International recipe sharing platform chooses Bristol as global HQ
Cookpad Ltd, a startup that began its days in Japan*, has built an online community of 100 million cookery fanatics worldwide on its free-to-use recipe sharing platform.
Now, with ambitious growth plans to reach 100 countries within the next three years and longer-term goals which include machine learning solutions for other products and services, it has chosen Bristol as its global HQ.
“We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology to create products people delight in using”
Part of the attraction of Bristol to this fast-growing tech company is in its thriving tech community and talented developers. So, along with the company’s plans to grow and innovate, they have plans to recruit a whopping 75 new team members from the region – bringing its Bristol contingent up to 100 by Spring 2018.
Opportunities for engineers
The company has already taken on Anthony Sullivan as director of product. He joined from Guardian News and Media where he worked in a product director role for more than three years. He will work alongside chief technology officer Miles Woodroffe, who worked as an engineer for Cookpad Inc in Tokyo before working his way up to VP Engineering International. Miles moved across to help set up and grow Cookpad Ltd a year ago.
“We need people with experience developing rapidly moving and user-driven products which solve problems and offer solutions through technology”
Miles says: “We want to recruit people who will buy into our mission to create solutions that make a difference and build powerful tools for our members.
“Our vision is to share our ideas with the open-source community. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology to create products people delight in using.
“At Cookpad we really believe we can create a better world by encouraging more people to indulge in home cooking. If you’re fun, creative and curious, you might be just the person we’re looking for.”
Anthony adds: “Cookpad Ltd offers a really exciting startup environment for talented developers and engineers – and the chance for those who join us now to be a foundation member of this global enterprise.
“We need people with experience developing rapidly moving and user-driven products which solve problems and offer solutions through technology.”
*Cookpad Ltd is a subsidiary of Cookpad Inc, the original Japanese startup.