What we are working on: we're on a mission to reinvent the calendar, the primary tool many of us use daily to manage our most valuable resource: time.
Unfortunately, calendars have become work-centric productivity tools and offer little to help us better our personal and social lives. And most social/media companies try to capture as much of our attention and time as possible, measuring
time spent using their services as a success metric. Sadly, this success is aligned with their interests, not ours. After leaving Facebook, it became clear to me that we needed to rethink social technology, focusing less on sharing and more on participating. The calendar felt like an unexpectedly perfect place to do it.
With Cue, we've combined the calendar with chat, groups, and discovery. We don't think it's enough to display when you're busy or available on a mostly empty grid. Cue transforms how people organize their lives, discover things to do, and make plans with friends.
Why join us?
We've identified a market that is completely untouched. Our product is the first of its kind, which is increasingly rare for mobile software this far into the lifecycle of the iPhone.
World-class design founder turned CEO, running product and design. Prior to founding Cue, he was a Lead Designer at Google and Facebook, and has been a founding member of multiple startups with successful exits.
Top-tier investors: Index Ventures led Series A; Khosla Ventures (Keith Rabois) led Seed round accompanied by Adam D'Angelo, Thomas Laffont, Erik Torenberg, and Morgan Beller.
Engineering at Cue
At Cue, we pride ourselves on only hiring top notch engineers and product thinkers. We are a small team of talented, passionate technologists who love tough technical challenges and strive to deliver quality in our work. Currently, we have engineers working across the stack- from backend specialists, to iOS engineers, and full-stack generalists. We foster open and often communication and like to encourage everyone to grow outside of their comfort zone. Engineers that thrive at Cue are those who enjoy the fast paced working style of a dynamic environment while facing problems that include high-level design decisions down to the implementation details.
A cornerstone of engineering at Cue is the belief of tackling hard problems up front. We always opt for building in-house solutions whenever possible and, as such, have accumulated a wealth of home-grown technologies. Examples of systems that we have build include a complete, live syncing client-server infrastructure that supports offline interaction and a full calendar system built from the ground up. We have a variety of interesting technical challenges ahead to push Cue to the next level, spanning from backend infrastructure to iOS feature development and ML applications.
Working on our home-grown client-server sync infrastructure that is the engine of the system.
Working with product to develop the next set of iOS features that will delight users.
Designing and implementing ML solutions for content generation, ranking, and the next set of client features.
Working at Cue
We only hire world class operators who care immensely about product quality. We are a fun tight-knit group and highly effective. There are no remote workers here, as we put a high value on working closely and collaboratively. If you're indexing for work-life balance, remote and flexible hours, this isn't the place for you, unfortunately. The best way to think of Cue is to think about Apple or Tesla. People aren't here to rest and vest, free food, and easy schedules. People are here because they want to have impact, solve hard problems, grow as operators, be part of a world-class team, and build products that set the bar higher. We can do more with five people than most companies can do with fifty.
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