Yubo

Yubo

Sharone joined Yubo in March 2021. It was a big turning point in her career, because until then she had exclusively been working in law firms. And actually Yubo had been one of her clients for several years. She had the opportunity to see Yubo evolve from a team of five people to a real scale up and I was convinced of the project and its ambition from the start. The project responds in a relevant and innovative way to the current challenges of social platforms; and above all that it does so with values and a vision in which she believes in. So she didn't hesitate for a sec to take up this challenge when it came up!

Benjamin has been a part of Yubo since 2020. Before, for over 10 years, he’s been learning and growing as a designer in the tech industry, especially in the B2C market (7 years at Google). The main reasons he decided to Join Yubo are that he was always interested in social media, and wanted my work to have a direct impact on millions of people every day. Also, after working in big tech companies, he also wanted to go back to a more “human” sized business, where people actually try things, instead of spending endless hours in meeting rooms to discuss what we should do. Most of his everyday job is to make sure that any of the projects we are working on are integrated in a logical and holistic way within the app, while always keeping in mind the best interest of our users.

Before Yubo, Mikael used to work as consultant for many big banks and assurance companies. Yubo was like love at first sight, he was driven by the idea to work for a French social media with a strong ethical code, that aims to be the safest in the world, which is very ambitious and implies huge challenges. As Head of Infrastructure, he manages the devops, the data engineers, the security, the IT management. His top mission is to keep Yubo online, and make it scale.

Valentin used to work for another social discovery app, but after few months there he felt the job wasn’t technically challenging anymore. He aimed at discovering new architectures and improving his technical stack. Yubo really corresponded to his expectations, and he was specially attracted by the fact that at Yubo we are all tenacious advocates for our users’ safety, which is our priority. To him working for Yubo is technically challenging and empowering : we iterate fasten our designs are challenging, and we make sure our code is strong, qualitative and maintainable.

After 10 years working in traditional big companies and experiencing what a massive international scale up can be, Marie-Charlotte wanted to find a place where she can connect easily with people to better understand their needs, but also to contribute to a working environment that fits with her core mindset, such as collaboration, adding value, and solution oriented. Making sure Yubo grows healthily is a top priority, first for our team, but also for our community of users. We are working to build a social discovery platform based on Safety, it is mandatory to set safe workspaces, where trust, shared values and commitment are fundamental pillars. To that extend, Marie-Charlotte’s mission is to facilitate development and make people impact at their best our company.

Lucien a commencé à développer sur iPhone en septembre 2011, alors fraichement diplômé de l’EFREI. Il a travaillé pour 2 startups avant Yubo, toutes 2 spécialisées dans la création musicale. Durant ces expériences il a pu sans cesse évoluer et apprendre à maitriser l’ensemble l’écosystème iOS.

Aujourd’hui, chez Yubo, il transmet son expérience à son équipe afin de rendre l’app iOS la plus plaisante possible pour les utilisateurs de Yubo.

Passionné par les sciences et les langues dès son plus jeune âge, Arthur obtient un bac S section Polonais et Mathématiques avec mention très bien au lycée international de Saint Germain en Laye. Il enchaine avec une prépa Mathématiques et Physiques au lycée Louis Le Grand où il découvre les joies de l’informatique. C’est au cours de ses études d’ingénieur à l’école Centrale Paris qu’il rencontre Sacha et décide en collaboration avec Jérémie de créer leur startup à la fin de leurs études. En tant que CTO de Yubo, sa vision est de définir et mettre une infrastructure technique robuste pour accompagner la croissance de l’entreprise tout en permettant à chaque membre de l’équipe tech de se développer et grandir conformément à la stratégie et la culture de l’entreprise.

Sacha a toujours voulu entreprendre. Avec Jérémie, il lance sa première application à l’âge de 18 ans, en parallèle de ses études à Dauphine. Il intègre ensuite Centrale Paris, où il fait la rencontre d’Arthur, qui les rejoint pour la création d’une deuxième app. Passionnés par les app consumer et toujours avec l’envie d’améliorer les interactions et les connexions entre les gens, ils créent tous les trois yubo en octobre 2015.

En tant que CEO, le rôle de Sacha est de piloter la stratégie globale de l’entreprise en d’en définir la vision.

Presentation

Yubo is a live social discovery app launched in 2015, with the ambition to create a space where Gen Z can belong, feel safe and make friends. With more than 70 million users worldwide across 140 countries, we celebrate the true essence of being young, and make it easy to connect with others wherever you are. We are a French Tech company, part of the Next120, and our mission is to inspire and enable a new generation to find out about the world and themselves. Yubo’s business model is different from other social networks: in-app purchases and subscriptions. Yubo’s growth relies on paid UA, not virality. Our objective is to become the safest social app in the world. Indeed, as leading platform for young people to socialize online, we have a special responsibility towards our community to building a safe digital space, and we take it very seriously. Safety is at the core of our DNA, and we have developed and implemented a wide range of safeguards in the app. We also work closely with the broader technology industry, NGOs and charities to create industry-leading child protection standards. We really have a proactive approach to protect, support and educate. Since 2020, we are scaling and expanding internationally, and we recently opened our offices in NYC, London and Milan. Join our team of 200 colleagues working from all over the world!

What they are looking for

Our team includes creatives, engineers, marketers, data scientists, safety and privacy specialists. We are scaling today, but our priority is to keep our agility and fast iteration processes. We hire everywhere around in the world, and look for skillsets and personalities at the cutting edge of our industry. We look for new collaborators that share our mindset:

  • Inventiveness: we always hack our way to solve problems
  • Velocity: we like to move fast in the right direction
  • Excellence: always striving for the best
  • Leadership: being able to drive, influence and inspire And team players of course: making your best as a team If you are passionate, want to have an impact and bring your ideas to shape the Social Media environment of tomorrow, Yubo is waiting for you !

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