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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Software Engineer Minerva Analytics, the latest team to emerge from Cogos proven incubator model, is seeking aSoftware Engineerto 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: This is a Software...
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 looking for an Software Engineer in Core Analytics to contribute on key initiatives and systems that support our incubating teams and companies in their high growth efforts. You'll work on a cross-functional team with engineers and analysts to understand requirements and deliver high quality solutions on time to your customers. Prioritizing run-time, speed...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
About Minerva Analytics: Minerva Analytics, the latest team to emerge from Cogos proven incubator model, is seeking aUI Designerto 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 would do: As an initial...
UX & Design
Cambridge
Are you aUI designerwho wants to measure the effectiveness of your designs through data and testing? Are you looking to grow your skills and work on all stages of design + development? Then we want to talk to you! Cogo Labs is seeking a full-time designer to work on the branding, marketing, and design testing for our new and ongoing business ventures in our incubator. What you would do: As a member of one of our analytics teams, you'll contribute to all aspects of design and UX strategy for a variety of projects and businesses. This includes email design and...
UX & Design
Cambridge
Are you aUI/UX designerwho loves building elegant user experiences? Do you want to measure the effectiveness of your designs through data and testing? Are you looking to grow your skills and work on all stages of design, and support front-end development? Then we want to talk to you! Cogo Labs is seeking a full-time UI/UX Designer to help own the marketing and UI/UX for our public facing startups as well as our internal tools that help them excel. You are someone that has: A solid design portfolio with an emphasis on UI and UX design. Maybe you have a BFA in...
UX & Design
Cambridge
At Cogo Labs, we build startup companies from scratch. We're not venture capitalistswe're a collaborative team of engineers,analysts, and entrepreneurs using innovative tools, big data, and intellectualcuriosity to build a platform that spins up successful online businesses, fast. As a Vertical Support Quantitative Data Analyst, you'll work with each of our incubating companies to help them achieve quick and replicable success. You'll serve as a liaison between the companies executive teams and the Cogo incubator, helping to prioritize, spec, and build the tools that teams need most....
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Vice President, Engineering About Minerva Analytics: Minerva Analytics, the latest team to emerge from Cogos proven incubator model, is seeking aVice President of Engineeringto 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....
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
At Cogo Labs, we build startup companies from scratch. We're not venture capitalistswe're a collaborative team of engineers,analysts, and entrepreneurs using innovative tools, big data, and intellectualcuriosity to build a platform that spins up successful online businesses, fast. As a Cogo LabsQuantitative Data Analyst, you'll run and grow businesslines within our incubator. You'll design and implement marketing programs,analyze performance metrics,and use the insights you gain to drive growth inaudience engagement and revenue. Your expertise, ideas, and hard work willhave a direct and...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Senior Analyst at Uplift Financial Interested in transforming the consumer finance industry? Uplift Financial is looking for you! As a Senior Analyst at Uplift Financial, you'll run and grow a new revenue line. You'll design and implement marketing programs, manage performance, and use the insights you gain to drive growth in user engagement and revenue. The Uplift Financial environment is very experiment driven and you will be encouraged to explore and test new ideas. The combination of your expertise and ideas will have a direct and immediate impact on the Uplift Financial...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Data is the life blood of Cogo Labs and impacts nearly all decision making within the company. Cogo Labs data team is seeking an experienced MySQL DBA to aid in the improvement, maintenance, and scaling of Cogo's relational database systems. This is an opportunity to have a significant impact on a critical part of the business, innovate with the latest tools in the database space, and work on a small team of experienced engineers. What you'll do: Aid in the maintenance and improvement of Cogo's relational database infrastructure. This work will emphasize improving and iterating on our high...
Software Engineering/QA
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
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer, Analytics to help us write new systems in Python, Spark, containerized using Docker, managed using Airflow as well as grow our Core Analytics engineering skill-set. 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...
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 looking for a Software Engineer on our Platform Team 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 customer base. Ownership and accountability are core to...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Data is the life blood of Cogo Labs and impacts nearly all decision making within the company. Cogo Lab's data team serves the important responsibility of maintaining, planning, and scaling these vital systems. As a curator of these systems you will ingest and process billions of events each day and have a direct impact on Cogo's bottom line. As our Data Engineer you will: Build and maintain robust, fault-tolerant ETL pipelines for Cogo's internal and external data resources Work with incubatees and teams to plan their data pipeline, optimize their SQL, and act as a...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
