Stick

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$500K - $1M Funding
Pre-Series A

At Stick, we have an ambitious vision: improve how people communicate by empowering anyone to share ideas through visuals.

Why now? Because people don’t read anymore. Audio, visuals, and video are replacing text as the go-to medium of communication. In life, we share photos. But at work, people need to know how to design if they want to translate their ideas from text into visuals - and only 1% have those skills.

Stick closes that gap for the other 99% - with a communication visualization engine that turns words into visuals automatically - using NLP, a universal visual design system, and ML.

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Why join us?
  • We built a growing waitlist community of 2500+ B2B customers pre-product, and are co-creating the product now with early adopters before launch.

  • Top VC investors - the same leaders behind rocketship companies like Figma, Dropbox, Facebook, and Canva - backed us in an oversubscribed pre-seed round (+33% beyond target).

  • Second-time founder from Stanford, IDEO, and top-tier management consulting experience from Bain & Co.


Engineering at Stick
Engineering team and processes
  • We stay close to customers - you’ll turn learnings from yesterday’s user demos into code you're deploying this week
  • Agile methodology with morning standups/Jira to align on daily goals and share demos
  • Feature branch pull request development strategy to facilitate multiple daily deploys
  • Relying on cloud and containerization to keep dev and production environments consistent
  • Heterogeneous tech stack with the ability to work in multiple domains
Technical Challenges

-Making interactive custom components for varying types of input strategies (e.g. anything from rich text editors to speech-to-text and other burgeoning input methods) -Transforming input to output in real-time using React rendered components -Building a smooth frontend that seamlessly interfaces with cutting edge NLP and ML services -Leveraging popular enterprise and consumer services for data integration and streamlining workflow

Projects you might work on
  • You would build a custom rich text editor that pushes the boundary on what input strategies are, going beyond simple words and allows dynamic rendering based on links to data sources. For instance, enabling a user to type in a URL and returning a rich media display on the fly.

  • Working closely with design to build a breed of responsive design templates that add functionality and grace to anything from D3.js analytics to a rich media document, while enabling interactivity and motion.

  • Using React/Redux strategies to track millions of user events with an unobtrusive approach.

Tech stack
React
JavaScript
Node.js
AWS
React/Redux
ES6
HTML5/ CSS3
Java

Working at Stick

We’re tackling problems for which there aren’t playbooks. As a result, these qualities are important to our culture:

-Growth Mindset - We are obsessed with learning new things, and getting better every day. -Customer at Center - We build for people, and everything we do aims to improve lives of our customers. -Think Differently - We think for ourselves, and aren’t afraid to disagree or do it our own way to come up with a more original solution. -Strive for Excellence - We have an attention to detail, an appreciation for quality, and a hunger to constantly improve your work. -Ambition + Persistence - We have the courage to take on huge challenges, and the persistence to keep going until those dreams become a reality. -Have Fun - We bring energy and joy to our work, and realize that having fun together helps us do better work.

Company Retreats

Last retreat was at Disneyland, and we're in the market for our next location.

Free Food

As long as no one sees you eat their food, it's free!

Health Insurance

We stay healthy with Oscar!

Workshops/Conferences

We encourage continued training, learning and development even though we're a small shop.

Beautiful Office

We're a few minutes away from the Platform in Culver City, and have a beautiful little bungalow full of art and whiteboards. Come check it out!


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