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AI Fund - Principal
Palo Alto, CA

Who We Are: 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 venture studio founded by Dr. Andrew Ng in 2017. Our portfolio companies utilize AI technology and applications to improve processes and efficiency. The AI Fund team combines their experiences as AI pioneers, entreprene...Read more >
Who We Are:
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 venture studio founded by Dr. Andrew Ng in 2017. Our portfolio companies utilize AI technology and applications to improve processes and efficiency. The AI Fund team combines their experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and operators. We are backed by a $176 million-dollar fund from top-tier VC firms.

Our purpose is to build AI companies that move humanity forward.

What We Seek:
We are looking for an energetic Principal to join our investment team and help us identify the best early stage companies leveraging AI today and help our portfolio companies grow.  As company builders, founders and investors ourselves we are looking to add a top new investment talent to our investment team to expand our investment practice.  We welcome candidates who possess a growth mindset, strong analytical skills and ability to handle ambiguity. 

What You Will be Doing:
Source early stage deal-flow.  You will be responsible for generating deal flow and finding interesting companies to invest in.  You will also be expected to network with other industry professionals or entities that bring proprietary deal flow to the fund as well as proactively prospect for opportunities. 
Evaluate opportunities . You will evaluate investment opportunities, determine key issues, leverage your network and firm resources to perform due diligence.  To do this successfully, we expect you to be a smart and logical thinker, to be able to learn quickly, and to seek out expert opinions.  
Communicate with entrepreneurs and executives. To support deal sourcing and evaluation, you will communicate directly with entrepreneurs and executives. You will have to have to have strong people skills and strong communication skills, and be able to network and build rapport quickly. 
Perform due diligence for potential new investments.  You will be responsible for calling customer and personal references to validate companies and entrepreneurs and uncover any critical issues that we should consider in our investing.
Facilitate investments and support company building efforts.  You will be responsible for investment memos, market analysis, financial models, and benchmarks that companies need to be aware of.  You will attend board meetings as an observer, supporting the General Partner, and eventually on your own. 

What You Must Bring:
Must Haves:
- MBA or demonstrated success as an entrepreneur.
- At least two years of experience post-MBA working at a US growth technology company in a  product or engineering role or at a venture capital firm doing early stage investments.  
- Strong people skills and have the ability to interact professionally with company founders and executives. 
- Be a self-starter that takes initiative and  can get a lot done with relatively little direction. 
- Strong analytical and verbal skills.
Nice to Haves:
- AI and/or ML knowledge at a conceptual level.
- Entrepreneurial experience.
- Technical background, such as a technical undergraduate degree (engineering, math, science, and/or computer science)

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AI Fund - Recruiter (Venture Capital)
United States

Who We Are: 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 an early stage venture firm founded by Dr. Andrew Ng in 2017. Our portfolio companies utilize AI technology and applications to improve processes and efficiency. The AI Fund team combines their experiences as AI pioneers,...Read more >
Who We Are:
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 an early stage venture firm founded by Dr. Andrew Ng in 2017. Our portfolio companies utilize AI technology and applications to improve processes and efficiency. The AI Fund team combines their experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and operators. We are backed by a $176 million-dollar fund from top-tier VC firms.

Together, let’s build great companies that will move humanity forward.

What We Seek:
We are seeking an experienced Recruiter at AI Fund who will work with our leadership team and hiring managers to identify proven entrepreneurial talent to join our ecosystem. Successful candidates will understand the importance of creating a positive candidate experience and be results-oriented while keeping the bar high. You will wear multiple hats including business development (sourcing and networking), quality control when screening candidates entering the recruiting pipeline, facilitate the interview process, and close offers with reasonable costs and on a quick timeline.  

What You Will be Doing:
You will work with hiring managers to identify recruiting needs. You need to sync with the company’s leadership team and hiring managers regularly to identify hiring needs and prioritize positions based on the portfolio company's goals. You will need to master the recruiting process and advise hiring managers on job market trends and compensation structure. For each portfolio company you support, you must understand their vision and their product inside and out in order to present the data in such a manner that attracts the best talents.
You will need to ensure positive candidate experience throughout the entire interview process. This includes things such as timely follow-up, interview scheduling, maintaining open and transparent dialogue with candidates as well as the entire hiring committee and your manager. 
Source high quality talent for all positions. We typically are requested to find the initial founding team of a brand new startup which means quality and ability to match up skill sets and personalities to optimize team structure is critical. You will be responsible for identifying, reaching out to, and engaging talents for all functions as well as negotiate a compensation package that focuses on long term gain. 
You will recommend and execute the best recruiting strategy. You need to know what the most effective channels are to hire for different positions. We expect the recruiter to know where the best talents congregate and find every opportunity to network with talents to get referrals and gain their trust. Run recruiting campaigns and run virtual or face to face events on a quarterly basis.
You will be able to learn and use different HR and recruiting systems to assist with managing the hiring process and recruiting funnel. You will be responsible to use our ATS system and other scheduling and recruiting related systems including Greenhouse, Lever, HackerRank, Linkedin and other systems. You need to assist with our recruiting committee to list any type of job posting (career page job post, Linkedin paid job post, other social media job post) in order to advertise and promote the job. You will utilize different tools and resources to promote the job, and manage the candidates from different channels and migrate any new candidate data into Lever for tracking. 
You will be responsible to negotiate offers that focus on long-term incentives within a reasonable timeline. You need to build strong relationships with promising candidates by knowing what truly motivates the candidates. In most cases, candidates who join our ecosystem focus on the opportunities instead of short term financial return. You need to identify candidates’ concerns, present opportunities and involve hiring managers/executives to the closing process in the right timing to close the offer. 

What you must bring:
- At least 7 years of hands-on senior level recruiting experience running the process from beginning to end with at least 3 years of experience working as an in-house recruiter.
- Experience working in hi-tech startups strongly preferred.
- Healthy network of high quality candidates and/or demonstrate the ability to create a network of them.
- Excellent interpersonal ability; strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal relationship skills. 
- Operational excellence. We expect you to be able to manage an efficient recruiting process - from sourcing, scheduling, screening to negotiating and closing offers - for multiple candidates simultaneously and constantly identify ways to improve the candidate experience. 
- Attention to detail and multi-tasking. You’ll be juggling a lot of important projects at once. It will be important both drive them forward quickly and to pay attention to the details so balls don’t get dropped. 
- Bachelor degree from a top university. Technical degree or marketing degree is a strong plus.
- Familiarity with applicant tracking systems, including Lever, is a strong plus.

