Strive

San Francisco
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

Strive provides Upskilling-as-a-Service to help companies prepare their employees for the future of work.

Strive is starting by offering management training and leadership development as an entry-point to building the workplace university. Strive believes that employers are the new educators and enables them to easily and effectively launch, manage and measure immersive skill building programs.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • We're building something that matters.

    Everyone has experience working with bad managers – it's awful. 50% of workers would prefer a new manager over a raise; 65% have quit a company to get away from a bad manager. Most managers aren't bad because they want to be bad. Management is hard, non-intuitive, and rarely taught (well).

    Strive is building a platform to help people become great managers. This will have an enormous impact on both the people going through our training programs as well as their direct reports.

  • Our users love our product.

    We survey users in the middle of our program asking how disappointed they would be if they could no longer use Strive. 50% say very disappointed, 40% somewhat disappointed and 10% not disappointed. These are great numbers – product-market fit benchmark is 40% Very Disappointed.

  • The business is growing rapidly.

    We've been growing 100%+ quarter-over-quarter this past year, and recently passed a major revenue milestone and will begin raising our Series A soon (happy to discuss more live – we're very transparent). We've signed deals with multiple well-known companies – Intuit, Pinterest, TripActions, Scopely, etc – and are getting rave reviews for the product demo / pitch.

  • We have a great team.

    Our founder has worked in edtech for a decade at Google, YouTube, and Minerva. Our #2 worked at LinkedIn in sales, marketing and partnerships for the last seven years. Our engineering lead worked on AWS at Amazon before working as CTO of a sales automation startup that was acquired by LinkedIn.

  • We have big technical challenges we need great engineers to work on.

    We are building out a human-in-the-loop automated coaching solution to provide people w/ the right lesson on the right channel at the right time. This will be really hard technically, but if successful, would be a major advancement in learning science.


Engineering at Strive
Engineering team and processes

Our engineering lead studied CS and AI at Columbia, worked on AWS at Amazon and was the CTO of a sales automation startup that was acquired by LinkedIn. He currently has two full stack SWEs reporting into him.

We use agile sprints, shipping multiple times a week. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to build and ship a lot.

Technical Challenges

We're building a human-in-the-loop automated coach to tell people the right management lesson at the right time on the right channel.

Projects you might work on
  • Build a system of intelligent nudges that can automatically identify when people are facing different management and leadership challenges (potentially parsing email, calendar and more). Based on these triggers, send learners the right educational lesson 10m or 10hours before their projected application period so they can refresh their memory on the relevant skill in the flow of their work.

  • Build a human-in-the-loop slack and email bot to help coaches advise 10-100x as many clients as they could normally, providing 1:1 advice at scale.

  • Build an engagement and impact dashboard for customers to show the ROI of our training programs on their business results.

Tech stack
React
Heroku
PostgreSQL
Python

Working at Strive

We care deeply about what we're building because we know it really matters. We're looking for missionaries, not mercenaries, to join the team.

We work hard, act as owners, discuss and debate ideas, obsess over solving customer and candidate problems, and laugh a lot along the way.

401(k) Contribution
Generous Vacation
Health Insurance
Company Retreats

Once / year we go to Cabo for a team retreat.

Flexible Hours

Most of the team is in office 10-7, but we're flexible on time, and people are welcome to take WFH days when they need to.


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