An active and highly successful Digital Ventures team is seeking a New Ventures Director to join their dynamic and international team as they continue their journey of creating value through building great consumer digital businesses in the CEE region.
New Ventures Director
Identify business crossover opportunities that could succeed in the CEE region, but the service is yet to exist.
Work with incredible founders to expand their businesses into the CEE region.
Set up new digital businesses, identifying great start-ups, sectors that are interesting, and identifying the right partner to work with.
Check out the market, discuss with potential suppliers for the business, put together the business plan, negotiate the key terms etc.
Ultimately, together with the Digital Ventures MD, take this from an idea to a closed partnership agreement.
In your first 12 months you will
Identify VC-backed European and US start-ups where we could work with them to expand.
Identify consumer-facing sectors with tremendous potential for digitalisation.
Work out which business model suits the region the best (meet with potential clients or industry experts + desk research) and how we enter the market.
Negotiate and close a term sheet and JV agreement with at least one potential partner.
Smart, driven and charismatic. People like working with you, partners want to work with you.
A strong network in the European VC and start-up ecosystem.
A self-starter with ability to take on tasks independently and great team-player.
Excellent core business skills – business plan modelling, sales and negotiation, understanding of barriers to entry and how to overcome them, closing complex deals.
Keen to work in a highly dynamic and international environment.
This role may ultimately graduate into an MD role running a business you find, so ideally you have the potential to be the MD of a business. This requires some experience in putting together and managing small to medium-sized teams, with any B2C online marketing and tech skills a plus.
Experience in consumer facing digital businesses is a plus.
You should have
10-15 years of experience across a combination of the ventures space (VC or VC-backed business), with a high-end structured environment (strategy consulting, banking etc) or in a business development role in a major tech company.
MBA from a top business school is a plus.
Perfectly fluent in English (both written and verbal).
Experience and knowledge of the CEE region is helpful, but not essential.