We started Mercury Raise to make direct connections between our early-stage startups and a pretty wide range of VCs, angels, and other investors.
So far, it’s going pretty well — 1,200 companies applied for our last round of Raise and we made hundreds of connections between investors and the 50 accepted startups — but we think we can turn this program into a major value-add that maximizes the chance of success for Mercury startups and attracts new startups to Mercury. To do this, we want to bring someone smart in to help us increase the size, scale, and scope of Raise with clever planning, efficient processes, and general creativity.
In the Raise Operations role, you will focus on making sure our programs run smoothly to create the best possible experience for founders and investors.
Here are some things you’ll do on the job:
- Own operations for Raise, including coordinating meetings and events, and organizing communications with founders and investors
- Identify companies that could be a good fit for Mercury Raise, both within the existing Mercury customer base and externally
- Find and build relationships with partners for great early-stage companies (e.g. business schools, university accelerators, angel investors, etc.)
- Evaluate startups across a diverse range of industries and geographies
- Help plan and execute events for founders and investors
- Collaborate with the marketing and design teams to craft a Raise brand
- Think up new ways to help founders and connect investors with promising startups, and brainstorm content to support these efforts
- Help expand our investor network and build a community of founders helping founders
- Have a bachelor’s degree or something you feel is equivalent
- Ideally have 1-2 years of work or internship experience in venture capital or at a startup, or something you feel is comparable
- Be relentlessly well-organized and good at keeping track of several moving parts
- Have a strong preference for working with great tools and an ability to quickly learn new tools (Airtable, CRMs, Excel, Figma, Notion, etc.)
- Feel comfortable solving difficult problems with little structure
- Be very interested in and knowledgeable about the startup and venture capital ecosystem
- Delight in being as helpful as possible to founders and investors
- Be good at building networks and community
- Have opinions on what makes a good startup, or feel confident that you can learn quickly
- Write clearly and succinctly, and love keeping a clean inbox
- Enjoy figuring out how to automate processes as much as possible
If interested, please apply here.