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Jul. 17, 2018 7:56 am

On the Market: Why Guru needs more engineers

Plus, meet two growing startups and the successful mobile game that's making this Philly studio thrive.

Inside Guru's Center City offices.

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The task for Philly-based, venture-backed Guru is slicing through the noise in the crowded B2B software space and helping clients understand why they need their knowledge-management solution.

The most recent tech rollout for the tech company, which in December slid into a 6,000-square-foot Center City office, is hoping to make that selling point a bit clearer with the help of artificial intelligence. A trio of updates, announced last Friday, is tying the company’s mission a bit closer to their client’s revenue.

“We are flipping traditional knowledge-management on its head,” said cofounder Rick Nucci, who previously founded, and sold, software startup Boomi.  “[We’re] empowering revenue teams to deliver delightful customer experiences, which drives revenue and customer advocacy.”

Nucci said the AI Suggest feature, which automates information access, helps customers have access to knowledge without them having to open the company’s platform.

“The critical knowledge they need to do their job can find them, when they need it,” Nucci said. “Most of our customers are sales or support teams, and so they want to be as responsive as they can to their customers and have confidence they are providing them the right answers; ensuring they are creating a great customer experience.”

As Guru continues to see strong growth, the entrepreneur said, they’re looking to grow the team across the board.

“We currently have openings in engineering leadership with a VP of engineering opportunity, as well as across the engineering team,” the former Philly Startup Leaders president said. “We are also expanding both our sales team as well as our customer success team.”

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For Old City-based Flyclops, mobile game Domino! has been a smash hit.

With 140,000 daily users and over 8 million downloads, it’s the main product supported by the game dev shop, started by Jake O’Brien. The company is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to support the game as well as help create “additional forthcoming games built on the same infrastructure,” O’Brien said.

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Indy Hall-based dev shop Ombu Labs was founded by Argentinian developer Ernesto Tagwerker seven years ago in Buenos Aires.

In 2017, Tagwerker relocated to Philadelphia with his wife and daughter, opening a local office in one swoop. The remote-friendly shop is looking for a Senior Ruby Developer with a lean startup mentality.

“We’re remote-friendly, but we prefer a candidate in Philly,” Tagwerker said.

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A Penn Ph.D. student by the name of Seth Neel is the cofounder of Welligence, an independent oil and gas analytics firm focused on the Latin America region. The company’s machine learning application helps energy investors have access to “detailed asset overviews and valuation models,” Neel said.

The venture-backed company has a team of eight full-timers, and is hiring for a backend developer.

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