5 Digital Agencies Working With Startups

Startups, like many other companies, are working with agencies to help their business. But how do you know which digital agencies or design firms will be a good fit for your startup?

Perception is that startups keep their business in-house but over time many have relied on creative agencies to help their company grow and drive revenue. However, it is difficult for many startups to find agency partners that will be a good fit for their company, because startups operate at different speeds than traditional companies and culture is a big part of their business. So, to help startups of all sizes navigate the agency space, Agency Spotter has come up with a list of five top digital agencies and design firms that have partnered and found success with startups.



Core Services: Digital Strategy, Branding, Web, Experiential Marketing, Advertising

Ruckus is the New York City based creative agency working with enterprise and startup clients in many different industries. Their impressive list of startup clients include Corigin Ventures, Hooch, Reading Premium and Selvera to name a few. The 10-year-old agency’s core strategic expertise are branding, platform design, and campaign development. If you are an up and coming startup or an established player in your field that is looking to grow your customer base, revenue and conversions, then Ruckus is the agency for you.

ruckus project with hooch


Command Partners

Core Services: Marketing Strategy

Command Partners is a full-service digital marketing agency that combines technology, strategy and creative to create meaningful stories that connect your audience. Their startup services include Kickstarter marketing, Indiegogo marketing, crowdfunding marketing, advisory services and product development. The agency from Charlotte, NC has worked with startups like Decibullz, Camstar Systems, Premier and much more.

command partners project with decibullz



Core Services: Web, Digital Strategy, E-Commerce, Mobile, User Experience

Copious is the Portland based digital agency that is the gold standard in building exceptional Magento e-commerce websites and business apps. Their list of previous and current clients speak to the digital agency’s great rapport with the startup community. Copious helped companies like Birchbox grow their user base from less than 1,000 subscribers to over 45,000 in less than a year.

copious agency project with birchbox



Core Services: Graphic/Communication, Motion/Video, Digital Strategy

Colony is the digital media agency that uses the power of film and video to move the needle for startups and established brands. Started by Brian and Michael Fagan in 2012, the New England agency has partnered with great companies from Vineyard Vines to Up Fitness. Looking to tell your startup’s story, communicate your brand’s message or motivate action, then Colony is the digital agency for you.


Dom & Tom

Core Services: Web, Mobile, User Experience

Dom & Tom, the digital product development studio located in New York City, has created innovated web and mobile applications for the likes of Priceline, GE and a host of startups. They helped startups like Appetizr build a custom mobile application from the UX design to backend development.

One of the Co-Founders of Appetizr said, “Dom & Tom have great developers that work at a very high level and yet are able to translate their technical knowledge into lay business terms.”

dom & tom work with appetizr



Core Service: Digital Strategy

Handsome is the Austin digital agency making sure that their startup clients digital products and experiences are as striking as they are. The digital design agency has worked with clients like Facebook, Silvercar, Indeed and Housing.com to name a few. With a perfect combination of strategy and design, Handsome is the perfect agency for startups trying to create a beautiful experience and also drive your business.


More agencies working with startups…

We know that this list is incomplete, and that there are many many agencies and design firms working with startups. If you are a startup or company of any size and have personally worked with an agency on Agency Spotter, then leave them a client review and show your past partner some love! If you want a larger list of top digital agencies, then jump over to our search platform and take a look for yourself.

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Daniel Kim