Startmate’s mission is to make ANZ the best place in the world to build a startup 🌍
One of the biggest challenges we face here is that a lot of the most talented and ambitious people in ANZ don’t even believe that working or investing in a startup is a viable option, let alone founding one. This means that arguably the biggest bottleneck for growth in the ecosystem is simply that we don't have enough exceptional people to fuel it. Compounding this is the fact that tech in ANZ has a stunning lack of diversity, and the needle here is moving painfully slowly.
💥 We’re changing this, and you could play a pivotal role in the shift.
We’re accelerating the growth of the entire ecosystem by flooding it with diverse, ambitious, exceptional people. We currently do this by creating highways into startups (e.g. our fellowships that target the most high-potential and underrepresented groups (e.g. women & students) or high-impact industries (e.g. climate). We also work to supercharge those already involved in startups through our upskilling programs (e.g. PM101, Customer Success) and our angel investor program (First Believers). We’ve worked out a winning formula here, and we have ambitious goals to scale these programs.
However, to come full circle, one of our biggest challenges here is actually building awareness and cultivating curiosity about startups in the non-startup ecosystem - and that’s where you come in.
If we’re to truly make the impact that we want to, we need to not only convince people who are already interested in startups to make the leap, but actually substantially increase the number of people who are interested in startups 🚀
Startmate is already the epicentre of startup ambition. We have a trusted and highly respected brand within the startup ecosystem. Our next mountain to climb is to build that brand in new and diverse audiences - corporate, healthcare workers, academics, hospitality, education, TAFEs, you get the picture.
To do this, you’ll tell and amplify the stories of our most ambitious. You’ll grow and engage our newsletter audience. You’ll identify new audiences and, through our content, build awareness, educate and eventually cultivate curiosity within those audiences. You’ll work closely with our growth marketing associate to ensure that we track and iterate the efficacy of the work we do, and are able to attract interest in our programs. In time, you’ll help us scale our marketing function, and drive the strategy for how we become a household name synonymous with ambition 🏡
📈 Grow the size, quality and engagement of Startmate’s audience
📖 Chief Storyteller
⚡️ Program Marketing
We believe that building a diverse and inclusive team is critical to Startmate’s success. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. We use Applied to ensure every applicant gets an equal chance of success.
The Startmate community is a unique mix of founders, operators and investors — the one thing everyone has in common is ambition. Startmate is much more than just our team, it’s a community built on paying it forward.
You will have very high autonomy to realise your dreams within your area
We are a remote-first team with coverage across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Noosa and New Zealand. We currently have an office in Melbourne with satellite offices in Sydney and Auckland.
You get to work with every well known and less well-known Australian and Kiwi startup, VC and angel — Canva, Safety Culture, Propeller, Vend, Xero, Blackbird, Square Peg, AirTree, rampersand, Folklore — you name it!
Being able to bring your best self to work is really important to us. We index heavily on wellbeing and engagement to make sure that you’re able to turn up with energy and resilience each day.
A share of Startmate’s success
We think it is important to share successes with the whole team. All Startmate employees receive carry in our funds and are owners in the management company.
We’re making Australia and New Zealand the best place in the world to build a startup. We’re achieving that through building a platform that unleashes startup ambition and accelerates exceptional companies.
At our core, we’re a community of the most ambitious founders, operators and investors propelled by a highly-trusted mentor-driven community, and backed by the best angels, venture funds and tech startups in the region.
Over the past decade we have invested in 170+ startups, with a combined value of $2 billion.