Entrepreneur-In-Residence, CEO, & Founder  

High Alpha Innovation partners with the world’s leading organizations to innovate through startup creation. Part strategy consultancy, part venture studio, our team is a diverse mix of highly-experienced company builders, designers, and strategists who work with corporate partners to source, launch, and invest in venture studios and startups.

We’re currently working with a corporate partner in the financial sector to launch new software businesses in the human resources technology space, specifically related to recruiting, onboarding, and retaining technical talent. We're looking for exceptional entrepreneurs to join us as we turn promising concepts into important businesses that we will fund and launch together. Our team has already immersed themselves in the HR Tech space, conducted rigorous ideation and due diligence, and narrowed our focus to a handful of highly validated concepts, one or more of which we will launch into a fully-independent venture-backed business in the coming months. 

As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, you’ll roll up your sleeves alongside our team as we finalize our business model including a brand and GTM strategy, scope the MVP and evolution of the product, identify the ideal customer profile, pricing & packaging, secure early customers, and more. Once our idea and business plan are ready to launch, you’ll transition from Entrepreneur-in-Residence to the CEO and Co-Founder of the NewCo. You’ll work closely with other co-founders and the internal High Alpha Innovation team, who have seen exponential growth across a variety of SaaS platforms in multiple industries with successful exits, to establish and scale this new company. We’ll partner together to recruit your initial team, support finding traction in the market, and help fundraising as the business grows and raises future rounds of venture funding. 

As the CEO and founder, you will be responsible for building a big, important, durable business from the ground up. The business will be funded and have the support of High Alpha Innovation’s venture studio’s team of experts and our corporate partner who will be the first investor and provide additional assets as a strategic investor along the way. As the CEO you will work to build conviction with the market, investors, and early customers as you bring the product to market. You’ll be defining the go-to-market strategy and get the MVP into the hands of early customers. This is a unique opportunity to be a creator, builder, and innovator to build a world-class product from scratch. 

What You'll Do:

  • Serve as a leader and co-founder to shape corporate strategy and company vision while building conviction in the market, with investors, and customers
  • Drive growth, profitability and company value while implementing scalable and efficient strategies to ensure consistent results and exponential growth
  • Align resources to achieve key business goals and milestones
  • Own the operational budget and managing burn rate and runway
  • Report updates to the Board of Directors and corporate stakeholders regarding progress on strategic goals
  • Assist with creating and executing a fundraising strategy to drive interest from outside VC investors

What You'll Need:

  • Demonstrated experience in selling, marketing, and/or building enterprise IT SaaS products and building high performing teams
  • Experience in and empathy for the problem spaces of technical recruiting, technical talent retention, or human resources technology is preferred
  • Founder experience is preferred, or at minimum, experience working in an early-stage, venture-backed company in a key leadership role
  • Venture capital fundraising experience preferred or other relevant experience across sales, negotiations, or corporate development
  • Strong track record of tackling difficult challenges, a strong work ethic and desire to build a high growth company
  • An entrepreneurial mindset along with the grit and determination to scale a company from scratch

What we offer: 

  • A highly validated concept and business model hypothesis developed by our team 
  • Pre-seed funding committed by a corporate partner
  • The support of the venture studio and platform services, we surround the startup with world-class expertise in every discipline required to build a market-leading company

What we value :

WE BUILD

 

We make decisions with imperfect information and quickly move forward. We take action. We are comfortable with discomfort, and we measure our results in terms of what we build.



WE ARE BOLD

We seek, uncover, and speak truth. We are endlessly curious, we dream big and we lead through vision. Our ideas change the world.


WE CREATE OPPORTUNITY

We aim to create as much opportunity for as many people as possible, and we believe startups are a powerful vehicle for doing so. By creating opportunity, we create joy for ourselves, our loved ones, our corporate partners, and if we’re doing it right -- the world.

 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

High Alpha Innovation is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not just accept diverse backgrounds, we celebrate them. Our company, the work we do, and our partners benefit from the value of a diverse team. No team member's value lies alone in their diversity, and because we value diversity so highly, we reiterate that all hiring and employment decisions are made on merit, performance, competence, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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