What is your team mission?
Over the past 100 years, media production went through cycles of innovation that impacted the production, distribution, and consumption of media in ways that we couldn't predict.
Things are changing quickly, technologies grow and evolve in multiple waves.
One of the ways to think about how technologies emerge is that stuff tends to begin small and slow. There is an early period where the technology isn't quite working and it doesn't look like it's going to be very useful or important.
But then, it reaches a point where the growth accelerates upwards. It moves from the period when it was kind of a crazy idea to a period of excitement and growth.
Everything starts working.
At Synthesia, we believe the future of media is synthetic. Not sure what's that about? Check this article written by our CEO Victor Riparbelli.
It's kind of a crazy idea.
But after 5 years of research and a roller coaster ride of successes and failures, here is a graph showing the number of AI videos created by our customers in 2021 (in 2022 it's growing exponentially).
Not that crazy of an idea anymore, huh? 😉
It's for you to decide, but in 2021 we've raised two funding rounds with a total of $62M from legendary investors such as Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures.
And yet, we're just getting started building the foundations of a whole new type of media.
We're crazy early, and you have the chance to be a pioneer and shape the future of video production!
How does your team manage meetings?
We all love building things and maybe less so talking about building things. Our default approach to meeting is to have them only as a last resort.
We work extensively through documents and asynchronous communication and have close to no recurring meetings. It's all to give us more time and space to think big and create.
We do get on a call, often on an ad hoc basis, when there's a hairy and complex problem to chat through.
What benefits does your team offer?
We recently introduced a sabbatical benefit. A month paid vacation + 10k USD bonus when you reach 4 years within the company!
There's a lot more to be said about working at Synthesia, why don't you check our glassdoor rating and review to know more :)