Creative Kin exists for the ‘influencers and tastemakers’ of the world. Part social, part professional network, Creative Kin is the professional database that is overlooked and unconsolidated. With transparency and community-centric behavior as the utmost priority, Creative Kin is the first to regulate project verification with a peer-to-peer accreditation process.
Our platform provides independent creatives with tools and infrastructure necessary to showcase their work to the world through peer-to-peer accreditation, professional network collaboration, content sharing, and automated profile assembly to streamline the entire process.
How could you replicate this experience?
On the surface, SA Trails is a tool built to give accommodation providers a new ability to communicate with their guests and understand the composition of their market. While improving their interaction with guests, we also leverage guests' use of the internet to generate passive income for hotels (and ourselves) as well as know more about the travel experiences and expectations of those guests.
On one hand, by creating consistent income over wide networks we create a sustainably profitable network with its own built-in commission marketing mechanism. On the other, connecting the information gathered across many accommodation providers gives us insight into travel trends before they may otherwise make ripples big enough to identify - it helps us find the next Punta del Diablo (where I operate El Diablo Tranquilo and gained invaluable insight into tourism growth) not today while it is a regional hotbed, or two years when we were covered in National Geographic, but five years ago, when it was a heap of potential lying in wait.
From the incremental revenue possibilities to the home run potential of big data, and many avenues in between, I would love to discuss this project in more detail as we move from Beta to launch and I assemble the technical team that can help realize this opportunity.
MediaHound is simplifying the entertainment media landscape for consumers and content distributors by building a platform that facilitates intuitive discovery, simplified sharing, algorithmically driven recommendations, and user-curated actionable media playlists.
The MediaHound team is technically savvy, exceptionally capable, has a proven track-record of success and maintains strategic relationships with members of both the entertainment and venture industries. The culture of the company is driven and tenacious, but not to the detriment of moral; the start-up game is a marathon comprised of strategic sprints. When we’re not heads-down or in meetings, we’re at the white board, cooking up the next big thing.
We’re looking for someone with specific experience with the development of complex data architecture and ideally Machine Learning to come on as our technical cofounder. The current system has been built using Python on the Django framework and with a PostgreSQL Db. There are several immediate tasks, but the primary is the design and implementation of a SQL + NoSQL data layer essentially for the sake of system optimization and the improvement of use-metric tracking for the sake of more accurate recommendations (Discovery).
Our goal is to find someone with the same passion to solve the online entertainment fragmentation problem, capable of embracing the current vision for MediaHound, and augmenting our roadmap with a new technical perspective, culminating in a new shared vision. We’d love to find someone who has worked with Big Data across a horizontally scalable system, ideally dealing with the entertainment industry. That said we’re seasoned enough to know that if you don’t have the specific experience we’re looking for but have a sincere interest in the objective and have illustrated the capacity to rapidly learn, implement, and improve autonomously, specific experience is unnecessary. We’d prefer to have someone come on fulltime and that they work out of our Culver City office, but we’re flexible.
We are seed funded and have the capacity to pay, though likely not as well as your current position. As a cofounder, the position does come with a healthy equity share. As with all start-ups, there are no guarantees and there is considerable risk. Of course success is a game changer in the space and results in sizable returns. We like to think the deck is loaded in our favor.
If interested, please send us a link to your LinkedIn profile, your GitHub repository (if applicable), and your resume if it’s up to date OR a list of links to notable projects we can take a look at. We will respond to everyone regardless of our decision.