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The Fusion Foundation

By: Ross Sheppard

,  Founder of Fusion Development Group


Jul 26, 2023 11:04 PM

Background: As of this writing, my day job is coordinating and developing Cloud SIEM features at a company called Sumo Logic, but I have a relentlessly increasing desire to help reshape industries through innovative technologies and purposeful processes. Fusion Development Group, LLC is a story over 10 years in the making to help improve and transform both company and industry.

The Purpose

The purpose of this document is to shed light on the commencement and evolution of Fusion Development Group and outline a cohesive roadmap for the advancement of the company and its offerings as well as the entirety of software commerce.

The following sections describe the company, the initial problem that Fusion is solving, then the actual offerings to solve those problems.

The Company


Fusion Development Group is not a conventional company, and it does not intend to ever be one. Founded with a visionary purpose, Fusion endeavors to reshape the very essence of business operations across diverse industries, catalyzing a paradigm shift.

By embracing the relentless disruption anticipated in groundbreaking domains like advanced software development, generative AI, cryptocurrency (primarily Bitcoin), quantum computing, virtual and augmented reality, and space exploration, Fusion responds to the call for transformative solutions. As an organization, we are steadfast in our commitment to surmount the intricate challenges of business transformation and enhance the efficiency of individual operations, all while alleviating the transitional obstacles along the journey.

Business model

As we witness an evolution from monolithic designs to more modular and scalable structures, Fusion Development Group has made the strategic decision to adopt a composable business model.

Drawing inspiration from the principles of microservices and micro-frontends in software development, the composable business model envisions our business offerings as a series of interchangeable components. Each of these components can be integrated into a technical architecture based on stakeholders' needs, similar to how microservices and micro-frontends work independently yet in concert within a larger application.

This approach offers multiple advantages. First, it drives innovation by enabling us to test, iterate, and implement new business propositions quickly, without disrupting our existing operations or offerings.

Second, this model enhances stakeholder centricity. It allows us to tailor our offerings to specific stakeholder needs, whether they be clients, partners, or the wider marketplace. A user interface from a navigational standpoint reinforces this concept. By having interchangeable components, we can create customized, user-focused experiences.

Clients and customers can add or remove functionalities as required. For instance, if a client needs a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution or a payroll management service, these can be seamlessly integrated into their tailored platform. This flexibility enables us to deliver precisely what each client needs, when they need it, improving customer satisfaction and reinforcing our competitive advantage.

In terms of operational efficiency, the composable business model promotes an effective use of resources. By separating our business into distinct, interoperable components, we can optimize processes, improve productivity, and reduce waste.

This model also improves resilience and risk management. By isolating risks within distinct components, we ensure business continuity and stability in the face of potential disruptions.

Moreover, embracing this composable approach allows Fusion Development Group to open up our model to the larger open-source community. Other developers can contribute their components to our marketplace, enriching the diversity and capabilities of our offerings. While we maintain governance, we actively encourage the power of collective intelligence and innovation to drive growth and value creation.

In essence, our transition to a composable business model is a strategic move to enhance innovation, deliver superior value to stakeholders, and foster a collaborative ecosystem. It draws from proven software development principles to create a robust, flexible, and customer-centric business that is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the digital era.


The choice of "Fusion" as the company name signifies the intention to blend different domains, disciplines, and perspectives to create a cohesive whole. It embodies the idea that true progress and innovation often arise from the synergy and integration of diverse ideas, cultures, and technologies. It also conveys a sense of energy, dynamism, and transformation, and it suggests a fusion of ideas, expertise, and resources to catalyze positive change and drive forward-thinking solutions.

Additionally, "Fusion" resonates with the notion of transcending boundaries. It emphasizes the breaking down of silos and the convergence of industries, enabling collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas that can lead to breakthrough innovations.

Overall, the company aims to embody the vision of a connected and integrated world, where the fusion of humanity, technology, and various disciplines propels progress and improves the way we live, work, and interact.


The following principles stem from the company's core philosophies and values and serve as a guide for all employees. They are intended to be a source of inspiration and motivation, helping to shape the company's culture and drive its success.

