We are building personal finance website for Latinos.
In order to test our idea we decided to build an MVP/prototype using wordpress to shorten development time and cost.
I recently hired a new development team as prior engineer quit and was noticed that the code was not up to par. We have been operating without a CTO given that our technology is simple (to the likes of a credit card comparison site) and thought we could build MVP while taking the time to find the right CTO.
The new development team is suggesting to build from scratch because:
The new development team comes highly referred from other startup CTOs and they would be equity partners so economic interests are aligned (no true incentive to try to gain a few extra thousands from us...I hope).
I am approaching this more from a business perspective. Even if the site is not code perfect but operates decently I want to launch to determine product market fit and save time and money.
Some users could have a poor experience but want to validate the idea. Thoughts?