We’re excited to announce that we are hiring a General Manager. Apply here.
Since launching IA Ventures nearly three years ago, we have lived by the ethos that we are a start-up investing in start-ups. Like the companies we invest in, we constantly look internally at what we’re doing well and where we can improve to enhance the product that we put forth in market. As part of this effort, we believe there is an important opportunity to build out and improve the platform of products and services we offer our portfolio companies and the broader startup and data communities at large.
What you’ll do:
The GM will own the platform, products, and services for our customer — the startups we invest in. This includes creating reusable best practice resources, fostering connections between functional disciplines (marketing, sales, finance, etc) across the portfolio, and organizing events like our annual Founders meetup. Ultimately though, it is up to the GM to identify and implement those solutions that best serve the needs of our portfolio. The value the GM creates for the companies is the primary measure of success.
Since it is critical that the GM deeply understand our companies and their needs, the GM will actively participate in investment team meetings and be expected to contribute to the conversation about potential investments and existing portfolio companies. While the principal focus of this position will be working directly with the existing portfolio, the GM will also be charged with a secondary responsibility of facilitating support for and engagement with the broader tech community.
Who you are:
While we have some broad ideas to kickstart the platform, the GM will think and act like an entrepreneur – experimenting with ideas, releasing early and often, learning from scoped tests, and iterating and improving the suite of products and services. The successful candidate will necessarily live and breathe startups with a deep understanding of the ecosystem, be an avid user of emerging products, and have substantive technical acumen with capacity to either directly build or manage the buildout of potential products.
How you’ll stand out:
- A demonstrated passion for start-ups and tech. Start-up operating experience is a plus
- Net native – you should be an active user of emerging technologies
- Extremely creative and entrepreneurial
- Exceptional organizational and execution skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Engineering skills are a plus. At a minimum, you must be demonstrably tech savvy
Please apply here before Thursday, November 1st at 11:59pm Eastern. We will reply back to you with next steps by the following Friday the 9th.