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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures




People & HR
Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

About Us

unspun is a robotics and digital apparel company, with a mission to reduce global carbon emissions by 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing.

Included in Time's Best Inventions & Fast Company's World Changing Ideas, unspun aims to rapidly transition the trillion-dollar apparel world into one that is more intentional, inclusive, and efficient by focusing on the overlap between sustainability and profitability.

We’ve developed a proprietary and patent-pending technology at the crossroads of 3D printing and automated textile manufacturing. By skipping the flat 2D fabric stage, we can additively build custom apparel products from the ground up- straight from yarn to final product. If additive manufacturing, industrial automation, and synchronized systems of hundreds of sensors & actuators gets you excited, we’d love to talk!

About You

You enjoy working on early-stage teams and thrive in a rapidly-evolving environment. As the first recruiter at unspun, you'll partner directly with our Head of People, founders and hiring managers. You’ll own all aspects of the hiring process and be the driving force building the team that will help unspun change the world.

What You'll Do

  • Serve as a brand ambassador for unspun, representing our mission and values at every touchpoint with candidates
  • Own the end-to-end recruiting process, from sourcing to offer stage
  • Develop and execute creative sourcing strategies to broaden our candidate pool and attract top talent
  • Schedule and coordinate all interviews
  • Conduct initial phone screens and on-site interviews
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to understand their needs and create targeted job descriptions
  • Standardize and optimize our core recruiting processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of passive candidates for future hiring needs
  • Analyze recruiting metrics and report on key insights to drive continuous improvement

Ideal Qualities

  • 3+ years of recruiting experience, ideally in a startup environment
  • Proven track record of successfully hiring for technical roles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment
  • Passion for unspun's mission and values
  • Familiarity with modern recruiting tools and techniques

We don't expect you to have all of the listed qualities and are looking for someone who hopes to learn those areas where they don't have as much experience. So if you don't meet all of the requirements listed above but can make up for it with a voracious passion for learning how to do so, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Our Philosophy

We won’t roll our eyes if your socks don’t match. We get it. But then, if you spend those extra few minutes in the morning matching your socks and shirt, we get that too. Our workspaces are sometimes spotless and sometimes chaotic, and we celebrate messy exploration. We work through complex problems but generate simple and elegant solutions. We strive to look at things differently, and never do anything solely because “that’s the way it’s always been done.”

We’re a team of designers and engineers, industry-veterans and serial entrepreneurs, artists and developers. We’re aspiring chess masters and climbers, bakers and photographers. Originally spun out of Stanford and the University of Colorado, we now call the Bay Area home, with strong ties to Hong Kong. We are looking for teammates who share our desire to work on ambitious problems and leave the world better than we found it.

unspun is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to being a diverse team that reflects a broad range of background, thought, and experience. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, status as protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristics. Women, minorities, and people from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


The annual salary range for this role is $95,000 - $130,000 USD, depending on experience.

Benefits include:

  • self-regulated vacation policy
  • comprehensive (gold & platinum) health/dental/vision insurance (or equivalent cash bonus if already insured)
  • company sponsored 401k
  • monthly gym membership or relevant online education grant of up to $150/month
  • pre-tax commuter benefits
  • incentive stock options