Spring Labs is the company building out the Spring Protocol, a network designed to allow network participants, such as financial institutions, to share information about data, such as credit and identity data, without needing to share the underlying data itself. Initial use cases include ID verification, fraud mitigation, and access to credit reporting data - though the protocol and network have potentially far reaching implications and applicability. Our objective is to lower overall data costs while simultaneously allowing institutions to retain full control over their data, facilitating more transparent and secure sharing than is currently possible today.
We have been able to raise a significant amount of capital from very notable investors. That notable list of investors includes August Capital, Victory Park Capital, Great Point Ventures, Multicoin Capital, Jump Capital, Wavemaker Partners, the Pritzker Group, 500 Fintech and more.
Our executive team has a combined 75 years of experience working in the market we're attacking, and has collectively founded multiple multi-million (and billion) dollar startups, including Avant, Future Finance, Authentify, Pangea Properties, and more. Our executive team also includes members who have graduated from Harvard and Y Combinator.
We have a notable list of founding advisors, including Gary Cohn (former President and COO of Goldman Sachs), Sheila Bair (former Forbes' 2nd Most Powerful Woman in the World), Brian Brooks (Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase), Ray Lane (former President and COO at Oracle), Bobby Mehta (former CEO of Transunion and HSBC NA), Nigel Morris (Co-Founder of Capital One), Manolo Sanchez (former Chairman & CEO of BBVA Compass), and more.
We currently have a combined Engineering and Research Development team, consisting of a Sr. Director of Engineering, one Architect, three Senior Backend / Full-Stack Engineers, one Junior Engineer, and two Senior Ph.D. Researchers.
Everyone runs a two week scrum sprint, using JIRA to track our tickets and Confluence for documentation. Python is our development language of choice.
For our technology stack, we’re running microservices that will authenticate the clients that are in the permissions network. All of them running a flavor of Postgres for the data storage.
We are developing a decentralized system to anonymously share information between participants in a given ecosystem, called the Spring Protocol. The Spring Protocol includes elements of blockchain, cryptography, fin-tech, and data security/privacy.
The blockchain element includes deploying nodes on each of the participant's network, which brings strong privacy and security challenges. Furthermore, the network must be performant compared to “traditional” solutions in terms of velocity, capacity, and utility.
Build a protocol that allows information about data to be shared, without revealing the underlying data itself. The sharing mechanisms of the platform should be triple-blind, secure and run on top of Ethereum, utilizing smart contracts in order to build up guarantees on the network when exchanging information.
Build use cases within the protocol for each ecosystem of potential industries that we may work with. Adapt the platform to the specs that Product will work with external partners to define. Continuously improve these designs as Research generates improved cryptographic primitives.
Build and leverage JSON APIs on the platform in order to create a client software that enables a loan registry, a credit reporting platform, and other potential products as the market for our product evolves.
We're an incredibly diverse & laid-back group of motivated start-up enthusiasts. Our entire founding team is comprised of immigrants who've achieved success by passionately dedicating themselves to their careers, yet the larger team as a whole remains flexible, easy going and team-oriented.
We regularly have team dinners and lunches, play in corporate sports leagues, grab drinks together during happy hour, play ping pong during the day, watch football/soccer/basketball games as a team, hang out on weekends, visit the beach, etc.
We have an unlimited vacation policy.
The gym is right next door to our office, and it's free!
We offer a $5,000 relocation bonus for candidates moving in from other areas!
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