Team NDGO was created by a group of fans who backed Rooster Teeth'sLazer Team Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Grace Bono, Paige Campbell, Claire Hogan, and Mylissa Zelechowski voiced their characters and are also listed as "Team NDGO Character Consultant" in the credits of the episode. Kim Newman and Kate Warner provided additional spoken lines for the characters Nebula and Dew. 
The name "NDGO" thus has dual meanings, alongside it being derived from the color indigo, it is also a play off of "Indiegogo".
Mylissa Zelechowski, Gwen Darcy's English voice actor, has stated that her headcanons for Nebula, Dew, and Gwen are that all three girls are asexual. However, this has yet to be publicly confirmed by Rooster Teeth.
Team NDGO were written as bullies in RWBY: Before the Dawn to both avoid outright making another new team and to show how the Fall of Beacon had affected those who participated in the fall of Beacon.