VC Manager @ Rainmaking Innovation in Singapore

Rainmaking is a global venture builder and corporate innovation consultancy. We operate at the confluence of startup and corporate ecosystems, working with market-leading corporates and MNCs to create demonstrable commercial impact through innovation initiatives. We focus on initiatives that achieve tangible business impact for our clients through joint venture development and collaboration with mature, corporate-ready startups.


Our approach is rooted in our belief that the greatest value can be unlocked by combining the scale strengths and deep domain knowledge of corporates with the entrepreneurial execution of startups. By developing and executing balanced innovation portfolios that respond to emerging business model and technology trends, we unlock repeatable and sustainable commercial value for our clients through distinct engines of growth.


We have partnered with over 65 Fortune 500 companies, bringing startups and corporates together to build and scale new businesses.


We help corporations embed an entrepreneurial culture. We train teams with practical entrepreneurial skills. We help companies to meaningfully engage with startups. And, we partner to collaboratively build digital products, and launch new ventures, startup style.


Job Description


You will have three main focus areas in this position:

1. Crafting innovation strategy for corporates

  • Understanding strategic initiatives of corporates and analysing the impact of

    industry forces, startups and technology trends

  • Ensuring successful delivery of client requirements within the scope and timeline

    of the project

2. Facilitating pilots between startups and our corporate partners

  • Designing and planning pilots to enable mutually-beneficial engagements

    between large corporates and startups that yield commercial results

  • Executing on pilots, using agile and iterative sprints, supporting the day-to-day

    delivery of activities and managing communications between the corporate and startups 

3. Managing internal and external stakeholders 

  • Managing and guiding an internal team of Analysts and Associates in startup

    scouting and analysis activities

  • Managing the relationship between Rainmaking and our clients by being the main

    point of contact for designated projects

You will benefit from:

  • The opportunity to shape the development of our business in ASEAN
  • An entrepreneurial environment that rewards impact and supports continuous development
  • Access and exposure to global startup ecosystems
  • Regular high-level client contact
  • Opportunities to take ownership of projects and work alongside leading entrepreneurs and innovation practitioners


Experience and Skills Required


  • 6+ years of relevant experience in at least one of management consulting, venture capital, product management or at a startup
  • Data collection and analysis experience including interviews, surveys, market reports and analytical modelling
  • Project management experience including managing a junior team of analysts and consultants
  • Client and account management experience as a project lead
  • Evidence of an interest in startups through work or side projects
  • A strong academic record and willingness to continue learning
  • Program or project management experience, ensuring that deadlines are met and operations run effectively and efficiently
  • Organisational skills and experience working on multiple projects with cross functional teams
  • Ability to communicate and present credibly and effectively
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken


About You


  • Passionate about startups, technology, venture capital and innovation
  • A self-starter, with good communication skills
  • Take a structured and organised approach to problem solving and meeting deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player that loves working with different types of people in cross-functional teams and who is willing to help people around you to become even better


Why Work With Us


  • Opportunity to learn about and implement cutting edge business strategy at the intersection of corporates and startup ecosystems
  • Opportunity to gain excellent insight into emerging business model and technology innovation
  • Opportunity to rapidly take on responsibility and shape the direction of the company
  • Access to a global network with innovative startups and early stage companies in every major startup ecosystem worldwide
  • Opportunity to be part of a small, super-dedicated group of very skilled, motivated and fun people
  • A great office environment, located in the heart of Singapore’s CBD surrounded by a thriving startup and corporate ecosystem
  • Be a happy and whole person with a flexible work environment that allows you spend time with your friends, family and on personal passion projects

If interested, please apply here. 

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