LOS ANGELES & SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agency 2.0, a leading Los Angeles-based crowdfunding marketing agency, and Platform88, a premier Shanghai-based distribution, engineering, manufacturing and prototyping company, today announced a new strategic partnership to deliver end-to-end crowdfunding services to clients across the globe. Through this collaboration, clients will have access to a broad portfolio of solutions designed to maximize and reduce overall campaign launch costs, seamlessly transition products from concept to market, and enhance backer confidence.
As part of its commitment to continued innovation and expansion, Agency 2.0 will open a Shanghai office. The company is already running numerous campaigns in the region, and establishing a physical presence will help it optimize those campaigns while accommodating new demand. The Shanghai location will primarily assist Platform88’s early-stage Asia-based clients with pre-crowdfunding marketing and launch resources as well as serving as a homebase for Agency 2.0’s international clientele looking to efficiently transition into product prototyping, manufacturing and fulfillment.
“The world-class engineering and manufacturing experts at Platform88, along with its deep relationships with trusted, vetted Chinese factories, will ensure end-to-end success for our clients while enhancing campaign backer confidence by eliminating the increasingly problematic timeline from funding to fulfillment,” said Chris Olenik, CEO and co-founder of Agency 2.0.
In return, the new alliance allows Platform88’s network to have access to Agency 2.0’s primer solutions to accelerate crowdfunding campaigns and create and enhance new opportunities for its ecosystem.
“Agency 2.0 was the first company to specialize in crowdfunding marketing campaigns and has a proven track record – boasting the most $1,000,000 plus Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects of any agency,” said Jacob Rothman, founding partner of Platform88. “This, combined with a shared commitment to excellence and client service, makes them the ideal partner.”
“Integrating services will offer companies leveraging Kickstarter and Indiegogo a one-stop, best-in-breed resource for every stage of product development, from funding to consumer delivery,” said Jonathan Chaupin, COO and president of Agency 2.0.
The partnership agreement was negotiated by Mr. Chaupin and Mr. Rothman.
About Agency 2.0
Agency 2.0 is the industry’s leading crowdfunding agency that utilizes data-driven marketing strategies to create, design and accelerate Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns. Built on more than seven years of crowdfunding experience, Agency 2.0 developed a proprietary 200-plus step crowdfunding marketing strategy that optimizes customer acquisition and funding goals.
Agency 2.0 recently expanded its all-in-one crowdfunding campaign solutions to include product photography, tutorial video production, packaging design, branding and logo creation.
Platform88 is an innovation-focused manufacturing company, dedicated to helping startups build and scale groundbreaking consumer products. Founded in 2014 by four manufacturing veterans, Platform88 is a solution for crowdfunding campaigns looking to realize their vision and deliver the quality. To date, Platform88 has manufactured and distributed over 180 crowdfunded products. Powered by four factories, Platform88 offers extensive resources for clients, including engineering teams, marketing professionals, logistical support and angel investors. With Platform88, innovators and startups have everything they need to take products from concept to reality.