We believe the Internet is broken. It has never been easier to create content but ads and clickbait dominate search results and feeds, creating noise and confusion. Why does it feel increasingly difficult to find and follow what you care about?
Threadloom is developing a new quality signal to rank and route content. We connect users to high-quality information on the topics they're interested in, and to others who share those interests.
We use online forums to find healthy communities across all topics and provide services to help them grow; and use machine learning to identify the best topics and experts.
We serve over 1,000 communities across 6 continents, reaching over tens of millions of monthly uniques and millions of email newsletter subscribers.
Our engineering team (threadloom.com/about) is both technically strong and humble/respectful with a desire to learn from new perspectives.
Our investors are global and passionate about our mission for a quality-based Internet, and include Naspers Ventures (who realized a 60,000% return on their investment in WeChat/Tencent), Pierre Omidyar (founder of eBay), Stanford University, and more.
Our engineering team:
is small (7 people) and growing quickly; and
is product-focused – everyone participates in strategy discussions.
We release often, with follow-up iterations that add features and scale up (and occasionally fix bugs). We emphasize trust, respect, and learning on the team through:
design discussions and code reviews to spread knowledge and learn from each other;
light-weight weekly agile sprints where we reconfirm project priorities; and
bi-weekly team talks where anyone can teach something new (technical or non-technical) or lead a discussion.
Project leads change project-to-project so everyone has an opportunity to develop technical and leadership skills as desired.
We provide forums with search and email newsletter services. Our biggest challenges include:
building new analysis and machine learning pipelines to better understand topics, sentiment, and expertise;
scaling our infrastructure and processes as we grow to serve over 100 million monthly uniques; and
expanding the usability and features of products.
Scale the syncing of billions of posts from 1,000s of online forums with cloud infrastructure and search indexes, with minimal load on our customers.
Build streaming, near-realtime data and machine learning pipelines to detect quality, topic, and sentiment.
Create and deliver personalized newsletters to millions of end users.
We believe our most creative and focused work comes from a place of peace, rest, and safety.
We intentionally seek to build a culture that promotes long-term health and happiness.
We treat our customers, our partners, and each other with respect.
We support each other’s commitments to family and community.
We learn from and help each other.
- We seek to create long-term value through meaningful experiences for our customers, our communities, and our world.
Threadloom has an unlimited vacation policy.
We have offices in:
1) Downtown Palo Alto, in class A coworking office space with regular events and activities, and are steps away from numerous restaurants and cafes. We're also 5 blocks from CalTrain.
2) Downtown Bellevue, WA in the WeWork in Lincoln Square (just a skybridge away from shopping and dining in Bellevue Square).
We provide each team member with a $1,000 annual conference stipend for professional development.
We offer up to 18 weeks of fully-paid parental leave and 24 weeks of part-time leave.
We offer flexibility around our core hours of 10 AM – 3 PM PT.
We subsidize CalTrain passes and offer a Lyft/Uber subsidy for employees who live 15 miles or more from the office.
We cover 90% of medical insurance premiums for team members and 80% for dependents, 3x life insurance, and 100% long-term disability.
Our engineers typically work from home 1 day per week.
We hold strategy retreats every other quarter, and team-building retreats during the remaining quarters.
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