👋 Hey, We're Founders Factory
Founders Factory builds and funds startups together with exceptional entrepreneurs and the world’s leading companies. Created by IPO-exited founders, we offer founders capital, operational support from a team of hands-on experts, and unrivalled access to a coalition of industry leading corporate partners. Since 2015, our 300+ portfolio companies have raised $800mm follow on funding from a roster of notable investors.
🔍 Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for an Events Coordinator who isn’t afraid to jump right in, be hands on and get to work: a fast learner with a proactive mindset who will thrive in an environment of high momentum and ambiguity.
You will help plan and execute on our events programme across London, Milan and Berlin from start to finish, as well as supporting with the day to day accelerator programme operations. We aim for Founders Factory to be the best platform for founders to start and grow their businesses.
💪 What will you be doing?You will manage the events process from end to end and beyond You will execute on a wide variety of events, including mainly: Investor showcases (aimed at 150+ leading investors), founder days (aimed at 100+ portfolio founders), fireside chats, virtual workshops, new market launches, off sites, community events and more. You will be responsible for drafting and sending invitations and chasers, tracking attendance, gathering feedback, organising logistics and running things on the day You will work with our content and editorial lead to work out which events should be featured You will help manage our Founder peer-to-peer programme (where founders meet 4X a year in small groups to discuss a range of key topics) Day to day accelerator support – Once a new company joins, you will be responsible for scheduling programme meetings and helping to ensure the team is aligned before the company starts You will manage the accelerator calendar, documentation, notes, collateral plus any other administrative task that is required for a smooth running programme You will help to manage internal resources and ensure our CRM is kept up-to-date and relevant
✅ What should you bring with you?1-3 years of prior experience that shows you meet above requirements Previous startup experience (events, operations, project management) A hunger to learn Well organised and strong attention to detail Problem solver and resilient
💡 Key characteristics:Entrepreneurial and empathetic: you have an understanding of the challenges faced by both corporates and founders and are able to build strong relationships Commercially-minded: you are able to understand corporate pain points and conceptualise solutions from within our portfolio Communicative and expressive: you are able to get partners interested and excited about Founders Factory and our portfolio Creative and data-driven: you think big and execute fast on ideas you have to test efficacy Ambitious and curious: you have a drive to find solutions, and a curiosity for disruptive business models and ways of working Flexible and collaborative: not precious about roles, you’re a team player who does what it takes to get things done Organised and energetic: you are great at prioritising and managing workloads, and you love galvanising others to work with you
💸 Salary range:£28,000-£38,000
In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll also receive shares in the Founders Factory global portfolio.
We provide all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resources of a large organisation. This is a rare chance to contribute towards the success of impactful ventures through hiring the right people, and to springboard your career or entrepreneurial ambitions.
Share in our ventures’ success: Meaningful equity participation in the company, via an option scheme with market-standard 4 year vesting (with a 12 month cliff)
Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before. Access our large network of investors and customers. Grow your career like never before. We have many growth opportunities from taking a founder route in our studio, to cross functional movement to vertical growth in your domain, to global remit & expansion. It’s all there for the taking.
Autonomy: Freedom to execute and build businesses, not just products. We encourage risk taking here.
Knowledge sharing: Both internally and from our speaker series with talks from world-class founders within our network and our Monthly Show & Tell events and bi-annual away days
Flexible working - the specifics to be decided by you and manager, but we also offer 5 weeks of remote working globally
Time Off: 25 days annually plus bank holidays
Health and Wellness: Statutory Pension Contribution and/or Private medical insurance with Vitality
Family Support: Nursery salary sacrifice scheme with EnjoyBenefits
Transport: EV salary sacrifice scheme with Elmo and Cycle to work scheme with CycleScheme
Learning and Development: £200 learning benefit per year (available after your probationary period)
Tools and (Home) Office Setup: Equipment for productive working at the office and at home-base (Macbook, headphones, screen etc.)
Founders Factory is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where people can authentically be themselves and are free to challenge, take risks and think creatively.
We recruit, develop, compensate and promote our team members based on merit. We know how important it is not only to include, but to actively seek out diversity of thought and experiences. We want to hear from you regardless of your race, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, status, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.
The requirements shared in our job descriptions are guidelines. If your skills are transferable and you are in the ballpark with the number of years of experience we are looking for, please apply and we will consider you for the role.
Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within two weeks if you fit the bill.