Characteristics we value:
High Performer: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  Always aim to deliver high quality results quickly.
Growth Mindset: keep an open mind about all possibilities and always reflect from within rather than look externally for reasons to not succeed.
Great Attitude. maintain an upbeat and positive attitude with everyone you come in contact with. Check any negative attitude or passive aggressive behavior at the door.
Scrappy: Take initiative and proactively get things done with low resources, but doing creative things and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation. Thinks quickly on both feet and are able to roll with the punches.
Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
Please note that there is no relocation budget or visa sponsorship budget available for this role.
 
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.

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Bearing - DevOps Engineer - Medellin
Colombia

About Bearing: Bearing is at the forefront of bringing AI to the maritime shipping industry. This is a trillion dollar industry that moves 90% of the goods we interact with on a daily basis, but has traditionally lagged far behind other industries in adopting new technologies. At Bearing, we’re changing that. We’re building an AI-driven platform that helps shipping compani...Read more >
About Bearing:
Bearing is at the forefront of bringing AI to the maritime shipping industry. This is a trillion dollar industry that moves 90% of the goods we interact with on a daily basis, but has traditionally lagged far behind other industries in adopting new technologies. At Bearing, we’re changing that. We’re building an AI-driven platform that helps shipping companies dramatically streamline their operations and tackle their single biggest pain point. We’ve already built our first product and have some of the world’s biggest shippers as our partners. Our team is made up of highly experienced AI engineers and tech industry veterans and we’re backed by the AI Fund and shipping industry investors.  

What You Will be Doing:
We are currently looking for an exceptionally talented DevOps Engineer to join our small team. You will be responsible for leading scaling efforts for our technology platform. Since you’ll be joining an early-stage startup at the ground level, you’ll need to be able to wear multiple hats and thrive while working in a dynamic environment.  

What You Must Bring:

  • Must have 2-5 years of experience working in platform engineering, software product deployment, and API integration
  • Must have hands-on experience in developing modern-software-deployment-flow. The candidate should have expert level knowledge of tools such as Jenkins, Docker, GitHub and Kubernetes
  • Must have hands-on experience managing cloud-based work environment and storage system such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
  • Must have hands-on experience in building commercial-grade APIs. The candidate should have expert level knowledge in either OpenAPI or GRPC, and understand how to scale API from proof of concept (POC) to handle substantial traffic
  • Must have hands-on experience in building development, testing, and deployment flow. The ideal candidate should be able to independently create a continuous integration system that automates unit-testing, integration-testing, and pre-deployment testing
  • Must have a good understanding of service-based software architecture. Having hands-on experience in building microservices is a big plus
  • Must be able to write clean and efficient code. Familiarity with object-oriented programming is a big plus 

What We Have to Offer:

  • Food & commute benefits.
  • Work from home benefits
  • Medical and dental Insurance coverage for you and family members.
  • A week off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Monthly education budget
  • Collegial atmosphere
  • Direct and transparent communication style
  • Innovative environment
  • Work with global AI Leaders
  • Be part of a great cause to improve lives everywhere through artificial intelligence
At Bearing, 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.

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Bearing - Full Stack Engineer - Medellin
Colombia

About Bearing: Bearing is at the forefront of bringing AI to the maritime shipping industry. This is a trillion dollar industry that moves 90% of the goods we interact with on a daily basis, but has traditionally lagged far behind other industries in adopting new technologies. At Bearing, we’re changing that. We’re building an AI-driven platform that helps shipping companie...Read more >
About Bearing:
Bearing is at the forefront of bringing AI to the maritime shipping industry. This is a trillion dollar industry that moves 90% of the goods we interact with on a daily basis, but has traditionally lagged far behind other industries in adopting new technologies. At Bearing, we’re changing that. We’re building an AI-driven platform that helps shipping companies dramatically streamline their operations and tackle their single biggest pain point. We’ve already built our first product and have some of the world’s biggest shippers as our partners. Our team is made up of highly experienced AI engineers and tech industry veterans and we’re backed by the AI Fund and shipping industry investors.


What You Will be Doing:
We are currently looking for an exceptionally talented Full-Stack Engineer to join our small team. You will be responsible for building out our API to support our new WebApp as well as helping us develop new AI-driven products. Since you’ll be joining an early-stage startup at the ground level, you’ll need to be able to wear multiple hats and thrive while working in a dynamic environment. 

Lead the development of a RESTful API to support our new WebApp: Collaborating closely with the rest of our engineering team, you will architect and build out a scalable, reliable back-end for our new WebApp.

Architect and implement new features from scratch: Partnering with our Machine Learning engineers, you will lead the end-to-end development of new AI-driven products.

Improve code across the entire stack: You will identify bugs and performance issues across the stack and work to improve those. You will also build performance monitoring and testing tools to ensure our product quality stays high.

What You Must Bring:

  • 5+ years professional experience shipping production-ready code
  • Strong computer science foundations, including data structures & algorithms, OS, Computer Networks, databases
  • Expertise in Python
  • Experience in setting up data pipelines and databases
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience developing RESTful APIs
  • Basic understanding of Machine Learning models
  • Expertise with version control systems, such as Git
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to have in-depth technical discussions with both the engineering team and business people
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux systems
  • Experience with Amazon AWS and containerization technologies
  • Excellent English language skills
  • BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field; Master’s or PhD degree is a plus
  • Self-starter and comfort working in an early-stage environment

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience shipping Machine Learning products
  • Experience working on logistics or shipping-related products
  • Experience with Agile development 

What We Have to Offer:

  • Company equity benefit
  • Food & commute benefits
  • Work from home benefits
  • Medical and dental Insurance coverage for you and family members.
  • A week off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Monthly education budget
  • Collegial atmosphere
  • Direct and transparent communication style
  • Innovative environment
  • Work with global AI Leaders
  • Be part of a great cause to improve lives everywhere through artificial intelligence
At Bearing, 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.

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CEO and Co-Founder-CertifIQ
North America

CertifIQ AI’s mission is to enable Financial Services organizations to get their models to production responsibly, while ensuring rigorous compliance with model documentation and validation standards. Our API-based product automates the documentation of ML models and greatly improves the ability of compliance teams to assess and approve model risks. CertifIQ just recently rai...Read more >
CertifIQ AI’s mission is to enable Financial Services organizations to get their models to production responsibly, while ensuring rigorous compliance with model documentation and validation standards. Our API-based product automates the documentation of ML models and greatly improves the ability of compliance teams to assess and approve model risks. CertifIQ just recently raised a pre-seed round through AI Fund.

This is an opportunity to lead a startup at its earliest stages where the problem has already been validated with customers and is working towards a prototype.  We are looking for a business development focused CEO with a strong track record in startups, proven ability to hire great people, previous experience raising venture capital, and is a great storyteller.  There is already a co-founder in place that has deep expertise in product and the Financial Services space.

CerifIQ is supported and funded by the AI Fund based in Palo Alto, California.  The AI Fund is a team of diligent innovators who build great companies that move humanity forward by accelerating the adoption of AI.  Founded by Dr. Andrew Ng, AI Fund is a startup studio focused on resolving problems to move the world forward. We build new AI companies to bridge AI technology and critical applications. Just as electricity transformed numerous industries, AI and AI Fund are poised to do the same.
Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture firm is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, and powered by the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • The CEO will be in charge of leading company operations, financial and organizational management, and overall growth strategy and milestones (e.g. product launch, customer acquisition and revenue).
  • The CEO will own go-to-market and overall strategy and vision for CertifIQ along with the co-founder of CertifIQ who is responsible for Product.
  • The CEO will work closely with the co-founder and AI Fund to ensure the company is delivering on critical milestones for the next round of funding.
  • Secure and negotiate strategic partnerships that will shorten the sales cycle and help accelerate the growth of the company.
  • Ensure CertifiQ reaches product market fit and focuses on getting referenceable customers, scale the business and own sales and marketing. 
  • Develop fundraising strategy and develop investor relationships.

What You Must Bring:

  • Previous experience in building and growing a b2b SaaS company.
  • Previous experience in financial services and/or fintech.
  • Demonstrated skills in a startup leadership capacity 
  • Ability to think strategically and the foresight to think about problems ahead of time. 
  • Experience leading customer outreach, understanding market needs, and driving the company towards product market fit.
  • Successful fundraising experience.
  • Business Development experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to kick start, grow and scale sales and business development efforts for B2B SaaS products (ideally in financial services or related industries).
  • Have strong connections and networks among key decision makers in our target industries.

Characteristics That We Value:

  • Accountability: obligation and willingness to take responsibility for our actions
  • Integrity: never compromising on the right thing to do
  • Leadership: ability to influence others to follow you and lead the team towards a common vision for the future 
  • Empathy: genuinely caring for the well-being of our team, and supporting each other professionally and personally
  • Grit: sticking with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Balance: working hard, but ensuring that we remain well-rounded individuals with a life and passions outside
  • Collaboration: prioritizing team over ego
  • Results orientation: setting ambitious goals for our team, and being extremely results-driven in nature
  • Self-awareness: ability to recognize what we know and don’t know, and to ask for help when needed
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. We believe 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.


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Company Builder-Venture Studio
Remote

Title: Company Builder Location: US time zone -- Anywhere  Who We Are: 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 venture studio founded by Dr. Andrew Ng in 2017. Our portfolio companies utilize AI technology and applications to improve processes and efficiency. The AI F...Read more >
Title: Company Builder
Location: US time zone -- Anywhere 


Who We Are:
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 venture studio founded by Dr. Andrew Ng in 2017. Our portfolio companies utilize AI technology and applications to improve processes and efficiency. The AI Fund team combines their experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and operators. We are backed by a $176 million-dollar fund from top-tier VC firms.
Our purpose is to build AI companies that move humanity forward.

What We Seek:
We are looking for an energetic builder to join our investment team and support our process of building companies. As company builders, founders and investors ourselves we are looking to add a top new talent to our investment team.  We welcome candidates who possess a growth mindset, strong analytical skills and ability to handle ambiguity. You will be responsible for driving projects forward until either they are falsified (and ended) or smoothly transitioned to a newly found company. 

What You Will be Doing:

  • Carry out early product validation. You will be responsible for working with Andrew and our leadership team to quickly validate or falsify specific ideas. This may involve product work, such as carrying out user interviews or carrying out quick user studies, deep dives into technology, and/or fleshing out an initial product vision. 
  • Build a business case. For ideas that seem promising, you will be responsible for building a case for the business, including such elements as a TAM/SAM/SOM analysis, initial business model and initial GTM strategy, and compiling a pitch deck-like document that synthesizes the main thesis of the business. 
  • Assist with bringing on FIR (Founder in Residence). You will play an instrumental role in explaining the business idea to potential founders, helping them understand the potential of the business, and working to bring on a strong FIR to carry the business forward through a 3-4 month FIR consulting period. 
  • Support FIR and AI Fund leadership through initial phases of the project. AI Fund and the FIR will meet regularly during the FIR period. You will be responsible for coming to these meetings and playing a coordination and program management role to make sure necessary resources are made to the FIR, as well as drive follow up needed to move the business forward. 
  • Support AI Fund investment decision at conclusion of FIR period. You will be helping to build a case for whether AI Fund should invest. 

What You Must Bring:

  • MBA degree from top tier program with superior academic performance, or equivalent business experience. 
  • Able to work well with senior executives in way that makes efficient use of their time 
  • Technical undergraduate degree (engineering, math, science, and/or computer science)
  • Market research experience including competitive market mapping, trend analysis and TAM/SAM/SOM analysis.
  • Previous experience working in a high-tech start-up
  • Proactive self-starter with strong work ethic
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Natural analytical ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong desire to work in deal generation/sourcing investment environment and help early stage companies grow
  • Strong writing skills

Nice to Haves

  • Product experience at a tech company or a hi-tech start-up
  • AI and/or ML knowledge at a conceptual level at a minimum
  • Previous experience working in investment banking analyzing various companies/business problems or top management consulting firms working with companies in a strategic or operational level
Please note that there is no relocation budget or visa sponsorship budget available for this role.
 
