#LASpotted: A Chat with WeezLabs


WeezLabs isn’t a start-up accelerator or a science laboratory. WeezLabs is actually the premier destination for all things digital, whether your looking for the best mobile app, website or award-winning game, WeezLabs has all the bases covered. If you’re a brand and start-up and want to take your digital capabilities to the next level, hit up this mobile app development agency based in sunny Santa Monica.

Started in 2012 by a genius developer and start-up guru, WeezLabs has grown into a digital agency with over a 100 talented people from thinkers and designers to coders and developers from all walks of life.

Want to build a killer mobile app? Keep reading and see what the best mobile app agency in Los Angeles has to offer!

Inside WeezLabs

Location: Santa Monica, CA

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In LA Since: 2012

Core Services: Mobile, User Experience, Gaming, Web

Company Mantra: “Launch or Die!”

# of Employees: 110

# of Four-Legged Employees: 3 (Winston-English Bull Dog, Honey-Labordoodle, Microchip-pomskey)

Office Tally: How many _______ do you have?

  • Sports Heads: 4
  • Foodies: 6
  • Movie Buffs: 3
  • Netflix Addicts: 4
  • Live Event Nomads: 3
  • Agency-Lifers (aka workaholics): 7

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Does your agency have a cool origin story?

In 2012 our CEO, Andrey came to LA because of the growing demand for development. At the time he had a staff augmentation company that was already working with some top companies in the SF area. While deciding on what city to set up shop in, Andrey was introduced to Sam Strasser who had just sold a startup and moved to LA. At first Sam came on to just help build a sales team but that quickly transformed into a new venture altogether. With the startup experience from Sam and development experience from Andrey, WeezLabs set out on its mission to build the most successful startups in LA.

Exec team - Andrey and Sam

Executive Team: Sam and Andrey

Most Interesting Physical Thing in Our Office? 

Either Winston, drones for office drone wars or the Oculus Rift.

“We are not here to build just beautiful apps but to build successful companies that impact tomorrow in a big way.”

– Sam Strasser, President

 

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In 10 Words or Less, What We Do for Our Clients: 

Using software we help you build a successful company.

3 Characteristics We Look for in Potential Clients:

  • Executive at large company or previously has built a startup
  • Has an idea that can produce revenue in 6 months or less
  • A company/enterprise needing a digital solution to a problem or entering into a new market

Our Clients Love Us Because: 

We do not settle for good. We focus on what the end user really needs and are not persuaded by an untested opinion. We are passionate about building technology.

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Clients We’ve Helped: 

Syncplicity, Scorebig, Tumbleweed News, Vet On Demand, Authy and many others

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LA Confidential

LA is known for entertainment (Hollywood, TV Shows, Games, etc.), how does your agency engage with the LA scene? 

LA is also the 2nd largest technology hub in the world. You can always find us talking on panels, leading workshops and brainstorming with the latest startups on the scene. Technology is embedded in us which allows us to be embedded into the LA scene.

How do you view the creative landscape in LA? How is it different from other major cities? 

It’s an amazing place to be right now since we have so many companies building so many amazing things out here. LA startups are very proud to be in LA and a lot of times their success becomes amplified by the LA community.

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The #1 Thing We Love About LA:

The waves.

Best Food Spot in LA: 

Pono Burger, hands down the best burger place in LA. Our CEO Andrey Kudievskiy can eat their Fig burger 5 times a week.

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What does #agencylife mean to you? 

It means you are passionate about what you do. You don’t work extra hours because you have to but because creating is a part of the fabric of your DNA.

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About Daniel Kim

Daniel is THE marketing guru at Agency Spotter. He holds a degree in Journalism from Georgia State University and has worked in the startup world ever since graduating. When Daniel isn't tearing up the marketing scene, you can usually find him playing basketball or enjoying a delicious bowl of Chipotle...