We pronounce it "next move" but we're not picky. We respond
to "next m-v" just as quickly. We’re a globally distributed team changing the way companies automate and optimize decisions.
If you go way back, our story is grounded in systems engineering, optimization research, ballistic missile simulation, and pizza delivery in the time of paper map directions.
More recently, our founding team spent years leading decision engineering at Grubhub, wrestling with the challenges of building automation and optimization solutions for food delivery. They saw a chance to serve developers tackling these challenges and others like scheduling and packing in a new way.
Enter Nextmv. We're delivering the power of decision science to every developer. It’s the missing link between data science and operations. Where data science answers what's going on, Nextmv's decision stack tells you what to do about it.
Nextmv started with the optimization dynamic duo that is Carolyn and Ryan, and grew into a global team of decision engineers, operations researchers, and more.
Carolyn analyzed simulations at Lockheed (missiles) and Zoomer (pizzas) before running Grubhub’s Systems Engineering team. When not starting companies, she coaches volleyball or plays with Nextmv’s CDO, Wally, at the park.
Ryan was an optimization wizard long before he led the Decision Engineering departments at Zoomer and Grubhub. He loves early baroque music and cats, especially his calico, Catalina.
Our values are aspirational and affect everything we do. At Nextmv, we hope to instill these as practices in our daily lives. We work toward these goals together and help each other along the way.
We act as a group of skilled contributors with diverse backgrounds and a common mission. We listen to each other to actively instill empathy in ourselves. We introspect about our actions and their impacts.
We share information, from company strategy to small insights and feedback. We collaboratively review our decisions and code using the same process. We own our mistakes and admit our vulnerabilities.
We are ambitious and value achievement over status. We are innately driven to innovate and improve the world. We apply our time and skills effectively to challenging problems.
We separate our work from our self-worth to view and improve it objectively. We don’t overwork, and take regular time away to encourage creativity. We take care of ourselves so we can give our best to our team.
We’re a Series A startup backed by FirstMark Capital, YCombinator, and leaders from Stripe, Twilio, GitHub, and Seamless.
We believe we’re up to new and interesting work. We love a good story and hope to be good authors of our own adventures at Nextmv.