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.

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Founder-in-Residence
United States

Who We Are: AI is the new electricity. Just as it transformed entire industries 100 years ago, AI is poised to do the same today. AI Fund is a venture studio that was formed to be at the forefront of this revolutionary wave. We harness artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we b...Read more >
Who We Are:
AI is the new electricity. Just as it transformed entire industries 100 years ago, AI is poised to do the same today. AI Fund is a venture studio that was formed to be at the forefront of this revolutionary wave. We harness artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries. Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture studio is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, along with the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

Why Partner With AI Fund:
We’ve been there.  We’ve founded and scaled successful companies ourselves, and we know that creating meaningful startups is really hard.  Many entrepreneurs toil with ideas for years.  Many spend time building something without the foresight of limiting factors that could have been easily dismissed upfront.  Accomplished execs often teeter between a desire to start a company and creating something great versus taking a job that is less fulfilling.  If only someone could help with taking the risk out of turning an idea into reality and accelerate the company building process, more people would be inspired to start a company. Coming up with great ideas, sussing them out, assembling great teams, and helping raise capital is what we do.  We shorten a process that can take years down to months.  We make sure you are going after the right market, are fully validated, and are surrounded by great teammates.  Lastly, we make sure you see the world through the lens of a data scientist and machine learning expert, which is the perspective any meaningful company in the future must have.  But we also know that the process is not about us.  It’s about great Founders and empowering them to do great things.

What We Seek:
We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs with first-hand knowledge of the problem they have encountered or entrepreneurs that might match to a problem or idea we already have.  It’s not a mandate, but ideally, we want people with experience solving business problems and have a keen eye for anticipating business risks.  We are looking for a sound business leader who has built a company from 0 to 1 or a product manager running a product or built a product line from scratch before. We desire entrepreneurs who can hire great people, get others excited about their vision, raise capital, and make it all happen.

About the Idea:
There are many scenarios in which marketers may solicit 100s or 1000s of pieces of freetext responses from users, such as:
- Market research to shape the definition of new products. 
- Reducing customer churn by reaching out proactively to specific customers to solicit feedback. 
- Soliciting user feedback on current products. 

Long-form multiple choice surveys have a low response rate. We have developed a new capability for marketers that enables them to synthesize user insights out of a collection of thousands or tens of thousands pieces of unstructured text written by users/customers/potential customers. In that synthesizing process, be able to predict customer desires, pain points and potential churn.

What You Will be Doing:

  • Determine the launch product. The technology we have developed addresses multiple potential use cases. You will be responsible for evaluating these ideas or developing additional ideas yourself, and selecting a specific product direction to go to market. 
  • Build initial prototype and carry out validation. Working potentially with internal engineers and AI talents as well as design contractors, you will be responsible for developing an initial design of the product and collecting user feedback to validate the core business thesis. 
  • Build business case. Including initial financial models, TAM/SAM/SOM analysis, estimate of margin, competitive analysis, etc. As part of this, we expect you to validate (or falsify) user demand and willingness to pay, and also develop the initial GTM. 
  • Develop a request for funding as a final milestone during the 3 months FIR consulting engagement. At the conclusion of this 3 month plan, you and AI Fund will jointly make a decision on whether to fund and proceed with this as a business. 

What You Must Bring:

  • Marketing experience. 
  • Business or Product leadership background.
  • Startup experience, building companies from 0 to 1.

  • The following are nice to haves: 
  • Previous experience leading fundraising from institutional investors is a huge plus 
  • Previous founder, co-founder or startup CEO experience. 
  • Enterprise B2B sales experience. 

Characteristics:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
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.

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Founder-In-Residence (Influencer Marketing Space)
North America

Who We Are:  AI is the new electricity. Just as it transformed entire industries 100 years ago, AI is poised to do the same today. AI Fund is a venture studio that was formed to be at the forefront of this revolutionary wave. We harness artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we...Read more >
Who We Are:
 AI is the new electricity. Just as it transformed entire industries 100 years ago, AI is poised to do the same today. AI Fund is a venture studio that was formed to be at the forefront of this revolutionary wave. We harness artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries.
 
Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture studio is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, and powered by the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.
 
Why Partner With AI Fund:
We’ve been there.  We’ve founded and scaled successful companies ourselves, and we know that creating meaningful startups is really hard.  Many entrepreneurs toil with ideas for years.  Many spend time building something without the foresight of limiting factors that could have been easily dismissed upfront.  Accomplished execs often teeter between a desire to start a company and creating something great versus taking a job that is less fulfilling.  If only someone could help with taking the risk out of turning an idea into reality and accelerate the company building process, more people would be inspired to start a company.
 
Coming up with great ideas, sussing them out, assembling great teams, and helping raise capital is what we do.  We shorten a process that can take years down to months.  We make sure you are going after the right market, are fully validated, and are surrounded by great teammates.  Lastly, we make sure you see the world through the lens of a data scientist and machine learning expert, which is the perspective any meaningful company in the future must have.  
 
But we also know that the process is not about us.  It’s about great Founders and empowering them to do great things.
 
What We Seek:
If you’re obsessed with start-ups, live streaming, and building exceptional products, this role is for you!  We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs with first-hand knowledge of the problem they have encountered or entrepreneurs that might match to a problem or idea we already have.  
 
It’s not a mandate, but ideally, we want people with experience solving business problems and have a keen eye for anticipating business risks.  You may have been a product manager running a product or product line before.  You may have been an engineer who has been on the front lines of helping shape a company.  You may have been a management consultant who has experience in a particular vertical.  Or perhaps you are a proven entrepreneur who recognizes that the difference between success and failure is razor-thin, and you want every advantage you can get.
 
Lastly, we want people who are leaders.  We desire people who can hire great people, get others excited about their vision, raise capital, and make it all happen.  

