Picus Capital invests in early-stage technology ventures with a focus on Real Estate, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources, Renewable Energy, Mobility, and Health. When partnering with founders we typically do so in Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A stage, and are an active sparring partner to founders from ideation to IPO, and beyond. Picus is privately-financed and follows a very long-term investment approach investing significant amounts throughout the lifecycle of our portfolio companies.
It is our quest to establish Picus as the go-to entrepreneurial sparring partner and investor globally! To achieve this ambitious goal, we are building a trusted network & community, provide the best possible support to our portfolio companies and perform well-informed decisions.The Picus platform is the central aggregator and facilitator of all these operational activities and one of the most critical functions within our firm. The plattform team, in close collaboration with the broader Picus team, continuously seeks to find the best ways to support our portfolio, by leveraging the network, expertise and resources we have within the community and serves as a facilitator for constant exchange among all stakeholders.
With the Head of Platform, we are looking for a person to lead our work on running and continuously improving this core area of our organization. In this context, you will be working closely with our global team, the extended Picus community and are in charge to build up a dedicated platform team that allows you to deliver on your responsibilities. Key aspects of your area of responsibility include:
Picus Network & Community
Full responsibility to manage & nurture our global Picus network & community (incl. founders, investors, experts, scouts etc.), unlocking its full potential by always having the right person at hand when needed
Management & extension of our venture network & scout programs (venture scouts, venture partners, expert partners & student venture partners)
Conceptualization of community events, workshops & knowledge sharing sessions among our portfolio companies & external partners
Set-up & further development of strategic partnerships, initiatives & collaborations for Picus with accelerators, incubators, research institutions etc.
Full responsibility to design, implement & monitor Picus' global portfolio management processes including fundraising support, strategy sessions, recruiting support and knowledge sharing
Close collaboration with our investment team & the portfolio founders to bring their venture on the next level
Identification of key value-add areas and actively developing this support further
Knowledge & Content:
Design, set-up & further develop our internal & external knowledge databases, such as our Picus Founder Intranet, including the provision of relevant resources & content to our portfolio companies
Conceptualization, development & management of data driven content pieces / reports (e.g. Picus Impact Report) about our impact we have on the ecosystem as well as our portfolio companies
You have 5+ years of working experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, either in a startup or on the investor side at a VC, accelerator or incubator, and are used to managing multiple stakeholders. Prior experience in adjacent high pace environment such as strategy consulting is highly appreciated.
You managed complex projects, involving internal & external stakeholders before and are familiar with having end-to-end ownership from an initial set-up and design over a successful implementation to continuous maintenance of programs
You are used to working in a high-paced environment with often high ambiguity, quick changes and moving targets
You bring first leadership experience and are a great team player, who is willing to roll up your sleeves to get things done as a team
You have relentless drive to enable founders across the world to help them build category leading companies by offering them the best support package possible
You love to meet and engage other people, build communities and develop them into lively ecosystems and have outstanding communication skills, both written & verbally, in English (German is a plus)
We offer you:
The unique opportunity to design, set-up, implement & maintain a global plattform strategy for a fast growing & international venture capital firm with a lot of freedom to operate and the chance to significantly impact the path our global Picus community is taking
A chance to become an expert in the area of venture capital, entrepreneurship and its key success factors
A highly attractive salary including equity upside as well as a lot of additional perks, such as food support, a learning & development budget and regular (amazing!) team events
An environment of highly driven individuals with bold ambitions and a unique company culture