Slide based presentations are slow, boring and quite frustrating!
1.5 billion+ people spend countless hours on presentations today. Presentations haven't changed much since the 80s. They are time consuming, monotonous, and frustrating. People expect a lightning fast, delightful, and engaging experience. This is why we believe it's time to leave slides behind...
We are designing the future of storytelling Fast. Easy. Always stunning.
Chronicle is doing to presentations what Notion did to docs. We are not making better software to create slides, we are fundamentally reimagining the format by taking away the design burden, making it interactive and creating a seamless experience for remote work.
Presentations have been a consistent theme in our lives for the last decade. Here is our story of starting Chronicle.
Currently, we are a fully remote team hiring across time zones. If you’re a self-starter, motivated to build game-changing productivity tools, we'd love to hear from you.
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We are extremely passionate about our vision. As overused as the word is, nothing else better describes how we feel about shaping the future of work.
We approach building a product with the same goal that we approach storytelling - to wow our audience. At Chronicle, we want to build a world-class product for our users. Our product needs to elicit an emotional response from our users.
We are at the start of something huge. We are trying to build a product that will impact millions of people. At this early stage in the journey, it is critical to think of everything that may go wrong, every risk that needs to be addressed. But it is far more important to take a step back, look at our ambitious vision of the world and ask ourselves, "How will we get there?"
We approach this adventure with optimism. We are bound to face lots of challenges on the way but as long as you believe in the vision, we will get there!
Read more about our vision, mission and values here 👉 Chronicle Vision and Mission
We want you to have fun and enjoy when building Chronicle. We offer competitive perks and benefits.
Compensation - We offer competitive salaries and attractive stock options
Work Remotely - You can work for anywhere and we will support you with the best equipment, home office expenses, remote working allowances and flex hours
Growth and learning - We will invest in you and help you grow fast to drive towards your career goals; we provide access to great learning and development opportunities
Wellbeing - We want you to enjoy and feel amazing at work and in life. We offer health insurance and our 'Be-Well' allowances to help you wind down and take care of your mental and physical health
Read more about all our here 👉 Perks and Benefits
We are a fully remote, diverse, global and amazing team!
We love to explore new places 🌍. While Chronicle is remote first, 2-3 times a year, we get together at unique places across the globe for our retreats.
Inventing on principle by Brett Victor (Video)
Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte (Book)
Design is storytelling by Ellen Lupton (Book)
Knowledge Project by Shane Parrish (Podcast)
Inside by Bo Burnham (Netflix Video)
Why is blue so rare in nature? by Joe Hanson (Video)
How do I apply? How do I get in touch?
Apply here or drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why did you start Chronicle?
As consultants, we have deeply felt the frictions associated with presentations. We see a lot of our friends, colleagues going through the same friction. We genuinely think that, we deserve a better way to tell stories at work. This is why we are building Chronicle.
Read more about our journey and why we are building Chronicle here Our journey so far
Where is Chronicle located?
Chronicle is a US based company but it exists on the internet. We have been remote from day one. The team is located across Australia, India, and USA.
We believe remote working is the future and have already adopted processes and tools that help us work efficiently without stretching ourselves.
How do you work remotely?
We are remote from day one and we are highly supportive of remote employment. We encourage you to work from wherever you want.
Here is how we manage working across timezones, together, remotely:
The secret to setting up a global remote team | OnDeck Top Company 2022
Over the past few months, I have been asked about setting up a remote team on numerous occasions. In 1-on-1s, Twitter DMs, and meetups. 🏘️ Are you more or less productive in WFH? 🏗️ How do you set up a remote team? 🤔 How do you stay aligned? And make decisions?
We also provide highly attractive perks to support you work when working remotely. We want to ensure you have a great experience working on Chronicle.
What is the work life balance at Chronicle?
We work flexibly and make room to live our lives comfortably and happily. We fundamentally believe that working in a fast paced startup doesn't have to mean that you sacrifice your work life balance.
At Chronicle we truly invest in your well being and help you relax when you need to. With flex hours, wind down allowance, staycations and much more, we genuinely care.
Most importantly, we believe you should enjoy each day at work - this is why we are looking for people who are genuinely driven to build a great future of work tool.
Have you raised money? How much?
We are lucky to be backed by some of the best investors in the world.
