tl;dr: Cord — a way to collaborate in any SaaS tool — is hiring a first Product Manager. Come and join our friendly team of tech veterans, and shape how people work this decade. The opportunity is massive, and we won't burn you out. Details below.
Cord is a team of veteran engineers, designers, and product leaders from companies like Facebook, Google, Adobe and others, that brings the power of collaboration to every app. We've loved working together in products like Figma and Notion, and believe the rest of the internet should feel like that: connected, collaborative, multiplayer.
Our tools shape how we work, and at Cord we're building out a massive vision: A network connecting teams across all of their tools, letting them collaborate in context, staying in flow and enjoying powerful, rich modes of communication and productivity in a consistent and unified way. At the same time, this lets SaaS vendors plug into the platform that solves collaboration for their users in the best way possible, letting them focus on the unique value they add instead of chasing to reinvent chat. If you want to dig into this beyond what 1 para can capture, there's more & more thoughts about this.
Cord was founded by an early Facebook engineer and a PM from one of Facebook's acquisitions. It's backed by the world's top investors, who've built multi-billion $ companies and led the early investments in companies like Slack, Notion, Figma, Stripe, Robinhood and others. They believe our mission to make collaboration at work more effective will create the next exciting brand and make a dent in how teams accomplish things together, and they're in it to help us do that. You can listen to some of their thoughts here: NFX x Elad Gil, Index, Harry Stebbings x Jeff Morris Jr., Lars Rasmussen and others. We have the runway and their support to go after this and swing for the fences and beyond.
But we want to build this the right way: We're a friendly team of grownups who've done this before, and are in it for the long haul. We want to create an opportunity for all of us to do the best work of our lives. We want to create with like-minded, passionate tinkerers and product craftspeople. And we want to build the company that mixes the best from all the cultures we worked in: Transparent, egalitarian, supportive. In our experience, success and fulfillment comes from focus, quality tools, deliberation and honing your craft - not from thrash, arbitrary deadlines and all nighters. You can check out some of the team testimonials on Glassdoor (Hardly any threats were used to extract these.)
What's the opportunity?
We're looking for a first product manager to come and shape the future of work through horizontal collaboration.
This is one of those rare opportunities where the product alone makes the entire difference: We're not leveraging some regulatory loophole, selling money or access to a dataset, or an AI that finds the next affordable kicks. Cord will succeed based on the quality of our users' experience, and how magically productive and focused it helps them be. As the founding member of the product discipline, you'll be able to help us shape our approach and culture. This is something we're committed to investing in, enabling you to bring great ideas to life.
This role is ideal for someone that has extensive product management experience but wants to go early stage, with all the opportunity and scope that brings. If you ever want to start your own company, this is the role and the stage to join: You'd be working closely with the founders and influence our strategy.
What will I be doing?
Like all startup roles, there will be a huge mix of work. You might be presenting our strategy to the board one day and filing UI bugs the next. You're both steering at 30,000 feet, and sweeping the driveway.
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What can I bring?
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