Applications close: 11:59pm, 21st Jan 2024 AEDT
Startmate is the epicentre of startup ambition in Australia and New Zealand and exists to make ANZ the best place in the world to build a startup.
One of the core pillars of this vision is to build a thriving community of investors in ANZ and empower them to believe in and back the next generation of early stage founders. This is the pillar that you will help us build.
This role is designed for someone hungry, not proven, and excited by the opportunity to grow and learn from the investments team. There is no formal investment experience required. This role will give you the opportunity to…
Startmate has a different investing approach to most traditional venture capital (VC) firms. Most VCs are limited by the capacity of a small team of investment partners and associates to find and select startups. Startmate leverages our powerful community of thousands of founders, investors, and operators to enable us to make great investments at scale. We see over 1,000 startups every year and are the most active early-stage investor in ANZ.
In this role, you'll manage the beating heart of our investor community, First Believers. The program has an average rating of 9.3/10. Over 200 high-flying and diverse angels have been upskilled and onboarded into our community through this angel investing program. These include founders of iconic Australian companies, Managing Engineers from Tesla, the Head of marketing from AirBnB, Head of Startups at Stripe, Global Product at Tik-Tok, Head of Product Amazon, Lead Recruiters at Canva, Security Engineers at Apple, GMs from UBER, partners at Bain and KPMG, ex-AFL Superstars and many, many more.
Our investor community supercharges our ability to find and invest in the most ambitious founders in ANZ. Many of them have become core parts of our ecosystem, investing directly into early-stage startups and becoming invaluable mentors to founders.
On top of this, you have the exciting opportunity to impact the broader investments team, growing our ability to make great early-stage investments through our Small Bets Fund, new Syndicate, and Accelerator selection process.
💰 Salary: $70k - $85k + super + equity + carry
🌆 Location: Sydney, Auckland, or Melbourne (remote for the right candidate but preference for local)
🤝 Reporting to: Ben Simai, Investment Manager
Your background is less important than your key skills, which might include:
1. Responsibility 1: Program
2. Responsibility 2: People
3. Responsibility 3: Investment Team Projects
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.
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.
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.