality solutions, relevant experience in your industry, and a collaborative approach to working with startups. Communication is key throughout the development process, so establish clear lines of communication with your development team and maintain regular updates and feedback sessions. Prioritize agile development methodologies to enable flexibility and adaptability as your project evolves. Finally, ensure that you have a plan in place for ongoing support and maintenance once your software is launched, including bug fixes, updates, and enhancements to keep your product competitive and relevant in the market.
At our company, we offer three primary outsourcing models tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients: Time & Material: This model is based on hourly labor costs agreed upon ahead of time. With the Time & Material model, clients have the flexibility to scale resources up or down as needed throughout the project lifecycle. This model is ideal for projects with evolving requirements or uncertain scope, as it provides transparency and allows for adjustments to be made as the project progresses. Dedicated Team: The Dedicated Team model eliminates the hurdle of the recruiting process and quickly provides the client with highly skilled professionals chosen specifically for the project scope. With this model, clients have full control over the team composition, project timeline, and deliverables. The dedicated team works exclusively on the client's project, providing ongoing support, collaboration, and expertise throughout the development process. Project-based Model: In the Project-based model, the scope, timeline, and deliverables are defined upfront, and the project is completed within a fixed budget and timeframe. This model is well-suited for clients with well-defined project requirements and a clear understanding of their desired outcomes. With the Project-based model, clients can confidently plan and budget for their project, knowing that costs and timelines are predetermined and agreed upon in advance.
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