Create better software products, faster.


What we do

Thoughtcap is a boutique strategy consultancy advising founders and executives on software product definition, design and development.

We can help you:

  • Define the right product for the right market.
  • Supercharge the productivity and morale of your existing team.
  • Build a high-performance team from scratch — internal or outsourced.
  • Evaluate your technology, tools, architecture, and code.

How to engage us:

  • Retain us for on-call advice.
  • Make us your interim product development leadership team.
  • Ask us to recommend a technology stack or review your architecture and code.

Who we are

We have more than four decades of experience in building software and leading product teams. Let us put it to work for you.

Jack Templin
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Jack has been creating and advising Internet businesses for over 20 years. His areas of expertise include positioning, branding, product strategy, user experience, and team building.

He consults to startups and larger companies on developing and implementing digital strategies.

Jack was a Lead Strategist at iXL (now Razorfish), and co-founded Arc, a venture-backed consultancy widely recognized as a leader in the field of user experience design.

Jack co-founded Betaspring, which was recently named one of the 15 Best Startup Accelerators in the U.S. As Co-Founder of Providence Geeks, Jack plays a leading role in Rhode Island’s burgeoning info-tech and digital media sector.

Jack is a graduate of Middlebury College with a B.A. in Economics, and has a Masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He developed and taught popular courses as an adjunct at both ITP and Columbia.

John Bennett
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John has been building software and leading teams for over 20 years. His areas of expertise include distributed software architectures, lean product development, DevOps and continuous delivery, and data-center-to-cloud migrations.

John led the engineering team at Huge, where he oversaw delivery of software, content- and ecommerce-based websites, and mobile apps for clients such as AARP, Comcast, Mass Mutual, and NYU Langone Medical Center. At IconNicholson, John led multiple engagements for Nestlé Waters and The Regus Group.

As Principle Software Engineer at NBC News Digital, John designed and built the software systems that enable and to support 100s of millions of users each month, with hourly code deployments and near-zero downtime.

John donates his time and expertise to non-profits including iMentor, Malaika, Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood, and the Social Enterprise Greenhouse.

John majored in Russian and Soviet Studies at Harvard.

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