Highrise Inc.

We envision a world where everyone is free to be themselves, without physical limitations like gender or height. A world where virtual identities/friendships are just as fulfilling as physical ones.

  • Founded 2014
  • 1-15 Employees
  • 0-5 Engineers
  • Social

About Highrise Inc.

About Highrise
What does a generation raised on multiplayer gaming and social media want? Highrise is a modern re-imagining of a connected, mobile virtual world with over 2 million users in limited release. We are iteratively building the next generation of consumer products. Highrise is an early stage company, but it already has over 100,000 users engaging with the platform every day.

About the Team
We were founded in 2014 by a team of consumer product developers and designers with decades of experience building scaled consumer products. Prior to Highrise, our founders founded eCommerce businesses Lux Group ($300M+ in annual revenue) and Lookingo (15M euro exit) and were core in developing Apple technology.

We're a team of friendly introverts, creative designers, meticulous artists and thoughtful engineers. We dream of building a platform that will become the standard for creative self-expression and virtual identity.

We're backed by YCombinator and Sweet Capital (creators of Candy Crush).

How We Interview and Hire
Everyone at Highrise moves really fast and wears many different hats. That's why we're looking for someone who can learn and adapt quickly - we prioritize learning ability over experience.

Our interview process begins with a screening call with one of our Senior Directors and a take-home test. If you pass both of those, we'll bring you in for an in-person interview with our CTO and Head of Mobile Development.

Highrise Core Values

  • Build Inclusive Community
  • Make Progress, Everyday
  • Lead by Example
  • Honesty = Trust
  • Remember to Have Fun
  • Failure is Learning
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Tech Stack
  • jRuby
  • Scala
  • Rails
  • Python
  • Mongo
  • Akka
  • Kubernetes
  • Objective-C
  • Swift
  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • Android
  • C++
  • Dynamo

Perks
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Pair programming
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Independence
  • Engineering-driven decisions

Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

Investors
  • Profitable. Backed by YC and Sweet Capital (founders of Candy Crush).


Investors
  • Profitable. Backed by YC and Sweet Capital (founders of Candy Crush).