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Our portfolio company outside.in announced on their blog yesterday that traffic is up 400% ytd and scaling, performance, and reliability are becoming key concerns for them. And so they also announced they are looking for a CTO who can help them manage to these new priorities.
Outside.in scans the web for local news and information, geotags the content, and serves it up in three places; the outside.in web site, blogs (see the story map on my sidebar), and neighborhood pages on its media partners websites. Basically outside.in organizes the hyperlocal web. It's a great business and a great opportunity for someone with experience scaling large web services.
Outside.in's CEO Mark Josephson has more detail on this position, which is in Brookyn (Dumbo), on the outside.in blog. If you are interested, and I sure hope you are, please email to [email protected] with your resume or LinkedIn profile.
Our portfolio company Targetspot helps internet radio services make money. They’ve built “adwords for streaming music” and they’ve got many of the top radio stations in the country using their service.
They are growing rapidly and are looking for a crack web developer to join the team. The Company is located in midtown NYC and is a great place to work. Here’s the job spec if you are interested in learning more.
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There are some companies that are just different, special, and doing something important. Etsy sort of defines that kind of company to me. They are trying to make it possible for creative people to make a living off of the things they make. And in the process, they have built a market where you can find amazing one of kind items that make great gifts or things you can wear with a smile on your face.
Etsy has grown a lot in the past three years and they are in the process of adding a few members of the team to help them deal with all of that growth. Maria Thomas joined earlier this year and is now the CEO. Rob Kalin, founder and the initial CEO, is now Chief Creative Officer. Chad Dickerson recently left Yahoo! and is Etsy's new CTO.
That's a killer team. And they have a few more slots on it. The next one up to fill is VP Product. Here's the job spec.
I am telling you that this is a special company, a fantastic team, and an amazing job. If you are a world class product manager, think hard about doing this. If you want to take the next step, send your resume/CV/linkedin profile to [email protected]
Greg Yardley, founder/CEO of our portfolio company Pinch Media tells the following story about graduating from college and facing the career question:
When I finished school, I had a MA in Russian history and absolutely no idea what to do with myself - I started working as a customer support rep at an Internet startup because they were the first ones to offer me a job. (If the startup was a week later with the job offer, I'd probably be a 911 emergency operator today. Sometimes life can lead you to unexpected places.) I was surprised to stumble across a field that I loved - soon I became a product manager, and now I'm the co-founder of a company. You never know - maybe there's a career here for you that you've never considered.
And so he's going back to his roots to get some help. Greg's looking to hire a couple of NYC-based college students who can spend up to 20 hours a week at Pinch Media. Here's the details:
Pinch Media is a small, early-stage startup working on tools for iPhone application developers. Right now it's just me and a team of developers - the developers do the programming, and I do everything else. I can't do everything I'd like to do right now, so I'm looking for some help. The work will involve pretty much everything besides programming - you'll be doing some administrative tasks, some marketing work, some basic product & project management, some customer support, some research - you name it, you'll have an opportunity to do it.
I'm looking for one or two interns to work around twenty hours a week each. Our offices are at 20th & Broadway, in the middle of the Flatiron District. The hours are relatively flexible and can be structured around a college schedule. These are paid positions, although the pay is low - we're a capital-efficient company, and trying to do a lot with a little. Relevant experience is always appreciated, but isn't strictly necessary for this job - the primary things I'm looking for are raw intelligence, enthusiasm, strong communications skills, and the ability to learn quickly.
We're happy to consider everybody, but for personal reasons I'd especially like to talk to students who've never considered working at a dot-com, because they believed their academic backgrounds weren't suitable.
After your internship with Pinch Media, you'll know what it's like to work at an early-stage start-up, you'll have relevant experience in a variety of functional roles, and you'll be well-positioned for a full-time, entry-level role in the Internet industry. (You'll also have developed a number of strong connections, with ourselves and with our investors, which come in handy when looking for that first position.) If you're interested, send your resume and a personal note to [email protected]
This will test my recent efforts to make AVC a globally relevant blog.
Our portfolio company Covestor is looking for someone to head up their engineering organization in Central London.
Here is the blog post detailing the position.
I had the opportunity to visit with the entire Covestor team on Weds morning in London. It's a great bunch of people and a fantastic culture. If you are a fit for this position, I strongly encourage you to go meet them.
Are you a developer who blogs actively (and comments on other blogs)? Do you love presenting at a conference as much as writing code? Have you meaningfully contributed to an open source project? Do you like meeting new people? Do you relish explaining how something works and why it's the coolest thing since sliced bread? Do you enjoy traveling around the country (the world)?
If you can answer yes to all of the above then we have a great opportunity for you at one of our portfolio companies. You will be responsible for connecting a fantastic team working on some extraordinary technology with developers around the world. The software will be open source and you will be in charge of facilitating the growth of a community.
We can't say (quite yet) which company it is, but the job will be based in New York. If you are interested please write to [email protected] and make sure to include some evidence for all the questions above.
One of our portfolio companies, Covestor, is looking for a key senior level hire, responsible for all product management and development of the Covestor.com service.
Lead Product Manager
- 8+ years online product management experience
- Demonstrated success defining and launching web products
- Experience initiating and managing a product development process
- Web community/data rich web marketplace experience
- Management experience
- Passion and Drive
If this describes you and if you are happy to work between London and New York, then please get in touch directly with Covestor.
Our portfolio company Adaptive Blue is looking for a great interaction designer to join their team.
Here are the specific skills they are looking for:
* 5+ years of experience: from system-wide interactive interfaces to the smallest of production graphics
* Ability to translate strategic, user-experience, and technical project requirements into information architecture and schematics, and then translate those into design
* An appreciation of usability, functionality, innovation, and elegant solutions, with a great sense of typography
* An interest in semantic technologies and the evolution of social networks
* Ability to translate strategic, user-experience and technical project requirements into both information architecture and design
* Basic knowledge of CSS/XHTML/HTML, as well as how to work with and improve upon the technical issues associated with cutting edge interactive development
Here's their craigslist ad in case you fit the bill and want to learn more.
I can tell you this, the Adaptive Blue team is a lot of fun to work with and they are doing some pretty amazing things trying to make the semantic web a reality.
I've been on the board of Alacra since 1999. It's a company that sells data and services delivered over the Internet to wall street and other large corporations.
They've been building some interesting consumer/SMB facing services and recently launched a very different kind of ad network - the premium content ad network - which I blogged about last month.
Now they are looking for a business development person to help build the network. It's a very interesting job for someone looking to invent a new kind of ad network in the world of stock blogging and financial media. Details are here.