Kenchi supercharges teams. We take age-old efficiency hacks—think the best hits from HyperCard, Automator, and Greasemonkey—reimagined for the modern web and brought to the whole team.
While we’re quite early in our journey, Kenchi already plays a meaningful role for folks using us. Our median user spends over 3.5 hours a day in our app to get their job done, with folks hailing everywhere from SF to Lagos.
Kenchi is security-first, insights-driven, and tool-agnostic. We’re here to offer construction materials, not prefab houses. If we do our jobs well, we’ll be surprised by what folks do with Kenchi. (We already are!)
Needless to say, there’s a lot to do! We’re looking for kind, talented, thoughtful people to join our founding team and shape the future of Kenchi. We hope you’ll take the time to get to know us; we’re excited to meet you :)
Michael & Brian here—nice to meet you! We started Kenchi in 2020 to help teams transform clunky manual processes into simple automations and work smarter together.
Before Kenchi, we were both early employees at Stripe. Michael started Stripe’s Support & Internal Tools teams, while Brian led Stripe Connect and built Stripe Home.
Our product is a series of tradeoffs: simple for newbies, powerful for pros, and turns people into power users. We’re looking for a thought partner to design a gorgeous, snappy UI built to incrementally expose this power.
While we’re still tiny, we’ve tried to invest in the perks that will have the biggest impact for you. Here’s what we currently offer:
We view our founding team as a founding team: we’ve set aside 15% of our cap table for our first 10 hires. In order to increase fairness for candidates of all backgrounds, we don’t negotiate on compensation; we instead pre-allocate our offers and aim to make them generous from the start.
We’ve also dedicated 1% of Kenchi stock for charity as part of the 1% pledge.
We’d find it helpful to hear a bit about your experience, a project of which you’re most proud, and anything else you want us to know.
We’re eager to get to know you, and our interview process is very much a two-way street: we’ll make sure you have plenty of time to learn more about us and Kenchi as well! We’ll be respectful of your time. You can expect quick, clear communication at every step.