Frontend Software Engineer, Firework

$130-150k

+ Stock options

TypeScript
Git
JSON
WebSocket
Mid and Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area

Office located in San Mateo, CA

Firework

Video-based eCommerce platform

Open for applications

Firework

Video-based eCommerce platform

201-500 employees

FintechB2CRetailB2BEnterpriseMarketplaceMarketingContentVideoeCommerce

Open for applications

$130-150k

+ Stock options

TypeScript
Git
JSON
WebSocket
Mid and Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area

Office located in San Mateo, CA

201-500 employees

FintechB2CRetailB2BEnterpriseMarketplaceMarketingContentVideoeCommerce

Company mission

To revolutionize commerce for people and brands through the power of human connection.

Company mission

To revolutionize commerce for people and brands through the power of human connection.

Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

13% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Xav Kearney headshot

Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Live-streamed shopping has long been popular in China. In 2020, the first 30 minutes of Alibaba’s Singles’ Day presales campaign on Taobao Live generated an impressive $7.5 billion in total transaction value. Firework is helping to bring these kinds of video-based eCommerce experiences to a Western audience with a smart commercial strategy.

Originally launched as a standalone social platform featuring swipe-able web stories, Firework made a strategic shift towards a more streamlined B2B model. It now provides services to partners such as Albertsons, a prominent grocery chain, by granting them access to its video technology infrastructure. This enables partners to effortlessly launch diverse and interactive shippable videos on their respective websites. The outcome of this pivot has paid off, with Firework emerging as the leading global platform of its kind.

The real money in shoppable videos is ultimately live-streamed experiences, which are still not landing for American audiences. Despite this, Firework’s more complete offering, including the ability to directly collect consumer data and learn about a shopper’s behaviour, means that American brands are giving the startup business ahead of this anticipated cultural shift.

Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

May 2022

$150m

SERIES B

Mar 2021

$55m

SERIES A

$270.3m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Previously founded EverString which was acquired by ZoomInfo. Before that, worked as an Investment Manager at Summit Partners and before that as an Analyst in J.P. Morgan's Investment Banking team.

Jerry Luk

(President)

Previously Head of Business Strategy for the Mobile division at Edmodo. Before that, co-founded Presdo where they were CTO. Early employee at LinkedIn, creating the mobile platform.

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