Ian Swindell

Record Levels of Port Congestion as Peak Season Hits

As we enter the peak season, We want to highlight the port congestion crisis in the simplest way possible, with some screenshots showing the number of vessels anchored out various ports. Los Angeles/Long Beach Around late spring, the number of vessels anchored outside the ports of LA/LB peaked at around 30 vessels. This number briefly …

Record Levels of Port Congestion as Peak Season Hits Read More »

The Product Startup Podcast

We greatly enjoyed speaking with Kevin Mako about sustainable manufacturing on The Product Startup Podcast. Mako Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm tailored to small businesses and start-ups. Please check out the links below: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/088-the-importance-of-sustainable-product-manufacturing/id1091774526?i=1000531685400 https://open.spotify.com/episode/54nM23Pw54Y6rcia31PlfY?si=SpM_3qHITFeeF2mDWyMq0A&dl_branch=1 If you are passionate about sustainable product manufacturing, let us know – we can discuss …

The Product Startup Podcast Read More »

Platform88 Partners With LaunchBoom To Make Crowdfunding Easier For Consumer Startups

August 14, 2021 — Platform88, a team of manufacturing and distribution experts inspired by start-ups and focused on sustainability has today announced its partnership with LaunchBoom, a turn-key product launch system that uses proprietary, data-driven systems to ensure crowdfunding success. The partnership will combine Platform88’s resources in building and scaling products with LaunchBoom’s effective product launch …

Platform88 Partners With LaunchBoom To Make Crowdfunding Easier For Consumer Startups Read More »

They are Facing More Challenges than You Think: Women in Tech Fields & Start-ups

Did you know? China is ahead of the US when it comes to having women in leadership positions. However, on a global scale, women still face incredible obstacles in the tech and start-up world, and improving women’s representation in the economy takes efforts at a number of levels. If you are part of a women-lead …

They are Facing More Challenges than You Think: Women in Tech Fields & Start-ups Read More »

The Bullwhip Effect

How the world ran out of semiconductors and how to make sure your company doesn’t end up with supply chain shortages. The shortage of semiconductors reached global proportions in early 2021 when multiple automobile manufacturers in the United States were forced to shut down because they couldn’t produce cars without the microchips. Whether the microchip …

The Bullwhip Effect Read More »

Ocean Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them. Plastic pollution is most visible in developing Asian and African nations, where garbage collection systems are often inefficient or nonexistent. The growing plastic waste that ends up in …

Ocean Plastic Pollution Read More »

Outreach to Black-Owned Startups

We at Platform88 are outraged and deeply saddened by the recent murders of innocent Black Americans. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and countless others have died at the hands of institutionalized racism within the United States. Platform88 condemns the systemic bigotry and discrimination plaguing America. We stand in solidarity with the Black …

Outreach to Black-Owned Startups Read More »

© Copyright @ Platform88

Scroll to Top