What were the results of the project? Are there any metrics or feedback that you can share that indicate the effectiveness of Eight Bit Studios’ work?
I had initially raised $200,000 [before working with Eight Bit Studios]. When my investors, some existing and some new, saw the product when it was built, I raised another $550,000. As much as I’d like to talk about other benchmarks, ultimately that’s the existential benchmark. It was met. I more than doubled, almost tripled, my funding.
How would you describe their performance?
I think they’re excellent. I would love to have another experience where I’m a huge company, and I have an initiative, and I’m plugging them in. I think that’s a lot of their work. I’m very happy with everything they brought to the table in order to achieve what they achieved which means great listening, great implementation, great thought partners, and a very creative and comfortable environment. I just believed they had my back, which for an early stage company, these are all big deals, I think. I’d give them flying colors here.
Looking back on the project, is there any area that you think that they could improve upon or that you would do differently?
There’s nothing I could point at them.
Is there anything unique or special about them compared to other companies that you may have worked with?
I just have to say that there was not a weak link in the chain. All the people, all of them were super talented and super professional. It’s amazing to find a group of guys that takes their work so seriously but don’t take themselves seriously. It’s a huge gift to be so good at something and be so light about it. They’re so engaged in making a client feel good. That’s what really gets a good product done. You’ve got to have a high amount of client engagement in terms of getting them comfortable and them creative. It’s a group of people that again are super functional people, fun to be around, and capable of having a fun, light environment while doing very serious work and working long hours to get it done. That’s a huge differentiator for them: A very happy and productive work environment with very smart people.