What You Will be Doing:

  • The FIR will work with the AI Fund Leadership Team to launch and scale a real-time platform changing the way global thought leaders  engage with their audiences.
  • Work alongside our staff to iteratively research and validate on a problem to solve that can benefit from AI/ML.  This includes idea validation, product validation, market validation, and funding validation.
  • Design a product and prototype it.
  • Set the vision and the strategy of the portfolio company once the idea has been tested and determined product market fit.
  • If all makes sense, we capitalize the company to help you start the company up, bring in the best talent, build the product, and get pilot customers.

What You Must bring:

  • Minimum of three years of product or commercial experience in influencer marketing, live streaming, or user generated content.
  • Strategic thinking. 
  • Self-starter who will thrive in an ambiguous startup environment
  • Competitive, entrepreneurial mindset
  • Demonstrated experience building products and leading teams
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Ability to recruit great team members

Nice To Haves:

  • Track record of demonstrated thought leadership in a given field (e.g. TED presented, large LinkedIn following, etc.)
  • Prior startup founder or experience working at an early stage company 
  • Integral part of 0 to 1 growth company
  • Advanced degree or equivalent practical experience

Characteristics That We Value:

  • Accountability: An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: Able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit: Able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and is proactively able to get things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership Orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
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 country you will work from.

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Founder-In-Residence (Venture Capital/Fundraising Platform)
North America

Who We Are:  AI is the new electricity. Just as it transformed entire industries 100 years ago, AI is poised to do the same today. AI Fund is a venture studio that was formed to be at the forefront of this revolutionary wave. We harness artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we...Read more >
Who We Are:
 AI is the new electricity. Just as it transformed entire industries 100 years ago, AI is poised to do the same today. AI Fund is a venture studio that was formed to be at the forefront of this revolutionary wave. We harness artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries.
 
Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture studio is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, and powered by the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.
 
Why Partner With AI Fund:
We’ve been there.  We’ve founded and scaled successful companies ourselves, and we know that creating meaningful startups is really hard.  Many entrepreneurs toil with ideas for years.  Many spend time building something without the foresight of limiting factors that could have been easily dismissed upfront.  Accomplished execs often teeter between a desire to start a company and creating something great versus taking a job that is less fulfilling.  If only someone could help with taking the risk out of turning an idea into reality and accelerate the company building process, more people would be inspired to start a company.
 
Coming up with great ideas, sussing them out, assembling great teams, and helping raise capital is what we do.  We shorten a process that can take years down to months.  We make sure you are going after the right market, are fully validated, and are surrounded by great teammates.  Lastly, we make sure you see the world through the lens of a data scientist and machine learning expert, which is the perspective any meaningful company in the future must have.  
 
But we also know that the process is not about us.  It’s about great Founders and empowering them to do great things.
 
What We Seek:
If you’re obsessed with start-ups and building exceptional products, this role is for you!  We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs with first-hand knowledge of the problem they have encountered or entrepreneurs that might match to a problem or idea we already have.  
 
It’s not a mandate, but ideally, we want people with experience solving business problems and have a keen eye for anticipating business risks.  You may have been a product manager running a product or product line before.  You may have been an engineer who has been on the front lines of helping shape a company.  You may have been a management consultant who has experience in a particular vertical.  Or perhaps you are a proven entrepreneur who recognizes that the difference between success and failure is razor-thin, and you want every advantage you can get.
 
Lastly, we want people who are leaders.  We desire people who can hire great people, get others excited about their vision, raise capital, and make it all happen.  

What You Will be Doing:

  • The FIR will work with the AI Fund Leadership and Investment Team to launch and scale a platform changing the way founders and entrepreneurs connect with early-stage investors.
  • Work alongside our staff to iteratively research and validate a problem to solve that can benefit from AI/ML.  This includes idea validation, product validation, market validation, and funding validation.
  • Design a product and prototype it.
  • Set the vision and the strategy of the portfolio company once the idea has been tested and determined product market fit.
  • If all makes sense, we capitalize the company to help you start the company up, bring in the best talent, build the product, and get pilot customers.

What You Must bring:

  • If you come from the investing side, either a minimum of three years of venture capital experience as Principal or higher or demonstrable track record of successful angel investments.
  • If you consider yourself more of an operator, a clear track record of successful fundraising for early-stage startups as a founder, co-founder, or C-suite executive.
  • Clear and concise thinker and communicator; a great story teller. 
  • Self-starter who will thrive in an ambiguous startup environment.
  • Competitive, entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Demonstrated experience building products and leading teams.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Ability to recruit great team members.
  • Fundraising experience.

Nice To Haves:

  • Track record of mentorship, advisory, etc. within startup networks and incubators (e.g. Y Combinator, 500 Startups, etc.)
  • Prior startup founder or experience working at an early stage company 
  • Integral part of 0 to 1 growth company
  • Advanced degree or equivalent practical experience

Characteristics That We Value:

  • Accountability: An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: Able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit: Able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and is proactively able to get things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership Orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
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 country you will work from.

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Founder-In-Residence-Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) space
North America

Who We Are:  AI is the new electricity. Just as it transformed entire industries 100 years ago, AI is poised to do the same today. AI Fund is a venture studio that was formed to be at the forefront of this revolutionary wave. We harness artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we...Read more >
Who We Are:
 AI is the new electricity. Just as it transformed entire industries 100 years ago, AI is poised to do the same today. AI Fund is a venture studio that was formed to be at the forefront of this revolutionary wave. We harness artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries.
 
Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture studio is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, and powered by the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.
 
Why Partner With AI Fund:
We’ve been there.  We’ve founded and scaled successful companies ourselves, and we know that creating meaningful startups is really hard.  Many entrepreneurs toil with ideas for years.  Many spend time building something without the foresight of limiting factors that could have been easily dismissed upfront.  Accomplished execs often teeter between a desire to start a company and creating something great versus taking a job that is less fulfilling.  If only someone could help with taking the risk out of turning an idea into reality and accelerate the company building process, more people would be inspired to start a company.
 
Coming up with great ideas, sussing them out, assembling great teams, and helping raise capital is what we do.  We shorten a process that can take years down to months.  We make sure you are going after the right market, are fully validated, and are surrounded by great teammates.  Lastly, we make sure you see the world through the lens of a data scientist and machine learning expert, which is the perspective any meaningful company in the future must have.  
 