We have raised a $2.5M pre-seed round led by Accel, a top tier silicon valley venture capital fund. We recently closed our $5M seed round led by SquarePeg.
In addition to Accel and SquarePeg, we are supported by a set of angel investors who played a pivotal role in some of our favourite software companies over the years like Facebook, Google, Superhuman, Apple, Slack, Lattice, Intercom, Product Hunt and more.
We are quite well set up from a capital standpoint to not only confidently go through the next 2-4 years of a tough raising environment but to accelerate on our mission to build a world class product, attract world class talent and build a strong foundation.
How will Chronicle make money?
Chronicle follows a subscription based business model. While personal use will be free, pro users and enterprises will pay a fixed subscription per month/year for using premium features of Chronicle.
How large is the opportunity?
Chronicle is playing in the fast growing $20-30B presentation software market. With 1.2-1.5B presentation software users, the addressable market is significant.
As a starting point, we aim to target modern tech teams that form a 40-50M target user group. This represents ~$1B obtainable market.
How is Chronicle different from existing solutions?
The most important distinction between Chronicle and existing tools in the market is: We are not slides. We are a novel storytelling format.
Canva, Google Slides, Pitch and many other players are making amazing tools to create slides faster, better. But they are constrained by the .pptx format. We are not a tool that creates slides - we are a completely new medium that enables block based creation (like Notion) and bite sized delightful consumption (like Instagram stories).
Chronicle is differentiated because:
- Interactive storytelling: Chronicle is a first of its kind, integrated presentation tool that allows users to create interactive stories that capture audience inputs, questions and improves engagement.
- High efficiency from no-design process: While other tools provide users with immense design choice which leads to low efficiency, Chronicle is fast since formatting and design doesn't get in the way.
- Designed for the remote world: While slides were designed for in-person presentations, Chronicle is designed to work for remote collaborative teams. This is why Chronicle's presentation mode has an integrated audio/video functionality with a live share mode.
Who are the customers?
Chronicle is a horizontal tool built for modern, collaborative teams. As a starting point we are targeting cross functional product teams. Our core target users are teams that use tools like Slack, Notion, Invision, Figma and have already made the leap away from traditional presentations.
We outlined our customer segments and use cases across each of the segment (Fig. a). As a starting point we are focused on internal showcase use cases.
What stage is the product at?
Chronicle is currently in private beta. We have started onboarding our first few users on the platform and we are working hard to capture their inputs and build a tool that they fall in love with.
We are conscious that building a tool like this needs a balance between speed of delivery and excruciating attention to detail. We want to build a tool that our users love - this will need time and patience. We aim to be in private beta over the next year before we release to the public.
Below is a glimpse of the positive response from some of our very early potential users:
How will we reach our customers (what is our go-to-market strategy?)
We aim to drive customer adoption using the product-led-growth playbook. Since presentations are inherently collaborative, we drive discovery and adoption through collaboration and exposure to audience.
Fig. b. shows our adoption and discovery flywheel.
We currently have a strong waitlist of users keen on trying Chronicle. We will continue to build out this waitlist while we perfect the product and then start a strategically concerted GTM motion.
What is our tech stack?
What is our hiring process?
Our hiring process for all roles involves 4-5 discussions with various members of the Chronicle team. The entire process usually takes 2-3 weeks once we get started. This is a chance for you to get to meet our team and understand how we work.
Duration: 30 mins
We begin with a chat with one of our founders who will share more about the vision and the product, and how we work at Chronicle. Pro tip: We love it when candidates have seen the product and have clarity about their expectations from their next role.
Duration: 30-45 mins
You’ll meet a team member that you’ll work together closely once you’re onboard Chronicle. They’ll share more details about the role, get to know you better, and share a short take home assignment. Pro tip: We love it when candidates collaborate with us after the task has been shared. Feel free to ask questions and share insights. It helps us simulate real work.
Duration: 30-45 mins
You’ll present us the outcome of the take home assignment, your thought process behind key decisions, and what you would’ve done if you had more time.
Duration: 30 mins
You’ll meet another team member - this time from an adjacent team. They’ll share more about how we work and collaborate at Chronicle, and help answer any questions you may have.
Duration: 30 mins
We conclude with an offer and align on specifics like the joining date.