Founder’s Message

Dear Interns

We love to form team and work with people who are enthusiastic, creative and have a great learning attitude. And hear that you fit the bill perfectly. It’s great to have you with us. Warmest welcome!

There’s work and there’s your life’s work. The kind of work that has your fingerprints all over it. The kind of work you’d never compromise on. That you’d sacrifice a weekend for. You can do that kind of work at F13. People don’t come in here to play it safe. They come in here to swim in the deep end.They want their work to add up to something. Something big. Something that couldn’t happen anywhere.

Fueled by caffeine and code, optimism and idealism, conviction and creativity, generations have used technology to remake our society.

But I think you would agree that, lately, the results haven’t been neat or straightforward. In just the few years things feel like they have taken a sharp turn. Crisis has tempered optimism. Consequences have challenged idealism. And reality has shaken blind faith. And yet we are all still drawn here.
For good reason. Big dreams are here, as do the genius and passion to make them real. In an age of cynicism, we still believe that the human capacity to solve problems is boundless. But so, it seems, is our potential to create them.

That’s what I’m interested in talking about today. Because if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that technology doesn’t change who we are, it magnifies who we are, the good and the bad. Our problems – in technology, in politics, wherever – are human problems. From the Garden of Eden to today, it’s our humanity that got us into this mess, and it’s our humanity that’s going to have to get us out.

If you want credit for the good, take responsibility for the bad

But lately, it seems, this industry is becoming better known for a less noble innovation: the belief that you can claim credit without accepting responsibility. But whether you like it or not, what you build and what you create define who you are.

I know you are ambitious. You wouldn’t be here today if you weren’t. Match that ambition with humility – a humility of purpose. That doesn’t mean being tamer, being smaller, being less in what you do. It’s the opposite, it’s about serving something greater. The author Madeleine L’Engle wrote, “Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.”

In other words, whatever you do with your life, be a builder.
Find the courage in the challenge. Find your vision on the solitary road. Let’s build something together.

Let’s #MakeChangesHappen