About Us

The ingredients of the Cheesecake.

Principles and Values

Driven by the desire to improve life, achieve technological excellence, operate with the highest standards of integrity and employ a diverse workforce that values collaboration.

Passion

Agility

Clarity

Creativity

Professional applications for partners. Candy store for devs.

Team

Meet the collaborators that are changing the way software is developed. From web, mobile and back-end engineers to designers, illustrators, secretaries and more. This is the Cheesecake Family.

Victor

Serial entrepreneur, addicted to mobile devices, technology lover, fascinated by minimalist/functional designs and always learning how to build better IT systems.

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Alex

Progressive rock lover, programming languages aficionado, full-stack web/mobile developer and pentesting enthusiast. Legend says he’s never lost a Pokémon battle.

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Marcelo

Big fan of gadgets, likes to spend his time watching South Park and crunching some bad ass front-end code. Has also back-end and mobile dev experience.

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Cássio

Likes to get stuff done. Has a special attraction for adrenaline and loves to solve any kinds of puzzles. Especially enjoys developing mobile apps while eating some good cheese.

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Bruno M.

Graphic designer adventuring on front-end development. Motivated by challenges, enjoys turning complex information into user friendly solutions. Also loves technology, music and a great beer.

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Bernardo

Settled down from travelling to build some good applications. Feels comfortable developing on both ends, though lately tends to the front-side of the moon.

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Antonio

Passionate about tackling challenges, building elegant applications and hacking up new ideas. Wild about tinkering with new technologies. In his spare time enjoys traveling and practicing radical sports.

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Bruno G.

A developer motivated by solving problems and learning how stuff works. Someone excited by new experiences, hearing good music and sharing a good bottle of wine 😉

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Ray

An Executive Secretary addicted to organization, challenge and excellence who loves the nineties/two-thousands pop culture and music.

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Natan

Loves playing video games and developing mobile apps. Always looking for new and better ways to solve problems.

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Guilherme

A computer scientist trying to make the world a better place by helping people solve their problems. Back-end and front-end developer who enjoys good company along with a beer.

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Thiago

A digital product designer that enjoys writing awesome UI code and works to shorten the gaps between design and engineering on product development.

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Thais

UI/UX designer in love with her profession and motivated by challenges. Always seeks to deliver the best solution available, while understanding that there is always room for improvement.

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Cintia

An executive secretary that is passionate about social media.

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Marcio

A developer who loves to code, learn and build stuff. Also a 3D print enthusiast and full-time nerd.

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Hannane

Passionate about UI/UX Design, digital marketing and social media. Fast learner, thinks the best day is when waffles are available to be eaten.

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Iacami

A developer whose comfort zone is the browser console. Likes good old rock&roll and a [cold] one. Enjoys surfing or rock climbing whenever possible.

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Bruno R.

A passionate web developer and problem solver. Linuxer, Pythonista, Gopher and Beer Homebrewer!

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Marcella

Social media addicted. Loves to face up new adventures, watch good series and enjoy a good wine.

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Gabriel

Developer with emphasis in front-end development that likes to deliver value through simple solutions that are incrementally improved.

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Henrique

In love with entrepreneurship, talkative (was a radio presenter a while ago), always trying to think differently and solve great problems, and really passionate about people.

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João

A software developer passionate about elegant solutions. Besides coding, also enjoys cycling, camping, cooking, photography and learning new skills.

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Silvia

A UX/UI designer passionate about design and the difference it can make in the world. Loves new technologies, traveling to new places and watching good series

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Daniel

A Front-End developer passionate about open source culture. Trying to help people by sharing code.

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Jonatas

Believes in love-driven development. Linux guy and Python addicted. Enthusiast in DevOps culture and open-source projects.

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Marcelo G.

Jumped drillships to join great friends on their amazing mission, exploring his developer/entrepreneur skills. Loves traveling and can cook a lasagna better than his grandmother.

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Vinicius

Passionate developer that really enjoys new challenges. Also a sports and food lover in his spare time.

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Andrio

Mobile developer moved by all kinds of challenges, always giving 110%. Loves cooking and especially eating.

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Alan

A video games addict, really likes to listen to good music and play guitar on his spare time. Currently in love with Swift, and a believer that one day robots will dominate the Earth.

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Rafael

In love with everything about Front End Development, in his free time alternates between watching TV shows, attending meetups and playing games.

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Rubens

Passionate by mobile development and its power to turn life into a wonderful adventure.

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Nelci

Always making sure the office is a great place to be.

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Francieli

Has an incurable crush for experiencing and building fascinating mobile apps, enjoys learning how everything works and how to keep cute flowers alive.

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Clarice

Backend developer, addicted to tv series and cooking.

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History

Cheesecake Labs was founded in December of 2013 by four great friends that had been working with each other since 2008. After moving together in 2012 to work on a fun iOS project called Dyfocus, Alexandre, Cássio, Marcelo and Victor managed to get practically 10 thousand registered users in less than a year. Since the founders really liked working together, they’ve decided to pivot to a more solid business, in an area in which they had a clearer monetization strategy. As Victor was an early employee at Uber and had some amazing contacts in the Valley, the four founders decided to start building products for companies in the US.

After working with the US companies for a while, the Cakers realized that building third-party projects was not as fulfilling as working on their own ideas, so they decided to rethink the workflow of the remote collaboration. At the time this idea was intended to address their own issues, but what they didn’t realize is that this new approach would solve a huge global connectivity problem: great US companies feel a big lack of qualified engineers, while in Brazil amazing engineers can’t find a cool place to work at. Matching these individuals is extremely beneficial for both sides, so why is it so hard for these hard-working people to find each other?

Mission

To reframe the distributed workflow – and to successfully connect US companies with location-agnostic professionals – the Cakers decided to only work with products that are innovative and motivate them to use great technologies. Not only the Cakers started to exclusively work in amazing projects, they also began closing the majority of these deals with stock options, in order to become owners of the products they build. All the Cheesecake collaborators started having stock options as well, making the Cakers a big community of not only developers but also stock owners of multiple Silicon Valley companies and startups.

From that moment on, together with the stocks, there were several cultural improvements made to ensure that the remote work is as motivating as being inside the company itself: yoga classes, a fridge always filled with food and drinks, english classes, state-of-the-art gadgets and a unique amazing office were just the tip of the iceberg. One of the biggest changes was to always enhance the distributed processes by creating in-house solutions that assist the remote development routine. From innovative crash trackers to remote mobile logging, the Cakers build amazing tools to make sure there is no process friction in working distributedly.

Future

The Cheesecake model has proven itself to work great, the number of collaborators has organically grown from 4 to almost 30 in practically two years and a half – without any investment or outside money – and the queue of projects needing developers and designers continues to grow. Right now, the Cakers are slightly slowing down the pace of their own growth by choice, in order to make sure that the services will never lose their high-end quality.

In the future, being able to globally connect people remotely will continue to become more and more important. The extreme growth of the software and apps industries together with an unstoppable globalization trend and the rapid evolution of distance-shortening technologies – that create virtual and augmented reality for example – make the Cheesecake mission core to the world’s new era of development.

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