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Happy New Year! You might have seen that we recently published our Top 20 NYC Startups Hiring in 2020 — but what about the West Coast? If you thought the NYC startup scene was rich with job opportunities, you’ll want to check out everything the Bay Area has to offer in 2020. This booming, vibrant startup scene is looking for new talent far and wide, so if you’re ready to follow through on your New Year’s resolutions and actually find a job you’ll love this year, check out our list of the top 20 San Francisco startups hiring this year.



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1. Mirror

Why We Love 'Em

Don’t mistake Mirror for just another home workout plan. When you work out with Mirror, you’re bringing a personalized training experience right into your living room (basement, bedroom, wherever.) With a data-backed model that delivers better results than a boutique fitness workout, Mirror is replacing your clunky elliptical bike and delivering the at-home training of the future.

How They Got Started

Mirror was founded in 2016 by former professional ballerina, entrepreneur, and fitness guru Brynn Putnam. No stranger to the fitness-tech industry, Putnam founded the Refine Method, a chain of New York-based boutique fitness studios and founded Mirror to bring that same type of personalized training into the home.

Funding

Since 2016, Mirror has raised over $74m in funding across 4 rounds.

Who They’re Looking For 

Mirror operates on a showroom model — creating an immersive, tactile environment for potential customers to experience Mirror for the first time. In their showrooms, they rely on enthusiastic, knowledgeable team members to act as full-time ambassadors for their brand. Right now, they’re looking for full and part-time team members from Palo Alto to LA; check out their openings here before it’s too late. 


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2. Luma Health 

Why We Love ‘Em

Luma Health knows that seeing a doctor can be hard — but it shouldn’t be. They built an engagement platform for patients and providers that accelerates automated practices, facilitates communication, and enables next-level patient care. 

How They Got Started 

Luma Health was founded in 2015 on the idea that patients should be able to connect to their healthcare provider in a way that’s modern and mobile-first. Co-founders Aditya Bansod, Adnan Iqbal, and Tashfeen Ekram came from backgrounds in health-tech, coding, and radiology to create an automated messaging system that was different than other medical chatbots. They built Luma to stand apart — with the ability to guide any patient with a cell phone through their entire health care journey.

Funding

Since 2017, Luma Health has raised $29.1m in funding across 4 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Luma is out to change the way patients connect with their doctors, and as they set their goals high in 2020, they’re looking for a deal-closing, cold-calling, B2B Saas pro to join their team as an Account Executive in San Francisco. If you want to make a difference in healthcare with this team, head over to Planted to check out this position and submit your app now! 


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3. Platterz

Why We Love 'Em 

Platterz’ mission isn’t just about curating great food, but cultivating culture. They go way beyond your normal “caterers”; they’re employee energizers, team strengtheners, morale boosters, and people fuelers. They work innovatively to bring companies and teams together over great meals — transforming office culture all over the world. 

How They Got Started 

Before founding Platterz, co-founders and repeat entrepreneurs Eran Henig and Yishay Waxman were working in offices that ordered the same food from the same restaurants all the time. When they first sat down for coffee, they wondered together, “What if there was something easier? What if the food and the standard office environment could change every time?” Platterz was born on the belief that meals were meant for sharing, and they set out to make offices happier places where well-fed employees come together to break bread.

Funding 

Since 2017, Platterz has raised $21.7m in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

The team at Platterz is made up of passionate entrepreneurs who are obsessed with a job well done. They’re looking for team members who share their passion for learning, always embrace a good challenge, and eat creative problem-solving for breakfast. Perks of working at Platterz include weekly catered meals, tons of social events and game nights, fitness & wellness programs, personal development workshops and more! Sound up your alley? See if you’re a fit for this hot opening at Platterz. 


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4. Curology 

Why We Love 'Em

Curology is personalized, dermatology-level skincare made for everyone. Inspired by those without available access to clinical-grade skincare regimens, Curology built a proprietary online solution that makes professionally guided, custom acne care available to tens of thousands of people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. 

