Design & Engineering led Venture Studio

We're a product obsessed venture studio.  We've shipped product for startups in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest. Our portfolio includes SmartHome / Internet of Things, enterprise SaaS, ML/AI and consumer mobile.  We've worked with tiny single founder startups now operating across multiple geographies and generating $10M+ ARR, innovation teams at places like AWS (Amazon).  The companies we've worked with have gone on to raise significant investment rounds.

 

In addition to top notch Design, Product, and Growth consulting, we also build and ship our own SaaS products focused on relationship management, SOTA lexical and ML analysis, and Insights Visualization.

 
$75,000+
 
$200 - $300 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2015
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Seattle, WA
headquarters
  • 4757 23rd Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98106
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Amazon Web Services, Sequoia Capital, Techstars

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Web Design and Development for Relocation Software Company

“Having one team handle everything end-to-end was very helpful.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2014 - Dec 2017
Project summary: 

Lab provided staff augmentation, supplying additional support for a web design and development project.

The Reviewer
 
Seattle, Washington
CEO, Software Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While working in conjunction with their partner’s team, Lab was able to deliver all of the features outlined in the project scope. Although communication could be improved, the variety of the team’s skillset allowed them to work on everything the project needed from beginning to end.  

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a software service provider within the relocation industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lab?

We needed a combination of web design and development support to augment our existing team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For development, our technology stack consisted of React on the frontend, Ruby on Rails in the backend, and InVision for design.

What is the team composition?

Three people worked with our team.

How did you come to work with Lab?

We found them through a personal network. They were a good fit because they had both design and development services.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent over $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from May 2014–December 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

I don’t have any metrics, but they provided all the features and products that were defined in our project scope. As a team, they took care of certain parts of the project.

How did Lab perform from a project management standpoint?

We used two different project management tools, including Trello. Unfortunately, I didn’t like Trello very much.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We liked that they provided both design and development services. Having one team handle everything end-to-end was very helpful.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

Communication between our team and theirs could definitely be improved. It wasn’t always easy to sort out where we were in the process.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer