#1 Product Launch, Crowdfunding & Growth Marketing

Rainfactory is an award-winning full-service digital marketing agency that provides go-to-market strategy and advertising for growth stage startups and Kickstarter  & Indiegogo campaigns. They excel at customer acquisition for E-Commerce, Amazon, SAAS and lead generation.

The companies that partner with Rainfactory grow rapidly, working together to beat the competition and outperform the market, every time.

Since 2014, Rainfactory has been bringing enterprise expertise to the startup level. With analytics to test, measure, and grow businesses. They use data to bridge the gap between great products and the people who want them.

Long-term decisions require strategic investments of time and resources, and their methods of analysis help to make well-informed decisions at every turn. 

DECISIONS ARE BETTER WITH DATA.

 

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Oakland, CA
headquarters
  • 1710 Franklin Street, Suite 210
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States
other locations
  • 414 Stewart St. Suite 215
    Seattle, WA 98101
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

OneWheel, CLIQ Chair, Segway Robotics, Atari VCS Reboot, mifold, LynQ, Park & Diamond Helmets, Sonny Portable Bidet, Jibo, Flic, Fuze Card, XGIMI H1, Proclamation Goods

OneWheel E-Commerce Marketing Image

OneWheel E-Commerce Marketing

  • Long term advertising optimization & expansion since 2016
  • Top-line and bottom-line success
  • Massive sales promotions successes (Black Friday, etc.) 
  • Successful 2nd product launch in 2018
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CLIQ Chair Product Launch Campaign

STRATEGY

  • Content / Messaging / Targeting Development
  • Crowdfunding campaign launch
  • Continue pre-order sales momentum on thegochair.com

RESULTS

  • $1.7M raised on Indiegogo
  • Continued sales momentum on Shopify website
  • Strong return on ad spend (ROAS)
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Reviving Atari VCS for the 21st Century

STRATEGY

  • Nostalgic Positioning
  • High Volume Execution
  • Lead Driven Launch

RESULTS

  • $3+ Million Launch Campaign
  • #1 Biggest Launch Day on Indiegogo
  • $1 Million within 24 hours
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Multi-Channel Online Advertising for mifold

STRATEGY

  • Client website launch
  • Brick & mortar sales support
  • Amazon strategy development

RESULTS

  • Developed mobile-responsive website
  • Conversion rate improvement
  • Balanced advertising approach (to Target.com, Walmart.com, Amazon and mifold.com)

HISTORY

  • Launched mifold product in 2014 
  • Launched hifold product in
2018
  • Long term advertising optimization & expansion 
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    Crazybaby Air Earphones Launch Campaign Image

    Crazybaby Air Earphones Launch Campaign

    STRATEGY

    • Crowdfunding launch with technical marketing strategies

    RESULTS

    • $2.8 million raised in 58 days
    • $100,000 raised in less than 24 hours
    • 23,000 supporters on Indiegogo
    • 23,000 more followers on social media
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    Gaining $1M in Presales for People Finder

    STRATEGY

    • Extended lead generation
    • Creation of flipbook video Ad
    • Innovative web graphics
    • Innovative advertising tactics 

    RESULTS

    • $1.7M raised on Indiegogo
    • Continued sales momentum on client website

     

    Reviews

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    Indiegogo Campaign for Smartphone Accessory Startup

    "They were able to scale our crowdfunding campaign while keeping an eye on sustainability."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Aug. - Nov. 2019
    Project summary: 

    Rainfactory assisted with an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for a smartphone accessory, providing project management support and setting up a pre-launch email list.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Sante Fe, New Mexico
    Haj Khalsa
    Founder & CEO, Hangtime
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Rainfactory’s efforts enabled the internal team to raise a significant amount of money and to obtain a substantial number of orders. They were an attentive partner, completing the tasks with fervor. In addition to being a professional, responsive team, they were thoughtful in their decision-making.

