Livestream shopping platform and marketplace.
Whatnot (YC W20) is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. We’re one of YC’s top companies and one of the fastest growing marketplaces ever. We’re laser focused on creating an exceptional software company, team, and place to work. You can read our principles here.
Our mission: enable anyone to turn their passion into a business and bring people together through commerce. We’re building the future of ecommerce; an interactive community where creators can make a living off their passion.
Did we mention we’re high growth? In January 2021, Whatnot had 10 ambitious employees. Today, the Whatnot team is 300+ employees and will exceed 350 by year end. We’re hiring forward thinking problem solvers across all functional areas. We recruit thoughtfully, can adapt quickly, and are scaling fully remotely.
The ecommerce experience has been static for 20+ years and is perhaps the largest opportunity in the startup space today. Livestream shopping is a $170B GMV market in China and has grown 100% YoY. Retail is a $5T market opportunity!
Discovery engineers at Whatnot are full stack engineers focused on enabling anyone to find the products & streams they are looking for by building a product taxonomy, product catalog, browse experience, and active recommendations to customers based on what we know about them.
To achieve our goals, we are passionate about understanding our buyer and seller experiences and becoming experts in our business metrics. We always prioritize the highest impact features and ship them quickly.
The software team has a lot of individual responsibility and many more freedoms, so we need to hire people we can trust. Your ability to make good trade-offs and exercise good judgment is essential to us.
Whatnot is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law. We believe that our work is better and our company culture is improved when we encourage, support, and respect the different skills and experiences represented within our workforce.
Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace where you can buy, sell, go live and geek out with collectors and other like-minded people.
We're focused on product categories that people are passionate about like Sports Cards, Pokemon Cards, NFTs, Sneakers and more.
Whatnot is the fastest growing marketplace ever in the United States and has raised $225M from YC, A16Z, Capital G and others.