Mayven Studios Acquired by Saltwater Capital

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Nate McGuire in Business category

Saltwater recently announced the acquisition of Mayven Studios, a leading engineering and design agency, started in San Francisco, now with software engineers around the world.

Founded in 2015 by Connor Hood and Nate McGuire, Mayven Studios brings extensive website development, application development, UX/UI design expertise and insight to the growing portfolio of Saltwater companies and works with a broad range of tech companies and consumer categories in global markets, from Bay Area technology companies to global CPG brands, spanning North America and Europe.

Mayven Studios has developed a reputation for scalable technical solutions and a hard-working engineering team for clients such as Andreessen Horowitz, Mixpanel, Segment, Lightspeed Venture Capital, Emergence Capital, Lagunitas, Hello Cake, Pachama, Workrise, Cengage, and Audacy. The agency will join Saltwater’s portfolio of technology and publishing companies, and focus on scaling opportunities for existing talent and clients and expanding Saltwater’s presence in the design and engineering space.

Mayven Studios will enhance existing client experiences and Saltwater’s ability to scale technology companies it partners with. The acquisition is part of Saltwater’s growth strategy, focused on to advance its core operational capabilities in design and engineering.

Ryan Graves, founder of Saltwater and first CEO of technology company Uber

Nate McGuire of Mayven Studios, added: “It is an honor to join the growing team at Saltwater, passionate about operational excellence and scaling technology companies. When we founded Mayven Studios over 7 years ago, our mission was to make the development experience better for clients with best in class technical talent and a hard working, diligent approach. We like getting our hands dirty and helping solve tough technical problems and Saltwater shares this hard working ethos, and with the strength of Saltwater’s network and Ryan’s vision, Mayven Studios intends to continue that mission.”

About Saltwater

Saltwater is Ryan Graves’ holding company. Saltwater’s mission is to buy and build companies that scale profit and purpose. For more information, visit

About Mayven Studios

Since 2015, Mayven Studios has partnered with the best in Silicon Valley and around the globe to help scale design and engineering as their businesses grow. We are a pragmatic team of technologists focused on working with companies disrupting their category or creating new ones. From global brands to start-ups, the agency fosters relationships with those who have a hunger for bold new thinking and partnerships that can move the needle. Mayven Studios has worked across multiple categories, with a heavy focus on Silicon Valley startups, venture capital and private equity in North America. Its team has been fully remote since day one, allowing for the best technical talent in the world with a global perspective to help execute on some of the hardest technical problems.


Headquartered in San Francisco, our team of 50+ are fully distributed across 17 countries.