Fountain

San Francisco
101 - 250 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Exited (Acquired)

Fountain is the leading mid-market and enterprise Hiring Platform for Hourly Workers, built for speed and scale, that is backed by over $11M in venture capital.

Fountain is designed specifically to help address the challenges around high-volume, high-velocity, and high-turnover recruiting within retail, delivery, food/beverage, manufacturing, hospitality, etc.

The world's most forward-thinking companies, including Uber, Safeway, Deliveroo, John Lewis, Grubhub, rely on Fountain to power its large-scale employee hiring and contractor vetting operations. Since inception, teams across 50 countries have used Fountain to save millions of work-hours, communicate with more than 4MM+ applicants, and provide 400,000 real people with jobs.

Our mission is to maximize labor-market efficiency and provide economic opportunity to local workers.

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Why join us?
  • On the surface, we’re a b2b software tool. Underneath the hood, we now process more than 400,000 new applicants every month and collect tons of applicant info, and we’ve started to build algorithms that can predict hire rates and retention of applicants in a service economy that is characterized by unpredictable labor.

  • We're helping people find good work — The hourly working space hasn't had much attention or tools built for it, we want to build software that helps this demographic get career progression and optimize their earnings.

  • We're growing quickly in a big market — We've grown to a projected 5 million dollar ARR for this fiscal year and have closed a large Series A. We're in a big market where no one has built a great product yet.


Engineering at Fountain
Technical Challenges

1) Scaling a rapidly growing customer base. Learning how to scale is both really exciting and one of the most important career skills you can pick up.

2) We're working on a hard data problem of finding the likelihood of whether any given candidate is liked to be hired at a particular company. During this also generates a strong network effect for us. Underneath the hood, we now process more than 400,000 new applicants every month and collect tons of applicant info, and we’ve started to build algorithms that can predict hire rates and retention of applicants in a service economy that is characterized by unpredictable labor.

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
PostgreSQL
Heroku
React JS
Memcached
React
Elasticsearch
Rails

Working at Fountain

We are coffee, FIFA, Xbox, and puppy addicts!!! If you like working with a driven team who love to drink coffee by the gallon and play soccer in a company league, we are it!

Free Food
Travel
Generous Vacation
Company Retreats
401(k) Contribution
Work from Home

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