As part of its commitment to helping companies accelerate their digital transformation through breakthrough products and experiences, Work & Co announces the acquisition of respected product strategy and development firm Presence.
Presence, a full-stack development firm, has worked with numerous clients— including Google, Salesforce, Intuit, Capital One, Allstate, Toyota, and Discovery Communications— to build web, mobile, and connected products. Its expertise includes augmented and virtual reality development, machine learning, and blockchain as well as custom Salesforce implementations.
Said Oliver Dore, Technology Partner at Work & Co: “Their strong expertise in product development, with deep capabilities in back-end development, means we can ensure we’re further cementing our position as the end-to-end partner for companies to bring new products to market, but also be the same one that helps them think through their full roadmap for the future rooted in advanced technology.”
“We opened the same year as Work & Co, in 2013, focused on helping our clients develop, release, and support sophisticated digital products, while also helping them build organizations for those products,” said Jason Monberg, Presence’s founder and CEO. “After partnering with Work & Co over several years, this is a natural step towards our mutual goal of becoming the premier worldwide product design and development organization. With our senior global team that has delivered hundreds of products, we will help scale the Work & Co technical team, provide expertise in emerging technologies, and help establish additional service models such as long-term maintenance to uphold the quality of digital product experiences.”
As part of the deal, Presence becomes a Work & Co company. This move follows acquisitions in the past few years such as data and analytics firm AKDM and mobile development firm Tendigi. The Presence team of nearly 80 people joins Work & Co’s team of nearly 470 team members across eight offices in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
Said Mohan Ramaswamy, Founding Partner at Work & Co: “Since our founding, we’ve aimed to be the leader in bringing transformative digital products and experiences to market— launching nearly 400 products to date— as well as to support our clients from concept through launch. The Presence team will help us further this mission and provide even deeper support to our clients across the full product lifecycle.”