We are a team of energetic and experienced manufacturers, engineers, designers, retail professionals, industry experts, dedicated to helping build and scale innovative consumer products.
Originally from California, Jacob has more than 15 years of experience in the Chinese manufacturing industry. He’s worked on projects with brands such as KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Tumi, Weber Grills, Target, and many more.
Iven has been working in the Chinese manufacturing industry for more than 20 years. He is the co-owner of a grilling products and housewares factory in Guangdong, China. He has worked with brands including Weber Grills, KitchenAid, Charbroil, and Walmart.
Michael is the founder and owner of one of the largest hydration products and containers factory in China. Michael has over 15 years of experience in manufacturing and exporting to the international market. He has worked with brands such as Hydroflask, Lulu Lemon, Columbia, Coleman, Starbucks, MiiR, and many more.
Mr. Zhang is the founder and owner of Shuanghe Electronics, which specializes in thermometers, timers, and “smart” products. He has over 15 years of experience manufacturing for the international market. He has worked with brands such as Cuisinart, KitchenAid, and Taylor.
Michael has more than 12 years of experience working in manufacturing and product development. He has worked on projects with brands such as HP, Lenovo, IBM, and Best Buy.
Sandy has more than 20 years of experience in the fashion and textile industry. She has worked with clothing brands such as Ted Baker, Hackett, Scotch & Soda, Next, Austin Reed, Moss Bros, and many more.
In 2014, Platform88’s cofounders pooled their manufacturing resources to create a platform for innovators and startups to design, engineer, manufacture, and distribute their innovative products. Platform88 has become a portal for startups and crowdfunding campaigns to access the resources and expertise of the Chinese manufacturing industry. In just 4 years, Platform88 has worked with 120+ startups to design, engineer, manufacture, and distribute their innovative products.