R/GA Launches R/GA Ventures

New York, NY March 20, 2014— R/GA, the world’s most award-winning digital agency, announces the launch of R/GA Ventures, a recently-formed LLC created with Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).

R/GA Ventures, which will be managed by Stephen Plumlee, R/GA’s Global Chief Operating Officer, is dedicated to innovation and will initially hold the investments made by the agency through its accelerator programs. Ventures will also oversee other agency innovation and IP initiatives as well as R/GA’s investments in a select group of startups unrelated to the Accelerator.

"The integration of technology, innovation, and creativity has been a core part of R/GA’s DNA from the beginning. R/GA Ventures is a natural extension, as are the R/GA Accelerator programs," says Stephen Plumlee. "R/GA Ventures is designed to be a way for R/GA to contribute to the startup community, and to help promising young companies create not only a product, but also a brand and experience right from the start as they bring their businesses to market."

R/GA recently completed its first startup accelerator program in partnership with Techstars, which focused on connected devices and the Internet of Things. A second accelerator program will launch in the fall of 2014.

 

About R/GA

R/GA develops products, services and communications to help grow our clients’ brands. Founded in 1977, R/GA is one of the world’s most award winning digital agencies with work spanning web, mobile, social, retail, product innovation, brand development and business consulting. For nearly 37 years, R/GA has been a pioneer at the intersection of technology, design and marketing.  R/GA has more than 1,400 employees globally and offices across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific and is part of The Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organizations. For more information on R/GA, please visit us at www.rga.com and on Facebook and Twitter.