Who we are
At Scout, we build products that connect people through content. That may sound vague, but intentionally so. We're a bit unique in that we don't just build one product, we're building as many products as it takes to achieve our mission.
Our approach to building products is predicated on one core belief: customers don't care what you think they should want — they want what they want. Experimenting with multiple products is our way of discovering the intersection of what people want and bringing people closer together through content.
We don't claim this is the only way to build something meaningful, but it's our way. If you like building and shipping cool products, this may be a great place for you.
What we're building
We've never generated more content... Every minute:
- Spotify adds nearly
30songs to its library.
- YouTube sees
500hours of video uploaded.
- Instagram users post over
Every minute... 🤯 As barriers to create content continue to fall, the amount of content we create will only continue to skyrocket.
Yet we feel more lonely that ever.
61% of young adults in the US report feeling lonely "often" or "nearly all the time."
We believe modern content is a powerful way to bring people together. Think of the last time you bonded with a friend over a meme, TikTok, or song. Since moving to California 5 years ago, I've mostly kept in touch with friends by sending memes. We think of today's content as a shared language and are building products that utilize that language in unique ways.
If you like shipping products, we'd love to talk. Our approach is unique in that we aren't just one product, we build multiple products that are in-line with our mission. We'll keep doing this until we find the one product that accomplishes our mission in a meaningful way. So far, we have shipped: a teaser for Scout, takeme.to, ideasby.ai, and is.online, with two products currently in development.
We have raised $1.2 million to-date and are proud to be backed and advised by founders and executives from Nextdoor, TikTok, YouTube, Cameo, Loom and more.
Scout, Fresh Off Of Raising $1.2 Million, Has A Growing Waitlist Of Over 150,000 People Hyped About The Metaverse
Social media has become an integral part of our lives, as it has fundamentally shaped the way we communicate via user-generated content. Despite all the content we create and share with one another, Millennials and Gen-Zs feel more disconnected than ever.
99% company-paid health insurance. Your health and wellness will always come first.
Two-week minimum vacation; no maximum. Escape the false promise of "unlimited vacation" with mandatory two-weeks of paid vacation each year. Work when you're charged up, rest when you're not.
Premium tech setup. M1 Mac, monitor, and whatever you need to be at your best.
We'll be your first investor. Spend 2 years at Scout and we will be your first investor if you leave to start a new company — guaranteed. We welcome self-starters that are passionate about improving the way people communicate as scale.
Zack Hargett Product + Design
Previously Loom, Yik Yak
Kevin Lin Software Engineer
Previously CS at USC
Karim Ismail Community & Growth Lead
Previously content creator, musician, Brown dropout
Peter Tcvetkov Software Engineer
Previously ITMO University
Hope Kim Software Engineer
Previously CS at USC; Intern at Facebook
You Software Engineer, mobile