Over the past 3.5 years, I’ve been running Hotcakes Commerce. I’ve been responsible for all of the day-to-day activities including marketing, sales, partners, software development, and so on. My partners and I had a dream of bringing an enterprise-ready e-commerce solution to the mid-sized business. We worked tirelessly towards this goal. We had plenty of great wins, including some impressive marquee customers and penetrating markets across the globe. In keeping our original goals in mind, we knew we needed to do more to make this dream a reality.
In recent months, I’ve been planning a new company who’s focus is on using technology to help businesses improve people’s lives. This is our mission. The core principle is to build a company that I always wanted to work for, and that you always wanted to work with. We believe in treating people with love and respect, and we approach everything with integrity first. Those people aren’t limited to those internally, but also anyone else we do any kind of business with. People are our passion, and when you work with us, you’ll have no doubt about that.
Simply put, our mission is to help your business change people’s lives, and we use technology to do that. We deliver this to you using a best of breed approach. Upendo Ventures is partnered with a network of boutique agencies located across the world. Each of our partners focus on one thing and one thing only. This means that what we deliver to you will be consistent over time, always using the most current best practices. You don’t have to worry about turnover adversely affecting your project.
We employ a holistic approach to keep the big picture in perspective, and sometimes we may even help you generate that big picture. This way we can directly align what we do with your company’s short and long term goals. After all, we are here to help your business grow. When you grow, we grow.
We deliver solutions to you that are as future-proof as possible. When your company is ready for the next phase, we won’t have to throw out or rebuild everything that we did before. As a team, we can all pick up from right where we left off.
Our company has three divisions, called Learn, Build, and Consult. Each division continues our primary mission through it’s own complimentary mission. No matter how and when you work with Upendo Ventures, we like to think we’re different, because we focus on generating partnerships, not clients or customers. At the end of the day, we’re in this together, and the last thing we want to be for you is a churn-and-burn kind of operation. We focus on providing ongoing value for the long term. We don’t just cut loose and disappear when the initial project is over.
In our Learn division, we focus on training and mentoring services where we help your team get to know processes and technologies better. We also mentor business owners in various ways, including sales process, leadership, and strategy. Our constant focus is on streamlining processes and techniques to decrease the amount of time people have to work on any specific task.