Design 1st Joins IoTerra Marketplace

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November 3, 2020 – Ioterra is pleased to announce a partnership with Design 1st, one of the most trusted connected product design-engineering firms across North America. After collaborating recently within a crowdfunding conference to provide a prize for startups, there was a recognized opportunity to provide Design 1st’s specialized services within the Ioterra marketplace.

For over 25 years, Design 1st has been helping entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprise organizations transform ideas into winning products. With expertise across all aspects of industrial design and engineering combined with a philosophy of incorporating human behavior science, Design 1st has developed over 750 products across a variety of industries that influence millions of people globally.

“Anyone who has developed a new hardware product knows that among a thousand decisions that need to be made, it’s the 10 critical ones that if not addressed correctly will result in project failure,” said Kevin Bailey, President of Design 1st. “Statistics show startups see the majority of failure during the transfer from design to product execution. Therein lies the opportunity. Connecting innovators with a hands-on, experienced team of designers, engineers, and manufacturing experts working closely together is critical to navigating the stages – from creative design to development, through to the delivery of a successful product to market.”

“We had been hoping to approach Design 1st with an opportunity to join the marketplace for some time,” said Danny deLaveaga, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of Ioterra. “When we sponsored Launchboom’s CROWDFUNDED 2020 summit, we immediately wanted to connect with Design 1st to align our goals of providing professional assistance to startups. After the event’s successful reception, we were excited that Design 1st was on board to join us.”

Ioterra and Design 1st together will:

  • Convert high potential leads into long-lasting, trusted partnerships
  • Collaborate in developing marketing content that resonates with Ioterra’s and Design 1st’s audiences
  • Cross-promote to help small businesses turn a challenging concept into a successful commercialized new product
    As a certified service partner, Design 1st looks forward to continuing to provide professional design services to companies looking to get their products to market quickly and predictably bringing new innovation and consumer value by leveraging Ioterra’s network.

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About Design 1st
Design 1st is one of the most trusted full-service product design firms across North America, with a seasoned team consisting of diverse technical expertise, over 1,000 projects developed, and 130 client patents secured. From Startup to Enterprise, we enable companies to quickly scale capabilities throughout their new product development programs by leveraging our core competencies in industrial design, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, embedded firmware, and manufacturing setup. Design 1st’s plug-in experienced team has helped clients transform their physical ideas into commercialized hardware products across a variety of industries and influenced millions of people globally. To learn more, visit

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