Poise Inc

26 - 50 employees
11 - 25 engineers
$2m - $5m funding
Pre-series a

Poise is an early-stage startup on a mission to improve spoken communication. We are building an AI-powered communication coach that can provide real-time and post-meeting feedback. In the process, we hope to democratize the language for career mobility, improve diversity and inclusion, and bring more understanding and compassion to professionals.

Why join us?

  • The founding team has experience building and scaling successful relevant products at Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Teams, and ASAPP (a $1B AI/voice company).

  • Poise is supported by top-tier Bay Area investors including the Executive Chairman of Linkedin, CEO of Zoom, Slack Fund & Wing Venture Capital.

  • Our early beta product has got strong positive feedback from users with many of them feeling they have improved their speech and developed much deeper self-awareness. We have a 1000+ waitlist of users growing 30% WoW.

Engineering at Poise Inc

Engineering team and processes

We are building out our engineering team and constantly update the process based on the needs of the product and team members. So, as an early hire you would be able to help define a lot of the process.

Currently, we scope out work in quarterly, monthly and weekly chunks. Our sprints are weekly which start with the Monday meeting to discuss what the product needs based on our monthly target and any additional feedback that we get from the users.

Technical Challenges

Data is at the core of our product which is used to allow both manual extraction of insights by the user and automated suggestions from our ML/AI models. This mean that we pay close attention on how to surface small chunks of data like pitch and usage of certain words to users along with using the high volume to identify patterns and ways to improve.

We are also working on audio/signal processing at low level to generate some of our raw data that would be used in building higher level features.

Projects you might work on
  • Real Time Feedback: You would work on building a non intrusive real time feature that would be active during a user's meeting to help when needed without getting in the way.

  • You'll work on building a data pipeline that would have to scale for both the different type of metrics horizontally and also the volume of those metrics.

Tech stack

Working at Poise Inc

Diversity and Inclusion

We believe diversity of people and perspectives leads to building better products, especially for communication. We seek to recruit from all backgrounds and create an inclusive environment. we have a goal to hire at least 1 woman in our next 3 design+engineering hires.

We celebrate birthdays and company milestones and have quarterly in-person company offsites. We have lunch or happy hour together at least once a week and will be wewe encourage you to take time off with recommended minimums. we encourage you to take time off with recommended minimums.

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    All employees are required to take mandatory 2-week vacations, followed by unlimited for when ever they need it.

  • Company Retreats

    Since we are a remote first company, we have all expenses paid company retreats every quarter for a week where we work together and hangout.

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We provide a stipend to all our employees to attend workshops/conferences of their choosing.

  • Free Food

    Lunch is provided free every day even for remote employees.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    We have flexible Maternal/Paternal leave policies

  • Health Insurance

    We provide full health coverage

  • Work from Home

    We provide either a full or hybrid work from home

  • Minority-led company
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Visa Support
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
Our Team by the Numbers
Engineering team

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