The Waverley Story
In 1989, Matt Brown’s four year old startup created in the basement of Brown University was acquired by Claris, Apple Computer’s software spin-off run by Bill Campbell. Campbell’s team moved the Clearview Software group to Silicon Valley from Providence Rhode Island. Matt’s application, SmartForms, was published by Claris after MacWrite, MacPaint and MacDraw and was a prototype for the successful FileMaker database product that has existed for many years. Matt’s dedication to developing great software still continues to this day with some of the original Clearview team who depend on Waverley for their new startups, products and ideas.
By 1992, Matt founded Waverley Software to help his friends in the Valley build startups and advance existing businesses with innovative software. Waverley started to build early generation mobile software for well-known tech giants in Silicon Valley, and became one of the pioneers of mobile development. Matt worked on the Newton OS at Apple with some of the original Macintosh development team, and built apps for PenPoint, Palm OS, Windows CE and other first generation platforms. Matt named the company after his first address in Palo Alto. As a one-man operation, Matt delivered the attention each client needed to be successful. Waverley’s products were built with pride and care that those who worked for and recommended Matt could always count on.
In 1998, Waverley had more projects than one person could manage. Matt began to assemble his US team of the best tech people and managers and continued to build software and client relationships on his core values of reliability, trust, and commitment to excellence. Over 25 years later, Matt and his original team are still the heart of the company. Today – just like 25 years ago- Matt continues to engage the best talent for his company.
In 2004 Waverley decided to take advantage of offshore development economics and harnessed its US operation to offshore companies that offered talent and lower costs. The resulting team, bigger and more diverse, began to work on larger projects. But over time it became clear that some values were being compromised. Working with external companies made it difficult to consistently guarantee delivery of the experience Matt wanted for his customers.
In 2012 and 2013, Waverley opens its own development centers in Ukraine and Vietnam to be able to run a customer-focused business with offshore engineering value. Waverley builds an integrated, no-compromise process and team allowing clients to experience what software development should be like. Today, a global integrated team of over 100 people in Ukraine and 20 in Vietnam along with the management team in the US deliver mission-critical assignments to high-tech companies and businesses that rely on technology in the US and beyond.
Matt Brown founds Waverley Software and creates early-generation mobile applications for his first customers in Silicon Valley.
Waverley opens the development center in Cluj, the second largest city in Romania.
Waverley opens the development center in Sofia, the largest city and the capital of Bulgaria.
Waverley continues its global growth and opens a development center in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
The company is ahead of the curve in terms of quality assurance services, providing QA teams for such tech giants as Seagate and Mozilla.
Our engineering team starts contributing to building Jibo, the first social robot for home, thus strengthening expertise in robotics.
Waverley celebrates a new office in Lviv, Ukraine and global growth with established clients in Social Robotics, Home Security and Enterprise Solutions.
The client base grows as does the Waverley team with experts sharing Matt’s core values of reliability, trust and commitment to excellence.
Our embedded expertise expands significantly in collaboration with the key client in Smart Home. Soon it becomes one of our core competencies.
Waverley expands to Southeast Asia and opens a development center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Waverley plunges into the Automotive domain, partnering with Toyota – the global renowned brand.
What started in 1992 as a one-man act of entrepreneurship in California's Silicon Valley has grown to an exciting, international company with teams worldwide. Today, we are staffed with top talent from around the globe who have earned a reputation for delivering industry-leading engineering and UX design, with a refreshingly human and invested approach to our clients' businesses.
Why Waverley: Reasons To Choose Us
25 years working in Silicon Valley
Since 1992. From early mobile operating systems to current smartphone apps to enterprise and embedded systems to social robots and blockchain, we’ve been part of the action you care about.
We are a software services company with US roots and global reach - extending across North America, Eastern Europe and Asia. We can find world-class talent anywhere for our clients, providing cost-effectiveness by offering a full cycle of services: design, development, maintenance and QA, as well as availability of US management for leadership.
Technical Executive Team
Waverley’s C-Suite is fully comprised of technical managers with engineering backgrounds, acquired and enriched at the forefront of emerging technologies. We turn this experience into the technical guidance for our clients, which is often necessary to reach the client’s business objectives and help them get the most out of our partnership.
Just the Right Size
A company of over 100 people, we are neither too big to care nor too small to cope. We are designed to operate as a nimble and responsive organization that can listen, adjust and build personal relationships with our clients. At the same time, we have the expertise and our own refined process to complete mission-critical projects.
Waverley has a demonstrated history of delivering large-scale, long-term software projects to well-known brand names in tech including Silicon Valley's giants Microsoft and Mozilla. We have refined our process, adjusted our company structure and implemented a hiring strategy to be able to accommodate complex projects as quickly as our larger competitors.
Some new clients are cautious about working with development partners and wish to start out with something simple. We can begin with the level of involvement you are comfortable with as long as it allows us to showcase our potential for a future of larger scope and challenging requirements.