Business Spotlight: Maven 2.0, Inc.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Maven 2.0, Inc. (MAVEN) is a digital creative agency led by founder and CEO Ralph Richardson and his team of “digital craftsmen.”

The agency’s services include web development, mobile and web application development, branding, video, photography and copywriting. MAVEN is unique in its approach to website development by focusing first and foremost on the client’s overall vision and goals for the  organization and building their product around that framework.

Richardson says the MAVEN team’s number one goal when working with a client is to help tell their story, “It’s about understanding the vision the leader has for their organization and making sure the website captures what they are trying to accomplish.” MAVEN has been successful in achieving this mission and has gained considerable recognition from the American Advertising Federation for their work, winning over a dozen awards including several Bronze, Silver and Gold awards and a 2009 Best in Show Award. Some of MAVEN’s clients include:  SeaExpress AppLoma Linda University Medical Center – and Partners For Better Health.

MAVEN recently moved into, the coworking space in downtown Riverside and serve as the main tenant in the space. Richardson says they moved to for three main reasons: 1) as CEO he is committed to the growth of and wants to encourage other start-ups to join; 2) he says the team wanted to be in downtown for the environment and amenities available; and 3) they want to be community focused and offer free events to engage the public through tech meet-ups. In the four months since’s grand opening they have had over 1,000 people come through their doors for the various tech meet-ups held in the space.

Maven 2.0, Inc. also includes a community focused branch of their agency called the Foundry which will officially launch its newest division, AWSM GOODS (pronounced: Awesome Goods) on December 1, 2013. The mission of AWSM GOODS is to support causes that provide hope for kids and families. Each month, AWSM GOODS will partner with a charity and the creative team will design a custom phone case in support of the featured monthly charity. A portion of each purchase from AWSM Goods will go to the charity of the month. The official launch event  of AWSM GOODS will be held Wednesday, December 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at (3567 Main St. Riverside, CA). 

To learn more about Maven 2.o, Inc. visit their website, here.