101 - 250 employees
No outside funding
AdTech
B2B
Big Data & Analytics
eCommerce & Marketplaces

Cogo Labs Company Overview

Our mission is to launch and accelerate internet companies with our data, tech and analytics.

We identify business opportunities with our data assets, run internal experiments on our platforms, and spin out profitable portfolio companies with strong revenue growth.

Once a new company becomes profitable, we give them the support they need to grow very big, very quickly. It is a proprietary, repeatable process that allows us to turn great ideas into successful companies. And then do it again. And again. And again.

Jobs at Cogo Labs

 
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Sr. Growth Marketing Analyst Minerva Analytics, the latest team to emerge from Cogos proven incubator model, is seeking a Sr. Marketing Analyst to join our team. Using Cogos extensive data warehouse, the Minerva team is building communities of users on the internet through a combination of rapid-development web property tools, scalable user acquisition, and extensive competitive and performance analysis. At our core we are a media company that employs data-driven, analytical methodologies to create profitable web businesses. What you will do: Monitor key...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
A big part of building successful companies is reaching the right audience. At Cogo Labs we build reliable, scalable, and customizable tool chains that allow our businesses to find and attract users who will become loyal customers. We are looking for 2020 graduates to join our Platform Team as Software Engineers to contribute on key initiatives and systems that support our incubating teams and companies in their high growth efforts. You'll work with engineers and analysts to understand requirements and deliver high quality solutions on time to your...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
At Cogo Labs, we build startup companies from scratch. We are looking for 2020 graduates to join our team as Quantitative Data Analysts. We're not venture capitalists we're a collaborative team of engineers, analysts, and entrepreneurs using innovative tools, big data, and intellectual curiosity to build a platform that spins up successful online businesses, fast. As a Cogo Labs Quantitative Data Analyst, you'll run and grow business lines within our incubator. You'll design and implement marketing programs, analyze performance metrics, and use the...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
The Marekting Compliance Manager (MCM) is responsible for portfolio-wide compliance with laws, regulations, as well as internal policies and procedures that are applicable to the marketing activities of our business. The MCM will work collaboratively with business operations, executive team, and other key stakeholders, and oversees a team of 1 to 2 contributors to ensure effective systems and processes are in place to achieve this goal. This position requires a a high degree of independence and business-level awareness and knowledge of researching, understanding, and implementing laws and...
Corporate Functions
Cambridge
Minerva Analytics, the latest team to emerge from Cogos proven incubator model, is seeking a Director of Business Development to join our team. Using Cogos extensive data warehouse, the Minerva team is building communities of users on the internet through a combination of rapid-development web property tools, scalable user acquisition, and extensive competitive and performance analysis. At our core we are a media company that employs data-driven, analytical methodologies to create profitable web businesses. About the job: The Director of Business Development...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us write new systems in Go, containerized using Docker, managed using Kubernetes. We are obsessive about using GitHub to track not only our code, but also manage projects, prioritize user requests, and keep our work transparent across the company. We run our own state of the art compute and storage systems, meshed with cloud services for maximum availability, efficiency, and flexibility. Expect to: Scale and enhance Cogo's multi-channel Internet marketing systems Build new APIs, services, and libraries that our new startups depend on...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
A big part of building successful companies is reaching the right audience. At Cogo Labs we build reliable, scalable, and customizable tool chains that allow our businesses to find and attract users who will become loyal customers. We are hiring a Software Engineer to contribute directly to critical growth initiatives and key systems that support our internal and external customers in our quest to build massive scale consumer internet companies. You'll work on cross-functional teams not only with different engineering disciplines, but from across the company to drive success under the...
Software Engineering/QA
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What is it like to work at your company in terms of your culture? 

Sometimes when you read about the culture at a startup you start to wonder if you're actually reading a description of a cult. At Cogo we hire outgoing, entrepreneurial, inquisitive people, and they form the center of our culture. We have interesting problems to solve, and we have fun solving them. There are plenty of opportunities each month to hang out with coworkers either during or outside of work (lunches, bar nights, ski trips, marathon sessions of Blokus or Rumis) but the company's role is to foster the culture the employees advocate for, not to determine in some artificial, top-down way what types of fun will be enforced each month. In that way we think of our culture as something that's continually evolving, not set in stone.

