Building complex technology has never been easier than it is today. Or faster. This is a fundamental change that is accelerating and democratizing the creative process. Func-i is positioned to build interactive and mobile solutions that take advantage of this transformation.
We have a history of successful partnerships built on the free exchange of creative ideas and brutal honesty. Together with our clients we build extraordinary businesses for the new web.
Our creativity is built on the diversity of our team's backgrounds. Functional Imperative includes former high speed traders and wanna-be-rock-and-roll-stars; reformed intellectual property lawyers and Korean-taco restauranteurs; we have worked in international aid and international criminal law, and, of course, we are entrepreneurs. We have also lived and worked in dozens of countries on six continents. Unique solutions start with our unique way of thinking. And whether in finance or health, law or real-estate, we speak your language.
Together we have decades of coding experience across multiple verticals. We have resisted the urge to be generalists, and have focused our team's immense talent on a fixed technology stack. This expertise allows us to delve deeper and be trend setters, not followers. While we are focused on technology, our team also includes some of Canada's brightest talents in UX/UI and design. These team members mean we can not only make any idea an online reality but we can also make it frictionless and beautiful too.
Our capabilities include:
While we have immense respect for the incredible wealth of talent overseas, we feel there is nothing like a long chat over strong coffee or a scotch to ensure that we build what you want the way you want it built. Because great solutions begin with a thorough understanding of the problem, we start by asking a lot of questions. In response, we often feel compelled to provide a blunt and transparent perspective on your business model. This assessment provides a basis for us to explore, together, whether and how Functional Imperative's software and design services can work for you. This process is meant to build trust, which is fundamental to any successful relationship and something that can never be off-shored.
Founded and staffed by recovering entrepreneurs, we are as passionate about building outstanding products that solve real-world problems as you are about your business. We take advantage of the latest advances in technology and startup methodologies to build enterprise-scale software efficiently and with unparalleled attention to detail. Our focus on launching early and iterating often helps you validate your ideas and and build better products. Our cutting-edge sites are the result of our passion for technology, design and pushing the limits of functionality.
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Josh grew up in Montreal and studied computer engineering at Waterloo. His nomadic, adventurous and inquisitive nature has led him to work, live and travel around the world.
Having moved back to Canada at the start of 2011, he started Functional Imperative to continue his drive to work with businesses that want to change the world.
Founder and Lead Developer, Khurram has worked in web development for most of the past decade. He brings the experience and expertise necessary to deliver the amazing experiences that today's web products demand.
When not working, Khurram is a professional yodeler, having competed internationally but has yet to win a single medal.
Recently a Toronto-based startup and intellectual property lawyer, Jake currently prefers networking to drafting. Jake's colleagues refer to him as Func-I's chief handshaker.
Raised as a diplo-brat, Jake has confusingly also worked in international criminal law, foreign policy, graphic design and photography.
Jon is a software developer with a decade of experience and he's focused on Ruby and Rails for the past five years. After working as the lead developer for an Ontario natural gas company, Jon joined our team as a senior Ruby developer.
When he's not contributing to open source projects or giving guest lectures at local colleges, you can find Jon having a beer after a competitive hockey game.
Jason is a Front-End Developer and UX designer with 7 years in the industry. He's worked with a range of clients of various sizes as a freelancer and with agencies.
When he's not churning out HTML and CSS, or developing wireframes, Jason plays rock music, and makes Korean tacos.
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