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What Sardine makes: Payments and fraud infrastructure for fintech and crypto.
💻 Engineers, Product, Design



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Sardine builds anti-fraud and compliance products for fintech and crypto companies. The products help companies identify if transactions and users are legitimate and compliant.

Joining Sardine puts you on an ambitious team with high exposure to the growth of crypto, but without needing to be dependent on that industry.

The team is ambitious and iteration focused, but collaborative and customer focused. Engineers are expected to be mostly autonomous and in control of their own projects, figuring out how to do things. Strong generalists are well-suited.

Sometimes there's a trade off between how strong the team is and how early it is. If you find out about it early with a big opportunity ahead, it might be a weaker team. If you find out about it later when it's already successful, it might have a strong team. In Sardine's case, they have both. 

The founding team previously was early at Coinbase and worked on risk there, and led Fincrime, Crypto, and Product at Revolut.

The team is experiencing rapid growth in revenue. Customers include companies like Brex, MoonPay, Transak and Bakkt.

It's a great product to work on if you want to help money move faster, too, thanks to Sardine's instant settlement and payment products.

We'd encourage you to apply.

If you join a company, my general advice is to join a company on a breakout trajectory.
Sam Altman
CEO at OpenAI, former President of Y Combinator
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Marc Andreessen
GP at Andreessen Horowitz, Co-founder of Netscape