We use the advanced technology developed for National Security at the Los Alamos National Lab to identify species and strains of all organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, phages, yeast, parasites, etc.) in your gut, assess how active these organisms are, and analyze whether they are producing nutrients or toxins from the food you eat. We feed all of this information to our state-of-the-art artificial intelligence engine to recommend the exact foods you should be eating and foods you should be minimizing with the goal to keep your gut in balance.
We've acquired 25,000 customers in a little over a year of operations. Many of our customers are VVIPs. We are supported by many health leaders such as Dave Asprey, Ben Greenfield and Deepak Chopra.
We have been recently CLIA certified which makes us eligible for being included in medical insurance plans for reimbursement.
We just signed an agreement with to be sold through Amazon online as well as a pilot program to be sold at selected CVS pharmacies which if successful, will give us access to a huge customer base.
We received over $15M in Series A (led by Khosla Ventures) and $17M in convertible notes (led by Marc Benioff). We have had a lot of interest from international investors. We are close to closing our Series B round.
Our patented technology, originally developed at Los Alamos National Laboratories, is the most advanced among all companies that analyze the human microbiome. We are able to resolve the gut organisms at a strain level; other companies can only resolve at a species or genus level.
We are the only company using Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies developed by a team led by one of the key architects of IBM Watson to provide wellness recommendations to our customers based on analysing their gut microbiome.
Our engineering team operates on two-week cycles. Each cycle begins with several meetings to discuss time estimates for features. Engineers work with the product manager and the technical project manager to create Jira tickets to specify a feature then work on a feature individually. We use Pull Requests on GitHub to conduct code reviews. All engineers are empowered to push code to production. We typically push code at the end of the sprint cycle. We have three major environments: PROD, UAT, and DEV in addition to the developer sandbox. Our team has a specialist iOS developer, several full-stack engineers, a specialist Web developer, two QA Automation engineers. Some of the developers perform operational tasks as well, serving as a virtual Operations Engineering team.
We have to scale to over 1M+ users in the next six months. This will involve migrating our code base to a scalable framework (Play/Akka -> Spring Boot), possibly rewriting in a different language (Scala -> Java) and supporting an evolving AI code base written in Ergo (a derivative of Prolog) being migrated to Jena. We believe we will have to refactor our code base into Microservices.
Migrating code base from Scala to Java in phases.
Changing framework from Play/Akka to Spring Boot.
Refactoring code into Microservices.
Continue delivering new features (Food Sensitivity, Blood Transcriptome) through REST APIs and application functionality while working on the above projects.
A vibrant, fun environment. We treat each other as our work
family. We value transparency and reward initiative. We have spontaneous celebrations, lunches and happy hours at short notice. If necessary, to meet deadlines we work long hours but we always have fun doing it.
Gourmet coffee, an espresso coffee maker. All kinds of snacky foods always present. One day a week lunch is provided by the company. When visitors from other locations are present, we usually take whoever is available to dinner on the company.
Great view of Levi's stadium! Not far from Whole Foods and several restaurants.
Most engineers are in the office from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm but we have no hard rules on this. You can always dial in or beam in and video conference. If you have to work from home on any day, feel free. We value productivity and output, not adherence to some office timings.
Every other week we organize a hike. The Bay Area has spectacular hiking trails. It is a fun time and we bond with each other during such outings.
We offer pretty competitive Health Insurance, equivalent of any large company.
The company we use for Health Insurance also offers a 401(k) plan.
We have periodic fundraisers in which we contribute to charities which are arrived at by consensus.
Work out your vacation plans sufficiently ahead of time with your manager and co-workers. As long as your responsibility is complete for a given project, or it can be taken care of by another person, we don't have a hard rule about number weeks of vacation (within reason).
If you need to attend a conference, the company encourages you to attend and will pay for your attendance.
Company has six locations: Seattle, NYC, Santa Clara, San Diego, Los Alamos and Bangalore, India. If travel is called for, the company will pay for travel and accomodation, We encourage cross-site interaction to improve collaboration.
We just moved into our Santa Clara office recently. We are planning to set up a recreation and fitness room within a few weeks.
We understand how important it is to be with a newly born child as a new Mom or Dad. We are very flexible with time off during these times.
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