AI is the new electricity: Just as electricity transformed numerous industries starting 100 years ago, AI is now poised to do the same. AI Fund is a startup studio building new AI companies from the ground up. Our companies bridge AI technology and applications, focusing on industries and problems that we believe move the world forward. Founded by Dr. Andrew Ng, our team merges a deep understanding of AI technology with a proven ability to start new ventures. We have a unique business model that prepares founding members of a portfolio company with technical validation of the idea, experienced back office operational support and our team’s AI know how as well as connections within the AI community. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor of an exciting AI Venture Firm and through it, grow its portfolio.
What you will be doing:
Be part of the team that builds the best AI solutions to solve today’s critical issues in healthcare, financial services, human capital, logistics and more. This is not your traditional product marketing job, as you will be part of the Startup Studio’s investment team that assess market needs, understands customer pain points, and ideates on how to best solve a given problem. Once the idea is funded, you will cycle back to create the next best idea.
Work on a cross-functional team
As part of the investment team, you will be the product marketing lead that works on uncovering customer insights and spot opportunities ahead of time. You will keep the team on track to be able to succinctly explain core customer insights, market drivers, product/service benefits, value-based messaging, amongst other things.
You will deeply understand a given marketplace and help define the "why," "what," and "when" in the build process, and develop key messages that offer unique value propositions to the stakeholders, as well as how it stands out from the competition. You have deep experience understanding product/services landscapes, competitive analysis, competitive threats, and can anticipate market shifts.
Your focus will be to study the market to uncover a need in a marketplace and understand key stakeholder personas and pain points. You will thrive on talking to customers to understand and validate their pain points. As you move through the build process, you will develop scenarios on how to best solve the pain points of the stakeholders and help move the process through to ideation and then to an MVP.
You have been there and done that and know what it takes to get a product/service to market. How will you get to the right audience, with the best solution at the right time? With your expertise, you will be the lead for developing go-to-market recommendations for the idea to succeed.
What you must bring:
Minimum 8 years of product marketing or related experience in tech industries
Previous product marketing experience
Previous marketing or sales experience
Sound business acumen
Previous startup or other small/scrappy team experience
Must exhibit hands on, roll up your sleeves qualities
Strong analytical skills
Have represented technology companies and solutions
Bachelor's Degree and MBA preferred
Nice to Haves:
Experience with AI products
Experience in healthcare related industries
We hope you will fit well with our team’s culture. AI Fund team members:
Prioritize: Identify your most important tasks for moving the fund forward, and focus on them. Make sure you can stack rank according to priority, communicate out your priorities, and say “no” or “not now” appropriately to low priority items.
Execute fast: Move quickly. Set ambitious but realistic deadlines, communicate them out, and stick to it. Don’t take two days to do what can be done in one day, nor two months to do what can be done in one. Startups live or die by their ability to execute, pivot, and grow faster than anyone else.
Work hard: Startups are a lot of work to build. A core advantage startups have over established companies is that they are willing to work much harder, and so can do much more. Lean in and do the work needed to give them the best chance of success.
Own the outcome: Raise all fund-related issues directly. Propose solutions to any issue, including higher-level problems that are “outside your job scope.” We’re a small team and you are empowered to try to make anything better.
Be helpful: Leverage your team’s expertise and be generous in helping others in our ecosystem of companies. Let others help you too, and state your needs clearly to empower others to assist you.
What We Offer:
Free snacks, drinks, lunches and dinners daily
401(k) plan with match and immediate vesting after 6 months
Untracked PTO including a week off between Christmas and New Year’s
Variety of medical, dental and vision coverage to choose from
Monthly education budget
Direct and transparent communication style
Empowered to be the best you can be
Work with global AI Leaders
Be part of a great cause to improve lives everywhere through artificial intelligence
At AI Fund, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
You must already have, or be able to obtain, authorization to work in the United States.