How They Got Started 

In 2013, co-founder and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. David Lortscher was practicing in New Mexico. He had been seeing a patient whose acne had troubled her for years, but within 6 weeks using Dr. Lortscher’s treatment, the patient’s skin had cleared completely. She shared that she would have seen a doctor for her skin sooner, but where she was from, that was “only for rich people.” So Dr. Lortscher set out to make effective skincare affordable for everyone. He teamed up with his brother, Glenn, and their mother, Dr. Nancy Satur to create an online clinic where customized skincare is available to anyone, everywhere. 

Funding

Since 2014, Curology has raised $18.8m in funding across 3 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Curology’s team is at the forefront of healthcare innovation, and they’re looking for someone who thrives on the challenge of establishing a small startup as the leading brand in its space. They’re looking to stay at the top of their game with brand new team members in San Francisco! Head here to check out these hot openings at Curology before they’re gone! 


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5. Constructor.io

Why We Love 'Em 

When you’re trying to find a better search solution that sells more, optimizes results, and creates real conversions, turn to Constructor.io. They power search bars for some of the world’s largest websites like no search providers have before. Their AI-first search solution focuses on language processing and machine learning to learn more about customers’ intentions and increase search conversions and revenue. 

How They Got Started 

In 2015, co-founders Eli Finkelshteyn and Dan McCormick came together from backgrounds in data engineering, business leadership, and product architecture to figure out what was so tough about creating a compelling search experience. Through their experiences, they knew that world-class search depends not only on a great search engine, but a lot of behavioral tracking data and smart machine learning. They then built Constructor.io with a vision to automate the complexity required for a personalized, elegant search solution. 

Funding

Since 2016, Constructor.io has raised $6.1m in funding across 2 rounds.  

Who They’re Looking For 

Constructor.io is on a mission to power the future of search. As they set major goals, they’re looking for outstanding team members to exceed them. Right now, they’re looking to build out a dedicated Sales team in San Francisco with new Sales Development Representatives! Head over to Planted now to check out what it takes to work with this one-of-a-kind team and submit your application! 


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6. Mira

Why We Love 'Em 

Mira was inspired by the struggles of growing families and built to empower women through their own fertility journeys. By leveraging the latest and greatest in digital health, machine learning, and AI analysis, they’ve built a sleek, palm-sized home monitoring device that uses lab-grade technology to test and analyze ovulation, fertility, fetal health, and hormone imbalances right in your home with the greatest accuracy possible. 

How They Got Started 

Co-founders Sylvia Kang, Bin Miao, and Zheng Yang were inspired by the stories of close personal friends who were trying to start families, but were halted by unpredictable infertility. They wanted to create an at-home healthcare solution that would help women track and determine the exact time they’re most likely to get pregnant. They came together with a team of biologists and engineers to build Mira; giving women a better understanding of and control over their health and family planning. 

Funding 

Since 2015, Mira has raised $4.3m in funding across 3 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For

Mira is positioned for growth in 2020, and right now, they're looking to staff up their marketing sector with strategic, analytical team members. Head over to Planted now to check out these openings at Mira and submit your app before they're gone! 


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7. ClinCapture

Why We Love 'Em

ClinCapture is a data capturing software solution for clinical researchers. Their technology lowers the cost of clinical trials and streamlines data capturing with patient privacy at top-of-mind. Using ClinCapture, researchers and sponsors can advance development of drugs, biologics, and diagnosis methods, providing an accelerated path toward treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and diseases. 

How They Got Started

ClinCapture was founded with the mission to build software that saves lives. Founded in 2013 under the name Clinovo, ClinCapture quickly positioned itself ahead of the industry standard, giving customers a higher-quality, more affordable electronic data capture solution. They began growing rapidly from the jump, and within just 3 years, ClinCapture had attracted over 200 clinical studies to the platform. 