Intentional InnovationEmphasize a culture of innovation where every action is guided by clear intentions. The focus isn't on innovation for the sake of innovation, but rather intentional, purpose-driven innovation aimed at solving real-world problems and fulfilling our customers' needs. This principle serves to ensure that every step taken aligns with our broader vision, and every resource is leveraged meaningfully.
Collaboration & DiversityFoster a culture of collaboration and celebrate diversity. Value the different perspectives and unique experiences each person brings, recognizing that diversity fuels innovation.
Customer CentricityPrioritize customers' needs and experiences. Strive to understand customers better and design products, services, and interactions around their requirements.
ResilienceCultivate the ability to adapt to change and recover from setbacks. See challenges as opportunities for growth and learning.
Integrity & TransparencyOperate with honesty and maintain high ethical standards. Promote transparency in all dealings to build trust among stakeholders.
Continuous LearningPromote an environment where continuous learning and upskilling is valued. Provide resources and opportunities for employees to expand their skills and knowledge.
Social ResponsibilityCommit to giving back to the community. Establish programs that contribute to societal well-being and make a positive impact. Additionally, encourage contributions to the open-source community. Share knowledge and expertise to help drive collective progress.
Quality ExcellenceStrive for excellence in every product, service, and customer interaction. Never compromise on quality and always seek to deliver superior value.

The Problem

In an era characterized by a relentless pace of change, societal, technological, and industrial landscapes undergo rapid transformation through groundbreaking innovations. These disruptive technologies, ideas, and practices carry the potential for profound impact, unsettling established norms and traditional approaches.

The consequences are twofold: a pervasive upheaval and a unique opportunity. The status quo finds itself perpetually challenged as novel and more efficient methods emerge, ushering in significant shifts in how we navigate the realms of existence, work, and interaction. This dynamic landscape demands our attention and compels us to address the complex challenges presented by this wave of disruptive forces.

Development Experience


Project Management


Product Experience


The Offerings

1. Toolbox

Naturally, as Fusion's products and solutions are created, development occurs, which itself presents an opportunity to enhance the developer experience for this company as well as the industry. Fusion Reactor is a toolkit that enables developers to create and manage their projects, whether they be open-source or proprietary.

Read more about Fusion's Reactor here.

2. Templates

Fusion Templates offers templates for various technologies. These templates can be used to create new projects or add to existing ones. The templates are designed to be modular and composable, so they can be used in any combination.

Discover Fusion's templates here.

3. Nexus

Fusion Nexus is the central source for documentation of all of Fusion's offerings—it is likely the site you're currently reading this article on. It is a single source of truth for all things Fusion.

Go to the Nexus here.

4. Platform

Fusion Core is a purely tailored experience for either organizations or individuals to empower their ideas. By creating a robust ecosystem of integrations for organization admins or individuals to add workflows, software creations, collections, metrics, dashboards, and more, there needs to be a graphical interface. This is where Fusion Core, our platform offering, comes in.

Watch a demo of Fusion Core here.

5. Marketplace

The marketplace contains the underlying functionality of Fusion’s platform offerings. The marketplace contains integrations—third and first-party—that have the power to amend/modify a user experience in a small way or change it entirely. These integrations can include functionality for all aspects of innovation, such as the following:

  • Collections/Logs: central offering
  • Metrics: for anything
  • Dashboards: for anything
  • Finance: payroll, accounting
  • Bitcoin: timechain tracking, custodial wallet management, non-custodial wallet management
  • Security: ingest, enrichment/analytics, threat triage and insight, investigation, etc.
  • Travel
  • Calendar
  • Project Management

The onboarding experience includes how to search and add integrations, goes through the primary navigation (favorites, recents, etc.).

Read more about how Fusion's Marketplace is built here.




  1. Selling licensed tools and themes
  2. Selling professional services
  3. Selling subscription-based or usage-based platform services through Fusion Core
  4. Selling subscription-based or usage-based platform services through Fusion Marketplace
  • Enable developers of integrations to make money as well