Venture Capital Job – Platform Lead & Chief of Staff – Entrepreneur First

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We are looking for a Platform Lead & Chief of Staff to provide strategic leadership and operational support to the Partner and Talent Investment team at EF India, develop and manage a platform team that operates our program and processes that build the local platform of Entrepreneur First.

Your responsibility will be end-to-end ownership on all standardised processes from the first touchpoint with a candidate up until the coordination and organisation of our “Demo Day” when we release our companies into the market.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing key operations of the firm, including managing budgets and financial forecasting, coordinating with external partners and stakeholders, and developing and implementing processes and systems to improve efficiency and productivity.

You will work very closely with our Investment, Data, and Legal Teams to support our founders but also to improve processes and systems further, targeting effectiveness, efficiency, and attractiveness towards external and internal

Key Responsibilities

● Provide strategic leadership & operational support to the Partner and Investment team at EF India
● Build and lead a team to develop and execute processes with operational excellence
● Partner with our Talent Investor teams to curate the talent selection process and company-building experience
● Uphold stellar consumer experience end-to-end across touchpoints with the end user right from the first interaction through the program experience and all the way through getting funded
● Manage and continuously improve the local Entrepreneur First Platform to a first-class venture building arena. End to end management and continuous improvement of processes across functions (founder scouting, selection, venture building, investment, fundraising)
● Get deeply immersed in the Indian ecosystem of founders, entrepreneurs, technologists, and VCs in an in an effort to build EF’s awareness and relevance
● Manage full EF India portfolio alumni and company relationships to increase engagement and activate the alumni community

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

● You have had sufficient experience (6+ years) in Chief of Staff and/or Ops/Analytics heavy roles in the Indian startup ecosystem before and can strategize, plan, and run initiatives end-to-end for your team. Prior founding experience a huge plus,
● You thrive on building processes and executing them with operational excellence. You have incredible organisational skills and have the ability to juggle multiple projects at once with attention to detail
● A customer-centric approach that shapes your thinking to ensure founders are always getting the best experience at EF. This passion translates into being always result oriented and thoughtful in your approach
● Great communicator, great leader. This role requires you to work closely with cross functional partners and India being a new site, you’ll have the opportunity to shape how we run things
● An analytical mindset and willingness to apply to day-to-day operations. You’ll need to have a great understanding of what’s working and what’s not and with it, being rooted in data and quantifiable hypotheses
● Strategic thinker, who is able to paint the “big picture” but is also not afraid to be in the weeds with the details, working as part of a small, high-performing team. Your ability to think “big” also comes with a keen attention to detail
● Comfortable operating in a fast-paced company, in an environment with high levels of ambiguity and change. You are able to synthesise large amounts of information quickly and accurately, enabling you to make data-driven decisions
● Understanding of the venture ecosystem and passion for the startup world and emerging technology
● A team player mentality but with the confidence to “make things happen” independently, having a deep trust in your own decision-making ability


● A competitive salary and bonus based on performance
● A buzzing space full of some of the most talented founders, technologists, and investors working on world-changing businesses
● The opportunity to supercharge your learning by working with a talented, ambitious, and diverse global team (we’re currently operational in multiple countries across the UK, Europe, North America, and Asia)
● The opportunity to be an early employee at an institution that is changing the way the most ambitious people approach entrepreneurship. The potential impact is enormous and can meaningfully shape value creation for the nation as a whole
● A Learning & Development allowance to purchase any product or service that will contribute to your personal or professional development
● A Wellness allowance to spend on things enhancing your health and wellbeing
● Enhanced parental leave, plus broader leave policies including additional time off (two weeks) at the end of the year during Christmas & New Year

EF champions diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which a wide variety of backgrounds thrive. We do not tolerate discrimination of any nature including but not limited to discriminating on the basis of race, colour, religion, culture, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or marital status

About Entrepreneur First

At Entrepreneur First, we believe that a small number of exceptional people will have an extraordinary impact by creating the technology companies which shape the future in ways we cannot yet imagine. We also believe that for many of these individuals, entrepreneurship is not an obvious or entirely legible career path.

We exist to identify, and amplify the impact of, these individuals. We do this via our unique approach to company creation, which sees us identify and work with outliers before they even know they’re outliers, right through to the day they prove it. We call this Talent Investing.

The startups cofounded on our programs are now worth over $10B, and include Tractable, Magic Pony Technology, Cleo, La Vie, Aztec, Sonantic, and many more.

EF is funded and backed by some of the world’s best founders and investors, including Patrick and John Collison (Stripe), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Tom Blomfield (GoCardless and Monzo) and Demis Hassabis (Google Deepmind). Having raised our Series C round of investment at the end of 2021, we are well-capitalised out to 2026 and have ambitious plans to further scale our impact over the coming years.
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