Ten years ago, at the tender age of 23, Michael Ventura started his own digital shop after being laid off from an agency job. It was a time when scrappy, little digital agencies were becoming attractive to some brands that wanted to try stuff that their traditional agencies wouldn’t do.

Fast forward to today, and Ventura’s agency Sub Rosa isn’t so scrappy anymore: it now employs 45 people, and over the last year, its business grew by 361 percent  – and it’s no longer just a digital shop.