Business Development Director (Silicon Valley)

Speedinvest Vienna - Silicon Valley, CA (30+ days ago)

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.

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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.

Your Responsibilities:
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

Solution-oriented approach

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

Compensation: TBD.

Please send your resume and application to 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.