Digital agency · Offshoring

Using an agency (partner) vs. cofounder?


November 22nd, 2015

I have been following the customer development process as part of my goal to build an enterprise grade software platform for health care. I now have a laundry list of potential features from customers and it needs to be pared down to inform the development of the MVP.

I have spoken to several potential co-founders but it's not clear that they have the time to make this a reality / support the product after release.

I have several potential customers who say they will buy once it's built etc. Regardless, I am thinking about finding an agency to design / develop the product. Not in a traditional sense ie. fee for service, but on a partnership (equity) basis. Maybe a firm that has a local presence, but manages offshore developers which could keep the costs down.

Has anyone been able to do this successfully? Eager to hear about your experiences using this path.

Md. Shihab Uddin

November 24th, 2015

Combination of both.

Anthony Miller

November 22nd, 2015

Hi there! My agency, millermedia7 actually serves startups in this way. We're a small digital creative agency, and have built several MVP's. Not sure what kind of structure you've been thinking about. We'd be happy to have a chat at the very least to help you avoid any hurdles.