About Hutch

Our History

In 2009, Delali Dzirasa founded Fearless with the goal of building a different kind of digital services company.

Seeing many government IT projects fail and seeing the need for strong firms that could help bring Agile and modern tech principles into the market, Fearless was born. We envision creating a world where good software powers things that matter.

We have lots of success leveraging tools and principles like the US Digital Services Playbook to scale our impact in Government. We’ve also co-founded The Digital Services Coalition to help grow the market of capable firms that can help in the digital services / civic tech movement.

The reality is that enough great firms don’t exist in the market and we knew we had to help create more – so 10 years in the game we wanted to help other avoid the pitfalls we hit over the years, and Hutch was born.

Why we
Are doing this

Over the past 10 years, Fearless has grown from a company of one employee, to one that supports 160+ direct jobs.

We were lucky enough to be accepted into the DoD Mentor Protégé program early in our growth, and we don’t take this or other informal mentorships we had along the way for granted. That’s why we launched Hutch in January 2019: to invest in growing Baltimore civic tech businesses.

What Fearless Is

We’re a full stack digital services firm in Baltimore that delivers sleek, modern, and user-friendly software designed to push the boundaries of possibility.

We build software to solve problems. Software has the potential to change lives, so we’ve made it our business to create innovative digital tools that allow users to perform at their maximum potential.

It’s our mission to build software with a soul – tools that empower communities and make a difference – so we can create a world where good software powers the things that matter.

18F

Our Hutch Sales/BD Coach, Greg Godbout was a co-founder and first executieve director of 18F and later became the CTO of EPA

18F partners with agencies to improve the user experience of government services by helping them build and buy technology.

They are an office of federal employees within the General Services Administration (GSA) that collaborates with other agencies to fix technical problems, build products, and improve how government serves the public through technology. 18F is part of the Technology Transformation Services, which is within the Federal Acquisition Service.

Fearless

Our Hutch team founded Fearless, a Digital Services firm and have spent the last 10 years scaling it in the digital services marketplace.

Digital Services Coalition

Our Hutch Lead Coach was elected to serve on the 5 person steering committee that launched the Digital Services Coalition (DSC).
DSC Redefining how the government does digital.
We’re a collection of agile technology and design firms that serve—or aspire to serve—the government.