"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said."
– Peter Drucker

With 100 million new businesses created and 70 million shut down worldwide each year, buying and selling startups and their technology is common practice.

Each company and each transaction is different: they all have their own motivations, targets and risk profiles. One thing they all have in common: every transaction requires careful inspection and evaluation. Whether you are a private equity firm, investment bank or acquiring company, you'll have a set of objectives in mind prior to investment. Performing technical due diligence to evaluate the product, architecture, processes and organisation helps ensure that those objectives are met.

We recognise that technology teams do far more than the tech. It is ultimately about people: they determine whether change is adopted or fails, and it is only through collaboration with each other, clients and partners, that changes can become lasting improvements.

Bunt as your technical due diligence partner can:

  • Identify organisational and technology risks
  • Organise interviews with each stakeholder and key member of staff, to tease out misaligned motivations
  • Analyse software licenses and technology providers
  • Find resource gaps, technology and organisational bottle necks
  • Validate any of the assumptions the investment firm made regarding scalability or any other aspect
  • Help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of any technology used
  • Provide analysis on return of investment
  • Identify the right business metrics to measure performance
  • Guidance through knowledge transfer, and establish integration pipelines

What we do

Digital project rescue

Project failure statistics are sobering. Big and large, almost one third of all digital projects are realised over budget, over time, or not at all – leaving jobs and businesses at risk. We are experienced in stepping into digital projects at the 11th hour, to get technology back on track.

Technical due diligence

With 100 million new businesses created and 70 million shut down worldwide each year, buying and selling startups and their technology is common practice.
That doesn't make it any risk-free.

Data analytics & research

The real big data challenge is only human. We have to learn to ask the right questions, recognise patterns, make informed assumptions and predictions. Understanding what technology can and cannot offer is step number one.

Case studies

Case study

CTO in the making

After building all their tech with outsource partners, the startup wanted to take control back in-house. Learn how we helped restructure the development team.

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Case study

AI upgrade for the marketing team

What can you actually use AI for? We've implemented a list of algorithms with this client's marketing team.

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Case study

Legacy system under heavy load

A 15-year-old website and booking system running Perl. How can we replace it while keeping the service running 24/7?

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Case study

Fixing a cashier system crash

This fintech startup built an iPad based cashier system, and sold it half-baked to retail shops. Under load then, it crashed even during payment transactions.

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Case study

Transportation system abandoned

The local transportation authority of a USA state capital built a new website and apps to provide real-time travel information. It only got them sued.

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Case study

Startup on a plate

An investor group asked us to build a startup around a business opportunity. We did so, hired our own replacement, and then transferred back the company.

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