I am a person who can live on a plane, traveling to the next destination. A perfect weekend for me (when not on a plane) is meeting friends and relatives and watching my favorite football team play.
Offshore Like Next Door™ represents our primary mission and the very core of our culture. Boldly attempting to re-imagine what offshore can be, we designed The B Team™ from the ground up. We discarded all of the hurdles that prevent real-time collaboration and world-class deliverables. We have thoughtfully crafted our process with your needs and preferred workflow in mind. We work your hours. Follow the same development standards as you do. In fact, some of us are even US expats. We at The B Team™ offer world-class development at offshore prices, and in a way that feels like we are right next door.
Matthew was a Founding Partner of Chicago-based Oncall - RDI/A and was building digital experiences for brands like McDonald’s, Nike, and Microsoft. Kamen was the co-founder of Bulgarian-based Odds and Bets, a powerful sports-betting arbitrage platform. They met in 2009 and were amazed by how similar their development philosophies aligned. At first, they tried collaborating on a few projects and with each successful deliverable, it became more obvious that their futures would one day join.
Between 2009 and 2014, Matthew and Kamen worked together to bring some amazing digital experiences to life. Some of their most note-worthy projects during this time were for DIRECTV, Microsoft, STi & AKG.
This collaboration yielded amazing growth for both Oncall - RDI/A and Odds and Bets. Within roughly the same timeframe, both businesses were acquired (independently) and Matthew and Kamen were dreaming about early retirement and endless vacations. Yet still, there was a desire to accomplish more. Something amazing. Something game-changing. With plenty of time to sit on the beach in their future, they instead decided to attempt to reinvent offshoring and architected the concept Offshore Like Next Door™.
It was a simple concept that required unprecedented effort. For instance, not speaking a word of Bulgarian, Matthew moved from Chicago to Sofia, Bulgaria. To make offshoring successful and feel like a team of developers a few blocks away, devoid of all preconceived practices and philosophies. They created an agency concept from scratch and made it a mirror of a thriving US-based digital agency. This meant working US hours, making English the language in the office, and adopting systems and processes utilized by US digital agencies.
And just like that, The B Team™ (aka The Bulgaria Team) was born. Together they assembled a team of outstanding Bulgarian and US team members and meticulously cultivated an environment that is suited to support US businesses. The B Team™ - as a concept and in practice - began as what would become a continually-evolving body of work that represents the best of its founders, clients, and team.
Are you tired of dealing with offshoring headaches? Look no further, because The B Team™ is here to revolutionize the way you think about offshore development. We’re like the cool neighbor you always wanted, but for software development. We’ve thrown out all the typical hurdles that prevent real-time collaboration, and replaced them with a process that’s tailored to your needs and preferred workflow.
With us, you’ll feel like we’re working in the same office as you, without the added cost of domestic development. We work your hours, some of us are even US expats, and we follow the same development standards as you do. So, why settle for high cost development when you can have world-class offshore development with The B Team™? It’s like having a developer in the next office over, without breaking the bank.
It is hard to quantify how many lives have been saved due to the invention of the automobile airbag. This revolutionary invention represents yet another amazing Bulgarian export. Asen Yordanov, from Bulgaria, was part of the team that created the first airbag in the 1950s. His invention may even save your life one day.
Petroff’s invention of the Petroff Defence has had a significant impact on the world of chess and is considered another example of how Bulgaria thinks strategically. The opening is known for its solidity and ability to neutralize White’s initiative, making it a favorite among defensive players.
First Digital Computer
John Atanasov was the son of a Bulgarian immigrant. He thrived at Iowa State College where he invented the first digital electronic computer.
European Silicon Valley
Did you know that Bulgaria is known throughout the world as the European Silicon Valley? This is because Bulgaria is a large-scale exporter of reasonably-priced technology services. It's hard to find a fortune 50 company without an office here.
If your idea of fun is effortlessly gliding down fresh powder snow, Bulgaria is just the place for you. It has three main ski resorts that are about an hour away from our office in Sofia. If you are interested in touring our offices, remember to bring your snowboard.
Belogradchik Rocks is one of those naturally forming phenomenon that must be seen to be believed. Each rock is named something like Madonna and The Monks and a castle is nestled between them.
If you absolutely love good yogurt and amazing development, Bulgaria is the place for you. Bulgarian yogurt is a culinary marvel and a state protected secret. In fact, it is protected from export to many parts of the world. If you are up for an office tour, we will be sure to sweeten your visit, with a yogurt-stocked kitchen.
To inspire is our very reason for existence. To stand out. To celebrate original ideas. To create digital experiences that elevate our clients, simplify delivery and disrupt conventional thinking.
We live to create meaningful and enduring connections. It starts with our relationship with our clients, extends to strengthen connections between our clients and their customers; and finally to the community. Together, we can accomplish the impossible.
As it pertains to reliability, we are “old school” in our way of thinking. Your trust is held in the highest regard, and we do not take your trust for granted. We deliver world-class work. On-time. On-budget. Leveraging a methodology tested and proven for decades.
We continually strive to discover new and better solutions to strategic, creative and technical challenges. We fill in the gap between challenges and solutions on behalf of our clients.
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