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Build OUTSTANDING products using novel technologies and agile processes to drive the INNOVATION in the iGaming industry.
Meet the Team
What We Do
Innovation is our primary goal.
Nothing less than outstanding is acceptable.
The story of Singular begins with two young talented people, both, interested in IT and hungry for success, Akaki Meladze and George Shamugia. These two prize-winning high-school students grew up to be passionate business people who believed they can make a difference.In 2006 Shamux went to London to study IT in 2006 and Akaki followed in 2007, studying BA. Continuing their competition track they started participating in App Contests, Over-the-Air Hackathons, worked with Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, and Vodafone. They even started selling unreleased prototype models on eBay and developed the MVP of Vodafone developer community Betavine – Vodafone 360 platform.The dream for starting their own business grew stronger.
After college, together with Judy Parkers they formed– My ITstudio focusing on projects for building websites. This was their first attempt for a start up in London, and their first failure as well, or “lesson learned” as we, at Singular, like to call it.The two ambitious college grads returned from London in their hometown Tbilisi with a big dream and lots of ideas. Beginnings were hard and messy, but the vision was always clear. Nothing less than outstanding was acceptable.
Their idea of outstanding soon became to be Singular.
It was not long before the team started creating innovative, “out of the box” products. In April 2010 they organized the First iTv conference and gave birth to trends like QR codes and livestreaming conferences. However, the Georgian consumer market was small and monetization channels were extremely hard. Another lesson learned.
2011 marked the inaugural success of Singular with the strategic partnership with the Bank of Georgia to promote customizable plastic cards. The team delivered 14 different projects in 1 month for Bank of Georgia’s largest re-branding project in their history – “Feel the Future”.The success continued with the rising of APPS.GE via the ultimate SaaS model which brought in 50+ customers and 150,000 GEL revenue in 1 year. They got their first taste of fintech via mobile internet bank apps for Bank of Georgia and the Kerketi” mobile wallet system for Mobile Finance Eurasia.
The real take off began with the collaboration with Adjarabet when Darko Gacov joins the Singular Story. Backgammon and fantasy football were the first applications to assess the compatibility between the two companies. At that time Darko was heading Adjarabet and was the responsible person for the project at hand.This was the first exposure of the team to the gambling industry. The product became the best backgammon software on the market. Not to mention, the game overtook the competition in 3 months and doubled in player numbers. Darko recognized the potential of the Singular team and devoted extra time to help the team develop different product solutions resulting in a strategic partnership between Singular and Adjarabet.
Soon Singular realized they needed more creative, talented, outstanding people onboard. They wanted to bring some fresh perspective and add some diversity to the team. Following a thorough research of the possibilities for market with rich talent pool, they decided to open an office in Skopje, Macedonia. On 1st November 2013, the Singular MK team of 6 was born with Darko in the leadership role.The development of the CORE and the historic MIGRATION marked the new era for Singular and Adjarabet. The unprecedented partnership with Microgaming joined the development team with the aim to create best Poker product on the market which turned out to be the most successful poker migration in the industry.
In the first two months of working on the Sportsbook UI design, revenue increased by 25% and it continued to rise with the redevelopment of the product. Our Sportsbook started strong and grew to become one of our strongest products through constant innovation and frequent roll out of new features.
The real satisfaction comes from getting positive feedback from our clients but getting appreciation from the industry also brings pride. Singular exhibited at ICE Totally Gaming, the most prestigious event in the iGaming industry. The team also got nominated in 4 different categories at the annual EGR B2B Awards show in Amsterdam.
The iGaming community continued to recognize the value in Singular products by nominating us in several categories, both for EGR B2B Awards and SBCEcents. Throughout the years the product portfolio expanded substantially and maintenance along side constant innovation became challenging. In order to stay ahead of the innovation curve in the industry we decided to refine our product palette and focus on three flagship products: Gaming Platform, sportsbook and Casino.
Today Singular is a fast growing team of 70+ members with offices in Valletta, Tbilisi, Skopje, London, and San Francisco with headquarters in Malta. The three young men who started Singular have successfully transferred their passion in every single member of the team. The Singular story is a living proof that with the right people everything is possible.
What Our People Say
"You are as strong as the weakest link in your team. Every member has a specific role and their contribution matters. For that reason we aim to share our knowledge within the team and support each other along the way 😊"
"I find my work fun, but at the same time very challenging and exciting. I’m eager to learn as much as possible and I am willing to adapt to variety of projects. When I first joined Singular I was working on testing SLOT games and now I am part of the Sportsbook team"
"As a new team member during quarantine times, I couldn't be happier that I have my teammates from the Sportsbook team. They've helped me through the "onboarding" process, and they've accepted me really fast as a new team member. Although we've never met in person, I have a feeling as if I knew them well and I'm thankful that I've fitted in quickly in the team."
"Each team member works in certain areas and problem domains, but we all work together very closely to deliver best customer service. Sometimes we struggle, but we learn fast to be better and overcome the difficulties next time"
"The key for team success is equal participation. In our development and operations team, everyone is eager to assist and help their teammates. Our project manager and team leader plays a key role in motivating and organizing the team members"
"Getting familiar with new and unknown technologies and adapting myself to the team’s fast-pace environment was a challenge, given that this is my first working experience.However, the continuous encouragement and considerate mentors helped me to get through it 😊"
"Sharing knowledge is very important for good team work. At the end of the working day, we have overview of finished tasks and we have a beer (often virtually because I’m the only team member that is in Georgia, the rest of the DevOps team is in our MK office :)"
"I love what I am doing, I think it’s quite interesting and doesn’t get boring. I’m fascinated by the team. Each and every one of them is very friendly and warm. This creates an atmosphere where it doesn’t feel like it’s a job"
"The coolest memory I have is probably from the team building in Orbeti. We did various activities to test our sport, agility and brain skills. Moreover, we enjoyed the incredible out-of-city nature. Although the weather was rainy, we had a great team building"