Funding

Since 2014, ClinCapture has raised $1.5m in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For

ClinCapture is made up of a fun & friendly team that’ll do whatever it takes to exceed their goals. Working with ClinCapture means diving deep on tough projects, constant learning, and seeing your work make a real impact. As this team experiences major growth in 2020, they’re looking for competitive, people-savvy closers to join their San Francisco team. Check out the details & submit your app on Planted here. 


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8. Goalbook

Why We Love 'Em

Goalbook has figured out what teachers have always known — that no two students learn the same. They’ve created a collaboration platform to help teachers bring research-based best practices into the classroom, so each student is given the individual attention and instruction they need to succeed. Goalbook has student success at top-of-mind, so they’ve created a network of students, teachers, and parents to bring everyone in the loop and facilitate the best learning outcomes for each student.

How They Got Started

Goalbook was co-founded in 2011 by Daniel Jhin Yoo and Justin Su. With backgrounds in software development, special ed and administration, Yoo and Su were familiar with the challenges of providing a personalized education to students with unique needs. They founded Goalbook to reconcile ineffective collaboration between parents and teachers and track learning goals on a personalized level.

Funding

Since 2011, Goalbook has raised $950k in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For

Goalbook’s team is enthusiastic about their goals, and looking for new team members who are just as passionate as they are about transforming education. Perks of working with Goalbook include an open vacation policy with work-from-home flexibility, a small team culture where your ideas matter, and a team that actively enables your professional growth. These openings at Goalbook won’t last long, so check out what they’ve got to offer and submit your app on Planted now! 


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9. Brilliant Earth

Why We Love 'Em

Brilliant Earth is the global leader in beautiful, timeless, ethically-sourced jewelry. They follow the principle of “luxury with a conscience” by sourcing conflict-free diamonds and jewels, all in the hopes of cultivating a more transparent, sustainable, and compassionate jewelry industry. Not only are they committed to sustainability, but community impact; donating 5% of net profits to build brighter futures in mining communities. 

How They Got Started

Brilliant Earth was founded in 2005 by Stanford classmates Beth Gerstein and Eric Grossberg. The idea came about when Gerstein struggled to find an engagement ring that represented her values. Grossberg joined her with the idea that jewelry, if sourced responsibly, could be a major tool for social change. Since then, they’ve grown their partnership to include a team of dedicated designers, salespeople, and gemologists all working to deliver elegant jewelry that customers can wear in good conscience. 

Funding

Funding information for Brilliant Earth is currently undisclosed. 

Who They’re Looking For

The team at Brilliant Earth is made up of committed problem-solvers ensuring that every purchase meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. If you feel as passionate as they do, there are plenty of opportunities to join the Brilliant Earth team in San Francisco right now! Head over to Planted now to check out these open positions and submit your application! 


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10. Informed K12

Why We Love ‘Em

Informed K12 knows that effective administration in school districts leads to better outcomes for students and teachers. With Informed K12, administrators are able to access automated workflows to boost productivity, all while receiving insights to help them make the best decisions for their schools. With electronic forms and automated processes, Informed K12 makes sure vital information flows seamlessly and purposefully through the district via one smart, standardized platform. 

How They Got Started 

Informed K12 was a dream brought to fruition in 2012 by co-founders Sarah Chou and Qian Wang. As classmates in grad school at Stanford, Chou and Wang shared a mutual passion for technology and creating an impact in education. Sarah had previously managed a professional development program for Providence Public Schools, an urban school system with over 24,000 students. Wang was inspired by this work, and together they saw the opportunity to solve a complex problem in education that no one else was tackling.

Funding 

In 2012, Informed K12 secured seed round funding of an undisclosed amount. 

 Who They’re Looking For

The team at Informed K12 is made up of former teachers, instructional designers, techies, finance experts, and administrators with a passion for helping underserved school districts. A career at Informed K12 means introducing tech to transform education as we know it — sound like your thing? They’re currently looking for a bunch of new team members from Enterprise Sales to Account Management, so head over to Planted now to see if they’ve got a fit for you!


