Air

New York
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

Air is workspace collaboration tool focused on media management. Creative teams love our product because it helps them capture and organize the photos and videos that drive their business (90% of customers migrate from Dropbox or GDrive). On Air, image recognition and color search create structure where needed and flexible workflow tools support creativity and conversation. Our goal is to align your content with the way you work: in a time crunch and on the go.

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Why join us?
  • Investors - Air has brought on a group of top-tier investors.

    Most recently, Lerer Hippeau Ventures led our Seed round. Additional investors include executives and board members from TimeWarner Cable, Comcast, Conde Nast, Este Lauder, Glamsquad, and Goldmen Sachs, and early stage tech investment firms like WndrCo, R&R Ventures, and an investor from SV Angel.

  • Customer Traction - Our product works and our customers love it.

    Since launching our pilot program in the spring of 2019, we've grown to ~$100k in ARR. We've retained 100% of customers we've acquired, and almost all of these customer accounts have grown 5x or more. We're confident we've established product-market fit, and we are now poised to launch a massive customer acquisition and growth strategy fueled by our most recent fundraise.

  • Founders - Before Air, Shane Hedge (CEO) founded a startup called Swap while at Stanford, worked in media & technology investing at HPS Partners, and was Chief Digital Strategist for Revolt TV in L.A. Tyler Strand (CTO), also launched a startup at Stanford, hostess.fm, which he sold to SFX Entertainment. Most recently he worked as founding partner and director of product at Postlight.

  • Stack - Air prefers to adopt the latest technologies across our stack whenever possible. Our mobile app is built in React Native, with specific modules written in Swift or Java for performance. Our web app shares much of the mobile app's networking code. Our API runs entirely on AWS Lambda using the Serverless framework, allowing us to scale on demand in response to traffic without managing infrastructure. We transcode all our videos in house with ffmpeg on Elastic Beanstalk, and we serve video with HLS to our client applications.


Engineering at Air
Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Each team member owns a specific piece of our technology, but they constantly work together to solve problems and define integration points across the platform. Everyone works closely with our designer on implementing new features, and everyone reports directly to the CTO, keeping the team as flat as possible.

We follow a kanban process and believe generally in a lowercase agile approach to software development. We have weekly development team meetings to align priorities and communicate daily in person and over slack to stay on track. We use Trello to track progress and Github to manage code.

Technical Challenges

Our most interesting technical challenges come from pushing the boundaries of the latest technologies without adding unnecessary delays or complexity to our development. We are building one of the first performant video applications in react native, which often means operating on the bleeding edge of open source projects and contributing back when we can.

Projects you might work on
  • Build a cloud video transcoder that takes user generated mov files and produces a variety of HLS resolutions

  • Build a react native package the allows users to select videos from camera roll and import them into Air

  • Build a responsive web video player which seamless transitions from one video to another without delay between videos

Tech stack
React
React Native
Redux
AWS Lambda
Node.js
Ffmpeg
PostgreSQL

Working at Air

We care deeply about learning new technologies and building great products for our users. We’re a team of designers, developers, artists, videographers, and friends who love answering problems together. We're fascinated by the power of video to transform and we want to increase everyones ability to work with this medium. Our first year in business has been extremely fulfilling because we've had the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with one another.

Generous Vacation

We have an unlimited vacation policy.

Free Food

When working late we order dinners together.

Pet Friendly

We love pets! As long as no one on the team has an allergy, feel free to bring in your buddy!

Workshops/Conferences

The video community isn't too big and attending conferences has already helped us build credibility.

Health Insurance

Full health, dental, and vision coverage.

Work from Home

We hope you enjoy working and hanging out with the team, but when needed you can work from a coffee shop/home.

Team Activities

From happy hours to dinner dates we are big believers in hang out time. Haha per the previous sentence, shared meals and drinks are our favorite way of doing this.

Flexible Hours

Our core office hours are 10AM - 6PM, but we can flex as needed when you have another appointment or meeting.


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