Who we are

Spot combines memory science and artificial intelligence to tackle harassment and discrimination at work.

Cofounders Dylan Marriott, Daniel Nicolae, and Dr. Julia Shaw

What we believe

We believe that everyone deserves to work in an inclusive, diverse, and respectful environment.

Research shows that harassment and discrimination are dramatically underreported. Fears of retaliation and judgment often prevent people from bringing inappropriate behavior to light. We believe science and technology have a critical role to play in removing that obstacle. Memory science, an impartial bot, and sophisticated privacy control can help people capture details early and report incidents anonymously when they're ready.

Our mission is to empower employees to speak up and companies to take action.

Cofounders

Dr. Julia Shaw

Dr. Julia Shaw

As a scientist who specializes in memory and police interviewing, I understand the delicate nature of emotional events. Memories can weigh us down. From my research, I know that we can easily forget or misremember important details. We’re building Spot so it helps people clear their minds and keep their memories safe.

Daniel Nicolae

Daniel Nicolae

For most of my professional life I designed tools at Evernote to help people remember things better. With Spot I’m designing, testing, and refining user interfaces to make the recording and reporting of discrimination more accurate and effective.

Dylan Marriott

Dylan Marriott

I’ve been a software engineer for six years, building products used by millions of people. When people share emotional experiences with Spot, they’re trusting us to keep their data safe. We’re building Spot so that it keeps all your personal information private.

Research and Legal

Rashid Minhas

As a PhD candidate in psychology with a focus on investigative interviewing and police practices, I understand the complexities of good memory interviewing. Because much of it hinges on the format of the interviewer’s questions, it’s important to me that Spot always asks the right questions.

Camilla Elphick

I’m a PhD candidate in psychology, with a focus on face processing and eyewitness memory. The Spot research team evaluates existing literature on workplace harassment and designs experiments to test poorly understood phenomena. Our aim is to reduce workplace harassment.

Paul Livingston

I’m a barrister who specializes in employment law, focusing on issues related to harassment and discrimination in the workplace. As a practicing lawyer, I regularly appear in court on behalf of employers and employees. I provide independent advice to Spot.

An All Turtles studio company

We’re grateful for the funding and support provided by the AI startup studio All Turtles. Most notably, we’ve received help from the following individuals:

Jessica Collier, Cofounder and Head of Product
Phil Libin, Cofounder and CEO

Jon Cifuentes, Cofounder and Head of Marketing
Chris Dahl, Legal
Susan Farrell, UX Research and Strategy
Leonid Kitainik, Intellectual Property Law
Troy Malone, Studio Production
Chris Ploeg, Design
Carlos Rocafort IV, Design
Lisa Sanchez, UX Writing
Jeremy Yuan, Product Marketing

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Website illustrations created by Jocie Juritz
Photos taken by Janine Guldener