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The Explanation Company

Jobs posted: 4






HQ
Remote

Size
1 - 10

Established
2021

Website

Industry
Internet Software & Services

Years Remote
1 - 3 years






At The Explanation Company, we are setting out to tackle a big challenge: we’re building out the missing internet tools for children. As a grown-up, it’s easy to take for granted that whenever you wonder something or want to ask a friend a question, you pull out your phone and have an answer in seconds. Children who are 10 years old and younger have been left behind by this and we are going to fix this. We’re making it possible for children to independently look up anything they're curious about and to independently communicate with friends.

We're a well-funded startup backed by one of the best investment funds so we have the runway to pull this off, but we're early in building the team and shaping our culture.

Our culture is fast paced, focused on getting things done. We make big plans, identify the core assumptions in those plans, and take small steps quickly to try and validate those assumptions. The amount of work we need to get done with the small team we have is a little nuts, so we have to find clever shortcuts to pull this off. If you're looking for work-life balance, this isn't the place. At this early stage you'll have a big scope of responsibility, but it also means that things will come up at odd hours and you'll be the go-to person for those.

Our culture is one where the fun of the work comes from solving hard problems with amazingly talented colleagues. If your core motivation is to "work on something that's good for the world", this is not the place for that. That's not our lens so it would be better to find an education or healthcare startup. We are a proud for-profit company, although with a very-long term mindset. Our goal is to reach as many children as we can, while generating a healthy revenue in the process and building a great business, as our means to maximize impact.

You can expect to find teammates who trust you and support you, so you can do your best work. You’ll be given a high degree of autonomy and be expected to figure things out, both when focused on long-term projects and when ad hoc requests come up.

As a team, we are eager to learn about things we don’t understand. We challenge each other's ideas, but we do so respectfully. We have a bias for action, so we’re quick to try an idea rather than spend too much time debating it in the abstract. We appreciate people who have strong opinions and share those, but we also commit to moving forward after a decision is made even if everyone does not agree. As a company, we avoid having political conversations internally and do not weight in on politics publicly, unless directly related to our business. We’re looking for teammates who are here to do great work on building great products for kids, and who reserve advocating for societal change for outside of the workplace.

HQ
Remote

Website

Size
1 - 10

Industry
Internet Software & Services

Established
2021

Years Remote
1 - 3 years

The Explanation Company


Jobs posted: 4


At The Explanation Company, we are setting out to tackle a big challenge: we’re building out the missing internet tools for children. As a grown-up, it’s easy to take for granted that whenever you wonder something or want to ask a friend a question, you pull out your phone and have an answer in seconds. Children who are 10 years old and younger have been left behind by this and we are going to fix this. We’re making it possible for children to independently look up anything they're curious about and to independently communicate with friends.

We're a well-funded startup backed by one of the best investment funds so we have the runway to pull this off, but we're early in building the team and shaping our culture.

Our culture is fast paced, focused on getting things done. We make big plans, identify the core assumptions in those plans, and take small steps quickly to try and validate those assumptions. The amount of work we need to get done with the small team we have is a little nuts, so we have to find clever shortcuts to pull this off. If you're looking for work-life balance, this isn't the place. At this early stage you'll have a big scope of responsibility, but it also means that things will come up at odd hours and you'll be the go-to person for those.

Our culture is one where the fun of the work comes from solving hard problems with amazingly talented colleagues. If your core motivation is to "work on something that's good for the world", this is not the place for that. That's not our lens so it would be better to find an education or healthcare startup. We are a proud for-profit company, although with a very-long term mindset. Our goal is to reach as many children as we can, while generating a healthy revenue in the process and building a great business, as our means to maximize impact.

You can expect to find teammates who trust you and support you, so you can do your best work. You’ll be given a high degree of autonomy and be expected to figure things out, both when focused on long-term projects and when ad hoc requests come up.

As a team, we are eager to learn about things we don’t understand. We challenge each other's ideas, but we do so respectfully. We have a bias for action, so we’re quick to try an idea rather than spend too much time debating it in the abstract. We appreciate people who have strong opinions and share those, but we also commit to moving forward after a decision is made even if everyone does not agree. As a company, we avoid having political conversations internally and do not weight in on politics publicly, unless directly related to our business. We’re looking for teammates who are here to do great work on building great products for kids, and who reserve advocating for societal change for outside of the workplace.