    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 and CEO of Hangtime. We design and sell a product called KOALA, which is a smartphone leash primarily for outdoor enthusiasts.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Rainfactory?

    We had previously worked with another agency but they were having internal issues, so we had to pull the plug on that partnership. We already had our image shots and videos for the product, but we hired Rainfactory to support us specifically with the launch of our Indiegogo campaign. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    The team took on the project management for the launch and helped us get our pre-launch email list together. 

    What is the team composition?

    We worked with Ehoud (Product Marketing Manager), who served as our project manager, Pearl (Online Advertising Manager), who handled social media advertising, John (Managing Partner), and Kaitlyn (Dir. Product Marketing).

    How did you come to work with Rainfactory?

    I asked someone who worked at Indiegogo to recommend some agencies and she gave me several recommendations, including Rainfactory, with whom she had worked closely. After we ended the partnership with our previous agency, I reached out to Rainfactory.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent about $70,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We worked together from August–November 2019, and we launched the campaign in September 2019.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    It’s pretty unusual for a product that costs $25 to raise half a million dollars. We had 15,000 orders, which is a lot. Overall, the professionalism they brought to the process was really impactful. We had a standard that we were used to after working with the previous agency, but working with Rainfactory was the complete opposite.

    How did Rainfactory perform from a project management standpoint?

    There were reports that were reviewed during the sessions, and if something came up, Ehoud was always open to addressing it.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    There’s usually an incentive for an agency to push the overall figure as high as they can because that’s how they get paid, but Rainfactory was careful and thoughtful about making sure that we were safe. They were able to scale our crowdfunding campaign while keeping an eye on sustainability.

    Additionally, Ehoud was a great listener and was always enthusiastic. Our branding style is kind of goofy, and he was able to get on board with it. So, it was nice to work with someone who was on the same page. 

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    It would’ve been helpful to have more guidelines, advice, and assistance in terms of infrastructure to support the success of the project. We generated over 15,000 orders, and we had no help desk, so our personal email inboxes were full.

    Rainfactory could benefit from having a handbook that can assist customers with long-term success. They did a good job of keeping an eye on the bigger picture, but I asked for this in the beginning and again at the end. 

    It’s a project that usually gets put on the backburner because the agencies want to get more business. However, I think they would have a higher long-term success rate if they prepared their clients for what was coming next.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Don’t be too quick to engage with a crowdfunding agency. Wait until you have all of your creative assets together and your manufacturing source. The agency is there to help you, but if you don’t have a lot of the foundational elements, you’re going to waste a lot of money and time.

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

    Digital Marketing Services for Juvenile Product Startup

    "We work with a team that provides great insight, creativity, and managed to be a party to significant growth."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    May 2015 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Rainfactory researched market interest and directed crowdfunding campaigns to raise funds for an advanced juvenile products startup. They oversee digital marketing initiatives such as SMM and PPC campaigns.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    VP of Marketing, Juvenile Product Startup
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Rainfactory executed an effective crowdfunding campaign that generated a record amount of $2.7 million and manages successful digital marketing campaigns that led to 50% growth for two consecutive years. The team is attentive and engaged to improve projects, which results in a dedicated partnership.

    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 work for a company called mifold, which is an advanced startup that created a new subcategory in the child car booster seat market. About four years ago, we launched the subcategory of company car booster seats through our mifold product. Recently, we launched a new product called hifold.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Rainfactory?

    We ran a crowdfunding campaign for our first product. We brought in Rainfactory to test the market's interest and acquire income because we were in the early stages of our development.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Their team managed our crowdfunding campaign, which we ran through Indiegogo. We relied on Rainfactory's experience because we hadn’t run a crowdfunding campaign before. They gave us strategic direction and told us how to manage a campaign, build an email list, and work on our platform. We worked with them again to run our second crowdfunding campaign for hifold. At that stage, we also gave them all of our digital marketing activities in the US. They manage our social media marketing (SMM) campaigns as well as our search campaigns on Google. Their team also manages our direct mail campaigns.