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11. Mira AI

Why We Love 'Em 

What are the best vegan lip balms? Is that $60 liquid lip worth the hype? What’s the best moisturizer for my skin type? Just ask Mira AI. They’re like the Google of beauty, connecting users to better beauty buys by aggregating the internet’s opinions on millions of products and making them searchable all in one platform. 

How They Got Started 

Co-founders Jay Hack and Brandon Garcia came together as classmates at Stanford. With backgrounds in data science and software engineering, they recognized the disparity of intelligent, transparent search in the beauty industry and conceived the concept for Mira AI. When they began, they saw a highly-fragmented industry with complex, individualized products and built a platform to champion inclusivity in an over-homogenized beauty market. 

Funding 

Funding information for Mira AI is currently undisclosed. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Mira AI holds the largest data set in its industry, (that’s a lot of info about makeup!) and relies on an experienced team to make that data meaningful for users. They’re in a unique position as they pioneer the beauty search industry, and are looking for new team members who are up to the challenge. To see what Mira AI has to offer and decide if you’re a fit, check out their openings on Planted before they’re taken! 


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12. Checkr

Why We Love 'Em 

Checkr goes beyond the status quo of your typical background check; they’re committed to providing a fairer future for those whose lives depend on the results they deliver. With the most advanced background-check toolset in their industry, they work to connect companies with diverse hiring pools, lower barriers for entering the workforce, and give every job seeker a fair chance to secure employment.

How They Got Started

Founded in 2014 by engineers and co-founders Daniel Yanisse and Jonathan Perichon, Checkr was built to not only make the process of background checks quicker and more transparent, but to provide a fair chance to jobseekers who have been impacted by the justice system. Since their beginnings, Checkr has operated on the belief that trust and transparency are paramount in creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds. 

Funding

Since 2015, Checkr has raised $309m in funding across 5 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Checkr handles over 800,000 background checks a month, and they’re setting their sights even higher in 2020. Behind the team at Checkr is a set of values that guides everything they do, and they’re currently on the lookout for new team members that embody the same humility, transparency, grit, ownership, and connection that they hold. 


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13. Grove Collaborative

Why We Love ‘Em

Grove Collaborative is here to help create the best version of home with thoughtful, sustainably-designed household and personal products. Driven by a major question, “What if we could have all of our essentials without harming the planet?”, the team at Grove delivers eco-friendly products to help us create a healthier future — but they haven’t stopped there. Each shipment they send helps support a partnership initiative with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant one million trees in the next three years.  

How They Got Started

It all began during a conversation amongst friends and co-founders, Chris Clark, Jordan Savage, and Stuart Landesberg in a San Francisco apartment. They wondered, ‘Why is it so hard to find healthy and sustainable home essentials?’ They started Grove on the belief that what we bring into our homes influences how we live, and sought to make a cleaner home environment a reality for anyone. 

Funding

Since 2014, Grove Collaborative has raised $212.3m in funding across 6 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Grove Collaborative believes that a small group of people can come together to make big changes for our planet. In the past two years, their company has grown to 10x its original size, and they’re not stopping anytime soon. “We’re growing Grove to be a 100-year company and it’s the people that are going to get us there,” said Stu Landesberg, Grove CEO. They’re currently hiring new team members nation-wide who share their vision for green consumption and a cleaner planet. 


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14. Calm

Why We Love ‘Em

Release your shoulders, take a deep breath, unclench your jaw. Calm is the app built for a world that makes it harder and harder to relax. The app is like a personal wind-down coach to promote mental fitness, relaxation, and sleep with thousands of soothing recordings to guide you through meditations, sleep stories, or relaxing exercises. In 2018, the Center for Humane Technology dubbed Calm "the world's happiest app".

