Work at a data visualization company in India
Our founding moments...
pykih informally began in January 2013. We had something to sell, an Australian company wanted to purchase it but we did not have a company name yet. We spent an entire day googling for meaningful company words in Hindi, Gujarati and Sanskrit. We finally gave up and used a CAPTCHA as the company name.
Philosophically that day we decided, we will build our brand on quality and innovation instead of a fancy SEO-optimized, numerology-certified, meaningful name. Till we do good work, it does not matter what we are called.
We are structured as a R&D lab. Hence, to discover products (effect), we start by investing in (the cause) a technically strong team. To hire our first team, we interviewed 72 candidates across 9 months before hiring the first person in September 2013. Eventually we selected three college drop-outs, who had quit college to start their companies. They folded their startups to join pykih.
Brick by brick, we bootstrapped our way to building a data+design+decision science company from India.
When our first hire quit, he was immediately picked up by a well-funded startup. His salary before and after pykih grew by 3.75x within 1.5 years. Since then, most pykih alumni has seen financial growth from 1.4x to 8x and they have gone on to join leading companies like Fractal Analytics, Embibe, Wikimedia Foundation, start their own companies and one even got into MBA and MS programs at IVY League Schools in US.
...defined how we build teams.
We do not hire based on who you are or where you have come from (degrees from fancy colleges). Instead we hire based on where you are headed. We find young professionals with strong fundamentals, work ethic and hunger to build.
We constantly push your limits to help you redefine who you are. Join pykih to learn to punch above your weight. Join pykih to transform yourself into a focused, multi-disciplinary creator who problem solve.
However, learning at pykih is not spoon fed. Only grounded, driven, self-starters survive. Pykih will create opportunities for you to grow. It is up to you to grow.
Life at pykih
We are heavily influenced by Amazon's principles. Below are some key points:
We believe in work-life balance. We do not work on evenings, nights and Sundays. But during the time we are at work, we strive to complete at least two, 3-hour, deep-work sessions.
Our Earth is flat. Irrespective of your level of seniority, everyone does everything, everyone is equally approachable and everyone has similar job designations. If you have the best idea, irrespective of their level of seniority, we will make it happen.
Dhara Shah, Managing Partner
Gaurav Bhagchandani, Data Artist
Vishesh Bansal, Legal Counsel and Business Development Consultant
We are always looking to hire interns who have a background in Design, Data Science and Frontend Development.