We've invested in hundreds of incredibly diverse startups: flying cars, robots, artificial pancreases, breweries, movie studios, and more. From solo founders toiling away in the coffee shop to unicorns now worth over $1 billion. In 34 of 50 states. Next up, 50!
Our goal: to add so much value, that a founder would fail an intelligence test if they turned down our investment. It should be a no-brainer. Would you turn down Ron Conway? Exactly.
We also aim to sprinkle some of that Silicon Valley fairy dust to the rest of the country. We inspire more potential founders to get started, encourage them to think bigger, hone their pitch, help them focus, and give them the funding they need to prove to the "normals" in the world that they are not crazy (or, at least, crazy in a lucrative way). We believe founders who "have been there and done that" make the best early-stage investors. That's why we are hiring a Founder-in-Residence.
Our dream candidate is a restless founder between startups, willing to commit a year. You likely finished a grueling grind and need to recover before jumping back into the next adventure. You know - like us - that the job of an investor is so much easier than a founder. But you also know - eventually - the siren call of another startup will beckon.
The success or failure of your prior startup doesn't matter. What does matter is empathy for founders, the quality of advice you can offer, and the encouragement that you can give them. The perfect candidate commands respect from founders: you've been in the trenches... and your advice proves to be true, more often then not.
In addition to empathy, we're also looking for intellectual curiosity and humbleness. One of the most fun parts of this job is to help founders in very different industries - not just tech. Are you the kind of person that would be excited to learn about the economics of ostrich farms? We're your people.
We will design the role for your unique superpowers and interests. Read our Charter, and tell us how you'd like to help. However, here are some options:
This is short. You are a founder. You get shit done. You know how to create something from nothing through sheer force of will, despite the naysayers, obstacles be damned. And you can inspire others to do that too.
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