Hooked is building a mobile-first Netflix, using data to revolutionize how movies are made. We pioneered a new mobile media format called chat fiction which we use to test stories with mass global audiences. These stories reach over 50M users per month across our iOS and Android apps, as well as Snapchat, YT and FB. Using a combination of AI and good old-fashioned taste, Hooked is able to rapidly iterate and identify stories which have hit potential as mobile movies. This makes the process of making movies dramatically more efficient and is at the heart of our approach to becoming the media company of the future.
Hooked has raised venture funding from top investors in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, including Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, William Morris Endeavor, SV Angel, Founders Fund, Cowboy Ventures, Greylock and many more.
This would be an opportunity to join a high-growth, venture-backed startup that is reaching hundreds of millions of people worldwide and shaping popular culture.
We’re based in SF but mostly work remotely. We typically meet in our office in the Mission a couple of times a week.
A bit about our founders and the journey that led to Hooked:
Vogue – Why a Tech Entrepreneur Got Rid of All Her Possessions and Lived as a Nomad for a Year
Medium – How We Got 10 Million Teens to Read Fiction on Their Phones
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A note about how we work. We are a small team with a huge footprint. This is only possible because we all share an intrinsic motivation to crack the code on mobile storytelling. At the same time, this is a fundamentally creative pursuit. It's not about grinding out hours unproductively; it's about finding the mental space and time to have true breakthroughs. We strongly believe in work-life balance. People are at their most productive and creative when they are well-rested and in control of their own schedule. For this reason, we primarily work remotely. We have an office in the Mission district of SF where we meet a couple of times a week. Of course, certain things are best done in person. But ultimately, how and when you work is largely up to you. We each have our own style; we're sure you do too. You can read more about our CEO's philosophy on remote work in this article she wrote for the New York Times.