Like many individuals with app ideas, Rob Carpenter (owner) had a limited budget and was looking for ways to create his first app – one that would make it easy for entrepreneurs to write business plans. He looked in the App Store and found there weren’t any apps for writing business plans. Seeing this as a huge opportunity, Rob scoped out the entire project, wrote the content and then hired a programmer to develop the app.
Around the time of the app’s launch, Rob joined the Rutt Bridges Venture Capital Fund at CU Denver. He instantly hit it off with one of the senior members that would be stepping down. They met over coffee, discussing everything from gold mines in Alaska, to mergers & acquisitions, and finally the business plan app. The app had only been live for a few days and sales were already taking off. Overjoyed with the success, they started giving each other high fives and discussing all the opportunities to build amazing apps (because high fives are cool, right?).
It was at this time that an older gentleman approached the pair. He apologized for interrupting and said, “I couldn’t help but overhear that you develop apps. I work for Apple, I’m in business development and I have several app ideas. Can you help me?” Rob didn’t think they could help him so he kindly responded that he’d only built one app and didn’t really know that much about software development. The man thanked them, and then wandered out of the coffee shop. It only took a few moments for him to realize what a big opportunity they’d just missed out on.
It caused him to start thinking about the concept of building apps for others. He’d learned through the process of building his own app, that development was incredibly expensive. This left a gap in the marketplace for people with great ideas, but the inability to pay high development rates. AppIt Ventures was founded with the mission of providing high quality, affordable app development.
Since those humble beginnings we’ve helped dozens of individuals and organizations realize their dreams of building an app. We look forward to the opportunity to speak with you, learn more about your goals and help you do the same.