Wefunder

We're Robinhood for pre-IPO startups. Everyone can invest $100.

Product Design Lead

$125k - $165k
Location
San Francisco
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
1+ years
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About the role

We allow everyday people to invest in the startups they love!

Wefunder is the largest funding platform connecting founders with their community. Over the past few years, we've helped fund over 1000 pre-IPO startups with $500M+, from early-stage moonshots to unicorns.

Wefunder's Story 🗻 https://wefunder.com/wefunder Our Public Benefit Corp Mission 🎙https://wefunder.com/charter

The Role

You'll lead design across the company, working directly with our founder and building your own team over time. Since we're small, you will wear many hats. You’ll probably want to roll up your sleeves and create Figma mockups yourself, then iterate with the engineering team until deployed to production. Our promise is that you will find the necessary resources and autonomy to create an excellent UX and help us fulfill our mission.

  • Perfect our user experience. Talk to hundreds of founders & investors until you grok them, shadow fundraise calls, and screen product suggestions from the team. Use your insights to become an ambassador for our users throughout the development process.
  • Continue our visual overhaul: A consistent design system, typography, colors, React components, etc. We've been growing too fast and have some design debt.
  • Influence the product roadmap and lead new projects. Create detailed Figma mockups and then work with engineers iteratively until deployed to production. Monitor in production, talk to users, measure data, and iterate again.
  • Be a resource to engineers when they need design help with what they are working on. We believe engineers should be able to contribute to the product.

Requirements

  • We don't care too much about years of experience: You should probably have at least a few, but beyond that, we care more about your work.
  • You can get inside the head of founders and investors. Our ideal candidate has a head start: You've either founded a company, worked with a founding team, or invested in a startup.
  • You err towards minimalism and simplicity with a critical eye for detail.
  • You won't sacrifice our user experience to pump up short-term metrics. The long-term is more important.
  • You excel at simplifying complexity. Unfortunately, the law is complicated: For legal reasons, web pages might need over a dozen variations for different user groups and companies.
  • You naturally design for responsive layouts and are interested in improving your front-end coding chops.
  • You understand when to A / B test... and when to guard the soul of the product

Why Wefunder

  • 🚀 Generous stock options package.
  • 🏝 Unlimited vacation days with no less than 3 weeks off.
  • 🚞 All-expense-paid Wefunder vacation once a year.
  • 😷 Medical, dental, & vision insurance.
  • 💵 401(k) with company match.
  • 💻 Apple equipment. Whatever you want.
  • 🧇 Lots of free food and drinks. That includes daily lunch and weekly team dinners.
  • 📚 Classes & conferences. If you can learn something useful, we'll pay for it.

We’re a team of founder types, and pride ourselves on a lack of red tape. Your potential matters more than your background or experience; we’re the company where you can take your shot. Everyone is here to learn and grow, to work on a meaningful product, and to fix capitalism. We’ve spent years lobbying congress to fix the law, and in turn, created this industry.

Note: Wefunder is a hybrid workplace. This position is based in San Francisco.


If you feel like you don't meet all of the requirements for this role, we encourage you to apply anyways. We don't want a confidence gap and imposter syndrome to get in the way of meeting incredible candidates. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Why you should join Wefunder

We're the Robinhood for pre-IPO startups. We allow everyone to invest $100 in a startup they love.

Over the past five years, we've helped fund over 900 startups with $500m – including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and potential Ebola cures.

We’re now doubling the size of our team to handle the growth. Trying to keep up!

We’re also a public benefit corporation with a mission of saving the American Dream (https://wefunder.com/charter). Our aim is to sprinkle the Silicon Valley fairy dust across the rest of the country, which often don’t have the same opportunities we take for granted.

Wefunder
Founded:2011
Team Size:63
Location:San Francisco
Founders
Greg Belote
Greg Belote
CTO
Nick Tommarello
Nick Tommarello
CEO