Ivy Softworks is a stealth Innovation Studio on a mission to build companies that solve some of the most complex technology problems we face today. We love to challenge limits, and constantly push the boundaries of what is possible. We are on the hunt for fearless adventurers that share our ambition to change the status quo and want the opportunity to build and own something big.

  • The Startup Attitude

    The Startup Attitude

    As we’ve been growing out the team here at Ivy Softworks, I’ve been observing the traits of individuals who really thrive in startup environments. From what I have observed, the individuals that really grow and succeed at a startup share a common attitude. I’m going to call it the “Startup Attitude”.

  • Ace Your Technical Interview

    Ace Your Technical Interview

    It’s a great time to be a software engineer: salaries are high, benefits are sexy, and you have the opportunity to grow your toolkit and own what you build. Whether you are in the market looking for a greener pasture or just want a change of pace, there is still a nerve-racking technical interview that stands in between you and your future dream job.

  • Culture Builders v. Culture Joiners

    Culture Builders v. Culture Joiners

    We are a group of people who understand that changing the world requires both grit and empathy, and that building up the people around us is just as important as building world-class products.

  • Startups & the UX Design Challenge

    Startups & the UX Design Challenge

    User experience design is one of the more challenging aspects to any interactive design project. Whether it’s a website, mobile app, or desktop software, the goal is to create a pleasurable, immersive, and inspiring experience for the end user. As a start up focused on developing next level productivity and collaboration tools, we recognize (and embrace) the challenge of getting the user experience just right. A UX Wizard is an essential and valuable part of any budding startup team.

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  • Why I Chose to Join Ivy Softworks

    Why I Chose to Join Ivy Softworks

    We’re continuing to grow out the team here at Ivy Softworks, and meeting with a lot of talented engineers and entrepreneurs. When speaking with candidates, I often get asked why I decided to join the company. In an effort to stop repeating myself, I’ve committed my answer to this blog for future candidates to reference (Just kidding, of course you can still ask. I’ll probably just read this post to you anyway).

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  • Why We Do What We Do

    Why We Do What We Do

    Recently I came across some old nostalgic bits from one of my companies. One of those bits was an email I wrote to the entire company, following a particularly large website and product launch the night before. An incredible amount of time and effort had gone into making that launch successful, and succeed it did.

    What stands out to me now, reading this again, is how well it speaks to why I love what I do, and why the great people I’ve been privileged to work with did so alongside me.

    This is what all companies should be about:


    I just wanted to share with you some feelings I had from last night, which relate to the very core of what I think makes Cloudmark so great.

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