But we also know that the process is not about us.  It’s about great Founders and empowering them to do great things.
 
What We Seek:
If you’re obsessed with start-ups and building exceptional products, this role is for you!  We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs with first-hand knowledge of the problem they have encountered or entrepreneurs that might match to a problem or idea we already have.  
 
It’s not a mandate, but ideally, we want people with experience solving business problems and have a keen eye for anticipating business risks.  You may have been a product manager running a product or product line before.  You may have been an engineer who has been on the front lines of helping shape a company.  You may have been a management consultant who has experience in a particular vertical.  Or perhaps you are a proven entrepreneur who recognizes that the difference between success and failure is razor-thin, and you want every advantage you can get.
 
Lastly, we want people who are leaders.  We desire people who can hire great people, get others excited about their vision, raise capital, and make it all happen.  

What You Will be Doing:

  • The FIR will work with the AI Fund Leadership and Investment Team to launch and scale a platform that will change the way Automatic Speech Recognition is performed.
  • Work alongside our staff to iteratively research and validate a problem to solve that can benefit from AI/ML.  This includes idea validation, product validation, market validation, and funding validation.
  • Design a product and prototype it.
  • Set the vision and the strategy of the portfolio company once the idea has been tested and determined product market fit.
  • If all makes sense, we capitalize the company to help you start the company up, bring in the best talent, build the product, and get pilot customers.

What You Must bring:

  • Leadership experience within product, engineering, or business development for a company utilizing automatic speech recognition (ASR)
  • Practical experience with transcription/data labeling workflows and challenges.
  • Clear and concise thinker and communicator; a great story teller. 
  • Self-starter who will thrive in an ambiguous startup environment.
  • Competitive, entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Demonstrated experience building products and leading teams.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Ability to recruit great team members.
  • Fundraising experience.

Nice To Haves:

  • Prior startup founder or experience working at an early stage high-tech company 
  • Integral part of 0 to 1 growth company
  • Advanced degree or equivalent practical experience

Characteristics That We Value:

  • Accountability: An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: Able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit: Able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and is proactively able to get things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership Orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
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 country you will work from.

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Founding Member-Head of Engineering-CertifIQ Inc.
North America

CertifIQ Inc.’s mission is to make model documentation and model validation easy, fast, and fault-proof for Financial Services organizations looking to deploy AI and ML models faster while ensuring rigorous compliance with model risk management standards. Our platform automates the documentation of ML models and greatly enhances collaboration between model development and mod...Read more >
CertifIQ Inc.’s mission is to make model documentation and model validation easy, fast, and fault-proof for Financial Services organizations looking to deploy AI and ML models faster while ensuring rigorous compliance with model risk management standards. Our platform automates the documentation of ML models and greatly enhances collaboration between model development and model validation teams, for comprehensive and time-efficient model risk and validation reviews. CertifIQ recently raised a pre-seed round through AI Fund.
As a Founding Team Member and Head of Engineering, you will be a hands-on technical leader willing to roll-up your sleeves and develop the overall technology strategy and software architecture for CertifIQ, and to lead the building of our early prototype and MVP solution.  As the company gets traction on our journey to product-market fit, you will ensure alignment between the company's technology development plan and our business and customer goals. As an integral part of the executive team, you will be a sounding board and trusted partner to challenge, augment and implement CertifIQ’s solutions for our customers.
CertifIQ is supported and funded by the AI Fund based in Palo Alto. Founded by Dr. Andrew Ng, AI Fund is a startup studio focused on resolving problems to move the world forward. AI Fund builds AI companies to bridge AI technology and critical applications; just as electricity transformed numerous industries, AI and AI Fund are poised to do the same.

Here Is What You Will Do:

  •        Design and Build early prototypes and the MVP – an elegant solutions to challenges associated with documentation and validation of AI and ML models.
  •        Grow, lead and manage CertifIQ's engineering team.
  •       Leverage your creative problem solving and growth mindset to align the company’s technology development plan with the company’s business goals.
  •        Work with the Founder to drive POCs and rapidly incorporate feedback from end users and enterprise customers, to build an optimal product solution.
  •        Manage technical delivery within target KPIs, project timelines, and overall budgetary goals.
  •        Develop unique, proprietary (and ideally patentable) intellectual property that yields competitive advantage.
  •        Ensure security, scalability, and performance of overall technology infrastructure.

Required experience and qualifications:

  •        8-10 years of experience including time as both an individual contributor and a manager
  •        AI adjacent full stack engineer, experienced both with web development, cloud software development, and ML application development  
  •        Working knowledge of the AI/ML Engineering lifecycle, with the ability to write and review code to test and validate AI/ML models, and knowledge of the latest AI/ML technologies and engineering trends, tools and platforms
  •        Ability to strategize about how users will interact with the product, and translate into feature and engineering requirements
  •        Ability to conduct technology analyses/evaluations, infrastructure decisions, and deep code reviews.
  •        Pragmatic approach to software development including continuous improvements, testing, and user-focused software.
  •        Entrepreneurial spirit -- someone who can simultaneously think big, but also grounded in the immediate, practical, get-stuff-done mindset of a startup.
  •        Deep leadership and organizational development skills, with the ability to attract, assess, hire and retain top technical talent.
  •        Strategic vision -- passion for what we can do at scale, and how documenting ML models can help anticipate potential issues before they arise and lead the way for future transparency needed for practical responsible AI.
  •        BSc/BA in Computer Science/Engineering from a top-tier institution.

Nice To Haves Include:

  •        Previous startup or other small/scrappy team experience.
  •     Prior experience as CTO, or VP Engineering, and member of an executive/founding team at a technology startup a plus
  •     Prior experience in Financial Services a plus
  •     Experience working with MLOps tools and frameworks such as Streamlit, DVC, MLFlow, AutoML, preferred
  •     Experience with protocols, tools and frameworks to design and build API services preferred
  •     Masters/PhD in Computer Science or an MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus.
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 country you will work from.

