It’s a simple motto: know thyself. At Rune, we never forget the fact that we are our brains, and that along our journey we have been, and still are, subconsciously absorbing the cultural and behavioral patterns around us. Talent or privilege are never a justification for cruelty and exclusion.
Taking a moment to talk about our habits, biases, and previous experiences before making decisions keeps us on our toes. Whether it’s recruiting, engineering, data science, or business development, we strive to balance our gut instincts with objective markers and input from others. We realize that there’s no perfect science to growing a team or a business, but we trust every single person at Rune to point out our blindspots and humbly admit their own.
Rune is tackling completely new kinds of challenges in a strange and exciting new space of science and technology. We founded Rune upon the core belief that the best solution arises from integrating every possible viewpoint, every experience, every background, and every person. For us, a welcoming, safe, diverse, and inclusive environment is not just a responsibility, it’s a necessity.
We believe no question should ever be turned away, nobody should have to wonder about their progress, and no company decision should be made behind closed doors. Trust is the only thing that scales Rune, and we extend that same trust and communication to the communities, clinicians, neuroscientists, and business partners that we work with.
Many of us here at Rune have been affected directly or indirectly by neurological complications. We realize that, over our lifetime, anyone is at risk. While it is our single-minded mission to bring new treatments and therapies to our communities and loved ones, we don’t believe any end can justify the means.
At Rune, empathy for the patients we engage with fuels not only our drive and passion, but our deep-felt respect of their privacy, dignity, rights, and humanity. We realize we live in a world where data is used just as often for profit as it is for good. There are always opportunities, advantages, shortcuts, and angles. At the end of the day, we always remind ourselves that if we don’t draw a line in the sand, nobody will do it for us.
We recognize that every organization has a choice of being practical or being idealistic. At Rune, our identity is firmly grounded on the process of learning how to balance between them: aiming for the stars but always having a plan to get there.
We believe strongly in work-life balance, having fun along the way, and maintaining a workplace that people are excited to return to every morning. We also want to deliver the best product and experience to our patients, researchers, and partners when they need us most. Our process, structure, and priorities guide us to be responsible to both ourselves and those that depend on our efforts. We keep the communication lines open and proactively adjust our methods to make sure push never has to come to shove in the first place.
We’re a team of curious, driven individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills, but we’re all passionate about using brain data to improve patient’s lives.
Our team of engineers and scientists is looking forward to meeting you.