You will holistically run Startmate’s funds and finance functions.
You’ll have the support of superstars Akshat Pande (Finance Manager) and Matt Kolomyjec (Fund Operations Manager), external legal providers, and a third-party finance provider we’re about to onboard to handle bookkeeping and accounting for the main operational entity.
You have fund-specific experience and are comfortable with fund vehicles and compliance, as well as accounting, bookkeeping, business operations, regulatory environment and talking to lawyers.
You will be the conductor, coordinating legal, tax, compliance and accounting advice. You’re also not afraid to get your hands dirty and jump into bookkeeping and accounting yourself. You will build on existing processes and procedures — constantly iterating and improving to make us more efficient and effective.
An added bonus is if you have compliance and legal experience, especially in the fund management space.
Among other things, you'll be responsible for...
You run our fund vehicles. Everything from reporting, compliance, legal structuring and investor relations to carry vehicles and tax obligations.
Accounting and bookkeeping
You have full oversight of Startmate’s finances. Process improvement and automation will be highly valued.
You know your way around legal documents, but more importantly know what questions need to be asked to lawyers.
Below are the key skills and attributes you’ll need to be successful.
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.
Our culture is best articulated through our values and operating principles.
Our values are the set of guiding principles that help us and our community agree on what matters. Our operating principles are practical guidance for how to put those values into action.
Operating principle: Ship It!
We’re as ambitious, scrappy and fast-moving as the startups we back.
We value creating and experimenting on the fly, rather than having all the answers before we start. We back each other to have a go and get stuck into something without necessarily knowing what the outcome will be. When things don’t work out, we’re okay with that, as long as we’re learning and growing and sharing those insights with each other.
Operating principle: Build in public
We share the good, the bad and the ugly as individuals, as a team and as a company, and we actively seek out feedback for our growth.
Wolfing is a culture of not just being open to feedback, but actively sniffing it out. This is lived through the principle of building in public, or in other words, being open and honest about who we are, where we’re heading and how we’re going about that is what makes us strong. It forces us to be open about our mistakes and struggles and how we’re responding to adversity, as well as our wins and triumphs, and helps us build trust and normalise failure.
Operating principle: Welcome to Breakfast Club
Bring your weirdness to work.
'Vibing' is the magic created when two or more people connect as their genuine selves, and together create something exponentially greater than either of them could have conceived on their own. We’re a melting pot of uniquely weird people, and embracing and celebrating that is what gives us our uniquely weird flavour. If we’re not having fun, we’re not doing it right.
Operating principle: Steer the waka
We’re a community of mates working towards a common mission that is bigger and more important than any one individual goal.
This value sets the tone for how we interact with each other and our community. We’re not your parents, bosses or colleagues; we’re your mates! Cheering you through the highlights, but also giving you tough love and telling it how it is when you need it. We are a genuinely neutral third party within the startup ecosystem in ANZ. Raising the waka is centred around the idea that building each other up, supporting each other, and believing in each other, is fundamental to helping us achieve our mission.
Operating principle: Give the community a job
We are always looking through the lens of scale: at the community, product and individual level.
We know that we're our own biggest bottleneck. We can only grow as fast as the systems we create, both for ourselves and our community. We are never going to be as talented and magical as the sum of our community, so our goal is to bolster that and give it a platform to self-propagate and grow itself. The more people we have sharing their own and our stories, the better the chance for those serendipitous connections and for luck to strike!