A better way to build.

We test small things to make big bets.

Finding a scalable business model isn’t guesswork - it’s science. We use a series of iterative design and research sprints to cut down the amount of time and money it takes to build world-class businesses.

Our Process

We surround you with a team of co-founder level product, brand, and business talent to work towards market validation and funding. Everything about our process is designed to decrease the inherent risk in launching something new.

1st

Design Your MVP.

First, we frame the problem by understanding the market and talking to users. Then we design just enough of a product and digital presence to get the feedback needed to make sure we’re building the right solution in the right way.

Strategic Foundations
Minimum Viable Branding
MVP Prototype Design
User Testing
Marketing Tests
Model Validation

2nd

Gain
Undeniable Traction

Next, we hold the biggest assumptions around your product and brand to the fire by testing your proof of concept with users. We iterate on what works until we have the sign ups, LOIs, and strategic partners we need to confidently invest more time and capital into the model.

3nd

Fundraise & Scale

Finally, we create a detailed product roadmap, financial model, and growth plan. Once we know how much we need to raise and the right team that’s needed to scale, we distill everything we’ve learned into a deck and start pitching to our network of investors.

Product Roadmap
Growth Plan
Fundraising

The art

Ellie Bahrmasel has been described as a "civic catalyst" for her ability to galvanize people around issues. She works tirelessly for women's rights and education. She co-founded the PowerPump Salon, recently recognized by Sheryl Sandberg for

its efforts to empower and advance women from all industries. She recently worked as senior specialist of external affairs for Comcast and spent three years prior working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, including in his office as project manager for the chief operating officer. Emanuel, including in his office as project manager for the chief operating officer.

Co-creating takes experience.

If external affairs for Comcast and spent three years prior working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, including in his office as project manager for the chief operating officer.

Our POV.

We’ve been in your shoes. From being first time founders, to serial entrepreneurs, to corporate innovators, all of our experiences have taught us to be more efficient and resilient builders. It’s embedded in our approach.

1

Executives who execute

It’s easy to shout advice from the sidelines, but that’s not our style. We believe in doing the work alongside you and sharing the best practices for high performance that we’ve picked up from being in your shoes.

2

Unleashing your full potential

Your idea has unlimited potential - but achieving it takes carefully formed habits and accountability to your vision. We equip you with the right tools, while challenging your thinking and your comfort zone in order to keep you on track.

3

Work that pays dividends

Our engagement might have an end date, but everything we produce and every framework we share will continue to drive momentum long after we’re gone. We teach teams our methodology and give you the tools to apply it to every facet of your business.

4

Insights over assumptions

As founders, it’s hard to see the weak points in our ideas - but we like being successful more than we like being right. Our research-driven approach helps turn assumptions into strategies grounded in objective data.

5

Building with integrity

To us, profit and purpose are a virtuous cycle. Leaders that use what they’re best at to do good for their people, their customers, and the world ultimately do best in business. Those are the kinds of people and companies we like to team up with.

Frequently asked questions

Read all
Why is design important

Dozens and dozens of leading companies today prioritize design, not because it's clearly lucrative, but because it's expected. Good design is table stakes these days the quick answer is: design thinking, design sprints, and prototyping are the best ways to uncover novel strategies and remain competitive.

I just need a site, do I need to do all the other stuff?

We're proud of the work we put out. Cutting corners often leads to poorer quality work, lower expectations, and lower satisfaction - so we recommend research and testing for all of our clients. Trust us, they're always happy they did the "other stuff."

We work with bold entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate innovators to build resilient businesses.

Our impact in their words

Jim Jacoby
Founder at ADMCi
What the world needs now is not more consultants who can’t walk their talk, or agencies who execute on anything to feed the beast - we need more teams like Further Faster who think strategically and work on the frontlines to shape solutions and the teams that will ultimately own them.
Michael Stark
CMO at RestauranTrak
In our first workshop, they put on a masterclass that changed the way our team thinks about the fundamentals of our product and business. It kind of blew my mind
Phil Lavery
Director of Business
Development, Omnisparx
Further Faster teamed up with our product leaders and helped us immensely. They inspired us with great UX design help at a critical build stage of our dashboard and mobile app. They understood our business goals and more importantly understood the high bar for design we need for mass adoption. We consider them a core part of our extended team as we grow our business
Fady Hawatmeh
CEO, Clockwork.ai
Working with Further Faster has been a breath of fresh air. They know what you're looking for and take it one step further to deliver a product better than I planned.
Christine Grimm
Founder, Aria Coaching
Further Faster was a fantastic partner in the design and development of our online brand. They consistently blew me away with new ideas, images and concepts as our process evolved.