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First Foundry is an ambitious new technology company that’s equal parts venture capital firm, research incubator, and software development studio. We invest in our partners.

Our highly skilled and experienced team collaborates with our partners to deliver highly scalable, enterprise grade products and platforms. First Foundry builds for success in each of our partnerships with thoughtful long term business alignment.

ABOUT US

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We bring the ethos, discipline, experience, and creativity of web-scale consumer app / game development to new domains ripe for application of modern, always-connected software development.  Our work with partners draws on decades of collective experience building venture-backed software companies to help execute on the toughest challenges in realtime gaming, big data, blockchain technology, machine learning, facial recognition, courier logistics / routing, and much more.

FRESH PROJECTS

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TRILLER

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TRILLER

Social Networks

First Foundry did mobile development and art for Triller, one of the world’s most popular apps. This chart-topping social streaming app has tens of millions of users and features a business model that lets influencers raise money from fans.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

Android

FORTE

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Forte

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The Forte platform provides easy-to-use tools and services for adding blockchain tech to games. Over a dozen game developers are already building on the platform. First Foundry supplies engineering muscle to help make the platform a reality.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

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RALLYBOSS

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Rally Networks

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Gaming

Rally is a Twitch extension where the community can work together to defeat Bosses and earn rewards. Players collect custom streamer-created Rally Cards and play them to unlock rewards for the whole channel.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

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BLOOM

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BLOOM

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Bloom is a powerful and simple point-of-sale app for the cannabis industry earning rave reviews from its users. It was conceived and programmed entirely by First Foundry - our first internal IP!

TECHNOLOGIES USED

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MERIGO

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Merigo

Gaming

Merigo supercharges server-powered game development. First Foundry provides engineering power to continually add features to make Merigo more powerful and easy to use.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

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BATTLE STRIKE FORCE

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Beyond Games

Gaming
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Battle Strike Force is a 3D MMO for mobile. First Foundry worked with Beyond Games to provide some of the programming prowess used to bring this title to market.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

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TAKI

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Rally Networks

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Taki is a platform where users can request custom celebrity video messages. First Foundry brought this mobile app and its website up in record time.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

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FRESH PROJECTS

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FEATURED PROJECT: RALLY CREATOR COIN

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Rally Networks

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First Foundry designed and created the smart contracts and associated devops infrastructure powering Rally ($RLY) Creator Coins as well as the Yield Delegating Vault design, a derivative of Andre Cronje's groundbreaking YFI / yearn.finance systems.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

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TRILLER

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TRILLER

Social Networks

First Foundry did mobile development and art for Triller, one of the world’s most popular apps. This chart-topping social streaming app has tens of millions of users and features a business model that lets influencers raise money from fans.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

Android

FORTE

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Forte

Fintech
Distributed Ledger

The Forte platform provides easy-to-use tools and services for adding blockchain tech to games. Over a dozen game developers are already building on the platform. First Foundry supplies engineering muscle to help make the platform a reality.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

Distributed LedgerRustInterledgerEtheriumSolidityJmeterDockerKubernetesAmazon Web ServicesCypressGatlingScalaTypeScript

RALLYBOSS

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Rally Networks

Distributed Ledger
Gaming

TECHNOLOGIES USED

ReactTwitchReduxPlayPlayDocker

Rally is a Twitch extension where the community can work together to defeat Bosses and earn rewards. Players collect custom streamer-created Rally Cards and play them to unlock rewards for the whole channel.

BLOOM

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BLOOM

Logistics
Fintech

Bloom is a powerful and simple point-of-sale app for the cannabis industry earning rave reviews from its users. It was conceived and programmed entirely by First Foundry - our first internal IP!

TECHNOLOGIES USED

ReactApolloGraphQLReduxPythonCeleryTerraformAnsible

MERIGO

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Merigo

Gaming

Merigo supercharges server-powered game development. First Foundry provides engineering power to continually add features to make Merigo more powerful and easy to use.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

ReactErlangReduxElixirJavascript ES6

BATTLE STRIKE FORCE

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Beyond Games

Gaming
Distributed Ledger

Battle Strike Force is a 3D MMO for mobile. First Foundry worked with Beyond Games to provide some of the programming prowess used to bring this title to market.

TECHNOLOGIES USED

UnityiOSAndroidC#ElixirMerigoErlang

DOMAIN EXPERTISE

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We believe that both new blockchain protocol development and software interacting with blockchains is a long term trend which will transform nearly every industry with exposure to market economics.  Understanding how to create and apply this new computing paradigm is core to our mission of high impact contribution to a wide variety of software projects.

Project Experience

  • Architectural consulting on blockchain-based money transfer systems
  • User authentication via multi-sig wallet integrations
  • Smart contract development using Solidity on Ethereum
  • Digital content tracking leveraging the ERC721 token standard
  • Fully decentralized, encrypted, peer to peer chat client utilizing decentralized file storage system.

Technology

GAMING

Game development disciplines are core to our culture. Games present engineers with nearly unfettered possibility and persistent, low level challenges.  While prior work at the highest levels of game development is not universal at FF, it's a rich and common vein of experience we continue to tap as we grow.

Project Experience

  • Full stack game engine and tools development
  • PC, console, and mobile game development
  • Facebook and web portal game development and live operations
  • Tooling around third-party authentication
  • Analytics tooling for large scale gaming application
  • Gamification in non-traditional applications including use of VR and biofeedback technology

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LOGISTICS

Software designed to aid logistics has come dramatically to the fore as a transformative force for courier services, trucking, freight, supply chains, routing, ship & pack services, and personal transportation fleets.  The capacity to create and improve software solutions in this space will continue to separate industry leaders from the pack in decades to come.

Project Experience

  • Fleet management tracking solutions
  • Rich vehicle routing solutions
  • Courier & fleet management portal for realtime tracking and administration

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FINTECH

Long-lived regulatory and operation moats in the financial services industry are no longer sufficient impediments to the transformative forces of software and automation.  Software has proven its utility in financial services by expanding reach, reducing costs, improving accountability, and mitigating geographic barriers.  We believe this transformation is far from complete and we assume the challenge of establishing ourselves as outliers in our contribution to this long-term trend.

Project Experience

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PROJECT NEWS

TikTok rival Triller inks deal with Reliance’s JioSaavn in India push

August 24, 2020
TechCrunch
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Rally launches Creator Coin cryptocurrency for influencers

August 6, 2020
VentureBeat
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Forte recruits 5 more high-end game studios to make blockchain-based games

March 24, 2020
VentureBeat
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Atlanta digital health startup acquired by gaming-focused west coast venture studio

July 18, 2018
Hypepotamus
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TEAM

At First Foundry we're looking for clever problem solvers and limber thinkers, not just technology specialists. Our startup roots nurture a tight-knit, highly transparent, hard-working culture that offers new team members the opportunity to learn from everyone and grow with us.  Many of our earliest hires now mentor others and lead projects. We believe that our best work is often a result of this open, collaborative approach to the pursuit of excellence in software development and entrepreneurship.

TEAM

At First Foundry we're looking for clever problem solvers and limber thinkers, not just technology specialists. Our startup roots nurture a tight-knit, highly transparent, hard-working culture that offers new team members the opportunity to learn from everyone and grow with us.  Many of our earliest hires now mentor others and lead projects. We believe that our best work is often a result of this open, collaborative approach to the pursuit of excellence in software development and entrepreneurship.

CAREERS

We're looking for the best and brightest, eager to tackle difficult challenges and create real-world business applications that unlock massive potential. Sound like your kind of thing?

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