Riskified - An Ecommerce Fraud Prevention Solution
Riskified is a publicly traded company that provides software as a service (SaaS) fraud and chargeback prevention technology
Riskified is on a mission to empower businesses to realize the full potential of eCommerce by making it safe, accessible, and frictionless. They have built a next-generation platform that allows online merchants to create trusted relationships with their consumers. Leveraging machine learning that benefits from a global merchant network, their platform identifies the individual behind each online interaction, helping merchants—their customers—eliminate risk and uncertainty from their business. They drive higher sales and reduce fraud and other operating costs for their merchants and provide superior consumer experiences, as compared to their merchants’ performance prior to onboarding them.
Why did you decide to hire a remote dev team?
Being in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, is incredibly costly and highly competitive. With a limited startup budget, you must be resourceful. But it is also necessary to locate talented individuals. Although the Valley has some great job candidates, many of them are overly expensive. To find the best people, I had to look at all prospects, so I chose to search remotely.
There are lots of options for hiring remote engineers. What made you choose Talenthaus?
One of the reasons I chose Talenthaus was because they are a Y Combinator company. In addition, when I examined their website and the recommended applicants, I could tell they had the capabilities and qualifications I was searching for. I contacted Talenthaus and they arranged the interviews. Then, after I started speaking to the prospects, I was able to identify individuals that met my requirements.
How long did it take to get the work started?
We estimate it will take approximately two weeks. We spoke with a few potential hires who recently concluded their prior engagements and were ready to commence work right away.
What made you decide to hire these particular developers?
I chatted with them and as an engineer, I queried them with some difficult questions, and they answered them successfully. Additionally, they had the necessary work experience and knowledge that I was in search of. Thus, I chose to experiment with them.
What’s the main value of Talenthaus for you?
Streamlining the process of locating talented personnel was very beneficial to our startup. Finding the right people at the right time was crucial, and acquiring them from sources beyond Silicon Valley was incredibly beneficial. Additionally, since our business is a startup, things can quickly change and the flexibility offered by Talenthaus was a great benefit. Furthermore, the customer success and support teams have been outstanding and I have been impressed by our year-long collaboration.
When should companies consider hiring a remote team?
When you have to act quickly and alter your product, and you can't seem to locate suitable personnel, and you are limited by a financial plan, then I think it would be beneficial to consider recruiting remote engineering staff.
How would you pitch Talenthaus to other companies?
We offer the ideal platform for proficient remote engineers to join your startup and contribute to the development of a remarkable product.