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Karlis Lauva (FullContact) @ TechHub Riga Monthly Meetup

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Karlis Lauva (FullContact) came over to TechHub Riga Meetup and shared his startup story and how it was like to work in a startup that operated on the both sides of the Atlantic.

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Karlis Lauva (FullContact) @ TechHub Riga Monthly Meetup

  1. 1. The Transatlantic Struggle Building great products on both sides of the pond Kārlis Lauva // FullContact
  2. 2. ● We are solving the world's contact information problem ● Consumer apps for the web, iOS and Android ● APIs for enterprises ● Raised 19M in funding from some of the best investors on the planet Who we are?
  3. 3. December 2012: Cobook for iOS
  4. 4. February 2015: FullContact for iOS
  5. 5. How we got there? From 6 people in TechHub To 52 people in Denver & Riga
  6. 6. By being awesome with people And having company values!
  7. 7. “We are a team”
  8. 8. Fixing global problems & working globally
  9. 9. “Respect every person”
  10. 10. “Move at the speed of trust”
  11. 11. Without trusting each other, it would be impossible to operate on a global scale
  12. 12. “Communicate with candor”
  13. 13. Communication across 9 time zones ● Slack ● Google Docs & Hangouts ● Pivotal Tracker ● 7Geese ● GitHub
  14. 14. “Never stop improving”
  15. 15. Employees grow with the company ● Investing in employee improvement ● Presence in related tech communities ● Code reviews and internal training ● Paid paid vacations & getting off the grid
  16. 16. “Be customer focused”
  17. 17. Helping customers succeed around the clock ● 5 CS people in both Denver and Riga ● Days on the helpdesk for all employees
  18. 18. “Keep shipping”
  19. 19. What we have in store ● Business Card Reader for iOS and Android ● FullContact webapp ● FullContact for Gmail ● Contact data APIs ● FullContact for iOS
  20. 20. Coming soon! Up-to-date contacts everywhere.
  21. 21. We're hiring! ● Like to solve challenging problems? ● Believe that coding is an art? ● Engineering positions in Riga ● Android, iOS and JVM-based backend systems
  22. 22. Thanks! Kārlis Lauva, 2015 @FullContactInc

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