SmartNews

Our mission is to discover and deliver quality stories to the world

Founded 2014
501-1000 employees
  • Media and Content
  • Headquarters address
    144 2nd Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94117
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    The problem and how we solve it:

    ● Genuine, quality news delivery is one of the most important and difficult problems facing mankind—one not even the world’s biggest platforms have solved
    ● Our world-class machine learning and data science teams develop solutions for diversification, political diversity, fake news, clickbait detection and other measures for quality—we crawl, analyze and categorize millions of articles in near real-time

    The result:

    ● Top 5 installed app in Japan (alongside LINE, Instagram and YouTube), #1 News App in Japan and #3 News App in the US in terms of time spent per user
    ● 50M+ downloads and 20M+ MAU, 1.8 billion monthly pageviews and high-growth, nine-figure revenue
    ● 3,000+ publisher partners including: CNN, TIME, VICE, Medium, Rolling Stone, Reuters
    ● Series E valuation: $1.2 billion - $182 total raised to date

    Tech stack

    Java, Python, Objective-C, Swift, iOS, Android, AWS, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Lambda, Fluentd, Apache, Elasticsearch, Kubernetes, Kotlin, TensorFlow, Spring, JavaScript

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    401k matching
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Legal assistance
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Matching charitable donations
    Company activities
    Pet-friendly workplace
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