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Head of platform

Upnest

This is a Full-time position in San Francisco, CA posted October 29, 2019.

We’re Hiring a Head of PlatformCompany description: ​UpWest is a cross-border Venture Capital fund investing in entrepreneurs innovating at the Israel-US tech junction.

We have been the first check in some of the fastest growing startups who started in Tel Aviv and are now headquartered in the US.

Our portfolio companies have raised close to $1B in follow-on financing, and include category leaders such as SentinelOne, HoneyBook and many others.

We are known for being super hands-on in the process of building and scaling startups that made the jump from Israel to the US, and we’ve built an unmatched platform to support our entrepreneurs in this monumental effort.

description: We are searching for a full-time Head of Platform to be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone who loves working with entrepreneurs and early stage startups to solve mission critical initiatives, while serving as a highly visible UpWest representative to the tech community.

Your focus is to ensure UpWest does whatever we can to provide operational support across our portfolio.

This is not an investment position where you are working on new deal opportunities.

This opportunity is about understanding the different challenges our portfolio companies face and using our network to solve problems.

You will also be responsible for productizing the core offering of the UpWest Platform, continually seeking feedback on best practices we can provide to our portfolio companies.

The ideal candidate can adapt and learn new things quickly, solve expected and unexpected challenges, and cares deeply about our values of supporting Israeli entrepreneurs building transformative companies in the US.Day-to-day responsibilities include:Engaging and supporting our portfolio companies, leading the infrastructure and processesBuilding and managing the UpWest network of founders, investors and advisorsCreating and curating a curriculum of lessons learned and best practices for our founders, across all aspects of building innovative companiesDeveloping the onboarding process and recurring practices for the UpWest team to frequently engage with portfolio companiesOverseeing internal operations and support staffManaging UpWest-hosted events Organizing a wide variety of events, from sector-focused dinners to broader US/Israel community eventsManaging our sponsors and industry partnersSetting up the Annual CEO Summit and Annual Investor MeetingManaging UpWest marketing and branding effortsSupporting the existing relationships and business with outside branding and media.Assisting with content creation to be shared within the UpWest communityWriting and distributing periodical newsletters and other external contentPlanning the team’s involvement at broader tech and industry events in both the US and Israel.In short, you will be leading the growth of the platform, building relationships within the community and sharing best practices to ultimately drive the success of our founders.Required skills and experience:At least 3-5 years of experience in and around startups, especially in a product, business development, or marketing role.

Previous experience in a Venture Capital firm is a plus. You love to be around people.

“Connector” is your middle name.You are a self-starter, resourceful and work independently.

You are not afraid of creating new initiatives and can figure out what needs to be done next. You are passionate about building great companies and helping entrepreneurs succeed.You are a real team player that is truly appreciated by others you work with.

We need to like you, and so does our network.Salary: Dependent upon level of experience.How to apply: Please email jobs@upwestlabs.com with subject line: “Head of Platform”, include your resume and why you are interested in this role.