Erivelton and Will founded Melty after working on a multi-year project together and recognizing how well we collaborate. As close friends, our families have traveled and vacationed together, and for better or worse, we share the same sense of humor.
Melty is the culmination of our professional goals to 1) work with amazing people; 2) work on challenging problems; and 3) have an impact on the world. Building software together with a great team for interesting customers checks all these boxes.
Erivelton is a self-taught developer who loves building high-quality software quickly, and helping members of his team overcome technical challenges. He's active in the open-source community, including managing the react navigation ❤️ repository, which is approaching 500,000 weekly downloads. Erivelton studied computer science at Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo before leaving early to start building real products. His full-stack portfolio includes a location-based transit system for a private bus company, a platform for booking doctors' appointments, and a social media app rivaling Pinterest in functionality. Erivelton spends his free time exploring Brazil with his wife and son, and helping with his wife's retail business.
Will grew up in Montana—no, not on a ranch, although he did work summers as a field hand. He studied economics and English at Santa Clara University, and has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Will's led product, sales and marketing on the executive teams at public and private tech companies. As an endurance athlete battling mediocrity, Will finished an Ironman in under ten hours, regularly qualifies for the Boston Marathon.
Welber Wendler Ferreira dos Reis
Welber studied with Erivelton at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, where he earned a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science.
Ariane Fabres Anholetti
Ariane lives close to where she grew up in Vila Velha, Brazil. After high school, she studied computer science at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Vitória, where she was one of only two women in the program. After school, she worked freelance and an IT consultant and ontology specialist. You'll often find Ariane barbequing with her family at the beach, checking out live music with her friends, or at Crossfit.
How we Do
Our mission at Melty is to deliver your app, website, or software project affordably and on time, so you can focus on what’s really important: your customers.
Our clients are primarily in the United States, and our development takes place in Brazil. We are deeply embedded in the technical community surrounding a top Brazilian engineering university, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, in the beach city of Vitória, Brazil.
This location has the advantage of NOT being located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, or other technical hubs where companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft compete for talent and pay top dollar to cover higher costs of big-city living.
Unlike Europe, India, Russia, or Southeast Asia, Brazil also has the advantage of being located in a timezone that is 1-4 hours away from anywhere in the continental US. This gives us significant overlapping working hours between the US and Brazil.
In sum, our location enables us to hire ambitious local talent to deliver high-quality product, on time, within budget, and without sacrificing communication.
We Do It for ThemAnd for tacos.
A few companies to whom we've delivered product at Melty
and throughout our careers.