Getting Personal with the Ark Team



We keep it cool on the Arkberg, and we’re not just talking temperature.

The Ark dev team is made up of the baddest bunch in the bay. Not your typical pale set of programmers, the dev team is athletic, energetic, and even poetic. We’ve got runners, b-ballers, biking enthusiast, hikers, swimmers, and obviously DDR champions. When the Ark team (resembling Greek gods) aren’t maintaining their physiques or working tirelessly on improving Ark.com, they’re appeasing their insatiable appetites for the arts and all things intellectual. Dreamers, thinkers, well-read and politically inclined individuals with both style and charm, that’s the Ark dev team. Tech world, you’re welcome.   

Ark’s marketing department is smooth like ice. They’ve got a knack for excellence and they’re not afraid to use it.Their attitudes, easy breezy, but their work ethic, hardcore. While spreading the Ark work is a shared passion, these ladies, like the dev team, have interests outside of Ark. Once off the Arkberg, the marketing team enjoys channeling their inner athletes, chowing down on sushi, gettin’ down to live music, and volunteering at their favorite non-profits.  

The founders, otherwise known as the OG penguins, have a lot on their plate, but still manage to let loose and have a good time when the mood strikes. When their not holding  down the berg, they enjoy staying active, spending time with their pets, and keeping up with the latest in tech.

To learn more about the Ark team, check out the team page of the Ark website and Twitter, @Ark.

The Penguins are Blogging, Keep Up with Ark on the Company Blog

Ladies, gentlemen, and of course, penguins welcome to our blog!

So far so good here on the Arkberg and on the Ark blog. The personal search game has been super exciting and we can’t wait to tell you all about it. On the blog, we’ll keep you posted on interesting  industry-wide news and let you in on what’s going on at the Arkberg, a.k.a headquarters. As happy as we are to share what’s on our minds, we can’t wait to hear from  you too. Also, keep on the lookout for contests and other opportunities to win Ark swag, details regarding upcoming events, fun photos, and more!   

So what is Ark exactly?

Ark is the personal search engine that helps you connect with people. More than a people directory, Ark is a social utility that enables you to easily find the right person that you’re looking for. Finding new friend, an old classmate, a new business contact, or someone who is already in your network is a breeze with Ark.

Here are a few examples of searches you might do:

  • Current city: San Francisco + activity: ultimate frisbee = a new friend to toss a frisbee with
  • A city that you’re visiting + high school = meet up with old classmates while on the road
  • My friends tab + people who like your favorite band + current city = someone to go to the concert with
  • Language: French + college + college class year = someone to study for the French midterm with
  • Works at Goldman Sachs + Columbia Graduate + current city: Palo Alto = a good person to talk to about your company’s investments
  • Interested in: desired gender + current city: San Francisco + employers: Twitter + first name: Jessica + favorite book: The Great Gatsby = girl you met at happy hour yesterday

Who is Ark?

From a variety of diverse backgrounds, the Ark team is made up of about 20 creative, technically savvy, enthusiastic individuals who all want to help you connect your world. Our unofficial motto is “work hard, play hard.” We’re serious about creating an awesome product, but we know how to have a good time in the process.

For more info about the Ark team, click here.

For additional information on Ark feel free to check us out at ark.com or follow us @Ark on Twitter!