Barcode Hero is live—and we're hiring!

August 20, 2010 · 1 min read

Very excited to announce that my new startup has launched. Presenting Barcode Hero!

The launch has gotten off to a great start. Users describe themselves as "addicted" and some have scanned hundreds or even thousands of items. Highlights from the launch press included:

(Now you know why I haven't been blogging the past couple of months!)

Also happy to announce that we've raised a seed round from a great list of angel investors, and we're hiring our first employees now. From our careers page:

We have opportunities in:

  • Software engineering: iPhone, Android, and Web
  • Community management and customer service
  • UI and graphic design

We are attacking a large market with an ambitious vision: to transform the way consumers shop in stores. Join us and you'll be making this vision into reality. You'll work with a small team alongside the founders, with the chance to have a major impact on the product and the company. Your role won't be limited by a job description; you'll be doing whatever it takes to make the company successful. You'll be positioned to grow along with the company, your responsibilities increasing as fast as our userbase and headcount. It's a high-potential entrepreneurial challenge, perfect for someone who wants their next job to be the last before "founder".

We are committed to creating an environment in which employees can do their best work, executing with discipline and taking pride in the result. We are also committed to helping employees grow, building skills that will take them to the next level in their careers.

We offer a compelling equity package along with seed-stage salaries and benefits. Barcode Hero is located in San Francisco.

Contact us at

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