Erik Bernhardsson    About

Looking for smart people

I haven’t mentioned what I’m currently up to. Earlier this year I left Spotify to join a small startup called Better. We’re going after one of the biggest industries in the world that also turns out to be completely broken. The mortgage industry might not be the #1 industry you pictured yourself in, but it’s an enormous opportunity to fix a series of real consumer problems and join a company that I predict will be huge.


We’re 6 engineers at the moment, mostly focused on backend stuff, but a bit of frontend and machine learning stuff as well. We have also raised a pretty substantial amount of money. At this point we’re just a few weeks from launching, so I will definitely keep you posted. If you are interested in hearing more, drop me an email at

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Erik Bernhardsson

... is the CTO at Better, which is a startup changing how mortgages are done. I write a lot of code, some of which ends up being open sourced, such as Luigi and Annoy. I also co-organize NYC Machine Learning meetup. You can follow me on Twitter or see some more facts about me.