Quora

Our mission is to grow and share the world's knowledge.

HEADQUARTER Mountain View, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 100 and 250

# OF ENGINEERS Between 50 and 100

FUNDING $100M+

TAGS Consumer Products, Distributed Systems / Scaling, Social Media, YC Summer 2014

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? 10 years

What do we do?

A vast amount of the knowledge that would be valuable to many people is currently only available to a few — either locked in people’s heads, or only accessible to select groups. We want to connect the people who have knowledge to the people who need it, to bring together people with different perspectives so they can understand each other better, and to empower everyone to share their knowledge for the benefit of the rest of the world.

See our mission:
https://www.quora.com/about

Or careers:
https://www.quora.com/careers

Technical challenges

Our engineering challenges span (with some example articles):

[Algorithms]
https://engineering.quora.com/A-Machine-Learning-Approach-to-Ranking-Answers-on-Quora

[Machine Learning]
https://engineering.quora.com/Machine-Learning-at-Quora

[Product Engineering]
https://engineering.quora.com/The-Product-Engineering-Behind-Most-Viewed-Writers

[Infrastructure]
https://engineering.quora.com/Web-Server-Architecture-at-Quora

[Mobile]
https://engineering.quora.com/Rebuilding-Quora-for-iPhone-from-the-Ground-Up

[Development Velocity]
https://engineering.quora.com/Moving-Fast-With-High-Code-Quality

We also have challenges in other roles besides engineering:

[Data Science]
https://data.quora.com/The-Quora-Topic-Network-1

[Product Design]
https://design.quora.com/Designing-Quora-1

Why join us?

1) The potential of impact is huge. If we can execute on our mission, we're going to make a big impact on the world.
2) Large-scale users, data and traffic. Fast exponential growth.
3) Talented tight-knit team; week-long hackathons every quarter.
4) Highly competitive compensation in cash and equity
5) Great benefits - health/dental/vision insurance, massages, 401k, 12 weeks of parental leave
6) Focused on long-term monetization and sustainability. Not interested in acquisitions.

Our press coverage

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/27/quora-80-million-users/
http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/19/quora-writing-sessions/
http://time.com/4030616/iran-deal-quora-barack-obama/
https://pando.com/2015/09/08/quora/9ecf73ab9a25dc538e3cb60872f93442885918aa/
http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/09/quora-forever/

Our Founders

Adam D'Angelo

CEO

Our tech stack

  • Python
  • Nginx
  • C++
  • Machine Learning
  • Android
  • Data Science
  • Deep Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • MySQL
  • Memcached
  • HBase
  • Amazon AWS
  • iOS
  • Distributed Systems
  • Javascript

Our investors

  • Tiger Global
  • Benchmark Capital
  • Matrix Partners
  • North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Peter Thiel