How They Got Started 

Before the birth of Calm, co-founders Alex Tew & Michael Acton Smith had always been fascinated by the mind, memory, focus, and how to improve it. Whilst navigating through booming entrepreneurial careers, both Acton Smith and Tew practiced meditation and mindfulness as a way to break from the world and restore their mental health. Having experienced the profound impact of this practice, Tew was inspired to explore the power of the internet to teach anyone, everywhere, how to check out and just calm down. After joining forces with Acton Smith in 2012, they got to work, and the world’s happiest app was born. 

Funding

Since 2014, Calm has raised $143m in funding across 8 rounds.  

Who They’re Looking For 

Calm is a small-but-mighty San Francisco-based team that believes in the power of mindfulness and relaxation to make the world a happier, healthier place. They’re currently looking for passionate, experienced folks who share their vision to join them in San Francisco and LA. 


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15. Legalist 

Why We Love 'Em

Legalist believes that access to the court system should not be reserved for a privileged few. They aggregate data from millions of cases to help companies road map their way to victory, and they don’t stop there. Legalist invests in companies to finance litigation; leveling the playing field and helping companies seek justice without depleting the capital they need to grow. 

How They Got Started

At 20 and 22, co-founders Eva Shang and Christian Haigh dropped out of Harvard to forge a new gold-standard in access to justice. The idea for Legalist was inspired by Shang’s experience working with the Public Defender Service in Washington, DC. She noticed quickly that the justice system has been stacked against those without access to money for lawyers. As self-proclaimed “legal data nerds”, she and Haight joined forces to do something about it. They first developed their concept in 2018 with the startup incubator Y Combinator, raising an initial $10.25m fund to start bankrolling cases and give Legalist the legs it needed to stand in the world of litigation finance. 

Funding

Since 2014, Legalist has raised $100m in funding across 2 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

If you’re passionate about justice and helping small companies stand up to the big guys, you’ll fit right in at Legalist. They’re a small team of engineers, lawyers, and data scientists making real-time decisions in a fast-paced environment. They’re hiring for several positions in San Francisco and are looking for smart, cross-functional thinkers, and doers to join them. 


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16. ValiMail

Why We Love 'Em

ValiMail is a high-powered anti-phishing software that protects companies from email scams and attacks that other systems often miss. Their system operates globally to help companies achieve the highest standards of domain security, allowing only verified trustworthy emails into your inbox. 

How They Got Started

ValiMail was started over an obsession with the notion of authentication. Co-founders Alexander García-Tobar and Peter Goldstein were thinking a lot about credit cards and how, each time we swipe, every single transaction must be authenticated for approval. They applied that same thinking to email inboxes and wondered, ‘Why are we so trusting of emails, blindly letting them into our inbox without any authentication whatsoever?’ With this in mind, they set out to protect vulnerable inboxes and secure the world’s communication. 

Funding

Since 2014, ValiMail has secured $84m in funding across 5 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For

ValiMail is made up of a team of mission-driven people being energized by big challenges. As they set new goals for 2020, they’re looking to expand their team in several departments from Marketing to Product to Customer Success and beyond. Perks of working with ValiMail include flexible time off, a fully-stocked kitchen and lunches, fun company outings, and more! 


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17. Envoy 

Why We Love ‘Em

Envoy is a cloud-based visitor management and registration software built to conquer your company’s front desk woes. They developed a user-friendly solution to manage everything that comes into the office, be it people or packages, all from an iPad app. They’re trusted by companies like Slack, Hulu and Tesla to weave these smart tools throughout the workplace — lightening workloads and making offices safer. 

How They Got Started

Envoy CEO and founder Larry Gadea started programming at Google when he was 18. After spending a few years developing back-end solutions for Google and Twitter, he was ready to build something of his own. Gadea founded Envoy after witnessing the disparity in visitor check-in between large and small-scale companies. “It was weird that Google and Apple had you type in your information in a computer at the front desk, but smaller companies didn’t have that technology,” said Gadea. “Either the receptionist would leave the desk and find the person, or there’d be no one at all.” So Gadea set out to build a solution to reconcile this and create more secure office spaces. 

