Summertime is nearly upon us, and as more people than normal flock to the beaches, canyons and municipal parks to send off June gloom and usher in prime outdoor season, a number of local tech startups are also looking to welcome new talent to their swelling rosters.
Headquarters: Santa Monica
What they do: Amobee is a marketing tech company that uses data to provide cross-platform digital advertising solutions. The company's technology gives digital marketers further insight into consumer trends and what they're passionate about.
The perks: 100 percent company-paid health coverage, 401(k) program, free breakfast every day, as well as free snacks and beverages, a daily "bar cart," Amobee service awards and more.
The pitch: "We’re a passionate group of people who love what we do and are driven to achieve. We are a tight-knit team that is excited to create the future of marketing technology and lead digital advertising. We are here to be the best, and have fun doing it! Life is short. Love what you do, and care about the people you spend the most time with. You’ll be working with the best technology, alongside the smartest people, creating solutions for some of the biggest brands and agencies in the world." — Amobee
Headquarters: Van Nuys
What they do: A leader in the musical education space since being founded in 1922, Alfred Music is part of the Peaksware Holdings portfolio that includes MakeMusic. If you have ever taken lessons for a musical instrument, you likely used an Alfred book. Now, the company is taking their expertise to the digital side.
The perks: Onsite music studio for all to practice, jam and record, in-office yoga, $1,200 a year fitness reimbursement package, 21 days of PTO, four-week paid sabbatical for all employees after seven years, flexible work schedule and more.
The pitch: “Alfred Music encompasses a team player mentality and ultimately is looking for humble, hungry, and smart individuals who are passionate about helping the world experience the joy of making music. Our commitment to music education is core and is embedded within our culture.” — Alex R. Ordoñez, VP, marketing
Headquarters: Long Beach
What they do: Laserfiche develops software that helps companies streamline their document management process.
The perks: Daily complimentary lunch, pool tables, Ping Pong, free yoga classes, free medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) matching program.
The pitch: "At Laserfiche, we all share a common curiosity for anything and everything. This brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to our office. Employees quickly become experts in their roles, but more often form cross-functional teams, collaborate at all levels and take on impactful projects from day one." — Laserfiche
The perks: Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, equity plan, monthly Eat Club credit, free metro passes, on-site yoga, dog-friendly work environment, monthly Loot Crate subscription.
The pitch: "Loot Crate's culture is driven by passionate people curating experiences for some of the most passionate fans of pop culture, gaming and entertainment in the world. As one of the fastest-growing private companies in Los Angeles and the U.S., we need incredibly skilled people to help us build the next generation of fan commerce platforms." — Chris Davis, CEO and Co-founder, Loot Crate.
Location: Santa Monica
What they do: PlayQ is a rapidly growing mobile gaming studio based in the heart of sunny Santa Monica. The company's titles have been downloaded more than 60 million times worldwide, with millions of users playing their games every day.
The perks: An open environment with flexible time off, catered weekly team lunches, a stocked kitchen, a penthouse office equipped with ocean views, monthly team outings, volunteer opportunities, 401(k) plan with company match, along with comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance.
The pitch: “Our goal is to deliver tomorrow's nostalgic game experiences to a global audience, and we rely on our dedicated team to craft these unforgettable games that our users love. We believe that the best games come from diverse teams with a shared desire to create something amazing. We're looking for people who have a genuine love for their craft and we invite you to join us in this exciting endeavor.” — PlayQ
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