Oasis is a synthetic reality social app focused on meeting new people & making new friends. Our mission is to allow people to feel psychologically safe enough to be who they really are so that they can be emotionally present with each other. Our product connects users via photo-real avatars over a synthetic video chat network. Our radical technology eliminates camera anxiety, reduces people's social inhibitions & make livestreaming your dick pic impossible. In the Oasis, you are encouraged to express yourself by creating multiple personas, each with its own identity, interests & social network.
Psychological safety –> Social intimacy
The patent-pending Oasis network uses 100x less bandwidth than traditional video chat because we've invented a neural network that can synthesize a video chat in realtime on the receiver's smartphone without ever sending pixels over the internet.
Due to the minimal bandwidth needs of our network, Oasis makes a new kind of video chat accessible to the billions of people on earth who lack broadband internet.
Our team includes the founder of Dishcraft Robotics ($100M+), co-inventor of MPEG & Bluetooth standards, 3 former VC-backed founder/CEOs.
We treat diversity as a strategic priority. 20% of our engineering team is female, 30% of the company is black and our CEO is Latino. Meanwhile, our lead designer is an ex-Apple PM & former aide to Michelle Obama while our lead deep learning engineer is a high school dropout turned serial entrepreneur.
Backed by $2.8M from Founders Fund, @Naval, Cyan Banister & Remote-First Capital
Our engineering team operates a weekly cadence. We meet twice per week, on Mondays and Thursdays to discuss features, time estimates, blockers and how we are feeling. Each engineer owns a part of the codebase and a specific set of problems.
We're running best-in-the-world GAN / deep learning models on mobile devices in real-time. We also transfer the real-time input data for these models using a patent-pending peer-to-peer architecture between devices that uses 100x less bandwidth than traditional video chat. All of this needs to happen in less than 50ms.
Adding groundbreaking features to our iOS app that make the app feel alive in a way that no software has ever felt alive, such as photoreal avatar reactions and automated emotional expressions based on pre-defined rules (e.g. avatar nods hello when new person enters a conversation or cringes when someone yells).
Building an image segmentation neural network model to remove backgrounds from video.
Rewriting our backend completely from scratch, including an API for the iOS app and the P2P data relay service.
The #1 trait we look for in candidates is
intellectual fearlessness. People who attempt to do things that their resume says they're unqualified to do, things that would would scare normal people in their position. People who punch above their intellectual weight class.
We don't care where you went to school or what you studied (or didn't study). We don't care if you have a PhD from MIT or you dropped out of high school. The only things we will judge is your attitude and your ability to do the work. In fact, given equivalent skills, we're usually more impressed by the self-taught candidate than the credentialed one.
This isn't out first rodeo as startup founders. We've set out to create a very intentional, high-performance company culture. We work insanely hard, but we try to practice good self-care, and encourage employees to do the same.
Expect high standards, hard work and minimal stupidity.
Diversity & inclusion (gender, age, class, politics, ethnicity) isn’t just a nice thing we talk about, it’s a strategic priority because of the product we're building.
Unlimited vacation. 2 weeks minimum.
We're remote-first. There's no office, so we don't care when or where you work as long as you do great work and attend a handful of required meetings.
Blue Cross PPO Gold + Dental Insurance: 99% paid for by the company for you + dependents.
We are a 100% remote-first company. Either work from home or rent a WeWork. Get a $2,500 stipend to spruce up your home office.
In lieu of an office, we hold in-person
on sites every 4-6 weeks at travel destinations like Newport Beach, Lake Tahoe & Jackson Hole.
Generous equity. Expect to be a significant owner.
We give our employees $150 per month to cover their gym / training / classes.
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