Wefunder

Ny, remote, sf
51 - 100 employees
11 - 25 engineers
$25m - $50m funding
Series b

Wefunder is like Robinhood for pre-IPO startups. We're the largest funding platform that helps normal people make investments in startups they love. Over the past few years, we've helped fund over 900 startups with $450M+ including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and cancer cures.

We grew 4x year over year and tripled the size of our team in 2021. We’re looking for engineers who can help us wrangle complex systems and delight users along the way. As a Wefunder engineer, you'll have a tremendous amount of influence, ability to make a huge impact, and be expected to work on a little of everything. There's no red tape. It's a small team, and we move fast.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We're the largest funding portal by investment volume and number of investors. Almost larger than our top three competitors combined.

  • Helped House pass JOBS Act 3.0 406-4. This has turbo-charged our growth.

  • We've helped fund over 900 startups with $450M+ including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and cancer cures.

  • $5B of follow-on financing into startups first listed on Wefunder.

  • We're a Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to revitalize capitalism and keep the American dream alive.


Engineering at Wefunder

Engineering team and processes

Last year, investment volume on Wefunder quadrupled. Our team grew from 6 to 20 engineers across small, cross-functional pods that each have ownership over a part of the founder & investor journey. We’re a full-stack startup; our goal is to stay lean and flexible. There's no red tape. It's a small team, and we move fast.

Our mission is to make fundraising easy and engaging. For example, we have built our own money management tools to handle $70M investments from 85k transactions and worked out compliance with securities regulations. We are building communityround.com(http://communityround.com) to give fans a platform to petition companies they love and are working on our own version of Mattermark to help identify relevant suggestions from thousands of companies.

Technical Challenges

At Wefunder we’ve built a vertically-integrated investment stack, which gives us a large amount of control over the investor/founder experience while dramatically lowering costs for our users.

As a generalist you’re expected to know a lot about a lot, and you get to work on some very different projects from payment tools to a customized contract system to front-end tech. If something doesn’t exist in the world that we need, we build it.

Your role:

This ad goes out to experienced Backend Engineers who want to work on a meaningful product and have a lasting positive impact on founders who deserve to take their shot. To those who want to build on their tech and people leadership skills through developing others in a small team.

  • Your mission will be to ensure the long-term scalability of our backend. We’re a Ruby on Rails shop.

  • You’ll shape our engineering culture, dig into the code base, and help us reduce technical debt.

  • You’ll also join a small, mission-oriented pod and collaborate on features that make fundraising easier and more engaging.

  • You keep challenging yourself to learn and grow while also helping others along the way.

Skills & Experience:

  • If you feel like you don't meet all of the points below, we encourage you to apply anyways. We don't want a confidence gap and imposter syndrome to get in the way of meeting incredible candidates.

  • Deep expertise in at least one backend web development framework and with relational SQL databases.

  • Experience with products at significant scale, involving 100k/1m/10m/100m/1b transactions.

  • Keen sense for how to increase and maintain code quality through healthy engineering principles, coupled with an ability to get the team on board.

  • Motivation to share your knowledge, mentor peers, and grow the team, whether through code reviews, pair programming, learning sessions, or interviews.

  • Ability to deal with the chaos and ambiguity of a startup. Things change, and surprises happen. There will be uncertainties.

  • Passionate about our mission & working in a diverse, hands-on environment.

Projects you might work on
  • Fun banking software. We’ve built our own money management tools to handle $70M investments from 85k transactions. Securities regulations add extra fun.

  • Our own version of Mattermark. We'll have thousands of companies fundraising on Wefunder, and we'll need algorithms to identify and curate the best ones.

  • Tools for founders, e.g. built-in analytics. Our business grows whenever we make fundraising easier for founders. Why make them integrate Google Analytics when we can provide those insights by default?

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
Heroku
React

Working at Wefunder

We’re a team of founder types, and pride ourselves on the lack of red tape at Wefunder. Your potential matters more than your background or experience; we’re the company where you can take your shot. Everyone is here to learn and grow, to work on a meaningful product, and to fix capitalism. We’ve spent years lobbying congress to fix the law, and in turn, created this industry. Now, we are leading it and ready to scale.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are not a big enough company to have any formal processes, but we do our very best to ensure diversity. If we don't have diversity, our company cannot act in the best interest of our mission. As such, it is very important and integral to our team to make sure we're not just a team of white men from the west.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Wefunder provides unlimited vacation days (mandatory 3 weeks off).

  • Company Retreats

    All-expense paid Wefunder vacation. We’ve taken three train trips across the country.

  • Free Food

    Lots of free food and drinks.

  • Gym/Fitness

    Wefunder offers free gym and climbing memberships.

  • Flexible Hours

    Our team is usually in the office from 10 AM to 7PM, and everyone is flexible to work remotely or leave during the day for personal appointments, as needed. We care about what you get done, not how long and when your butt is in the chair!

  • Health Insurance

    We provide full health care, dental, and vision.

  • Workshops/Conferences

    Take professional development classes and conferences on us. Always be learning!

  • Beautiful Office

    We're located in Now Valley in a luxury home turned office space. There's even a conference room tipi in the back yard with a fire pit.

  • Pet Friendly

    Please bring your dogs! Or birds!

  • Team Activities

    We often have Wednesday dinners with experienced founders as guests. We also often hang out and do fun things at the companies we fund.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    Congratulations on procreating! We have a 3 month leave for mothers and fathers.

Our Team by the Numbers

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