If you’re someone who becomes frustrated whenever you don’t have functioning Wi-Fi, trust us—you’re not alone. Karma knows exactly how you feel when your wireless connection dies and is on a mission to make Wi-Fi so simple that people never have to think about it.
So far, the startup is doing a pretty great job. Karma Go, the company’s latest pocket-sized device, was recently released and allows people to bring Wi-Fi with them everywhere in the U.S.—fueled by pay-as-you-go data that never expires. The best part of Go is that each connection is shareable. That is, anytime someone hops on a user’s network, both parties get free data.
Within the startup, Karma’s team is made of a passionate group of designers, engineers, marketers, and makers who are changing a slow-moving, old industry. Big ideas are constantly thrown around, and employees are excited at the prospect of bringing simple, design-driven products to the world. “At previous companies I’ve worked for, I felt like I was always putting out a fire,” says graphic designer Kate Matsumoto. “At Karma, I feel like we’re selecting and testing the best wood.”
Apart from being at the frontlines of shaping the future of Wi-Fi, Karma’s employees enjoy a variety of perks including a shiny new laptop of choice (and, of course, your very own Karma Go), a minimum-25-day vacation policy (you read that right), a weekly happy hour on Friday afternoons, and free lunches every day. All of these benefits help team members forget distractions and focus on building something they love.
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A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author