Jacob Ruytenbeek

Reston, Virginia, US

Jacob's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Jacob

We're looking for a web developer or software engineer to join our team and become the Technical Founder of YourClass.

About YourClass
YourClass is an education company that unlocks education by creating a marketplace for teachers online. Our platform enables anyone to develop, distribute, and market a course to anyone, anywhere, on any subject. Our technology allows teachers and students to teach and access our platform with only a smartphone, potentially changing the lives of the more than 1 billion people around the world who have them.

The two co-founders bring complimentary skill sets to the table and a track record of success including:

Founder 1 is a lawyer with experience navigating the complex world of government contracts, partnering with high profile defense companies, and negotiating multi-billion dollar defense contracts. This entity will be his third startup. The previous two entities were both acquired for undisclosed amounts. Prior to working in defense, Founder 1 worked at a high-growth education startup in Los Angeles, CA.

Founder 2 is an educator and world-renowned photographer. He brings a keen appreciation and experience in educational design and is a tireless leader. Founder 2 has been recognized for his accomplishments by some of the most well-respected art and photography publications.

The Right Candidate
The right candidate will join the two co-founders as the third and final Co-Founder of YourClass. You will be incredibly driven, ambitious, and seek to change the world for the better. You should not only be a self-starter, but an innovator as well.

You will need to develop the technical solution and physically complete a working alpha/beta version of the site with little oversight or input. Experience with education is a plus, but not required. Experience with streaming video and web-conferencing would be a big plus. Mobile experience is useful but not a minimum requirement.

The perfect candidate is somebody who can work at a fast pace, work well with others, be friendly, open to late night and early morning phone calls and enjoy the adventure that we’re on. The Northern Virginia/ DC area is preferred but not required.

We are open to working with you on one of the following bases:
- all-equity basis
- deferred compensation basis
- a combination of equity and deferred compensation

Please contact us immediately if you’re ready for the ride of your life.


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