    What is the team composition?

    We work with two key figures: an account manager who also looks after our direct marketing activities and an advertising manager who looks after everything involved with advertising—from creative concepts to media buying. There are also numerous people behind the scenes.

    How did you come to work with Rainfactory?

    We found Rainfactory through a reference.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Our organization started working with Rainfactory in 2015. We had a break after the first campaign and hired them again to run the second one in 2018, which evolved into an ongoing partnership.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The crowdfunding campaign was successful. We raised a record amount of $2.7 million for a juvenile product, not including tools. We’re experiencing significant growth in the US. Last year, we grew by about 50%, which was an excellent result. That was on the back of a 50% growth the previous year.

    How did Rainfactory perform from a project management standpoint?

    We’re blessed with a fantastic account manager, Kaitlyn (Director Product Marketing, Rainfactory). She’s been with us since we started working with Rainfactory. She’s creative, organized, and willing to listen as well as understand our needs. Their digital marketing team manages the budgets well. Overall, we’re pleased with Rainfactory.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Three qualities stand out. One quality that stands out is their experience, knowledge, and professionalism when it comes to managing crowdfunding campaigns. A second quality that stands out is their team’s excellent digital marketing skills. We work with a team that provides great insight, creativity, and managed to be a party to significant growth. The third quality is their customer service. They’re willing to listen and be partners. Their partners in our activities and give input. They don’t just tell us what we want to hear but pushback on important factors.  

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    We stopped our organic social media activities with Rainfactory because we had the capabilities in-house to manage the activities no less well than Rainfactory.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Be open and treat Rainfactory as partners. Rely on their professionalism and listen to their direction but also challenge them.

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

    Crowdfunding Support & Marketing for Product Startup

    “They’ve exceeded all of our expectations.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Rainfactory ventured to assist a startup business reach crowdfunding goals on Indiegogo. They also handled everything customer-facing, such as web development, social media management, and content creation.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Santa Barbara, California
    Alexis Courson
    VP Marketing, CLIQ Products
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Rainfactory’s efforts led to extraordinary results; the client exceeded the crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by instead raising $1.5 million. They were able to sell not 1000 but 23,000 portable chairs. On top of that, the seasoned team of experts was exceptionally communicative throughout the engagement.

    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 VP of marketing at a company that manufactures portable chairs that fold down to the size of a water bottle.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Rainfactory?

    We engaged Rainfactory to help us launch our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Our goal was to hit $50,000 and to manufacture 1,000 chairs.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Rainfactory helped us with every step of the process. They handled everything customer-facing, from lead generation to content creation for our Indiegogo page.

    They also developed our website and managed all of our communications. They produced all of our video and photo assets for promotional materials. Now, they’re continuing to oversee all of the performance marketing campaigns we have going on different social media platforms.

    What is the team composition?

    We worked with 8–10 people. All of them focused on different aspects, like graphics creation or crowdfunding campaigns.

    How did you come to work with Rainfactory?

    They were a recommendation from a company that I’d worked with before.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve probably spent somewhere around $200,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The relationship began in August of 2018, and it’s ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our results were astonishing—we far surpassed our crowdfunding and sales goals. While we were initially shooting for $50,000, we raised $1.5 million dollars. Our original goal was to produce 1000 chairs, but we ended up selling 23,000.

    They’ve helped us maintain a profitable return on our ad spend so that we can stay in business. They’re consistently hitting the metrics we put in place, ensuring the organic growth that we’ve seen on our social media pages. They’ve exceeded all of our expectations.

    How did Rainfactory perform from a project management standpoint?

    Their communication skills are amazing. We have our own Slack channel, so we’re constantly in touch, and they’re always extremely responsive. Formally, we have weekly calls to go over our KPIs.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They’re a really seasoned group of professionals. They know what they’re doing because they’ve been doing it for a while. They’re wonderful to work with, as they’re good people who care about your success.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No, I don’t think so.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    I’d highly recommend them.

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