We united by our vision that privacy compliance should be a technology feature and that consumers have the rights to full control and transparency over how their data is used.
Our founding team previously built Instamart (now SberMarket), a $1B e-commerce business in Eastern Europe with over 3M customers that provided us with a first-hand experience with how complex privacy compliance is when managed manually.
This is why we founded Soveren and aspire to become to privacy what Stripe is to payments and Twilio is to communications.
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Many companies have value statements, but often these written values or principles are vague and ignored. The real principles of a firm are shown by who gets rewarded or let go. Below are our real principles, the specific behaviors, and skills we care about most.
We start with the customer and work backwards
We work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust
We pay attention to competitors, but are obsessed over customers
We focus on key inputs for business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion
Despite setbacks, we rise to the occasion and never settle
We maintain high standards even when they may seem unreasonably high
We continually raise the bar and drive our team to deliver high quality
We ensure that defects do not get sent down the line: problems are fixed so they stay fixed
We say what we think to our colleagues when it is in the best interest of the company, even if it is uncomfortable to do so
We ask questions about actions inconsistent with our principle
We are critical of the status quo
We act on behalf of the entire company and seek what is best for the company
We think long term and don’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results
We never say “that’s not my job” and always help colleagues
We create and communicate a bold direction that inspires results
We think differently and from a new perspective
We expect and require innovation and invention from our team and ourselves
We find problems that need to be solved and take a fundamentally new approach to solving them
We are externally aware and look for new ideas everywhere
We never finish learning and always seek to improve ourselves
We raise the performance bar with every hire and promotion
We recognize exceptional talent, and willingly move those talented people throughout the organization
We take seriously our role in coaching others
We accomplish more with less because constraints breed resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and invention
We actively look for ways to perfect our value creation process so that it involves no wastage
We help each other to succeed
We nurture and embrace differing perspectives to make better decisions