Arka

San Francisco
< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$1M - $2M Funding
Pre-Series A

We're a software platform for businesses to order customized packaging using our 3D customizer and AR/VR Capabilities. They can upload their requirements, which are sent to manufacturers who bid on the orders. This brings down the prices for small businesses and makes it easy for them to offer personalized packaging to their customers.

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Why join us?
  • Big market opportunity — First off, every physical product you buy needs packaging, this affects everybody in an industry that is $850B!!! As eCommerce (the fastest growing trillion dollar industry) continues to grow, more businesses will need packaging to ship their products.

  • Introducing New Tech to an Old Industry —A 3D Customizer to brand packaging with AR/VR capabilities is space-age tech in an industry that still uses phonecalls, emails and faxes.

  • Great customers — In just under a year we've already built partnerships with Etsy, Shopify and Amazon Launchpad. We have a clear business model and actual revenues. Now working on Staples, Kickstarter and IndieGogo.

  • We're growing fast — In just under a year we've already built partnerships with Etsy, Shopify and Amazon Launchpad. We have a clear business model and actual revenues. We went through the 500 startups program at the start of 2016 and raised our seed funding in Dec, with Zappos leading the round. We've hit a $2 million annual revenue run rate and are growing 40% month over month.


Engineering at Arka
Engineering team and processes

Our engineers work on a continuous cycle. We track issues on Github, update our work in progress within the projects, and review the code before deploying. Sprints are designed for managers, our process is as minimal as possible, and designed for engineers.

Technical Challenges

Supporting small businesses by batching together incoming orders and optimizing finding the lowest price point for them.

We need to allow users to customize and modify their boxes in a web environment. This involves making use of THREE.js, and the web canvas.

Projects you might work on
  • You will get to work with the team to develop the front-end systems that will enable small businesses to succeed. You will focus on making their lives easier and allowing them to develop their own custom package independently.

  • You will get to work on the internal systems that allow us to power the business. We need to match orders up with suppliers and find the lowest price for the job.

Tech stack
MongoDB
Angular.js
Express
Node.js
A Frame
AWS
TypeScript
THREE.js
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Working at Arka

We value people who take ownership and pride in their work. People will not be looking over your shoulder, or giving you direction on everything. We value people who can make small decisions and continue progress forward.

Health Insurance
Beautiful Office
Transportation
Generous Vacation
Free Food

Coffee + Snacks, not meals.


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