Case Study agriBORA
"Thanks to the L-One team, we work fast and agile"
agriBORA is an agricultural fintech company based in Germany and Kenya. The startup operates a cloud platform that helps more than 50,000 registered farmers improve yields, reduce risks, and access financial services.
The agriBORA app uses satellite imagery to provide farmers with weather forecasts, identify plant species, predict harvests, analyze soils, and more. In addition, the app serves as a trading and communication platform. Users handle payments and accounting in an "e-wallet". This and other components of the platform are synchronized with blockchain.
agriBORA has been working with L-One since 2020.
"Working with L-One's dedicated team of developers allows us to save time and money."
Kizito Odhiambo Founder and CEO of agriBORA
"We need to be able to react quickly in software development," explains agriBORA CEO Kizito. In addition, the platform is continuously growing and with it the complexity of the system architecture. This requires an experienced full-stack developer team as well as management expertise. "We don't have the manpower in-house to handle this. Another challenge is funding," says Kizito.
L-One provided agriBORA 2020 with two developers within four weeks. "Thanks to the use of the same communication tools, onboarding was fast and teamwork was straightforward from the start," reports Kizito.
Thanks to the attractive daily rates, agriBORA can rely on L-One's dedicated team of developers in the long term. It has now grown to three developers and an engineering manager.
The dedicated L-One team develops and operates both the front-end and the back-end of the agriBORA platform. In addition, the IT experts advise agriBORA on the further development of the system architecture and provide support in requirements engineering.
Kizito cites the advantages of the collaboration: "The time and cost savings. And more importantly, we can focus on our core competencies."
Since the start of the partnership in 2020, agriBORA has continued to expand its collaboration with the dedicated L-One development team.
In 2023, the startup switched to the „Managed Team“ service model. Since then, an engineering manager from L-One has been coordinating the development team.
She continues to develop the existing work processes and ensures high software quality. In this way, she relieves agriBORA's CTO of daily management tasks.
At a glance
- Challenge: Scaling the platform requires manpower and expertise; agriBORA also wants to save time and costs
- Solution: L-One team with 3 developers & 1 engineering manager
- Expertise: Fullstack development for SaaS platform
- Service model: "Managed Team"
- Customer since 2020
- Tech stack: Frontend: react.js; Backend: laravel, node.js, Python (Django, Flask), postgresql; Cloud: AWS
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