Senior VC Director @ SRI Ventures in Menlo Park, CA

Reporting to the President of SRI Ventures, the Director, SRI Ventures, will take a leading role in creating, developing, and launching ventures and license opportunities. He/She will be highly creative and entrepreneurial, and work closely with SRI inventors and business development teams, to help create and build new venture and license opportunities. The Director will be focusing primarily on the areas of industrial automation/infrastructure/advanced manufacturing, including AI and computer vision activities related to industrial automation.

Additional Responsibilities
•    Be responsible for business development which encompasses creating, developing, and managing technology licensing agreements, equity agreements, joint ventures, and partnerships
•    Provide guidance and expertise to business teams on business development processes and techniques
•    Take board positions in SRI startups
•    Assist in recruiting entrepreneurs
•    Represent SRI at conferences and events



•    Possesses entrepreneurial talent to create, develop, and execute on new venture and license opportunities based on deep technology
•    Ideally, 5 years or more years of experience in venture capital or in an executive operational role of a successful startup
•    Masters’ or Ph.D. in Engineering or Medicine
•    U.S. Citizenship Required
•    MBA or equivalent experience
•    Track record of identifying, developing and capturing business opportunities with commercial clients
•    Leadership ability to organize and drive opportunities to success
•    Outstanding creativity, drive, and focus
•    Displays strong business acumen and leadership
•    Outstanding personal networks of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders
•    Excellent presentation skills and relationship-building skills
•    Able to work in a highly collaborative environment
•    Determined and prepared to put in the energy required to “make it happen”
•    Known for confidence and gravitas
•    Entrepreneurial and driven to win



If interested, please apply here.

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