A software consultancy focused on improving the way software is made and the lives of people who create it.

We are software consultants

We are a group of engineers, designers, product and business leaders who have the impulse to create, innovate and reach the outer limits of what's possible. We've paved the way in our industry, creating successful products and platforms while fueling the other side that drives us — overcoming challenges and finding fulfillment in all that we do, whether it's behind a laptop or on the mountain.

We focus on delivery and enablement

We are experienced practitioners who enable teams to build great software through consulting and collaborative weekend workshops that equip teams to reach their goals and produce optimal business outcomes.

We build great software with your team

We value simplicity and know that quality arises out of incremental change, rapid feedback, honest communication, and by fully embracing change. To build effective products, we constantly ask what is the right decision first and foremost for our customers — without losing sight of what's best for our team. We value working hard with integrity, continuously learning, and having fun both at our desks and outdoors.

We improve the lives of people

We're passionate about discovery, creation, and teamwork. We take pride in not only sharing the wisdom we've gathered on our journey but sharing a better way of practically living and executing your dreams.

We help reduce technical execution risk.

The first few weeks of a new codebase are critical and may just be the most important code you'll write.

Our principles

  • Assume simplicity
  • Quality work
  • Incremental change
  • Rapid feedback
  • Open, honest communication
  • Embracing change

Our practices

  • Simple design
  • Test-driven development, ruthless refactoring
  • Short releases, minimum viable product
  • On-site customer, small stories, continuous integration, continuous delivery
  • Retrospectives, feedback, candor
  • Collective ownership

We build great software.

We solve hard problems while teaching teams to sustainably deliver business value.

Our services

  • Full-stack web development
  • Mobile development
  • Sustained delivery
  • Building high performing systems at scale
  • Startup advising
  • Weekend workshops

Our Customers

  • Artium
  • Axis Group
  • Enfuse
  • Fabric
  • Firstbase
  • MWM Partners
  • Strata
  • Suite Studios
  • Tackle
  • Underdog Fantasy

Sustained Delivery

An Initial Capacity service

Not every company needs to become a software company overnight. We make building and running software simple.

Through our sustained delivery practice, our team will continue to run the software we build through a monthly subscription. No hourly support rates, just high quality software that we have confidence in running forever. We currently support web and mobile applications as well as distributed systems on Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Azure.

CNCF Contributor

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Tech stack

  • Golang
  • Postgresql
  • Open Policy Agent (OPA)
  • Identiy aware proxies
  • Multi-cloud Google, Amazon, Azure
  • Cloud Native

Cloud Native Weekend

An Initial Capacity workshop

Cloud Native Weekend is a highly interactive and immersive experience. The workshop is focused on the essence of software engineering not the accidents. How to build large, sustainable systems versus how to use a specific language or framework.

In just 48 hours, you will learn the fundamentals of building cloud native applications. As you learn, you'll pair with practitioners that have built applications and engineering teams for hundreds of startups and enterprises - developers and platform engineers that have spearheaded the cloud native revolution!

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The Colorado Sound

An Initial Capacity sponsorship

We are stoked to be supporting the below Colorado Sound programming.

  • Bring in the Friday Funk (Friday 8:30 a.m.)
  • Original Wave With Dawn (Saturday 10 p.m. – midnight)

The Colorado Sound is a non-commercial, listener-supported, public radio station focused on strengthening community through music.


An Initial Capacity article

The FreshCloud article describes how to build a modern application platform using Kubernetes. From basic dial-tone to a fully implemented secure software supply chain, we have you covered.

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Our Partners

With our ever-growing partner network, Initial Capacity is uniquely positioned to help our customers scale their business and drive innovation. From talent acquisition through delivering software to production our partner ecosystem provides a thriving community for our customers.

  • Artium
  • Crafted Solutions
  • Enfuse
  • Geometer
  • GitLab
  • Gravity Haus
  • University of Colorado

Interested in becoming a partner?


An Initial Capacity article

The AppContinuum article describes the evolution of a cloud native application architecture. The development style and best practices have contributed to the success of many companies - from routing 911 calls to ensuring your tweets are delivered on time.

Continue reading here.