Benjamin

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$250K - $500K Funding
Pre-Series A

Benjamin's mission is to use lottery psychology to help people save rather than spend. 41% of Americans can't come up with $400 in an emergency, yet the average household spends $640/yr on the lottery.

With our app, people get paid more on their savings plus get the chance to win up to $10m every week through engaging, social, digital number draws (like the lottery, with some HQ Trivia elements blended in).

Active Roles
Why join us?
  • Opportunity to join a funded FinTech as a co-founder with substantial equity

  • Our pre-seed backers include the managing partner of a prominent vc fund and the founder of one of the world's most successful hedge funds. We have a strong network in the financial services industry that gives us a big leg up.

  • Lottery savings is the #1 savings vehicle in the UK, with over $100bn in deposits and 23 million depositors (35% of the country). There are 187 million adults in the U.S with a bank account, and offering a lottery savings was legalized in the U.S in 2015

  • In South Africa, lottery savings was so successful that the national lottery board shut it down because it was cannibalizing lottery sales. It reached 2% of the population in under 3 years. This same legal risk is no longer an issue in the U.S.


Engineering at Benjamin
Engineering team and processes

We are currently building the MVP using a team of two freelancers (one backend and one frontend). We have no processes at this point! This hire (a co-founder hire) would be in charge of all things technology, establishing our processes and setting the engineering culture. This hire would also be involved in every major company decision.

Technical Challenges

We deal with many third party APIs handling people's money (Plaid, Synapse, etc). Security is of utmost important in dealing with this. We also have HQ Trivia type features on the roadmap, with potential live streams down the road and other fun, gamification features like that.

Our product has to be built to spread. We plan to incorporate many social / viral features in the app.

Projects you might work on
  • You would lead all things technology and have ownership over establishing processes for the company

  • You would be in charge of hiring engineers and managing the engineering team, with a lot of freedom

Tech stack
Node.js
React Native

Working at Benjamin

The culture has yet to be set. I've been working with freelancers so far and am the only one full-time at the moment. We will set the culture together.

I value ownership, mastery, and purpose. No wasteful meetings! No micro-managing!

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