Hyke Inc.

The First Online Back Office for Solopreneurs.

Founded 2018
1-15 employees
  • Information Systems
  • Analytics & Business Information
  • Headquarters address
    555 Mission St. 27th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105

    What We Do

    Hyke is the first online back-office platform for the nearly 20 million solopreneurs working in the United States. We handle company formation, taxes, and bookkeeping. With our software and automation approach, we enable our members to increase their net income by $15K annually, on average. Our annual service cost is $2400, so we not only give our members peace of mind, but also make them money while doing it. We plan to continue to automate and improve our existing service, as well as add more ‘1-click services’ for our members, including benefits, 401k, banking, and more.

    WHY JOIN

    Reason 1

    Hyke is founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. One of our founders sold a marketing automation platform with 15M customers to Oracle. Another founder has built 5 startups, and the other built a successful food-tech company that now employs over 150 people. We are passionate about helping the builders that need the most help: solopreneurs (designers, developers, marketers, and more) who are the backbone of the American economy.

    Reason 2

    Hyke has a massive opportunity to disrupt the future of work for one of the largest sectors of the working population. There are 15-20M full-time solopreneurs in the US, and an estimated 285MM more worldwide. The self-employed market is expected to grow tremendously over the coming years. In the US alone, the self-employed population is estimated to be 51% of the workforce by 2027. This represents a total addressable market of $95B+ that we can serve with an elegant, technology-driven solution.

    Reason 3

    By joining Hyke you will get in at the ground floor, building an iconic platform that can deliver peace of mind to millions of entrepreneurs. We have been well-financed by the best investors in fintech, have strong product-market fit, and are building out our team to scale. As a founding engineer at Hyke, you will work directly with our CTO and CPO to define architecture, roadmap, and product direction. We’re looking for people to build features, and to help us define the future of work for what will become the largest segment of the economy in the coming years.

    What are some interesting technical challenges we deal with?

    Project 1

    We’re working on a large, complex, and multifaceted platform. This process line includes several steps, such as: LLC formation, post-formation setup, Federal Tax ID retrieval, business bank account connection, contribution, bookkeeping/payroll tools setup, tax team setup, and year-around accounting/compliance maintenance.

    Our main aim as the engineering team is to enable accurate and complete process management to our clients and team. Therefore, you will have a chance to design and implement a unique software architecture, including data management backbone , API architecture, clients and system status functionality managed by scheduled jobs and communication management with all parties.

    Needless to say, the integration and management of various third-party tools (esign, banking, payment, file management, content management) is also on our plate.

    You will be amazed by our system architecture, and how large and efficient we can make it together.

    Project 2

    We are working on some automation that will ease the life of our clients and ops team members.

    Some interesting examples include:

    • Hustling a third party web form and trying to convert it an API so we can automatically submit some forms without the need for human interaction
    • Automating some tax payments, so there’s less hustle and bustle
    • Automating certain processes by parsing some emails that are sent by our partners or clients
    • Automating our own File Management System on Dropbox
    • Automating our own instant messaging platform---who knows, maybe our dashboard for our clients can be that platform

    Project 3

    ML/AI projects: This is our dream spot that we would like to arrive at with our engineering team. We have so much data that we can play with and use in order to provide better services to our clients and the team.

    Some ideas include:

    • Automating their bookkeeping, as we will learn their patterns and shape our product with that input
    • Proposing some tax advice --- on time without human effort
    • Preparing our clients’ quarterly estimates and tax returns automatically
    • Proposing financial and advice about benefits in a smart, automated way

    Tech stack

    Django, React, PostgreSQL, REST API, MobX, Semantic UI, Less, Heroku, AWS

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    We offer a competitive health insurance plan.
    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Our philosophy is that high performers are responsible. As such, there is no official vacation policy. Take as much time as you need, as long as your manager approves. If you need a generous vacation, you can certainly take it. If not, don’t. You decide.
    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    At Hyke we believe in people first. We built our company to serve other entrepreneurs, but to do that well, we need to respect and value one another. We don’t ask why, but instead, always push ourselves to ask why not.
    Tuition reimbursement
    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    Our founders are engineers and believe that the most fertile environment for building great products is achieved by enabling open discussions, first-principles based problem-solving, and data-informed decision making processes that let the best ideas win.
    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Showers