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Octopus Ventures
Octopus Ventures

Founding Designer



Design · Full-time
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

About us

We’re building a beautiful, minimalist collaboration platform and a suite of AI features that accelerate the review process.

If we’re successful, we’ll change how 200m people make creative work - and we’ll free up creatives to spend more time doing what they love: deep, creative work.

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Where we’re up to

  • We’re in private beta with a great early response. Of 55 companies on our waiting list at launch, 70% signed up within 24 hours.
  • 80 teams actively using us
  • We have a reputation for quality. Creatives are already adding us to their portfolio websites, sharing us on twitter, and recommending us in communities.

We’re being used by small film festivals and independent creative studios in London, and are in conversations with giants like Saatchi & Saatchi or Unilever.

And we’re not just for professionals, we’re here for everyone: to help founders launch their first homepage, managers make a great presentation, students create posters for their local society.

Who are we?

Our founders are ex-Instagram, ex-Tessian (Sequoia-backed AI startup), and have built successful companies before (2x prior exits). Wider team inc. ex-Stripe and AI vision experts.

We’ve just 1.5x oversubscribed our angel round of funding including backing by Octopus Ventures First Cheque, Pareto20, a startup scout for Index Ventures, Channel 4 Ventures, ex-Managing Director Google UK, Managing Partner at AI fund Forward Partners.

At Workflow you will…

  • Ship features built with craft, reliability and performance.
  • Sweat the details.
  • Explore ideas at the frontier of vision AI.
  • Learn a lot about creatives - either by talking to them or following the data and analytics.
  • Work alongside an energised team of world class engineers and designers.Our founding team are fully technical, and we want to stay as a small (≤7), high-talent-density team focussed on building a product that users love.

This is a great time to join - you’ll have a big impact on the product and be able to make a huge impact on the world through your work.

Our WeWork offices are near Monument in London. We know we move faster as a team when we work together in person, so we aim to work co-located for 3 days a week.

We’re paying top of market + meaningful equity, depending on your experience.

We’d love to hear about…

  1. Product & UX - You’ve solved complex multi-user problems & achieved meaningful user outcomes.
  2. Craft - You’ve created outstanding design that has been recognised for quality
  3. Brand & community- You can build a reputation for a company
  4. Building - You’ve built things outside of your main job (ex-founder, portfolio, side projects). Bonus: You’ve worked in a high-growth startup.

We’re excited to talk to people who are…

  1. Customer led - We value product and design thinking - while still maintaining a strong sense of our own taste.
  2. Bias to action - We aim for zero bureaucracy and avoid meetings
  3. Mission-driven - You care about the impact of your work on the world
  4. Smart - Our team have previously exited AI companies, written patents, placed 2nd at National Maths Olympiad, and mastered in theoretical physics at Oxford.
  5. Value great chemistry - Part of the fun of a startup is the people you work with!

Let’s work together!

Drop an email to our CPO Paul - his email is paul@workflow.design.

Not in the UK? We work in-person a couple times a week, so prefer London-based applicants for now. Please only reach out if you are based locally.

Apply with your name, a link to your website or portfolio (please include a link to your Dribbble, Twitter, Github or LinkedIn profiles, if you have them), and a short blurb about why you’re excited about Workflow.

Workflow is an equal opportunity employer.

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