We believe in design, in words, in the Internet, and the power of all three together.
The first paintbrush of ancient history was a product of technology. The same goes for the first Stradivarius. Or the first typewriter. Or the Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix used to strum his hypnotic riffs.
Technology has given us plenty of tools for people to do nice things for others. And we think that should remain so.
Born inside an idea incubator that forms part of the HerraizSoto&Co family, has allowed us to channel the agency’s creativity into home-made products that focus on bringing ideas, that deserve an opportunity to become reality, to the world. This was the case with OmmWriter
But in reality we have been doing beautiful things for our users for almost all of our lives. It has been our philosophy ever since we created HerraizSoto&Co in 1997. Since then we’ve been connecting brands and people through thrilling experiences of value. Throughout these years, we’ve worked with respected brands such as BMW, IKEA, Nintendo, Camper, FC Barcelona, Hewlett Packard among others.
HerraizSoto&Co is an independent digital shop having received international awards from Cannes Lions Festival, OneShow, Clios, New York Festival, Art Directors Club, Webby Awards, among others.
In 2013, Notegraphy was created as a separate and independent spin-off to focus on this new challenge. We closed our first round of funding with Kibo Ventures shortly afterwards. They are a €45 million early stage venture capital fund based in Madrid (Spain) that invests with a ‘Super Angel’ approach in innovative companies. In early 2015, we closed our second round of investment and are extremely fortunate to count on a host of kick-ass individual and institutional investors.
Cofounder and CEO
With experience in startups, e-commerce and online travel, Marzban joined the founding team of eDreams to help launch one of Europe's leading travel companies.
In his spare time he reads detective novels in German and practices Vipassana meditation irregularly.
Marzban studied engineering at Imperial College and has an MBA from the University of Chicago. Fortunately, he has not touched his lecture notes since then.
Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer
Rafa Soto is a copywriter, design junky and trouble lover. Occasional professor and speaker on branding, internet and creativity.
Cofounder and Creative Director of HerraizSoto&Co, a digital shop based in Barcelona and one of the most awarded agencies in Spain with clients like Ikea, Casio, Nintendo and BMW. HerraizSoto&Co has won more than 60 international awards including 8 Cannes Lions and 8 OneShow Pencils.
He is also cofounder and creative director of OmmWriter, a new concept of distraction free text editor, with over one million fans worldwide.