On Mavericks & Farmers
Our employees, who have named themselves mavericks and farmers, are everything. Because of our ability to attract talent, intelligence, and creativity of the most exceptional technologists, scientists, artists, designers and business people across the world, Mav Farm remains beautifully unorganized. In this chaos, we have been delighted by the work that has been produced. We have been lucky to recruit many creative, principled and hard working stars. We hope to recruit many more in the future. We will reward and treat them well.
When you’re an organization going out of its way to recruit the most intelligent, innovative, talented people on Earth, telling them to sit at a desk and do what they’re told obliterates 99 percent of their value.
Our model is to increase employee freedom as we grow to continue to attract and nourish innovative people, so that we don't fall in love with process and instead avail ourselves the opportunities to be nimble and adapt. We want innovators, and that means maintaining an environment where they’ll flourish.
Mav Farm was founded by Derek Siegel (Co-Founder & CEO) and Mateo Moreno (Co-Founder & CMO) in 2016. The co-founders were professionals in the streaming video industry prior to founding Mav Farm. Siegel developed content licensing and business development strategies for startup VOD streaming services. Moreno developed and grew audiences for YouTube multi-channel networks.
Our desire is to create an ideal working environment that will ultimately drive the success of Mav Farm by retaining and attracting talented mavericks and farmers.
"Mateo and I founded Mav Farm because we believed we could provide artists and creators an important service. Serving art is at the heart of what we do and remains our number one priority."
- Derek Siegel
We provide many unusual benefits for our employees. We are careful to consider the long term advantages to the company of these benefits. Expect us to add benefits rather than pare them down over time. We believe it is easy to be penny wise and pound foolish with respect to benefits that can save employees considerable time and improve their health and productivity.
The significant employee ownership of Mav Farm has made us what we are today. Because of our employee talent, Mav Farm is doing exciting work in nearly every area of computer science and design. We are in a very competitive industry where the quality of our product is paramount. Talented people are attracted to Mav Farm because we empower them to change the world; Mav Farm has large computational resources and distribution that enables individuals to make a difference. Our main benefit is a distributed workplace with important projects, where employees can contribute and grow. We are focused on providing an environment where talented, hard working people are rewarded for their contributions to Mav Farm.