Chute (YC W12) is a real-time brand marketing platform. We help brands engage with their customers by tracking user photos and videos across Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook. The backend runs on Ruby on Rails and Node.js, with Backbone + Marionette, and React + Flux for our web application frontends. Then we run data analytics against the collected data stream with Kafka + Storm. Our systems run at a large scale and are often distributed, and so efficiency and testing are incredibly important.
Our Platform and APIs, which power everything from billboards, to banner ads, to native mobile apps with real time content from brands and consumers.
We believe the future of brand marketing is visual and our tools to manage, measure and drive engagement have become essential for brand marketers. Chute works with some of the world’s biggest brands and publishers including NBC News, Turner, Condé Nast, the NBA, New York Times, Starbucks, and Ann Taylor. We’re headquartered in the SoMa district of San Francisco, minutes away from Muni, BART and Caltrain, as well as, have an office in the Flatiron district of New York.