About Create

Create is a venture studio backed by 20 of New York City’s most successful founders (GLG, SLT, Moat, Dia&Co, Crunch, Manhattan Mini Storage and more). Create rigorously ideates, tests, refines, and launches new businesses.


About Costume Shift

Create has identified an opportunity in the Cosplay space, which is a multi billion dollar market. The concept is a B2C marketplace for creating, sharing and connecting with the Cosplay community. 


Create will fund CostumeShift’s seed round.


Co-founder Responsibilities

The lead for this business will have the same full-stack accountability that you would find in any co-founder position. First and foremost this means developing an amazing product/service that customers and creators love.


  • Provide leadership and run all areas of the business, including strategy, product, marketing & sales.
  • Act as a champion for the business with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Own and manage day-to-day operations.
  • Align resources to achieve key business results.
  • Support in the refinement of CostumeShift’s mission, vision, and values.



  • Define go-to-market strategy and approach for CostumeShift.
  • Establish short and medium term goals for a successful company launch, and execute against them.
  • Own scoping, building, and iterating on an MVP.
  • With the support of Create, recruit the founding team.



  • Own the P&L and cash flow, and manage burn for the business.
  • Oversee and manage early sales/marketing cycles, and lead all early sales/marketing efforts. 
  • Build strategic partnerships that will support and drive company launch and growth.


This co-founder will work with Create’s team and report to CostumeShifit’s Board of Directors.


About you:

  • Experience with product, growth, or engineering within marketplace businesses
  • Experience with leading teams in early stage ventures
  • Comfort with business diligence, business analysis and business plan development
  • Experience securing early adopters and growing a customer base
  • Concise and effective verbal and written communicator 
  • Values-driven
  • Intellectually curious

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