29 Jul 2021
4 min read
Multis (YC19) is a French startup, founded in 2019, building a best-in-class business wallet for crypto-native companies who want to professionalize their treasury management in digital and traditional currencies.
At Multis, they believe that digital currency will birth an open financial system and support billions of entrepreneurs worldwide through instant payment networks and inclusive financial services. Their goal is to be businesses' financial OS and provide them with services and tools they'll need along their way.
After going through a shift in direction, it seems like this past year has been a defining one for Multis, who after a thorough research process, have started building a wallet that solves the very real problem of business operations in crypto. How are they doing it?
By integrating spending features:
Including tracking features:
Taking into account bookkeeping:
We recently spoke with Kim Godson, responsible for Operations at Multis, for more details about the company’s tech challenges, their team and culture.
We decided to choose Clojure and ClojureScript because we believe functional programming provides a safe environment to innovate and iterate on our product with better modularity, maintainability, and less redundancy. ClojureScript, in particular, is very powerful, immutable, and dynamic with an expressive but compact language and supporting interactive development (through REPL).
Finally, the reactive framework re-frame is very well suited to blockchain development combining reactive programming, functional programming, and immutable data.
We’re currently trying to:
The cornerstones of the Multis culture are:
Passion: At Multis, we are passionate people shaping an open world. We believe in accessibility and transparency. Speaking of which, I would be remiss if I did not mention that in the near future, we want to be able to pay salaries and bonuses in crypto.
Collaboration: We're team players and think that collaboration will help us build a successful product. We celebrate our victories, share mistakes, look for solutions together, and support each other.
Experimentation: At Multis, we read and experiment a lot to be able to reach our objective : help businesses access and leverage an Open Financial system. To this end, we encourage people to go to conferences, we are happy to offer MOOC time and workshops and we give the opportunity to everyone in the team to get a new book every month.
Ambition: At Multis, we want to shake up the finance world. We are all A-Players who want to change the way business banking is done nowadays and to create a more inclusive and transparent financial system.
Guilherme Devincenzi, who recently joined Multis as a Software Engineer definitely agrees.
“Since joining, I've had the incredibly pleasant experience of being encouraged by my teammates to collaborate with a real treasure trove of a knowledge base: to write about my onboarding experience, contribute with tech discovery essays and get to know everything about Multis and how it works."
"The onboarding experience had me touch the code base little by little, contributing with small but important improvements while I got to know both the code and the rituals around how things are done.
The company's culture fascinated me from day one: not only the organization (yeah, big fan), but also the passion, the emphasis on learning and collaboration, the friendliness and openness made a huge impact on me.
It has only been a week, but I already feel relaxed around everyone: they've been extremely helpful and encouraged me to discuss, share and learn with each other - which is perfect, given the complex environment Multis operates in.” You can read more about his experience here.
The CTO, Greg, usually describes the dev team as a place to
The team is also remote-friendly and throws "cryptoffs" (offsites) in Europe to gather the team around goals and have fun together — so far they've been to the Alps, the Canary Islands, and Berlin!
They definitely seem like a great bunch with much passion for what they do. The good news is - they are hiring! Take a look at Multis’ open roles here and apply to join the team!
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