Instrumentl is a new way to find funding for your research. Instrumentl saves researchers hours of time (40% of their week!!) by intelligently matching their projects to relevant grants and making it impossible to forget about upcoming deadlines. Funders can also list and edit their grants and manage their application process directly on our platform, making Instrumentl the future "Common App" for grant applications.
Instrumentl (YC S16) builds tools to help researchers save time and win more funding for their research. Today over $160B in funding moves between scientists and funds every year yet scientists waste up to 40% of their time hustling for money instead of actually doing science. We are changing that.
The founders have deep domain expertise as biologists, funders and building and running successful startups. Gauri sold her previous company to Airbnb and was their first PM for mobile. Angela and Kat wrote and won millions in funding from some of the most prestigious funding organizations while at the Global Fund, the Smithsonian Institute, and UC Berkeley.
You'd be the first engineering hire on our core team so you'd have plenty of impact on our technology roadmap and be instrumental (pun intended) in hiring and developing our engineering organization.
Our ideal candidate would have experience in jump starting development efforts on a green-field project, working with product to elucidate technical requirements, deciding on frameworks and platforms and shepherding software projects from inception to shipping. If you can do all of that, we want you to apply.
We're based in the Bay Area and backed by Y Combinator and other fantastic investors.
You should be in (or willing to relocate to) the Bay Area.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Instrumentl is automating the grants process for scientists, starting with discovery and recommendations.