Frugality is often considered a disparaging term, but it can actually be a driver of innovation. In Research and Development, it is not unusual for design to be "constrained" by either time, resources or operating conditions. It is very easy to waste significant money, significant time and significant resources, and end up with a very poor solution. It is much harder to produce a simple elegant solution. This is where Molten-Labs will have a real advantage. We are proud of our frugality.
As a small, nimble company, we will utilise every effort to stretch every dollar by using such techniques as crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and a network of deep knowledge specialists. We are frugal in all things, except paying our employees. We overpay our employees, and then hold them to a higher standard. We will spend our dollars (our generosity) on our people. We are more interested in elegant ideas than elegant workspaces.
In regard our workspaces, we are a "semi-virtual" company. A true virtual company has no physical set workspace (we do have a minimum set of offices). On the other hand, a traditional "bricks and mortar" R&D organisation has high, fixed overheads. We are able to expand or contract our footprint as the projects require. This is just one of the ways we save money, giving our clients lower costs, and our team-mates better remuneration.