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Founding Team; Head of Engineering - Zest
United States

Zest uses AI to build healthy habits that make a lasting difference in just a few minutes per day. Instead of restrictive diets that produce limited results, the Zest app makes a lasting difference by changing the user’s mindset to see nutritious food as indulgent and exercise as fun and fulfilling. Like having a virtual health coach who really gets you, relevant and targeted...Read more >
Zest uses AI to build healthy habits that make a lasting difference in just a few minutes per day. Instead of restrictive diets that produce limited results, the Zest app makes a lasting difference by changing the user’s mindset to see nutritious food as indulgent and exercise as fun and fulfilling. Like having a virtual health coach who really gets you, relevant and targeted content is presented using AI trained on a variety of data sources. 

Zest combines tracking efficacy with machine learning algorithms that optimize on contextual information, personal preferences, and health and activity data.  By learning about the individual user’s particular eating habits, exercise routines, and even their environment, Zest provides a highly customized plan to improve the user’s overall health. Zest’s lessons are targeted at the right moment, and in the right context, to trigger long-lasting change in an individual’s mindset towards their diet and exercise.  The result is a more enjoyable, natural, and sustainable path to weight loss.

Zest is looking for a Head of Engineering to provide thought leadership and establish a technical vision for the team.  This is an executive-level role reporting directly to the CEO.  This is a full-time remote position with a competitive compensation package and full benefits.

Zest is supported and funded by the AI Fund based in Palo Alto. We're a team of diligent innovators who build great companies that move humanity forward by accelerating the adoption of AI.


Here's What You Will Do:

  • As part of the executive team, provide thought leadership and establish the technical vision for the company.
  • Lead the development of the engineering roadmap to ensure alignment with the company’s business goals.
  • Build and lead a technical team to consistently deliver excellent results through rapid iterations.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement through mentoring, feedback, and mechanisms to measure efficiency and outcomes.

Your Experience Includes:

  • 10+ years of experience building and managing software engineering teams in a startup environment.
  • Developing and shipping market leading consumer facing mobile apps for iOS and Android
  • Running complex engineering products and maintaining a tech stack that is reliable and scalable.
  • Experience in recruiting and managing technical teams, including performance management and engineering management.
  • Proven track record of delivering successfully within aggressive timelines.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills using leading engineering enablement solutions and with outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience.
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 country you will work from.

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FourthBrain - Machine Learning Instructor - Remote
Remote

FourthBrain aims to launch candidates into careers in Artificial Intelligence by bridging the gap between employers and qualified candidates via real world applications and hands-on training. Students will now have the opportunity to learn next-generation artificial intelligence applications, theories, methods, and systems. FourthBrain will run a blended-learning program that t...Read more >
FourthBrain aims to launch candidates into careers in Artificial Intelligence by bridging the gap between employers and qualified candidates via real world applications and hands-on training. Students will now have the opportunity to learn next-generation artificial intelligence applications, theories, methods, and systems. FourthBrain will run a blended-learning program that trains candidates to become machine-learning experts and positions them for careers in AI.

About AI Fund:FourthBrain is backed by AI Fund, a venture studio that harnesses the use of artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries. Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture studio is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, along with the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

What You Will be Doing:
The Instructor will work closely with the Curriculum Development Director at FourthBrain to leverage their technical skills in ML to manage a cohort of students in a part-time ML training program. We offer programs in Machine Learning Engineering and Machine Learning Operations and Systems. The instructor is responsible for facilitating live class sessions, preparing class materials, and providing feedback and guidance to each student. Your experience as an educator, technical skills in the AI space, and ability to communicate will all be critical for this role.

Please note that at this time, this role is limited to individuals in the US.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Deliver live class session(s) for a total of 5-6 hours each week. These sessions will be on the weekends or evenings (schedule is variable by cohort, but consistent throughout the entire program)
  • Manage the digital classroom, including releasing curriculum materials and assignments on a weekly basis
  • Evaluate and grade assignments
  • Provide regular guidance and feedback on capstone projects
  • Hold office hours (60-90 mins) a week, which could be on evenings and weekends, to assist students with their weekly work
  • Collect feedback from students and industry experts to continuously iterate on learning modules
  • Partner with Curriculum Director on updates and modifications to curriculum and projects
  • Partner with Career Education to identify key areas of development

What You Must Bring:

  • Technical background in machine learning, math and programming 
  • Expert level proficiency in using Machine learning packages for Python; experience with Tensorflow
  • Experience with instructional design best practices as well as experience designing and teaching technical courses
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelors in STEM / AI / CS, or equivalent industry experience in areas like software development, machine learning or data science.

It's Nice if You Have:

  • Masters in AI, CS or related field 
  • Previous experience as an instructor or lecturer in the areas of AI, machine learning, data science, robotics or similar
  • Professional experience in AI or ML roles
  • Interest in student engagement, motivation, and teaching

Characteristics:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At AI Fund and FourthBrain, 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 and FourthBrain believe 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.

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FourthBrain - ML Instruction Director - US Remote
United States

FourthBrain aims to launch candidates into careers in Artificial Intelligence by bridging the gap between employers and qualified candidates via real world applications and hands-on training. Students will now have the opportunity to learn next-generation artificial intelligence applications, theories, methods, and systems. FourthBrain runs a blended-learning program that train...Read more >
FourthBrain aims to launch candidates into careers in Artificial Intelligence by bridging the gap between employers and qualified candidates via real world applications and hands-on training. Students will now have the opportunity to learn next-generation artificial intelligence applications, theories, methods, and systems. FourthBrain runs a blended-learning program that trains candidates to become machine-learning experts and positions them for careers in AI.  

We are currently looking for a ML Instruction Director to join our small leadership team. This role will leverage their technical skills in ML to create comprehensive project instructions, assessment and design learning experiences to support students developing their portfolio. They will utilize their expertise to develop end to end high quality and effective learning experiences. Your experience as an educator, technical skills in the AI space and ability to communicate and work well with a team will all be critical for this role. 

