CTO and cofounder for Teacherspace

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

CTO and cofounder for Teacherspace

Do you want to create products that makes life easier for teachers and increase their well-being?

Teacherspace is looking for a cofounding CTO on our mission to help teachers reach their potentials and thereby improving well-being and learning opportunities for children.

We have just received a state grant so the two current co-founders can work full time and we are raising an angel round.

About Teacherspace

Our vision is to improve teacher quality and retention with virtual mentoring.

Teacherspace and the problem we are solving

We have all tried it. Having a teacher that you absolutely love. Someone you looked up to and who when she shone her light in your direction you felt visibly proud, and wanted to be like her. Maybe reading this will make you reminisce about what a difference she made for you. We want to help teachers reach their full potential and believe it can be learned with feedback, guidance and support.

To do that we need to build a great and user friendly way for teachers to get feedback that fits into their workflow and as part of that we will be building a great mobile and web app as well as community of teachers and mentors.

Being a teacher is exceptionally difficult and there is little time and opportunities to get feedback on what matters the most: what happens in your classroom every single lesson.

Who you will be joining - Meet Jesper and Frederik

We are two curious and ambitious people who have more than 10 years of experience with education and the problems for teachers we want to solve and we have a clear vision of what we want to do.

We have raised money, worked in education and built teams and products before and we have seen the problem we want to solve up close. You should also know, that we are deeply passionate about making products that help teachers and we are in this for the long run.

Jesper - CEO

Jesper was the co-founder and CEO of Teach First Danmark from 2014 to 2021 and before that he was an early employee at two different startups, Podio (sold to Citrix) and Riidr.com (Sold to JP/Politiken). Jesper has a business background and led Teach First Danmark to raise more than $8 million and impact more than 20.000 students through 300 new teachers.

Jesper is a lifelong fan of AC Milan and has spend 3 years living in Italy and learning Italian. Most free time is spent with his 2 kids (2 and 5) who keeps him busy. When time permits, it is spend on listening to hip hop, cooking and reading (big fan of poetry).

Frederik - CPO

Frederik is a certified teacher and before that he received bachelor degrees in film and media studies and electrical engineering. Since the summer of 2019 he has been teaching elementary school full time and spent his summers and holidays volunteering to teach Danish and Math to kids who live in foster care. Frederik has been a new teacher who has benefitted from a mentor and he has also seen numerous examples of how difficult it is to be a new teacher.

Frederik is a lifelong fan of AC Milan (you don’t have to be, but what an amazing coincidence if you were), an avid reader and concert goer who has been writing about music and reviewing concerts.

Who we are looking for and what we have to offer

In the perfect world, you are a great full-stack developer with UX experience who has also worked as a teacher, but less than perfect also works.

What matters the most is that you are excited about building something that will solve very real and big problems teachers face every day.

The value we want to create at Teacherspace will be created in close collaboration with teachers, so you should be curious about teachers and their lives and challenges.

You should get excited about the prospect of being part of the founding team and all the messy hands-on work that comes from that, as well as the long-term perspective of you setting the strategy and being responsible for a great remote engineering team.

We are based in Copenhagen but you can be based anywhere and we expect our team to be mostly remote.

Skills and experience

  • Full-stack developer. You should be able to build out our MVP and make the architectural decisions to set us up for future growth as well as being excited to work on our web app and mobile app.

  • You have a passion for user experience and design.

  • You are a strategic thinker who thinks long-term.

  • You are a good recruiter or would like to become one.

  • You are a great manager and interested in becoming great at building and leading a remote team.

  • You are a good listener and good at giving feedback.

  • Startup experience is helpful but side projects or anything else you have been passionate about also works.

What we’re offering

We have been working on Teacherspace since the beginning of 2022 and made good progress. From August 2022 we are working full time and also have schools signed up for our pilot project.

We expect you to first work with us on a small project to find out if we work well together and we expect to have funding around Q1 of 2023.

As a co-founder you will get a significant part of the equity. We are in this for the long run and just getting started and you will play a critical role, so you should see yourself as a co-founder of Teacherspace and be excited about the journey to help teachers become better.

Our process

We are looking for a partner to work with for many years to come, so we want to make sure that we are a good fit for you and vice versa. This is what we expect our process to look like.

  1. An introductory call with Jesper to get to meet each other and talk about our vision.

  2. A call to meet Frederik and talk about our roadmap.

  3. If we get along and want to move forward we ask you to complete our cofounder questionnaire and share our answers as well.

  4. We agree on a small project to work together on.

  5. We discuss the project and decide if we should work together and make our collaboration permanent.

For more information or questions please contact us at jb@teacherspace.org or phone number +4541122738

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Working at

Teacherspace wants to make it easy for teachers to get quality feedback on their classroom by providing them with mentors and unique qualitative and quantitative insights. Teacher turnover costs schools a fortune and Teacherspace reduces turnover and increases teacher well being. Teacherspace makes it easy for teachers to get feedback on their lessons. Teachers record a lesson and share it with their mentor and then get feedback and the extra support they need.

Read more about Teacherspace

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