The Full-service digital development agency.

OAK’S LAB is a full-service digital development agency specializing in the design, engineering and management of large-scale software applications.

Partnering with top-tier venture capital firms from LA, SF, NY and London to maximize their chances of success when investing in early-stage tech startups.

We expedite concept-to-product development and eliminate technology as a risk.

Our development process works with the entrepreneur, giving them full transparency and allowing them to focus on the core business without worrying about product development. 

We haven't reinvented the wheel, we've reinvented how you make the wheel: 

  • Market and user research

  • Kick off bootcamp

  • Branding

  • Specifications

  • Wireframe prototypes + user testing

  • Full design prototypes + user testing

  • MVP design

  • MVP development

 

 
$75,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2016
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Los Angeles, CA
headquarters
  • 2601 Ocean Park Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90405
    United States
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Dot Residential - Buy a house at the click of a button

Dot Residential, as you may have seen all over the news, is the platform allowing investors to purchase high yielding houses in under 5 minutes, removing all the pains of property investing.

For Dot, we designed, managed and developed a large scale platform that would allow property investors to purchase a property at the click of a button. Behind this seamless checkout flow, we also built a loan trading system that

could allow debt funds to analyse potential purchases or mortgages. 

Written in full Javascript, Dot is prepared to scale globally, handling large transactions in large volumes. 

https://dotresidential.com/

West Tenth - A modern main street for female entrepreneurs

Our team worked closely with the wonderful founders of W10th to design, manage and develop an extraordinary application that encourages women to turn their talents into a business, through an online main street.

With a simple UI/UX, we developed an app that is not just good looking and easy to use but can help shift the tide in bringing talented female entrepreneurs into business. Written in full Javascript, this

app will be able to take on the growing female-led business, unlocking the untapped potential across the United States.

Check them out here: 

https://www.wtenth.com/

Global Real Estate Exchange

Plotify is transforming property investing, making it easy to invest in properties with cash-generating potential from wherever you are in the world. 


They approached us with a 'simple' brief, create an online real estate exchange where investors can purchase and trade properties in minutes, as well as a full management system that can run the trading platform.. Simple right.


The

application was released to private users summer 2019. We built and designed:
  • Mobile Application iOS & Android
  • Admin Portal
  • Marketing Website


Reviews

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Custom Software Dev for Real Estate Platform

“They were very focused and successfully hit deadlines.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

OAK’S LAB worked as an outsourced software development team for a real estate tech company. They provided development support on a data interface portal and a data analysis tool.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Andrew Jewett
CEO, Aperture Real Estate
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The vendor hit benchmarks throughout the process and successfully delivered the project. Their project management was excellent, and they made a special effort to overcome any time zone differences. OAK’S LAB had a large amount of expertise and was very professional.

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 am the co-founder and co-CEO at Aperture Real Estate. We are a data and technology company focused on the residential real estate market. Our company is located in Los Angeles.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with OAK’S LAB?

We had a two-part software development project. First, wanted a customer and data interface portal. Second, we needed a tool for aggregating and analyzing big data. We needed help laying the groundwork for this effort.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They work as an outsourced software development team that helped us write code and develop the project. I assisted with creating wireframes, but they ultimately produced them. They were building the wireframes with InVision, but we switched to Figma. They used HTML, CSS, TypeScript, React, and Java during the course of development.

What is the team composition?

We had a project manager, but we also worked directly with the developers. At its peak, there were 20 developers working on the project, but we worked primarily with a team of six.

How did you come to work with OAK’S LAB?

I got a recommendation from someone we trusted. Through an extensive interview process, we determined OAK’S LAB was very process-focused, and we liked that.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement ran from March 2017 to March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were very focused and successfully with hit deadlines. Aside from one deadline where we made a last-second change, they were very good at reaching benchmarks.

How did OAK’S LAB perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re excellent. Even in the one case where we missed the deadline, they were very upfront about what that meant and building a reasonable project timeline after that. We used Slack and Google Chat to communicate. The CEO and CFO are great and always very helpful. They’re willing to work with us on West Coast time. It’s very helpful to have a team based in Europe that can work on our hours.

What did you find most impressive about them?

OAK’S LAB has done many projects in the FinTech and real estate mortgage space. They’re very adept in that field. Anyone looking for a project in that area would be wise to reach out to them. They have a great team and they’re true professionals.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There was a bit of a steep learning curve getting them up to speed on the intricacies of the US real estate market.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Dev Partnership With Venture Fund's Companies

“They build exactly what is asked of them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

OAK’S LAB functions as a development partner for a network of companies. Their services include website development and UI/UX design. They also create intricate backend infrastructures.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
General Partner, Venture Fund
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

OAK’S LAB consistently delivers high-quality products that support complex platforms. While they’re capable of developing stable websites, their approach to UI/UX design sets them apart from similar vendors. They produce intuitive frontend interfaces that streamline elaborate processes.

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 general partner of an early stage venture fund.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with OAK’S LAB?

We needed a development partner to build out our web platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

OAK’S LAB developed our website for the fund. Based on the early success that we had with them, many of the companies associated with us chose to work with them as well. The nature of each project varies depending on the individual company’s needs. They’re capable of providing website development, designing backend architecture, and implementing frontend interfaces. Specifically, they built the entire tech stack for our global real estate exchange company.

The work they perform is fairly robust from a front– and backend perspective. The platform’s UI/UX had to be extremely customer friendly and maneuverable so that users can purchase a rental property with the click of a button. While the system is complex, the actual process must be simple to operate. Luckily, they allocated a massive team to ensure everything functions smoothly. From a regulatory perspective, there’s a lot of challenges regarding what features can be available on each platform. OAK’S LAB was involved from day one and completed development. The platform will be launching in the near future.

What is the team composition?

We usually work with a project manager and several developers. Each development cycle is customized toward the client’s needs. Jakub (CEO & Co-Founder, OAK’S LAB) and Theo (Executive Director & Co-Founder, OAK’S LAB) stay involved as consistent contacts.

How did you come to work with OAK’S LAB?

My partner had worked with them on a particular project before we started the fund. He liked the work they did, so we gave them the opportunity to win some business in our portfolio.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent over $1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2017, and it’s an ongoing relationship. They’re currently working on projects for our portfolio companies.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

OAK’S LAB helped each of our companies launch their websites. Frontend design is one of their greatest strengths. As a result, they’ve done UI/UX work for a company that supports 80 of the world’s top financial institutions. Also, we haven’t received any negative feedback regarding their deliverables. Clients rave about the work OAK’S LAB provides. We’re incredibly happy with their performance.

How did OAK’S LAB perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re well-organized when it comes to project management. Their communication skills are another of their greatest strengths. Also, their work ethic is second to none. Jakub and Theo are committed to creating quality products. We’ve visited their office multiple times and have developed a cordial relationship with them. They’ve created a great company culture that influences their deliverables. Their systems are built with passion and vigor. Additionally, they do an excellent job of evaluating new projects and assigning the proper resources. All of that is run through the project manager.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Jakub and Theo grew up in the United States, so we don’t feel like we’re using an outsourced team. Instead, it’s like they’re working in the office right down the hall from us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Simultaneously managing multiple projects takes some experience. Considering how close we are to them, I’d say that is something they could work on.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The more you communicate with them, the better they can perform. They build exactly what is asked of them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer