So, given that Hired is primarily a tech recruitment site - let's talk about why on earth you'd want to be part of the tech team here before we tell you about our background and story.
When people talk about a B2B furniture marketplace, the last thing you imagine is a technology company - but technology is absolutely core to what we do. We're starting projects around machine learning, image recognition and natural language search; we already use Google Vision for image classification and have already built a complex graph database recommendation engine for our users that needs extending. We're also planning a mobile app build that'll incorporate image recognition and recommendations, as well as a bunch of neat geo-location features. Our users are familiar with consumer-grade online products, but work in an industry that is very slow to adopt technology - so working with us is a great opportunity to really make a difference to how an entire industry sector does business.
Not what you thought?! Good! Now, on with the background and story...
A fast-growing start-up revolutionising the $700bn design industry, eporta is an online marketplace where architects, interior designers and other trade Buyers can discover and purchase design-led furniture, lighting and accessories directly from Suppliers. We work with a global community of 1000s of Buyers and Suppliers in over 80 different countries.
We are venture-capital funded by well-known and experienced investors including Robin Klein (Index ventures), Ed Wray (founder of Betfair), Rohan Blacker (founder of sofa.com), and many others. We are also already taking significant revenue; we regularly exceed our (already ambitious) monthly targets with a rapidly-growing user base spending increasing amounts on the platform. In 2017 we partnered with every major design fair in the UK and are already a well-recognised and well-respected player in the design industry.
Started by two founders in 2015, we firmly believe in meritocracy - the best idea wins, full stop. Everyone has the opportunity to influence our direction and growth, regardless of the level at which you join.
Our team has doubled in the last year and we expect this growth to continue (and probably accelerate) as we continue to expand across the all functions. We focus on hiring bright, enthusiastic, forward-thinking, motivated people. Our management team have experience across fashion, property, finance, fast-moving consumer goods and big-name startups - so we’re not only a young company, but a young company that knows how things should be done.