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Job Description:

AI is the new electricity: Just as electricity transformed numerous industries starting 100 years ago, AI is now poised to do the same. The AI Fund, led by Andrew Ng, is building companies that will use AI to transform every type of industry, and improve human life.

You will be building the teams that will do this work.

Specifically, as our Director of Talent, you will be responsible for the AI Fund’s talent strategy and execution. You will be responsible not only for building up the AI Fund’s internal team, but also for building up novel scalable systems and processes to help multiple portfolio companies hire for key roles and build up their own recruiting teams. You will do this by leveraging our team’s unique resources, including our strong reputation and unique communication channels with the global AI community.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Lead the AI Fund’s internal hiring, and thereby accelerate the building out of the AI Fund’s team. This includes both hiring for senior executive rules, as well as more junior technical and non-technical roles.
  • Build and manage a recruiting team of approximately 2-3 persons to support all of this work.
  • By effectively leveraging the AI Fund’s unique resources as well as our affiliated companies, such as deeplearning.ai, develop a talent strategy to support the recruiting needs of both the AI Fund and our portfolio companies.
  • Working with the AI Fund leadership, develop scalable systems and processes to help our portfolio companies (i) recruit for key roles, (ii) develop their own talent function.
  • Provide training and advice to portfolio companies’ leadership and to their talent function to ensure they meet a high standard of excellence on all matters relating to recruiting.
  • Help the AI Fund and our portfolio companies with employer branding.
  • Continuously adapt our strategies even as the field of AI and the talent ecosystem continues to evolve.

Here’s the background you should have:

  • Deep expertise with full-cycle recruiting (ideally >5 years), ranging from sourcing to interviewing to closing.
  • You must be a first principles thinker, able to think strategically about a novel situation (such as the AI Fund’s) and develop unique strategies and tactics suitable for our needs as well as unique resources.
  • Able to think in terms of operations and systems, and able to design scalable processes for recruiting.
  • Familiarity with data and metrics-driven approaches to recruiting,
  • Familiarity with modern recruiting tools, including ATS and applicant sourcing tools.
  • Clear thinker and communicator, able to advise our portfolio companies on their recruiting functions.
  • Ability to build and manage a team.
  • Experience with both executive recruiting as well as recruiting for more junior roles.
  • Able to develop and drive employer branding.
  • We do not require, but would consider it a plus, to have experience recruiting globally, particularly in China and/or in South America.

We hope you will fit well with our team’s culture:   

  • Strong work ethic: All of us believe in our work’s ability to change human lives, and consequently work not just smart, but also hard.
  • Growth mindset: We are eager to teach you new skills and invest in your continual development. But learning is hard work, so this is something we hope you’ll want to do.
  • Good team member: We care and watch out for each other. We’re humble individually, and go after big goals together.
  • Flexibility: Since we’re an early stage company, you should be flexible in your tasks and do whatever is needed.

This is a full-time position based in or around Palo Alto, California. You must already have, or be able to obtain, authorization to work in the United States.

Here's what you will do:

Job Description:

AI is the new electricity: Just as electricity transformed numerous industries starting 100 years ago, AI is now posed to do the same. The AI Fund, led by Andrew Ng, is building companies that will use AI to transform every type of industry, and improve human life.

As our VP of China Partnerships, you will develop the AI Fund’s China strategy and lead execution for the strategy. In this role, you will evaluate opportunities to initiate new global AI companies with primary or substantial operations in China and support current or potential portfolio companies in their China related business projects.  With the rapid rise of AI in both the US and China, you will play a critical role bridging these two AI ecosystems, and will be uniquely positioned to learn from both ecosystems as well as influence and accelerate their growth.

 

Here’s what you will do:

 

  • New AI Startups:Analyze and evaluate opportunities to initiate new AI startups that have primary or substantial operations in China. Further, for new businesses that we decide to initiate, potentially lead the development of such companies to the point that they could be handed off to a CEO or founding team.
  • Portfolio Company Support:Advise and assist (in an operational capacity, if needed) existing and potential portfolio companies in structuring, negotiating, and executing their China related business activities. This may include:
  • Fundraising from China-based investors;
  • Strategizing and executing entry into the China market;
  • Developing customer relationships;
  • Developing strategic partnerships/joint ventures.
  • Investment:Negotiate with entrepreneurs of AI companies on the key terms of AI Fund’s investment and oversee the closing of such investment transactions.
  • Other Strategic Initiatives:For example, evaluate the merits and feasibility of establishing an AI Fund office in China; and if a decision is made to move forward, develop the strategic focus and detailed execution plan for the establishment of such office.

 

Here’s the background we’d like you to have:

 

  • Experience in an operational capacity leading a China-based team and/or participating in the negotiation and execution of business transactions in China or with Chinese business partners.
  • Experience developing and executing on business partnerships in China.
  • Experience in evaluating, negotiating, and executing on investment opportunities — e.g., conducting relevant research, building financial models, and writing memos that describe business viability, market and competitor landscape, and recommending courses of action. Strong execution ability. We value the ability to make decisions quickly and accomplish large amounts of work in a short time.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Business level fluency in Mandarin Chinese and in English.
  • Able to travel frequently (6-12 times a year) to China.

 

We hope you will fit well with our team’s culture:  

  • Strong work ethic. All of us believe in our work’s ability to change human lives, and consequently work not just smart, but also hard.
  • Growth mindset: We are eager to teach you new skills and invest in your continual development. But learning is hard work, so this is something we hope you’ll want to do.
  • Good team member: We care and watch out for each other. We’re humble individually, and go after big goals together.
  • Flexibility: You should be flexible in your tasks and do whatever is needed.

 

This is a full-time position based in or around Palo Alto, California. You must already have, or be able to obtain, authorization to work in the United States.

Here's what you will do: