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About Makara

Makara, formerly webappVM and OSS-1701, is founded by application management veterans that recognize the hole that exists in deployment and management of business-critical web applications in public, private, internal, and trusted clouds. Makara's goal is to provide a cost-effective, portable, high performance virtual "application capsule" to run business critical web applications with self-service deployment and management built in.

Makara Headquarter Location

Redwood City, California, 94059,

United States


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A Deep Dive Into 9 NYC Companies Hiring Now

Mar 2, 2022

What they do: Betterment helps users reach their financial goals through automated and custom investment and savings strategies. In addition to financial planning, the company also offers a checking account and high-yield savings account. Working around your interests: There are currently 20 open roles between Betterment’s data and analytics and engineering teams. In an interview with Built In, Alex Hint, who was then a software engineer and is now a lead software engineer, spoke about how the company enables its tech team to do work that interests them . “My primary focus has been on back-end technologies, however, my interest was in front-end development,” Hint said. “I was able to align my interest by leading accessibility efforts, being part of an internal style library-development team and joining our React and TypeScript group. After expressing an interest in more product-related work, I was given the opportunity to lead the new fraud prevention project.”   Moving into crypto: Betterment’s users will soon have the ability to invest in cryptocurrencies thanks to the company’s acquisition of Makara, an automated crypto investing platform. Sarah Levy, Betterment’s CEO, discussed the similarities between the two companies that drove the deal in a press release announcing the acquisition. “Makara is unique in offering consumers managed crypto portfolios combined with the guidance and ease-of-use that have defined Betterment,” Levy said. “Makara is to crypto today what we are to traditional investing since pioneering robo-investing a decade ago.”     What they do: Albert is a fintech company with a wide range of products and services, including a debit card with cashback rewards, financial advice provided by the company’s in-house financial experts and an automated savings account. Supporting women in the workplace: Amanda Liu is the head of product at Albert, and in a recent interview with Built In she spoke about her approach to uplifting and empowering the women on her team. “One of the best things you can do is give people space to grow,” Liu said. “I believe in learning by doing, which involves searching for ways to give team members a chance to try new things. If you give them space to hone a new skill or make mistakes and learn from them, there’s a good chance they’ll achieve success.”     Delicious and healthy perks: All U.S.-based employees receive six meals a week from Factor, which offers pre-made meals cooked by chefs from scratch; that’s in addition to the $20 daily meal stipend. Along with food, there is also a $100 monthly wellness stipend and a commuter stipend of $100 for anyone who walks to work, rides their bike or takes public transit. What they do: Neustar specializes in identity resolution. Its tech is capable of analyzing billions of data points to provide brands the insight they need to both connect with consumers and get ahead of fraudsters. Mental health matters: Mental health has traditionally been a taboo topic in the workplace, but Neustar has taken steps to change that. In an interview with Built In, Carey Pellock, chief human resources officer and executive vice president, spoke about how the company supports its employees mental health. “We engaged mind share partners to help equip our managers with core skills to support the mental health of their teams and employees,” Pellock said. “Then we involved our talent development team to provide resources and create training that our managers could access. Another very helpful aspect has been executive engagement. Each executive committee member has adopted a mental health pillar and were tasked with finding ways that were authentic to them to engage our people and create a conversation.”   A more perfect union: Neustar was acquired by TransUnion in a deal worth $3.1 billion that closed in December of 2021. Charlie Gottdiener, president and CEO of Neustar, spoke about the match between the two companies in a press release. “The combination of TransUnion’s powerful digital identity assets and Neustar’s distinctive data and identity resolution capabilities presents enormous opportunities ahead,” Gottdiener said. What they do: TytoCare has created hardware and software that gives people the ability to conduct a wide variety of medical exams at home with guidance from a remote doctor. Directors in demand: TytoCare currently has three open director roles, two on its ops team and one on the marketing team. The two ops roles are for a director of payor solutions and a director of provider solutions , both of which require more than six years of experience in the health industry, with MBAs or former management consultants preferred. The director of partner marketing positions asks for 10 years of experience as a healthcare or SaaS marketer. Additionally, the director of payor solutions and director of provider solutions roles are available to remote workers. A banner year: 2021 was a big year for TytoCare. The company raised $50 million in an oversubscribed Series D funding round in March and in May it landed at number nine on CNBC’s “Disruptor 50,” which the business news outlet describes as “a list of private innovators using breakthrough technology to transform their respective industries.”     What they do: Qualtrics develops software designed to improve the interactions employees have with their companies and those that consumers have with brands and products. The platform collects and analyzes customer and employee feedback, surfacing actionable insights and quantifying their impact. Finding your fit: Qualtrics encourages employees to follow their passions and promotes lateral career growth, as Fareen Roper experienced firsthand. Roper joined the company as the head of platform marketing before his passion for DEI led him to a new team. “I joined Qualtrics as a marketer, but I had a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) stemming from my background as an openly gay black man,” Roper told Built In. “I have since landed my dream job as global DEI lead, where I’ve turned my passion and purpose into a career.”   Family matters: Qualtrics helps employees who are adopting a child with the costs by covering up to $10,000 of eligible adoption expenses. The company also offers up to six weeks of paid leave for employees taking the role of primary caregiver. Along with adoption benefits, Qualtrics has a generous parental leave policy and a return-to-work program for new parents. What they do: Better is a real estate tech company whose services include mortgages, title insurance and homeowner’s insurance. The company also helps users make cash bids on homes and offers free listing services for those who purchase a new home through its platform. See yourself in leadership: Alexandra Motto, director of product operations at Better, joined the company in 2020 after working at Uber, Google and Etsy. Motto told Built In that one of the reasons she accepted Better’s offer was the makeup of the company’s executive team. “As a woman in tech, it was important for me to see strong female executive leaders in the workplace,” Motto said. “Having a chief product officer, chief compliance officer, head of operations and now a chief technology officer who are all inspiring women with a seat at the table was a massive deciding factor when I accepted the job at Better.”   Well-funded: Back in April of 2021, Better closed a $500 million funding round led by SoftBank, which pushed its valuation to $6 billion. Some of that funding has been earmarked for hiring as Better is currently looking to fill 44 open roles. The company has raised $905 million according to Crunchbase data.

  • When was Makara founded?

    Makara was founded in 2008.

  • Where is Makara's headquarters?

    Makara's headquarters is located at Redwood City.

  • What is Makara's latest funding round?

    Makara's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Makara raise?

    Makara raised a total of $6M.

  • Who are the investors of Makara?

    Investors of Makara include Red Hat, Andreessen Horowitz, Shasta Ventures and Sierra Ventures.

  • Who are Makara's competitors?

    Competitors of Makara include VMware.

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