Nova connects workers to open shifts locally, while showcasing their skills digitally. With Nova, workers set their hours, neighborhoods and wage minimums, get matched, work, get paid, and get rated on relevant, transferable skills. Managers specify the shifts they are looking to fill, and get matched with qualified, verified help. Business are rated by workers to discourage bad worker treatment. Worker profiles are anonymized to discourage discrimination.
Existing solutions for findings more shift work are lacking. It’s hard to find good gigs, and it’s hard to represent yourself and your skills.
Nova started by focusing on the restaurant industry, but applies broadly to any shift-based business. There are over 44,000 food service businesses in New York City alone.
Alexei is building tools to discover, measure and protect against cookieless tracking, or browser fingerprinting. He previously led product/engineering of Ghostery, a popular browser privacy tool.
Amer works on products that help people achieve their goal of being self-employed. He helped build the first and only consumer business-licensing database at License123.com (Acquired by Intuit). Amer then served as a Product Manager for Intuit's QuickBooks SMB unit. He focused on building QuickBooks Licenses, which streamlined complex business tax code into a single integrated user experience and automated tax calendar.