At Cogo Labs, we build startup companies from scratch. We're not venture capitalistswe're a collaborative team of engineers,analysts, and entrepreneurs using innovative tools, big data, and intellectualcuriosity to build a platform that spins up successful online businesses, fast. Cogo Labs is hunting for a forward thinking and aggressive sales leader to drive our affiliate marketing business to the next level. With a team of experienced Account Managers already managing a solid base of existing partners, you will be in a position to hit the ground running as we look to significantly...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
We are looking for a Frontend Engineer on our Web Team to develop data-driven and visually stimulating applications and sites that support our analyst teams and incubating companies in their high growth efforts. As a Frontend Engineer you will enjoy a high degree of autonomy as we continue building some of Boston's fastest growing startups. Expect to: Apply your expertise React and TypeScript to build and maintain UIs that our web startups depend on daily to grow their businesses Adopt and contribute to team guidelines, testing, and best practices Leverage build and testing tools to deliver...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
At Cogo Labs, we build startup companies from scratch. We're not venture capitalistswe're a collaborative team of engineers,analysts, and entrepreneurs using innovative tools, big data, and intellectualcuriosity to build a platform that spins up successful online businesses, fast. As a Cogo LabsManager, Analytics, you'll manage a team of 5-10 to implement marketing programs, analyze performance metrics, and use the insights you gain to drivegrowth inaudience engagement and revenue. Your expertise, ideas, and hard work willhave a direct and immediate impact on the success of your project...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
At Cogo Labs, we build startup companies from scratch. We're not venture capitalistswe're a collaborative team of engineers,analysts, and entrepreneurs using innovative tools, big data, and intellectualcuriosity to build a platform that spins up successful online businesses, fast. As a Cogo LabsManager, Analytics, youll grow user bases and consumer audiences for Cogo and supported ventures. Youll create a cloneable, effective management paradigm for your team and user bases under your management, and partner with leadership to scale it across the entire Cogo ecosystem. Be ready to lead a...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
Cogo Labs' consumer finance company, Uplift Financial, is seeking a Manager of Engineering. This position reports directly to Uplift Financial's CEO, and will be a key contributor to Uplift Financial's strategy and growth. Our ideal candidate is a seasoned engineering manager looking to apply their skills to building a company from the ground up. Uplift Financial is incubating at Cogo Labs, an incubator with a track record of success, including EverQuote (Nasdaq: EVER), Autotegrity (acquired, ADP), and CourseAdvisor (acquired, Washington Post). What you'll do In this role, you'll be leading...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
About Minerva: Minerva Analytics is the latest team to be formed inside Cogos proven incubator model. As aQA Testeron the Minerva team, you'll be starting on the ground floor of Cogos latest team built inside the incubator. 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. About the role: As a QA Tester you will ensure that Minerva products and tools are as bug...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Interested in transforming the consumer finance industry? Uplift Financial is looking for you! As a Quantitative Data Analyst, you'll run and grow a new revenue line. You'll design and implement marketing programs, manage performance, and use the insights you gain to drive growth in user engagement and revenue.The Uplift Financial environment is very experiment driven and you will be encouraged to explore and test new ideas. The combination of your expertise and ideas will have a direct and immediate impact on the Uplift Financial business. Day to day work will include devising new...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
At Cogo Labs, we build startup companies from scratch. Mira Wilczek is a serial technical entrepreneur, winner of BBJ 40 Under 40, and currently the President & CEO of Cogo Labs, a Senior Partner at Link Ventures, and on the Board of Directors for Caredash, Hopjump, and Everquote. She is looking for an ambitious, thorough, strategic Chief of Staff to help manage and direct activities in and out of the incubator. What to expect from Cogo: Near obsessive use of data to inform business decisions. We believe that efficient growth happens when we make every decision based on solid, well...
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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.

     Cogo Labs. VentureFizz. Boston startups

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.

Blog

September 10, 2019
We've heard that September is the second-best time of year for new routines and fresh beginnings. I sat down with Lauren Brown to talk about her own day-to-day routine as an Analyst here at Cogo. Lauren gives us all the details of a typical Monday from her quick commute to...
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
One Kendall Square, then and now (courtesy of Google Earth!)As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston has reinvented itself several times over the centuries. Between its founding as a port city and its current reputation as an academic and tech innovation hub, Boston was an industrial manufacturing...
August 7, 2019
At Cogo, it’s part of our mission to be the best the absolute best place for early-career entrepreneurs. We spend a lot of time perfecting how we can motivate, accelerate, and excite people at any point in their career, but especially love helping people launch their careers. With internships...
July 31, 2019
Our summers in Boston are short but, oh, so sweet. To capitalize on every moment of beautiful weather, Cogo colleagues put an emphasis on getting outside and staying active. It seems like there's a Slack channel for pretty much all interests at Cogo, especially opportunities to stay active and healthy!...