We Are Freefly
Freefly represents the intersection of art and technology. Our team consists of industry leaders all focused on one task – inventing solutions to allow unrestricted camera movement.
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We built Freefly from the ground up in just over 5 years without a dime of outside investment. We’ve learned to do more than people think is possible, quicker, and cheaper.
We are building Freefly to be an Evergreen company, a long term hub of innovation. Transparency and building from first principles are key. Good ideas win here.
We see the world differently. We combine technologies in novel ways to drive incredible user value (and smiles!)
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Spirit of Freefly
We make our own films
We admire autonomy and ownership
We value innovation and experimentation
We are transparent and open
We build our own desks
We know time is limited (and we have lots more to do)
Freefly is organized into the following teams
Technology Empowering Creativity
Brushless motors, Motor Drives, IMU’s, Sensors, Actuators. These are the building blocks for our robotic systems that make filmmakers smile. We are pushing the limits on bandwidth, latency and performance to make sure that smile stays as big as possible.
Humans Talking to Other Humans
We realize it's hard to take cutting edge technology to the far ends of the earth. That's why we built a rock solid customer support system early on and ensure our team is empowered to do whatever it takes to make our user experience great.
We Know What We’re Doing
The machine that builds the machines. Ideas and prototypes are great, but Operations allows us to build and deliver at scale. Freefly wants to leave a big dent in the world, and you can’t do that if the system isn't functioning seamlessly.
One day our CEO Tabb noticed a disproportionately high rate of scarf wearage in the marketing team, and named them the ‘scarf squad’. In addition to wearing scarves, they keep Freefly’s brand, content, and creative stunning and fresh. We take toys from Engineering and crank out videos that blow the world away… like dronesurfing.
Freefly lives by the motto: ‘Create more value than you capture.’ We’ve introduced products that have allowed customers to build exciting businesses and taken them in entirely new directions. Profitability is critical for a self funded evergreen company; it's where our RnD budget comes from!
Aligning Freefly and Employees
Freefly intends to be a private, profitable, and market leading company with no near term intention to sell the business. We want to attract, retain, the best team members who are motivated to build a meaningful, world changing company. Freefly contributes 15% of our profit to an employee bonus bank and distributes on a yearly basis.
The goals of this program:
- Encourage the efficient use of capital by rewarding team for delivering profits
- Focus team on long term performance
- Encourages Freefly to distribute excess (unproductive) cash
- Provides uncapped cash compensation for employees
- Gives employees the ability to directly control their earnings
- Establish a culture of financial transparency
Freefly inspires me every day with the brilliant minds and creations I get to witness in action. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a member of Freefly.
“The Cult of Done” and the “Skin in the Game” (google them) are my favorite approaches to product development at Freefly. “Cult of Done” drives teams to focus on what matters the most. “Skin in the game” allows individuals to have high ownership of the final product, resulting in high-quality design and performance.
We are Freefly
Freefly is always looking for smart, passionate, and creative folks to work with. If you’re interested in joining our team, drop us a line at [email protected] and tell us about some of your most exciting projects, what you are learning about… and a few war stories.