Alt

ny, remote, sf
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Series A

Alt is a platform that allows you to research, manage, insure, and leverage your portfolio. Whether it’s sports cards, shoes, watches, art or seed investments, Alt will automatically value your assets, help you invest intelligently, secure your portfolio, and offer you the ability to leverage your investments.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We are well funded by VC's such as First Round Capital, Box Group, SV Angel in addition to the founders of Stripe, Blackrock and Coinbase.

  • We have the right team in place, led by the founder of Lob.com and powered by early engineers and product people from companies who that have successfully scaled before like Opendoor, Flexport, and Branch Metrics.

  • The market we are going after is massive and is at a turning point. Alternative assets are right where the stock market was in the late 70s/early 80s. They are increasing in demand but lack the infrastructure to support them.


Engineering at Alt

Engineering team and processes

We are really early on and are in full-on build mode. Our engineering team structure is flat and we all work together with a common mission of getting our products out the door. We are completely remote at the moment, so we stay in close contact though three scheduled weekly syncs, ah hoc zoom meetings, slack communication, and pair programming. We work on a weekly sprint schedule, continuously release multiple times a day, take testing and PR reviews seriously.

Technical Challenges

One of our goals is create the foundation and source of truth for the alternative asset industry and this means gathering a lot of data. Our data challenges span from sourcing, scraping, refreshing, cleaning, and standardizing data from a variety of different sources of asset and transaction data. We are building a set of models to take this data and generate accurate values for these assets.

On the product side, we building out a platform for transacting, researching, insuring, and securitizing alternative assets. We are just getting starting on building out most of this infrastructure.

Projects you might work on
  • You would get to work on our data pipelines for gathering, standardizing, and refreshing asset and transaction data. You'd be working with tools like python and airflow to pull data from a variety of sources and making if useful for our customers and our ML pipelines.

  • You would get to work on building out a first of it's kind alternative asset exchange. What makes our exchange different is our distributed vault. We are taking custody of the assets on our platform in order to increase fluidity in the exchange.

  • You would get to build out our mobile app for transacting, researching, insuring, and securing alternative assets. We anticipate mobile being a big focus for us and you would get to take full ownership of building this our.

Tech stack
Python
React
AWS
PostgreSQL
TypeScript

Working at Alt

We are a group of kind, humble, and diverse people who have been brought together with a common mission. We move really fast, take risks, and stay close to our customers to make sure we are focused on building the right things. We value trust, transparency, and initiative.

Perks & benefits
  • Free Food

    When in the office we provide a $20 stipend for lunch and a $25 stipend for dinner if at the office past 7pm. For those not in the office, we provide a weekly food stipend of $100

  • Gym/Fitness

    We provide a $100 monthly gym stipend

  • Pet Friendly

    We love dogs at Alt! As an employee of the company, you are eligible to bring your furry friend to work provided that they are potty trained, not aggressive and up to date on their vaccinations.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    Alt recognizes and respects the rights of expecting and recent parents to take time away from work in connection with their parenthood and childbirth. We provide 16 weeks of paid parental leave.

  • Health Insurance

    We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits for all full-time employees. Alt pays 85% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums.

  • Transportation
  • Work from Home

    We are a very remote friendly company!


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