In the fast-paced world of financial technology, where industry structures and technologies grow increasingly complex, Motive Partners has emerged as a prominent specialist private equity platform. Comprising a unique blend of Investors, Operators, and Innovators, Motive Partners is dedicated to building, backing, and acquiring technology companies that drive the financial economy. With a focus on North America and Europe, Motive’s commitment to specialisation and risk-awareness is at the core of its strategy to achieve exceptional returns, managing approximately $4.8 billion in assets under management across two Investment programs, Motive Ventures (early stage) and Motive Capital (growth and buyout).
At the heart of Motive Partners’ integrated approach lies Motive Create – the innovation and value creation engine of the organisation. Leveraging their proprietary expertise in financial technology, Motive Create plays a pivotal role in identifying, unlocking, and accelerating value for portfolio companies and partners. Their vision is rooted in the profound belief in technology’s transformative power, aiming to be at the forefront of innovation and delivering new capabilities to their stakeholders.
In this case study, we delve into a successful collaboration between Motive Create and Tilde Loop, a team of exceptional software engineers renowned for their expertise in financial integrations. Together, we embarked on a journey to revolutionise financial technology by working on integrations with financial institutions, conducting thorough reviews of bank accounts, and enhancing payment platforms.
Throughout this case study, we will explore how the partnership between Motive Create and Tilde Loop catalysed innovation within the financial technology landscape. By combining broad market connectivity and leading-edge technology capabilities, they have ushered in a new era of possibilities for portfolio companies and partners.
Tilde Loops engineers collaborated with Motive Create in an ambitious project to develop a robust API facilitating the integration of customer products and services with software of financial institutions. In this technical exposition, we will delve into the intricacies of this collaboration, focusing on the implementation of microservices using Node.js – a powerful approach that epitomises autonomy, scalability, and maintainability.
The foundation of this collaboration rested upon the adoption of microservices – small, self-sufficient services that collectively function as a cohesive whole. Each microservice was meticulously crafted around a specific business domain, equipped with well-defined responsibilities. This design philosophy ensured that each service was purpose-built to excel in its designated task, promoting ease of maintenance and allowing seamless deployment of individual services without affecting others in the system. The result was a highly agile and adaptable architecture capable of scaling effortlessly to meet evolving demands.
Key to this architecture’s success was its capacity to scale both vertically and horizontally. By creating multiple instances of any given service, or even selectively scaling a subset of services, the software could be seamlessly adjusted to accommodate fluctuations in demand. Furthermore, this approach enabled the team to optimise operational costs by reducing service instances when necessary, all while preserving the system’s robustness.
To ensure the reliability of the software, a comprehensive testing framework was employed. Each microservice was subjected to rigorous unit testing, component testing and e2e testing, providing confidence in its correctness and functionality. The deployment process was thoughtfully decoupled from the release, with multiple environments dedicated to thorough testing before final deployment. Upon achieving satisfactory results, new features and changes were promptly released, maintaining a cycle of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) for maximum efficiency.
In summary, the collaboration between Tilde Loops and Motive Create has yielded a sophisticated API platform, powered by microservices implemented with Node.js. This innovative approach empowers financial technology products and services with unprecedented agility, scalability, and reliability. By combining technical expertise with meticulous attention to detail, this partnership has demonstrated the potential of modern software engineering in the financial technology landscape.
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Tilde Loop was trusted with building an important internal web application for Infinum’s client, which would enable them to keep track of all A/B tests and user tests on their web applications. Keeping track of the users is essential for business and sales so they needed a simple tool to make the process easier. We built a web application with all required functionalities and ensured compatibility with tools and platforms they use in internal communication and everyday work. One of the client’s requests was to make in-browser notifications optional so that any employee with access to this application could choose the events they want to be informed about in real-time. Our goal was to build an app that fits their needs and makes their day-to-day work more manageable, and we achieved in doing so. You can read more about the technical aspects below.