Ananda is a pre-launch social impact startup that sells physical harm reduction kits for those embarking on psychedelic journeys and trips. Each kit contains curated activities, objects, and guidance needed for a safe and fulfilling psychedelic experience. We are pre-launch and plan to launch our kits on Kickstarter by early 2024. We want to run sustainably without the pressure of outside investors, and we want to create a company that can fit our varied lifestyles and well-being needs.
Our market and approach
The global psychedelic drugs market size was valued at USD 4.8 billion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate of 11.3% from 2021 to 2028. We are operating in a growing commercial market but know we must approach our work with care and a harm reduction philosophy. We have enormous respect for the psychedelic and plant-medicine traditions practiced by many cultures throughout history and across the world. We, therefore, profit share with non-profits in the psychedelics space, especially those that are Black and Indigenous-led, in order to help further their important work.
Co-Founder/COO role overview
This opportunity is ideal for someone who is looking to invest their time and talent into building a social impact startup from the ground up.
As a Co-Founder and COO, you'll join our CEO and take ownership of our physical supply chain and logistics. From finding packaging and print companies to figuring out warehouse distribution, to understanding our costs and margins, we need someone with an e-commerce logistics and operations background to help curate our product and get it delivered to our community members. Over time, the role will also involve helping to shape our culture and people team practices.
The role is open for someone who is junior, mid-level or senior; the main thing we are looking for is someone who can roll their sleeves up and get things done.
The role is also an equity-only based position with significant equity on offer depending on experience. We are very open to bringing on a Co-Founder who already has a job and wants to build a startup in their spare time, with a view to transitioning to a paid full-time role once we are revenue generating.
Ideal Candidate Profile:
- Some experience in physical goods e-commerce logistics, operations, and supply chains
- Strategic thinker with an ability to connect the dots and build backend systems that can create, sell and deliver physical products
- Outstanding organization interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Willingness to learn quickly and ensure we are learning from mistakes
- Ability to provide caring and structured feedback to other team members
100% Remote either in the UK, Europe, or North America
Send your CV and a very short cover letter (150-200 words or so) and we will be in touch with next steps!