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Tech and Data Lead

Founders Factory


Posted 3 weeks ago

Join the cutting-edge Founders Factory team as a Tech and Data Lead and shape the future of startups


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Organisation summary: Founders Factory accelerates startup growth by providing capital, operational support, and access to a global network of corporate partners. With a headquarters in London and a history of successful IPO ventures, the company focuses on FinTech, Health, Climate, and Deep Tech sectors. Since its inception in 2015, Founders Factory has propelled over 300 portfolio companies into the next stages of growth, collectively raising $900mm in funding.

  • Role Summary:
    • Act as a technical expert in both the Studio and Accelerator.
    • Lead the creation of new ventures, setting technical direction and strategy.
    • Collaborate with founders to develop tech, data science, and AI capabilities.
    • Transform ideas into product MVPs and support the transition to fully operational businesses.
    • Drive innovation and enhance processes and tools for tech solutions.
    • Provide mentorship and implement best practices across the startup teams.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Experience in a fast-paced tech startup environment.
    • Proficiency in diverse technical, data, analytics, and machine learning solutions.
    • Ability to deliver AI strategies in line with business goals.
    • Strong product and customer focus with an ability to work strategically and hands-on.
    • Experience as a technical founder is preferred.
    • Excellent problem-solving, risk management, and decision-making skills.
    • Capability to work effectively under pressure and with uncertainty.
    • Experience in coaching and mentoring in technical domains.
  • What’s In it for you:
    • Competitive salary and EMI in the entire Founders Factory Portfolio.
    • Engagement in groundbreaking projects within a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.
    • Access to a vast network of industry experts, mentors, and investors.
    • Opportunities for professional development and a culture of continuous learning.

About Founders Factory: 

Founders Factory builds and funds startups together with exceptional entrepreneurs and the world's leading companies. Created by IPO-exited founders and headquartered in London, Founders Factory offers founders capital, operational support from a team of 100 hands-on experts, and unrivalled access to a coalition of industry leading corporate partners.

Founders Factory's Venture Studio co-founds businesses from inception, developing new ideas, technologies and business models into high growth companies. 

Operating sector-focused Accelerator programmes and Venture Funds for Pre-Seed and Seed stage startups, Founders Factory invests in talented and diverse founding teams across industries and geographies - with a current focus on FinTech, Health, Climate and Deep Tech.

Since 2015, Founders Factory's 300 portfolio companies have raised $900mm follow-on funding from leading funds and investors.

The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for a technical lead to build with and support our portfolio of startups with a mix of hands-on execution and strategy. You’ll collaborate with a diverse portfolio of ambitious early-stage founders, with an opportunity to work across various domains, technologies, and products. 

In our venture studio, you will have the unique opportunity to help define, and build new ventures from scratch, in sectors ranging from finance to telecommunications, with the support and backing of the largest corporate partners in the world. 

Our vision is to build a body of knowledge that will become the global blueprint for how to build the leading technology businesses of the future. We are looking for someone who shares that ambition and has the passion and expertise to achieve it.

What you’ll do: 

As our Tech and Data Lead, you will work across both our Studio and Accelerator as a technical expert and help turn new ideas into tangible outcomes. You will work closely with our founders to understand their business needs and to support the development of their tech, data science and AI capabilities.

To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience leading teams to build secure, resilient and scalable tech and data science solutions. 

Building new ventures from scratch:

We expect that you will be working across 2 Studio businesses at all times, around 1-2 days/week of support for each.  Set the technical direction and provide technical expertise to help shape a big vision for each venture by leading the development and implementation of new ventures and products You will work with cross-functional teams for each studio venture and act as the key technical stakeholder. Alongside the team, you will turn ambiguous ideas into a product MVP within 6 months, validating your decisions commercially along the way, so that a founding team can grow from that MVP into a fully-fledged business. Drive innovation and momentum through effective deployment of tech solutions Identify improvements that can be implemented with new tools, workflows, processes, or structural changes and periodically review project progress to drive high quality outcomes  Lead the development and testing of technical hypothesis for the companies you support

Advising the Accelerator portfolio:

We expect that you’ll spend up to 1 day/week on support for our accelerator portfolio.  Support the tech leads of our startup teams to help set their technical strategy Apply your own diverse software and machine learning development skills, knowledge & experience across a range of sectors, business models, & products Ensure learnings from each team & project are brought together to feed back into consistent best practices and processes for the new startups we’re building Provide technical mentorship for the members of the tech team

Previous experience:

Proven ability to deliver products in a fast-paced tech startup environment Experience across a variety of technical and AI solutions, including data, analytics and machine learning Proven experience in developing and executing AI strategies that align with business objectives You have a strong product and customer mentality You care deeply about building products balancing speed and scale  Being able to switch between hands-on execution and strategic advice, as needed. Previous experience as a technical founder of an early stage startup is preferred


Deals comfortably with the uncertainty of change and complex problems, effectively handles risk and can make a decision with incomplete information Operates effectively, is calm under pressure and productive when plate spinning or when the future is unclear  Have a strong bias for action and persists in accomplishing objectives despite setbacks (the hard thing about hard things is that they are f**king hard) Able to understand the perspective of others and evaluate their own thinking whilst looking for feedback and continuously improve  Ability to work across geographies, time zones and multi-functional teams Coaching and mentoring others on technical aspects

What’s In it for you:

Competitive salary &  EMI in the entire FF Portfolio  Opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment Access to a network of industry experts, mentors, and investors Professional development opportunities and a culture of continuous learnings

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