A development firm with a singular focus:
Making your web apps scale.


Mustard Grain is a development firm that was founded to help companies do one thing:
scale their web apps to meet customer and data growth.

Why is Scalability Important?

Internet traffic can have high volatility from day-to-day. You can expect big spikes to your service on product announcements or promotions. Linear or even exponential traffic increases month-over-month are not exceptional events.

Of course, you never want sluggish performance from your web app. Milliseconds add up. The last thing you need is for your web app to get so overwhelmed with interest that it becomes unusably slow and unresponsive. It affects new customer acquisition and can even turn away loyal customers to competing solutions.

How Can We Help You?

We help companies of all stripes, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, to make their amazing web apps achieve their business goals. The way we help you do that is by making sure your app remains available and fast. Whether you're developing a brand-new service from scratch or have noticed some scalability issues with an established service, we can help.


We have had the privilege to work alongside some of the most amazing people and companies:

Adchemy (acquired by Walmart Labs)
Badger Meter
Flip (acquired by Cisco)
Guardian Analytics
Inxight (acquired by Business Objects (acquired by SAP))
Karmasphere (acquired by FICO)
Movaris (acquired by Trintech)
Nebula (ceased operations)
RedLaser (acquired by eBay)


Kirk True - Principal Engineer

Sheila True - Accounting


Below are several ways that you can contact us and get to know us better.