Our team is growing rapidly and we are seeking to bring aboard an Associate to support our Coverage Partners and help scale the Foundry platform. Associates will be involved across all areas of our business, including researching key trends and assessing new markets, proactively sourcing and qualifying startups, creating landscape reports and market maps, organizing private events, and supporting our general operations. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about technology and venture capital, building authentic and lasting relationships, connecting the dots between startups and corporates, and who can operate in an environment with significant flexibility, freedom, and responsibility.
This role targets a start date in late Q4 2018 or Q1 2019.
Unique platform for someone seeking career experience that spans venture capital, corporate development, business development, innovation, and strategic advisory
Access to and relationship building with C-level executives from forward thinking global corporates, top startup founders, and their venture investor backers
Daily insight and exposure to a wide variety of sectors, including automotive, beauty, financial services, retail, industrial, etc.
Experience with internal operations and contributing to the vision of a rapidly growing team and company
High degree of autonomy and flexibility in managing personal time and schedule
Travel as appropriate, both domestically and internationally
Competitive compensation, perks, and equity upside
Role & Responsibilities
Direct support to our Coverage Partners and CEO across a broad range of initiatives / deliverables for Member corporates / organizations
Identify startups with the most compelling teams, technology, business models, and traction; create target lists, determine relevant recommendations, and make direct connections between startups and Members
Develop sector maps, monitor and have points of view on industry trends, attend demo days, track top VC portfolios; regularly summarize insights and compile/distribute intelligence reports
Orchestrate private events, craft agendas, and coordinate end-to-end experiences for visiting senior executives
Manage internal operations such as weekly roundup meetings, CRM system, research databases, etc.
Skills & Requirements
2 - 3+ years of proven performance in investment banking, venture capital, management consulting, corporate/business development, or relevant startup experience. Client-facing experience preferred
Fundamental passion for and broad knowledge of the technology industry with exceptional intellect, drive, integrity, ownership, and attention to detail
Ability to think critically, develop trust, and operate autonomously on a fast-paced team
Born to network; astute at building relationships and connecting the dots between players
Exceedingly positive attitude, humility, and willingness to roll up sleeves in a startup environment
Strong cultural fit tantamount; we are a tight-knit, cross-functional team that avoids politics, moves quickly, and creatively leverages limited resources
About the company
Silicon Foundry is a membership-based corporate innovation advisory platform. Through a curated flow of targeted insights, deal sourcing, senior personal introductions, and private events, Silicon Foundry connects select corporations with top startups and investors to unlock actionable business opportunities, ranging from strategic customer relationships and partnerships to investments, spin outs, and acquisitions. Silicon Foundry’s member base includes a diverse spectrum of corporations from across the globe, including Barrick, British Petroleum, Deutsche Telekom, Estee Lauder, EY, Ford Motor Company, Majid Al Futtaim, MEDC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Salesforce, and more.