HighScore House is a Year One Labs portfolio company. The company was founded by Theo Ephraim and Kyle Seaman.
HighScore House is rethinking the way kids earn the things that they want, while making the lives of families easier and more positive than ever before.
They use game design to motivate kids to take on new challenges and help develop important habits like delayed gratification.
Parents create a virtual economy in their home where kids earn stars for completing tasks and redeem them for real parent approved rewards.
To-date they’ve seen some fantastic results, and they’re heads down focused on building a product that parents and kids love. They’ve stayed true to a diligent Lean Startup process, which has genuinely helped them understand the market, get very close to customers and collect significant amounts of qualitative and quantitative data.
One of the most important thing right now for HighScore House is hiring. They’re right at the point where they need additional people to jump on board and help scale the company. It’s a great opportunity to join a very early stage startup (but one that has traction, data, support and funding.)
Here’s their job posting: http://highscorehouse.com/static/jobs/
You’ll see a fairly broad description of what they’re looking for, which is focused on developers, a UX designer, Flash and iOS. It might be one or two (or more) people that have a broad base of skills. The company is operating out of Mountain View (currently for a short stint) and Montreal. So they’ll work with folks in either place (or who are willing to relocate.)