From time to time, I post exciting job opportunities tied to Polaris portfolio companies or, in this case, Dogpatch Labs! is a current Dogpatch Labs resident in San Francisco and is actively looking for a technical co-founder. If you are interested in learning more, you can either contact me or founder David Hegarty directly (

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We’re aiming big… Hollrr is a start-up with big ambitions. By harnessing the power of word of mouth recommendations, we want to overthrow advertising on the Internet.

From our headquarters in San Francisco CA, we are on a mission to destroy generic, banal banner advertising that no-one likes, and allow fans to liberate great new products struggling to reach new customers. Viva la revolution!

We have a lot of work to do, and we need your help.

Technical Head (we will call you ‘El Jefe’) Let’s be clear… we’re looking for a lot from this person.

Advertising/marketing as we know it is going to be flipped on its head over the next 5 years. Search/Google has already done that for one component of it, and the combination of Social Media and Advocate Marketing will do it to another component of it. There is a huge opportunity, and we believe the opportunity is wide open to be captured.

We are looking for a Technical Co-Founder to help us capture that market.

At a high-level that means that not only would you have to be a rock-star engineer, but you’d also have to be a partner contributing significantly on the business/user insight side too. In addition, you’ll need to be a solid people manager able to recruit, build and manage a high-performing Dev team.

This means we’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running:

- Understand and contribute to the vision for Hollrr - Be obsessed about iterating quickly to turn user insight into features/improvements so we can build a community of fanatics - Have the engineering chops to architect and plan for scale, but the humility right now to get down 'n' dirty in the code as we iterate quickly - Bench lift 300 lbs - The ideal person would have done a similar role at 1-2 start-ups previously... but to be honest, by far the most important thing is that you are an open-minded, curious individual, passionate about building

If you like what you read and you think you fit the bill? Email me at, I'd love to meet for coffee.