, sat down with Tomas Masek, CEO of Altamira, to discuss how Altamira started its journey and how they became a software development company with 140+ clients and 200+ employees.
Please present Altamira to our audience. What services and products do you offer?
At Altamira, we are more than just a software development company – we are a team of dedicated innovators committed to enhancing the way businesses operate.
Our goal is to help businesses focus on growth and innovation, instead of getting bogged down by mundane tasks
. We specialize in AI/ML-powered software solutions that automate and optimize business processes, unlocking new levels of efficiency and productivity. But that’s not all – we also offer system integration services, ERP development, and mobile development services to customers worldwide.
We understand that technology is only one piece of the puzzle, and we take a human-centric approach to everything we do. Our approach ensures that our clients receive solutions that are not only technologically advanced, but also intuitive and user-friendly. We’re striving to be a partner providing huge business added value for our customers, helping them to shape their ideas, guiding them and helping them to align the business goals with the technological solutions.
What’s Your Story? What sparked the idea, and how has it evolved so far?
Altamira’s story starts with a quest for innovation and excellence…
In 2022, two separate companies from Slovakia and Ukraine came together with a shared goal of providing exceptional customer experiences and bridging the gap between business and technology for their partners. We recognized that the market was full of dissatisfied customers who had lost faith in software development providers due to poor experiences in the past.
And so, Altamira was born. By merging our resources and expertise, the two companies created a new software development company that was founded on trust, transparency, and customer-centricity.
Our journey began with the vision of transforming the software development industry and becoming a reliable engineering partner for businesses, allowing them to focus on their core objectives. Today, we are proud to say that we have achieved this goal and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with cutting-edge AI/ML technology.
Who are your typical customers, and what is the main challenge that you solve for them?
Our typical customers are well-funded startups or SMEs from North America, the Middle East, or Western Europe
who are looking for a software development provider to solve their software-related problems or develop revenue-generating solutions.
At Altamira, we often act as problem-solvers, taking over legacy systems from previous vendors who have failed or are unable to keep up with growing customer demands and a more mature development model. Our strongest point is our scalable development processes, which make cooperation much more predictable in terms of deadlines and budgets.
And what makes them eventually choose you over the competition?
Altamira is proud to be a premier software development provider that brings years of experience and deep expertise in specific niches.
One of our key strengths is that we know our clients’ industries inside and out
. We’re not just tech experts – we’re also knowledgeable about the non-technical details that are crucial in delivering the best results.
That’s why Altamira invests time and effort into understanding our clients’ business landscapes, regulatory requirements, and other non-technical details that are critical to project success. This approach has made us the preferred partner for regulated industries such as pharma, healthcare, and fintech, where compliance with strict regulations is essential.
What are the results you are most proud of?
As a team of highly skilled and results-driven professionals, we take great pride in the positive outcomes that our work brings to our valued customers. Witnessing our efforts successfully implemented in production, and contributing to the growth and competitive advantage of our clients within their respective markets is an immensely rewarding experience.
We understand the value of selecting the right clients and working closely with them to provide guidance and constructive criticism, not just from a technological standpoint, but from a business perspective as well. Our goal is to ensure that every project we undertake results in a positive outcome, and we take a rigorous approach to achieving this.
Over the years, we have developed a number of complex ERP solutions for government institutions, which have been in production for years, resulting in substantial cost and time savings. Altamira has collaborated with numerous startups, guiding them through critical stages of growth, and helping them secure significant investments, thus paving the way for their continued success.
How do you envision the future of your industry, and how do you plan to cope?
In the dynamic world of software development, change is the only constant. As a company that specializes in custom software solutions, we have noticed a shift in market demands. The once-growing demand for traditional software development is decreasing, and the emergence of AI-powered development and low-code/no-code platforms presents a significant challenge.
We recognize that success in this constantly evolving landscape requires agility and responsiveness. Therefore, we constantly explore new technologies and techniques to optimize our services and deliver the best possible solutions to our clients.
In essence, we do not merely adapt to change – we embrace it as an opportunity to push the boundaries of what is possible in the software development industry. With our forward-thinking approach, we are confident that we will continue to deliver exceptional results and maintain our position as a leader in our field.