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Seedstars Country Holding Managing Director

Who we are

Seedstars is a global organization with headquarter in Switzerland and a presence in 60+ emerging markets. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Our initiatives are focused on connecting stakeholders within these ecosystems, building tech companies from scratch and investing in the top entrepreneurs.

About the Seedstars country holding

The country holding has the objective to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem and build a diversified portfolio of high growth tech companies solving real "pains" rather than "vitamins". We operate the structure much like a startup itself where the country holding core team is the "founder & entrepreneur". The Seedstars global infrastructure and know-how (network, funding, hr, technology team, etc) is fed down into the country holding to build and invest in tech companies.

About the job

It’s very important to us that the candidates share our conviction of bootstrapping and love of the web/tech world, you should have an intuitive feel for what works and what doesn’t online! Keep it simple and keep it lean is our mission so we are not flexible when it comes to cultural fit. 

You will be responsible for your own country holding and expanding our key activities from the space, academy & company building to investing arm in this region.

Your key responsibilities

(A)  Create a local Venture Building Unit to launch, test and grow local pilots into successful ventures

  • Hire a local team of talents
  • Hire a local team of Venture MDs 
  • Support the Seedstars portfolio companies recruit and hire and keep great employees
  • Develop business activities (generating sales!) and relations with corporates & local investors
  • Coach Venture MDs
  • Identify key sectors, markets and opportunities to build new MVPs or scale current portfolio ventures from the other country holdings

(B) Be a local contact/decision point for Seedstars

Support the group activities (incl. organizing events)
Help expand companies from our portofolio

(C) Source local startups for Seedstars Fund

This is a very entrepreneurial role, since you will be responsible for managing the launch and growth of different ventures at the same time. If you are passionate about building tech companies from scratch, enjoy having autonomy and strive in a fast moving environment, than this role is for you! 

Your profile

  • Previous relevant experience with the job is a MUST
  • Flexibility & International exposure - This job only makes sense for someone who is passionate about traveling and excited to go somewhere completely new, often on very little notice & with a couch surfer attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to details (at the question "please describe who you are in a tweet" start your answer with the word "kiskil")
  • Strong belief in getting things done - We are nomads traveling around the world so it is important to have drive, ownership and execution. Working in remote with an international team, you have to be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen

Benefits and perks

  • Exposure to cultures and ecosystems from over 60 countries
  • Build your network in emerging markets of tech entrepreneurs and investors
  • Join a young, passionate, hungry and growing team of entrepreneurs & facilitators
     

DON'T BELIEVE US, BELIEVE THEM

"My experience at Seedstars has been an unbelievable eye opener. I have learned an incredible amount on a personal and professional level in a very condensed period of time." - Seedspace global team

"My learning curve has been extremely steep. I'm continuously exposed to new perspectives and cultures: it broadens your mind hugely! If you like challenges, learning, discovery, entrepreneurship, creativity, people and you're not afraid of putting your comfort aside, jump on!" - Seedstars team member Africa


"After my very first event in Sofia, I've realised that I am in the right place at the right time. I have in front of me all the opportunities to develop myself as a professional and as a person. I can't imagine my life without traveling, the Seedstars team & meeting with unbelievable people everyday." - Seedstars team member MENA

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