This past week, we had a slight change of scenery as we traveled to Yosemite for our team offsite. This was our third trip as a team, following offsfites in Palm Springs and San Diego last year. Offsites are a pretty crucial part of the Ivella experience as they allow us to work together in a tight-knit environment, share new experiences, and deepen our friendships outside of work. Having gone through Y Combinator in the summer of 2021, our team started off as three people working and living together in our Santa Monica apartment. As the team has grown, offsites have become our chance to recreate those dynamics that we so deeply cherish.
While offsites allow us to experience new places and environments, the undistracted nature of being removed from our normal routines allows us to be incredibly productive. In Yosemite, our engineering team launched:
Recurring transfers, direct deposit support, and payment requests
Support for Apple Wallet
A new universal toast notification
An automated internal metrics Slack hook
Optimizations to our transaction processing and account ledgering
At the same time, our design team spent time working on:
A new user flow for transactions that aren’t yet split
A new visual style for modifying the ratio of transactions
An activity view to see updates to your account
A website redesign
We’re an incredibly product-focused team at Ivella, so we enjoy really spending time getting the details right.
At night, we played fierce games of Catan, competed against each other in poker, had a movie night, and cooked some incredible team dinners. At one point, while shopping for a team dinner in Vons, we all stopped dead in our tracks to answer a support ticket and do some impromptu debugging on our phones.
Towards the end of the trip, we spent the day in Yosemite National Park. There, we took in the sights at Tunnel View, hiked the Four Mile Trail, and took a dip in Mirror Lake. For most of the team, this offsite was their first time in Yosemite. Sharing these kinds of experiences in a place like Yosemite is just one of the many benefits of being a part of Ivella.
Our user base is growing rapidly, and we’re aggressively expanding our team across design, engineering, and marketing. If you’re interested in joining us to help us build the best banking products for couples, then check out our open roles here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to have you join us on our next adventure.
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