Funding

Since 2013, Envoy has raised $59.2m in funding across 3 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Envoy operates according to several core values and is proud to put their people first. Great team members at Envoy are passionate about creating great experiences, communicating openly, standing out, pitching in, and choosing action. As they continue to shape the modern office environment, they’re looking for top talent to join their teams across several departments. 


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18. Hipcamp

Why We Love ‘Em

Hipcamp is like Airbnb for the outdoors. They’re changing how we experience the outdoors and working to make camping cool again by unlocking access to private land for camping and recreation. When you browse on Hipcamp, you’ll find unique camping experiences from over 300,000 campsites, cabins, RV parks, public parks and more.

How They Got Started

Founder and CEO Alyssa Ravasio had an early obsession with the outdoors. As a child, she remembers being able to find solace in the wild, and thought up the idea for Hipcamp while camping in Big Sur. When she learned there was a big surf break nearby, but had left her board back in San Francisco, she wished she had known about the waves before packing. She wondered, ‘What if there was a website that featured this kind of info?’, and built Hipcamp to give campers the inside scoop when it comes to finding the best sites all across America. 

Funding

Since 2014, Hipcamp has raised $40.5m in funding across 6 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

Hipcamp is driven by their passion for getting people outside, and are looking for team members who share their love of creating outdoor experiences. They’re expanding quickly in 2020, and looking for new faces to join their teams in Product Growth, Social Content, Operations, and more. 


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19. Deliverr

Why We Love ‘Em

In the age of Amazon.com, consumers are trained to expect speedy delivery at no extra cost. However, millions of sellers in other marketplaces are falling behind without the ability to achieve cheaper delivery in 1-2 days. Deliverr makes it possible to enable any seller of any size to deliver products faster than ever before in a cost-effective way. 

How They Got Started 

Co-founders Michael Krakaris and Harish Abbott came together while working at Abbot’s previous startup, a one stop shop for big brands’ e-commerce needs. With this background, they stayed close to the industry and blended their complementary skillsets to reconcile the frustrations they had seen e-commerce brands go through with logistics providers. They started experimenting with a shipping service solely for small e-commerce businesses and after some fine-tuning, launched Deliverr in 2017.

Funding

Since 2018, Deliverr has raised $70.1m in funding across 3 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

As Deliverr works to make an impact for thousands of merchants, they’re looking for intelligent, driven, and passionate people to join their group of engineers, customer champions, operations managers, designers, and product experts who share their vision and want to make it a reality.


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20. Nova Credit  

Why We Love ‘Em

Nova Credit is lowering international barriers to financial opportunity. With Nova, all of the credit history you’ve built in your home country can be transferred into US credit data, providing immigrants with higher access to apartments, student loans, credit cards, and more. Nova not only helps transfer credit data across international borders, but makes transitioning to life in the US so much easier. 

How They Got Started 

Nova Credit was founded in 2015 by three Stanford classmates — Loek Janssen, Misha Esipov, and Nicky Goulimis. Having traveled from their native Netherlands, England, and Russia, they experienced firsthand the barriers that non-US nationals often run into when trying to prove their credit. Although they were reliable borrowers back home, US lenders couldn’t access the information to prove it, making it impossible to get a credit card, apartment lease, cell phone plan, or student loan. In an ever-globalized economy, they found this barrier ridiculous, and built Nova Credit to change it. 

Funding

Since 2016, Nova Credit has raised $19.4m in funding across 5 rounds. 

Who They’re Looking For 

The team at Nova Credit is passionate about creating a world that welcomes all, and are looking for team members who share their values to join them. They’re currently hiring new talent across several departments; from Business Development to International Relations and Marketing, there’s something for everyone at Nova. 


Each company featured above is hiring quickly, so if you’re looking to join an innovative, high-growth company, start by submitting your application for one (or more!) of these opportunities. If you made it this far and haven’t fallen in love with any of these companies - no worries! We have a lot more ground-breaking San Francisco Bay Area startup jobs on Planted right now. Create your profile now on Planted and get matched with your next dream job.