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We Understand Startups.

It's not 9 - 5 anymore.

 
 

The ability to act as the Innovation Centre for our clients means that they are able to focus on their launch strategies while letting Altimus handle everything up to and including prototyping, development and production.

 
 

Leverage design as a competitive advantage

Great ideas become standout ones when they are part of a complete design strategy.

In addition to the business assets you worked so hard to accumulate: capital, human resources, intellectual property and technology, you can add design. Study after study shows that there is a direct correlation between business performance and investment in design and solid design priniciples. Altimus works with all its clients to discover ways large and small that design can be leveraged to gain a competitive advantage.

 

Improve profit through good design

"Good" design maximizes product differentiation and increases brand awareness. It also means that your product clearly communicates its intended benefits, function and context to the user through sound product semantics.

When your product is also able to reach its target market more effectively, increased sales and industry recognition are more likely to follow.

 

Enhance intellectual property value

The valuation of a startup is always difficult to establish due to the lack of a business track record and historical information like financial statements. Thus, investors and future stakeholders can only measure the perceived value of the core idea or ideas, which are often raw concepts embodied in a proof of concept with specific features and tradeoffs, targeted at a specific area of the market. 

Our collaborative design process helps to identify those ideas with maximum value and assess what technology or form is required to realize a unique innovation. From there, we contribute to the intellectual property portfolio by helping to identify your patent claims and assisting to author or illustrate the concepts. The end result is often more than just the desired product but also intellectual property assets. 

 
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How We Work

OUR EXPERTISE

We offer product development expertise across many disciplines, from concept design through manufacturing. 

For the past nine years, Altimus has worked with founders, entrepreneurs and teams at any stage of commercialization. Whether our clients needed a proof of concept with glossy renders, a redesign of a current product, or a full development strategy, we have grown accustomed to tailoring our process to suit the individual needs of each situation.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

We begin every client engagement with a detailed consultation about your background (both professional and personal) and a discussion about your product or business idea and goals. This could be several meetings and founders are expected to be prepared to answer 'big picture' questions about their motivations and to be realistic about their own experience. We encourage everyone on our team to question assumptions and to probe for deeper understanding.

 

HOW FAR CAN WE TAKE IT?

We have been instrumental in many successful exits, acquisitions and funding rounds. Increasingly, our work becomes part of a clients' intellectual property portfolio, adding value and credibility to the venture that pays off during later rounds of funding or acquisition. We may consider joining your venture under the right circumstances, if we believe that we can contribute that final piece of the puzzle to put your venture 'over the top'.

As exciting and as promising as successful exits can be, we insist that our team and our clients focus on the work and the details, not the potential buyout. Above all else, truly innovative solutions take a dedication to the craft and to the target market and unique selling proposition. Investors and funders that we have worked directly with appreciate that we will help the founders stay on track and focus their efforts where they need to be prioritized.