Rafts are small teams ready to build your vision

  • Perfect for startups building out MVPs.
  • Projects delivered on fixed price proposals.
  • Small groups of developers working together.

Otter Rafts

How they work

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed developers can build the internet. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

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Step 1
Tell us about your project

What your goals, budget, timing is, as well as who else on your team is involved.

Step 2
Meet your Raft lead

We will introduce you to our top Raft lead for your specific project.

Step 3
Receive bid from your Raft

The Raft lead developer will gather all the information and give an estimate on how long it will take to build out your project.

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Talk to us about your project needs and goals.

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If you’re interested in joining us as a Raft contractor

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Frequently asked questions

What is a Raft?
A Raft is a group of developers who work together to build out specific projects. This is advantageous because a group of developers tends be more efficient than one individual.
Will Otter Labs build out the project for me?
No. Otter does not build software internally. A Raft is a group of developers we screen and contract to the client to build software. The client is responsible for managing the Raft team, but all our Rafts should be geat to work with.
What is the working relationship?
Otter Labs will connect with you with a Raft lead, who is sub-contracted through Otter. Otter will invoice the client, and pay the Raft.
What will it be like working together?
Raft leads will send weekly updates on their progress with full transparency. You will also have full access to the project and will work directly with the Raft lead.
How does pricing work?
After you talk to the Raft lead, they will give an estimated time to complete the project, however software is notoriously difficult to estimate, so projects are NOT fixed budget, instead there is a $/hour rate that the client will pay.