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What’s the best way to get a job at Cogo Labs? 

Express a genuine interest! We especially like candidates who've clearly looked at our website, or have a story that shows how their past work & interests are aligned with the things we do here. 

We're always hiring, but our job listings are often just a general starting point. If you took a poll probably most people here would say their job ended up being different from how it was described on the website. Really we’re looking for entrepreneurial individuals who are interested in the idea of building a technical & analytical process around creating successful start-up companies. If that sounds interesting to you, there's really no better place for you to be, and we can definitely find something interesting for you to work on here. 

Also: diversity is crucial to us. Our process at Cogo is very collaborative, and if everyone in the room had the same degree from the same university, we'd be severely limiting our ability to innovate. It’s when you get a really diverse mix of people in a room, with different backgrounds and perspectives, that the interesting ideas really start to flow, and that's part of our competitive advantage here.  

What can people expect over the course of their career at Cogo Labs? 

We do everything we can here to move people as far in their careers as fast as they want to go. As people grow in their skills here, sometimes they will build and lead teams around core problems at Cogo Labs, and sometimes they will move out with our vertical companies, taking on leadership roles at early-stage startups. It really all depends on what you want to do, and because of the nature of our business--as a small but growing company that is incubating startups that will each have their own unique needs--we have many more tools at our disposal to help people meet their career goals.

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What TV or movie would best describe the working environment and employees at Cogo Labs. 

Working at Cogo is like the first half of Men In Black, where everything is exciting and alien and weird and cool but also slightly confusing, followed by the second half of Pitch Perfect, where everyone joins their individual talents together in perfect harmony to create something unique and beautiful and complex and amazing.  

What is in your fridge or on tap? 

Depends on what day you’re poking around in there. On Mondays you’ll find veggies and hummus and yogurt and coconut water. On Fridays you’ll find growlers from CBC and some really incredible mold experiments.  

If you took a poll of everyone in the office, what would be the company’s favorite color? 

Pantone 7737 CP  

Are there any fun facts or unique stories that you can share about Cogo Labs or individuals that work there?  

We have musicians and home-brewers and bee-keepers. We have an employee who appeared in a movie with Ryan Reynolds and another who can sew an accurate replication of a 14th century gown from Greenland. We have two employees who've sung at Carnegie Hall and one who mixed a concert there. We have an award-winning fanfiction writer and an award-winning cosplayer. We have an employee who can make you involuntarily move your body by targeting a specific part of your brain with a magnet. We have an employee whose grad school recommendation letter was written by Penn Jillette, and an employee who holds the top search result for "warcraft wedding sushi." We have an employee who saved someone from a car wreck moments before it exploded. We have some of the most incredible and amazing people you will ever meet.   

Do you have names for your conference rooms?  Is there a theme or explanation behind the names? 

Our conference rooms are named after famous rooms from pop culture - The Thunderdome, The Batcave, Fortress of Solitude, etc. At one point we had a room called The Well of Souls but people got too creeped out.  

Do you have any unique benefits or perks? 

We have every benefit you would expect, plus a company match on our 401k, which is almost unheard of in startup-land. And we are continually looking for ways to do better as a company for and by our employees. 
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Nina Huynh
Senior Manager, Compliance & Contracts

There are smart people everywhere, but when you have a company full of them, complete with great personalities, it makes for a fantastic work environment. Cogo is composed of people from all over the world who all have different perspectives and interests. Not only does this make for great conversation, it helps to boost creativity.

Brian Frake
Senior Analyst

I have never experienced such a fast-paced, challenging work environment. Right from the start, I was learning the intricacies of the business and getting familiar with the tools that would allow me to efficiently face any—and every—problem. Most importantly, within a month I felt like the projects I was working on were having an immediate and tangible effect on the business.

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November 8, 2019
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September 10, 2019
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August 21, 2019
Between career growth, benefits and perks, and the friendly and cooperative camaraderie of our employees, I am very lucky to work in a place that puts so much effort into making this such a great place to work....
August 9, 2019
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August 7, 2019
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