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The Transatlantic Struggle

The Transatlantic Struggle

Presentation about FullContact & it's values for TechHub Riga March 2015 meetup.


Kārlis Lauva

March 12, 2015

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  1. The Transatlantic Struggle Building great products on both sides of

    the pond Kārlis Lauva // FullContact
  2. • We are solving the world's contact information problem •

    Consumer apps for the web, iOS and Android • APIs for enterprises • Raised 19M in funding from some of the best investors on the planet Who we are?
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  4. December 2012: Cobook for iOS

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  6. February 2015: FullContact for iOS

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  9. How we got there? From 6 people in TechHub To

    52 people in Denver & Riga
  10. By being awesome with people And having company values!

  11. “We are a team”

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  13. Fixing global problems & working globally

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  15. “Respect every person”

  16. “Move at the speed of trust”

  17. Without trusting each other, it would be impossible to operate

    on a global scale
  18. “Communicate with candor”

  19. Communication across 9 time zones • Slack • Google Docs

    & Hangouts • Pivotal Tracker • 7Geese • GitHub
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  21. “Never stop improving”

  22. Employees grow with the company • Investing in employee improvement

    • Presence in related tech communities • Code reviews and internal training • Paid paid vacations & getting off the grid
  23. “Be customer focused”

  24. Helping customers succeed around the clock • 5 CS people

    in both Denver and Riga • Days on the helpdesk for all employees
  25. “Keep shipping”

  26. What we have in store • Business Card Reader for

    iOS and Android • FullContact webapp • FullContact for Gmail • Contact data APIs • FullContact for iOS
  27. Coming soon! Up-to-date contacts everywhere.

  28. We're hiring! • Like to solve challenging problems? • Believe

    that coding is an art? • Engineering positions in Riga • Android, iOS and JVM-based backend systems
  29. Thanks! Kārlis Lauva, 2015 @FullContactInc