VC Partner @ High Alpha Innovation in Indianapolis, IN

High Alpha Innovation partners with corporations to help them produce tangible innovation through startup creation. Part strategy consultancy, part venture capital firm, 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 themed venture studios and startups.

We are seeking a Partner to join our High Alpha Innovation team to help lead collaborations with corporate partners. The role will be 80% business development, working to close deals with our pipeline of corporate partners, and 20% delivery and team leadership. The ideal candidate will have been a leader at a top strategy consultancy (i.e., Partner/Principal at Bain, BCG, McK) with startup experience. We are seeking an individual who exhibits a high-level of professionalism, a passion for corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, and a business style that is scrappy, strategic, creative, team-oriented, hands-on, and collaborative.

The role is high-responsibility and high-impact, requiring the Partner to be the primary thought leader and problem-solver on teams. The Partner will be responsible for building and maintaining long-term relationships with corporate partners to secure, retain, and grow new opportunities. The Partner will lead teams in the development of new venture studios and startups using High Alpha’s business design process–managing a team composed of project managers, designers and business analysts–and will play a key role in shaping and leading the future of High Alpha Innovation.

What You’ll Do:

Develop and nurture relationships with corporate partners while gaining alignment on their complex business needs

Lead problem structuring, analysis, and synthesis with corporate partners

Lead the development of hypotheses that will inform studio design

Develop and execute a detailed work plan for studio and startup development

Oversee the qualitative and quantitative research efforts of a team

Develop end-to-end documents with logical storyline and flow

Interact closely with corporate partners’ most senior leadership teams

Prepare and own development of proposals

Lead internal and external meetings including pitching to leadership teams

Work as a member of High Alpha Innovation’s leadership team to own and drive business development efforts

Actively manage the individual professional development of junior employees

What You’ll Need:

BS/BA required, MBA and/or advanced degree strongly preferred

Minimum 7 years consulting experience in a top-tier strategy consulting firm, with experience closing large client engagements

Experience in entrepreneurial settings, especially in SaaS, is a plus–but not a requirement

Strong design sensibility

Deep passion for corporate innovation

Proven thought leader with intellectual curiosity and superior ability to use reason, logic, and creativity to solve ambiguous problems

Demonstrated ability to manage through change

Skillful communicator who is comfortable, effective, and influential in meetings with senior management teams

Self-starter who can thrive in an unstructured and collaborative team environment

Ability to travel regularly (25-50%)


What we value:

Dreaming Big

We constantly challenge ourselves to push boundaries, defy conventional wisdom, and take smart risks by pursuing big opportunities hiding in plain sight.

Moving Fast

We push ourselves and portfolio companies to build processes and systems that compress time, speed, and decision-making to produce results faster.

Expecting More

We demand the best from ourselves, our team, and our partners. We create the context for success by providing the appropriate resources, infrastructure, training, and mentorship required to win.

High Alpha Innovation is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


If interested, please apply here.

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