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VC Principal @ Next47 in Palo Alto, CA

Next47 is a global venture capital firm backed by Siemens and committed to turning today’s impossible ideas into tomorrow’s indispensable industries. Our relationship with Siemens gives us access to international markets, a global customer base, and incomparable technical experience, all of which we use to catalyze our portfolio companies’ growth. Next47 works with start-ups who are using deep technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, cybersecurity, autonomous driving, IoT, robotics, and advanced manufacturing, to solve industry’s most difficult and fundamental challenges. For more information, check out our website at

Position Overview / Description

  • International business developer reporting to Catalyst Director
  • Develop and implement “Catalyst Projects” for start-ups Next47 will or has invested in, in order to scale the companies up and increase their growth trajectory in global markets significantly
  • Develop solid connections within Siemens, Siemens’ customers and other entities which can support the growth of Next47’s portfolio
  • Develop and implement innovation transfer from start-ups into Siemens, on a global scale


  • Identify growth opportunities for start-ups and establish Catalyst growth projects (e.g. Go-to-market, international expansion, Proof-of-Concept projects, etc.)
  • Manage Catalyst projects according to proven Project Management concepts/methodologies
  • Develop a strong and sustainable network across the global Siemens organization and with Siemens customers
  • Report regularly on the progress of Catalyst projects
  • Collaborate intensively with the global Catalyst team and with the entire Next47 team
  • Share best practices with the other Next47 Catalyst teams in order to build the global function
  • Support the Capital team in the identification and realization of new investment opportunities

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Engineering degree & MBA from top university
  • 6+ years of experience in operations management and business development functions
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Team orientation and ability to engage and inspire people
  • Experience with project management concepts and methodologies (e.g. Scrum / Agile)
  • Passion for technology and innovation
  • Self-motivated, hands-on and with high energy degree
  • Love challenges and is resilient under pressure
  • Strong strategic thinking and proven strategy development and implementation capabilities
  • Strong result orientation combined with speed and sense of urgency
  • Able to work in and with multiple cultures due to the international character of the function
  • Travel required: ~40%

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Fluency in second and third language
  • Experience working for start-ups


If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

October 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm

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