Speedinvest is a leading European venture capital fund for tech start-ups. We work alongside entrepreneurs to achieve a common goal of building great companies. Due to our global partner network that includes operations in Silicon Valley, we have become a key investment and development hub for Europe’s start-up community.
We are involved in early stage investments and specialize in operational support. Our company philosophy states that we only work with projects where we can have a truly purposeful long-term impact, by offering experience combined with the right network.
Find out more about Speedinvest at: www.speedinvest.com .
Business Development Director (Silicon Valley)
In order to support Speedinvest’s portfolio companies’ development in the US market we are looking for a Business Development Director based in our San Francisco office. The job is an excellent way to gain broad exposure to a range of sectors, and to the requirements for scaling fast growing, venture backed companies.
Lead the San Francisco Office
Supervise a team of 2-3 people
Coordinate hands-on work with startup founders
Supervise US growth support from Speedinvest team
Help to manage operational teams on the ground in the USA
Work hand in hand with the Sales, Business Development or Key account management teams of the different portfolio companies
Use network and sales competences to promote and secure orders from existing or prospective customers
Participate to sales pitches with potential clients and coach the sales teams
Prepare action plans for effective search of sales leads and prospects, including Sales Campaigns using State-of-the-Art Tools
Initiate and coordinate the development of action plans to penetrate new markets or broaden existing markets
Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes
Reporting on Outcomes and BD/Sales support measures for portfolio companies
We are looking for an active, creative manager. We want someone who can understand early-stage products and sell them. Start-up experience is a must. Technical skills and or MSc highly preferred. European languages (particularly German) are a plus but not a must.
Sales and business development experience required
Proven track record in sales management and supervision
Willingness to build up a strong network into the most important technical industries
Strong understanding of customers, market dynamics and requirements
Selling and organisational skills along with a solid technical understanding
Personal commitment, independent working attitude and willingness to travel
Your personal profile:
Outstanding commercial and management skills
Excellent communicator and relationship management
Exceptional networking capacity
Diplomatic team player
Structured and process-based leadership
Curious, adaptive & flexible. You prefer new challenges over routines.
An entrepreneurial ‘can-do’ attitude facilitated by continuous learning.
Ability to juggle multiple projects and work on tight deadlines
Please send your resume and application to email@example.com and we’ll be in touch with you! Links to other websites and resources where we might learn more about you (personal blog, Twitter, etc.) are greatly appreciated.