Codescoop, a startup with Spanish roots and now located in Helsinki, is developing an open source software management and quality tracking tool and setting up cooperation with global giants. The company’s goal is to grow and internationalize as fast as possible, while keeping its core business in Finland.
Virginia del Olmo has worked with major international enterprises, including Nokia, for more than a decade. When it comes to software, she knows their needs.
“As companies go through digital transformation, they all face the same problems. They have software all over the place, lots of it, and it’s getting out of hand. They need management tools and intelligence. And they really have no choice in this transformation – that’s where their competition is heading as well,” says del Olmo.
Del Olmo decided to do something about it and started looking for someone who could help her develop a solution from scratch. She had previously lived and worked in the Nordic area and knew that Finland had lots of software engineering talent. Through Business Finland’s Invest in team and its support community Kaato, she met Valtteri Halla, who has a long track record of open source software development. Together they reincorporated del Olmo’s Spanish company into a new Finnish startup, Codescoop.
Software to help build better software
Codescoop is located in Helsinki, currently developing its open source software scanning solution with contracted developers and just now beginning to hire its own team of programmers. It already has three employees working on sales and customer support on the global market – in Spain, Germany and the United States.
“Our target clientele consists of Fortune 500 companies, a selected group of enterprises that I have previously established personal contacts with,” says CEO del Olmo.
“That’s what first intrigued me about this project: Virginia’s excellent contacts with major global enterprises and the fact that these companies are genuinely interested in what we have to offer. There’s a huge need for this kind of management and quality tracking solution,” says CTO Valtteri Halla.
Codescoop’s solution is an open source alternative for commercial software management and analysis tools. The company will offer big enterprises custom-made solutions but will also develop a freely-downloadable tool for individual software developers, to build brand recognition and to spread the word about its solution. The AI-powered tool maps the open source software around the world to help enterprises and developers build even better software.
“Our tool boosts software development much like business intelligence solutions help business managers: by capitalizing on enhanced logical thinking,” Halla explains.