About Disco

dis•co Latin def’n: Learn

Disco is the operating system for a new breed of virtual academy and digitally-native bootcamp

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Our Why

Help creators make a living teaching what they love
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Re-imagine the future of learning

Our vision for learning leaves the industrial age behind and looks to a world of lifelong learning, that's live, with peers, led by creators we trust and accessible from anywhere.

Meet the founders

Candice Faktor

@candicedisco

Candice is a serial tech entrepreneur who has a passion for learning and community. Before launching Disco, Candice scaled Wattpad to 80 MM users, making it the world’s largest platform for creators to share their stories (sold in Jan 21, for US $660MM). She is a frequent speaker on the future of learning, an early pioneer in cohort based courses, and creator of Gamechanger.co, a live learning community of 3000+ innovators. Candice is a venture partner for Lobby Capital, and a Board Member of Coveo, an enterprise AI SAAS platform valued at over $1B. She is from South Africa, lives in Toronto with her husband, two boys and puppy.

Chris Sukornyk

Chris Sukornyk

Chris has a passion for building world class platforms that power entrepreneurship from anywhere on the planet. Chris is a 6x serial entrepreneur having founded other venture-backed startups such as Chango (acquired in 2015).  Chris is a Canadian who lives in Costa Rica with his 4 kids. He’s an avid surfer and passionate about sustainability and entrepreneurship.

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We are a remote first team, bringing together the best and brightest humans who have a shared purpose to reimagine learning and help a new breed of virtual academy build live learning empires. If our values align with yours, join us!

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Account Executive

  • Prospect new business: You will collaborate with growth to source new SaaS sales leads & opportunities through outbound calls, e-mails & social selling targeted at our ideal customer profile (i.e. bootcamps, knowledge creators, enterprise organizations).
  • Close new business: You will own the sales process end-to-end (prospecting to demo to close). You will be quota carrying and will be responsible for reaching sales targets on a monthly & quarterly basis.
  • Be a product expert: You are a Disco product expert and assist buyers through the sales process by qualifying, nurturing and closing sales opportunities.
  • Be consultative: You take a consultative approach to all sales conversations. You look to add value throughout the entire sales process. Your primary goal is to solve problems for your clients.
  • Collaborate: You will collaborate closely with many functions, including growth, product & design and customer success. You will translate customer needs & learnings for your partners across the organization and advocate for the end customer.
  • Strategize: You will take a strategic approach to how you tackle the market and you will constantly iterate on this approach based on what you learn. What works for one vertical may not work for all verticals.
  • Champion & Follow Process: You understand the power of operational excellence and the need to follow processes, this includes being extremely diligent with updating our CRM (Hubspot) and staying on top of all tracking and actioning of activities

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Startup Software Developer

  • Perform end to end engineering of Disco's core product from design, develop, test, release, deploy, upgrade and production
  • Perform code reviews for your peers
  • When required, participate in production support, including deployment, training and setting up and incident response
  • Contribute to automation tools to aid development, testing and delivery of customer and product requirements
  • Take individual responsibilities to drive timely execution of projects and sprints, including estimates, status update and reviews
  • Uphold the quality of the product or features, including unit test, functional test, integration, performance, security and scalability
  • Understand and contribute to company best practices for code quality and velocity
  • Participate in architecture design and decisions, communicate significance/impact of a solution with the rest of the team
  • Produce documentation on code, system design, architecture and solutions
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Senior Software Developer

  • Perform end to end engineering of Disco's core product from design, develop, test, release, deploy, upgrade and production
  • Perform code reviews for your peers
  • When required, participate in production support, including deployment, training and setting up and incident response
  • Contribute to automation tools to aid development, testing and delivery of customer and product requirements
  • Take individual responsibilities to drive timely execution of projects and sprints, including estimates, status update and reviews
  • Uphold the quality of the product or features, including unit test, functional test, integration, performance, security and scalability
  • Understand and contribute to company best practices for code quality and velocity
  • Participate in architecture design and decisions, communicate significance/impact of a solution with the rest of the team
  • Produce documentation on code, system design, architecture and solutions
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Community and Content Marketer

  • Embody and help develop the Disco brand, tone and voice through customer comms, copywriting and community building.
  • Own and execute our awesome strategy for building community including launching our very own blog, newsletter, podcast, livestream and virtual course.
  • Engage with creators online (via social media channels and email) and collect feedback from the creator community (via email, polls, DMs, etc.).
  • Experiment with different acquisition channels using our next level content and community building activities to onboard the right set of customers to sign up for our waitlist.
  • Experiment and build onboarding flows to improve conversion rates.
  • Help us build and manage our customer council and treat them like the rockstars they are so they can build our product with us to make their lives better.
  • Meticulously track all activities, results and experiments so we can learn and iterate off data.
  • Analyze data, insights and reports to develop plans to grow priority categories, communities and audiences, ensure creator engagement, retention and satisfaction.
  • Be the first touch point with potential customers and introduce them to the Disco brand, most often through calling, texts, and email.
  • Inform and influence our overall growth strategy.
  • Identify and report issues with the customer experience and value prop and turn these problems into opportunities for growth.

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Our Values

Simplify & Move Fast with Judgment

Choose the simplest path (not the easiest path) Most decisions are reversible. It’s better to be faster to insight than take too long to launch to get feedback.

Champion the Mission

Help creators make a sustainable living doing what they love.
+ Have a deep empathy for the creative process, creator journey and entrepreneurship
= Reimagine the future of learning

Playing to Win

We are here to not just play the game, we are here to Win the Game.

To win, we need to be differentiated and have a clear value proposition.

Winning requires us to bring our A-Game to all that we do.

Serve the Business

We succeed if the business succeeds.

When faced with a choice, choose what is in the best service of the business for the long term, even if it is sometimes harder and not in our personal interest in the short term.

Have a Growth  Mindset

We value a growth mindset and lifelong learning.

Learn by doing: test, iterate, feedback, learn.

Value pursuit of excellence and high performance not burnout.

Net Positive, Diverse & Conscious

We want not only our intention but our impact to be net positive in the world.

Build a culture that is conscious of our impact on others and intentional in our design and actions.

Build a company that is diverse and inclusive to all.

Have fun, Enjoy the Journey

Enjoy the freedom that comes with remote work and do your best work anywhere in the world.

Have fun by making this place the best place to work and contribute to our culture.

Be present: the joy is in the journey!

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What Investors are saying

Wattpad, a platform for nearly 100MM users, pioneered social and serial storytelling - a format both creators and readers love. Disco is pioneering social and serial learning - a format both creators and learners want - making learning fun, and highly engaging. Candice and Chris also understand how important creator monetization is, we learned this at Wattpad.

Ivan Yuen
Co-founder, Wattpad

Disco realizes that live learning is the future and creators and organizations of all sizes need a Shopify-like platform to run their live learning business. We are excited to back this all-star team pioneering the future of live learning.

Deborah Quazzo
Managing Partner, GSV

Disco reminds me a lot of what we did in commerce. We empowered entrepreneurs to go direct to customers and disrupt traditional retail, just like Disco is enabling creators to disrupt traditional education.
The team is mission driven: helping creators be entrepreneurs with the ability to own their brand, customers and revenue.

Brandon Chu
VP Product & GM of Platform, Shopify

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We are looking for the brightest and most passionate creators, learners and builders to join us on our mission. We hire for character, curiosity and drive.

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