Digital agency · Offshoring

Using an agency (partner) vs. cofounder?

Anonymous

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.


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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.

Md. Shihab Uddin

November 24th, 2015

Combination of both.