A brief history
We love learning about people’s early-stage ideas and working alongside them to make their dreams into reality - from that initial idea you have in the shower to proposal, from MVP to hosting, we are passionate about offering a complete service to our clients and supporting them in every stage of their product’s life cycle.
Bad Dinosaur was founded in 2013 to solve an industry-wide problem. Having worked as a developer both as a freelancer and in-house, Kyle had grown frustrated with big agencies that worked slowly, didn’t always include the client enough in the development process, and ended up delivering a product that was not only expensive, but not what they really wanted. In founding Bad Dinosaur, Kyle was also inspired by the work philosophy of Basecamp founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier-Hansson, as laid down in their book Rework.
Their concepts of lean development, with short, quick iterative releases was something he felt passionate about, and went about offering this minimum viable product service to fellow entrepreneurs and small businesses around Edinburgh.
In late 2016, Kyle joined forces with Russ, a developer with years of experience and a knack for business development, in order to collaborate on bigger projects and diversify the range of services offered by the company.
Since then, Bad Dinosaur has experienced a great deal of growth, and has been able to offer more services to help businesses and startups create amazing digital products efficiently and cheaply.
Now based in Edinburgh's Sugar Bond and having also expanded into Glasgow, the team has grown from just a couple of developers to a diverse and talented team of 12.