Updated March 2020.
CodeClouds has changed the way people get web development services. Since our foundation in 2009, we’ve got from three developers in an apartment in Kestopur, Kolkata, to over 300 staff spread across four global offices—it’s been almost ten years, and over that time we’ve continued to go from strength to strength. Here’s why:
CodeClouds’ primary focus is our clients. Everything we do, we do for you. Our client-centered model gives us a unique approach to business—your business is unique to you, and we work to bring that to the forefront.
Happy professionals can move mountains. At CodeClouds, we strive to keep our team happy by organizing frequent events and social activities. We know from experience that our investment in our staff results in dividends for our clients. Whether it’s Christmas, Holi, Durga Puja, International Women’s Day, or just because we’re having a good day, the staff at CodeClouds are always celebrating something.
A Global Development Team
Our developers are primarily based in India, but thanks to our offices in four different time zones, there’s an emergency developer available for you 18/5. You get the great pricing of an outsourced team in India, but from a company just down the road. Our offices are in constant communication and coordination, and we’re highly experienced at working with diverse and fascinating folks from the US, India, New Zealand, and Australia.
India – With the majority of our members at this location,most of our development work is done from here.
USA – Most of the US office work is project management, especially larger projects. Our sales team is also located here.
New Zealand – Most of our design work is done from this location. We also have developers in this office for extended tech support hours.
Australia – A new office, CodeClouds Australia currently has a limited number of staff members.
The CodeClouds Timeline
In September 2009, the three CodeClouds founders got together in an apartment in Kolkata and started our ten-year journey. In our first year, we went from three to twelve staff. We started sourcing our first jobs from Upwork (formerly Elance), Freelancer.com and other outsourcing portals.
By May 2010, CodeClouds was starting to solidly take shape. It was a hard year of strategic planning, outreach and setup, but it laid the foundation for the globe-spanning company we would become.
In 2011 we expanded to around 30 staff, and moved to a larger office. We tried our hand at a wide variety of projects while exploring the direct response advertising industry as a possible niche for our company.
In 2012, we took a bold step and stopped taking work from outsourcing portals. We reworked our pricing models into fixed-rate monthly subscription plans rather than project-based pricing, to give our clients more flexibility and a streamlined way of hiring developers for a reasonable price. During this time, we built strong partnerships with a number of CRMs, affiliate networks, and other service providers in the direct response marketing industry. This let us provide a more prompt and personalised service. We’re proud of the way we handle client relationships; when you work with CodeClouds, you’re joining our family.
In 2012, we also partnered with Long Tail Technology in Indiana, now CodeClouds (USA). The Fort Wayne office is now a critical part of our operations.
In February 2013, we opened our second office in Pune, India, which we later decided to fold into our Kolkata office. At this stage, our team had grown to 65.
By this point, CodeClouds has 150+ staff, and officially opens our New Zealand office. The Wellington team are only a short walk away from parliament and the bustling city CBD. The Wellington team is primarily for design and content development, though we have several developers on staff to help provide round-the-clock technical support for our clients. We realised that subscription services weren’t able to service all our clients’ needs, and started developing products to help fill these gaps. Our first product was Unify CMS (formerly El Minara), a CMS for direct response marketers, which we released in 2017.
We invested more into products, in order to provide our clients with better out-of-the-box solutions instead of expensive custom development. During this bountiful year, we experienced tremendous growth of our development services. We had over 16,000 square feet of office space with 175 people working in the Kolkata office alone. By 2017, our US and New Zealand offices had around 15 staff.
CodeClouds started exploring Australia with a small Sydney-based team. We continued our dedicated pursuit of excellence. We allocated further funding into product development, and we’ve got some cool things in the pipeline. We also opened our third Indian office, and ended the year with over 250 staff.
2019 was a big year for CodeClouds! We have 300+ staff, aiming for 500 by the end of 2020. We launched our SEZ unit, which will allow us to expand our team size by another 150. Our fourth development centre (currently under development in the Zioks, Godrej Genesis building in Sector V, Kolkata) will hopefully employ another 250 staff, which should help us to reach the 750+ member milestone by the end of 2021. The facility at Zioks will also act as an incubator for new startups and young entrepreneurs.
We’ve launched Unify Checkout, a plugin for Shopify, ClickFunnels, WordPress and Instapage that connects your online store with LimeLight CRM, Konnective CRM, and more.
Already this year, we’ve launched our new Unify family of products:
Unify CMS – A hosted platform to build and manage compliant sales pages and funnels, with built in PCI compliant web hosting.
Unify Checkout – a simple CRM payment plugin for WordPress/WooCommerce, and a full hosted platform for Shopify, allowing you to customize your checkout process, enhance customer support, and much more.
Unify Framework – A great tool for building eCommerce landing pages more efficiently, featuring Campaign Management, Funnel Configuration, CRM integration, tracking, and more.