What You Will be Doing:

  • Deliver instruction to test curriculum for early cohorts. 
  • Train instructors and TAs as the program scales to deliver quality learning experiences
  • Develop astute understanding of key metrics to indicate student success, engagement and completion. 
  • Collaborate with industry experts to align learning outcomes with hiring needs in ML. 
  • Collect feedback from students and industry experts to continuously iterate on learning modules 
  • Assess students for the right background and knowledge to be set up for success
  • Partner with career education to identify key areas of development
  • Collaborate with startups within the AI ecosystem to curate content that scaffolds the learning experience

What You Must Bring:

  • Technical background in math and programming to develop machine learning projects and curriculum.
  • Knowledge of open AI technologies to build collaborative projects
  • Experience with instructional design best practices as well as experience designing and teaching technical courses.
  • Bachelors in STEM / AI / CS or equivalent industry experience in areas like software development, machine learning or data science. 
  • Operation Managment skills

Nice to Haves:

  • Previous experience developing curriculum in the areas of AI, machine learning, data science, robotics or similar.
  • Interest in student motivation and blended learning or flipped classroom formats.
  • Masters in STEM / AI / CS or related field.

Characteristics:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At AI Fund & FourthBrain, 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.

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FourthBrain - MLOPs Applications Instructor - Remote
Remote

About FourthBrain: FourthBrain aims to launch candidates into careers in Artificial Intelligence by bridging the gap between employers and qualified candidates via real world applications and hands-on training. Students will now have the opportunity to learn next-generation artificial intelligence applications, theories, methods, and systems. FourthBrain will run a blended-lear...Read more >
About FourthBrain:
FourthBrain aims to launch candidates into careers in Artificial Intelligence by bridging the gap between employers and qualified candidates via real world applications and hands-on training. Students will now have the opportunity to learn next-generation artificial intelligence applications, theories, methods, and systems. FourthBrain will run a blended-learning program that trains candidates to become machine-learning experts and positions them for careers in AI.  

About AI Fund:
FourthBrain is backed by AI Fund, a venture studio that harnesses the use of artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries. Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture studio is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, along with the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

The Instructor will work closely with the Curriculum Development Director at FourthBrain to leverage their technical skills in ML to manage a cohort of students in a part-time ML training program. The instructor is responsible for facilitating live class sessions, preparing class materials, and providing feedback and guidance to each student. Your experience as an educator, technical skills in the AI space, and ability to communicate will all be critical for this role. Responsibilities include: 

What You Will be Doing:

  • Deliver live class session(s) for a total of 6 hours each week. These sessions will be on the weekends or evenings (schedule is variable by cohort, but consistent throughout the entire program)
  • Manage the digital classroom, including releasing curriculum materials and assignments on a weekly basis
  • Evaluate and grade Live assignments
  • Provide regular guidance and feedback on capstone projects
  • Hold office hours (60 mins) a week, which could be on evenings and weekends, to assist students with their weekly work.
  • Collect feedback from students and industry experts to continuously iterate on learning modules 
  • Partner with Curriculum Director on updates and modifications to curriculum and projects
  • Partner with Career Education to identify key areas of development

Must Haves:

  • Technical background in any one or many of the following: Data Engineering, Ops (GitOps, AIOps, DataOps, DevOps, MLOps), Machine Learning Deployment, Kubernetes Deployments.
  • Proficiency in using some Machine learning packages for Python such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, sklearn etc.
  • Experience with instructional design best practices as well as experience designing and teaching technical courses.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelors in STEM / AI / CS, or equivalent industry experience in areas like software development, machine learning or data science. 

Nice to Haves:

  • Masters in AI, CS or related field 
  • Previous experience as an instructor or lecturer in the areas of AI, machine learning, data science, robotics or similar
  • Professional experience in Ops roles (GitOps, AIOps, DataOps, DevOps, MLOps).
  • Interest in guiding individual student capstone projects.
  • Interest in student engagement, motivation, and teaching.

Characteristics:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At AI Fund & FourthBrain, 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.

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Full Stack Engineer
Global

Job Description: We are looking for Full Stack Engineers to produce scalable software solutions for our portfolio companies. You’ll be part of a cross-functional and will be responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment. As a Full Stack Developer, you should be comfortable around both front-end and back-end coding languages, develop...Read more >
Job Description:
We are looking for Full Stack Engineers to produce scalable software solutions for our portfolio companies. You’ll be part of a cross-functional and will be responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment.

As a Full Stack Developer, you should be comfortable around both front-end and back-end coding languages, development frameworks and third-party libraries. You should also be a team player with a knack for visual design and utility.

What You Will be Doing:
- Work with development teams and product managers to ideate software solutions
- Build the front-end of applications through appealing visual design
- Develop and manage well-functioning databases and applications
- Write effective APIs
- Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency
- Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software
- Create security and data protection settings
- Build features and applications

What You Must Bring:
Must Haves:
- Proven experience as a Full Stack Developer or similar role
- Experience developing desktop and mobile applications
- Familiarity with common stacks
- Knowledge of multiple front-end languages and libraries (e.g. HTML/ CSS, JavaScript, XML, jQuery)
- Knowledge of multiple object-oriented languages (e.g. Java, Python) and multiple frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Node.js)
- Familiarity with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB), web servers (e.g. Apache) and UI/UX design
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to have in-depth technical discussions with both the engineering team and business people
- Excellent English language skills
- Self-starter and comfort working in an early-stage environment
- Strong project management and organizational skills

Nice to Haves:
- BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field; Master’s or PhD degree is a plus
- Understanding of AI/ML models
- Understanding of big data tools, including Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
- Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
- Experience with consumer applications and data handling
- Familiarity with data privacy regulations and best practices

Characteristics:
Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the product and extremely results-driven in nature.
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.

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Podcastle-VP of Marketing
North America

Ready to help revolutionize audio storytelling? Podcastle is an AI-powered, collaborative audio content creation platform that helps professional and amateur creators make, edit and distribute production-quality audio in seconds. The company’s mission is to democratize access to broadcast storytelling through easy-to-use tools that are professional yet fun. Podcastle is a...Read more >
Ready to help revolutionize audio storytelling? Podcastle is an AI-powered, collaborative audio content creation platform that helps professional and amateur creators make, edit and distribute production-quality audio in seconds. The company’s mission is to democratize access to broadcast storytelling through easy-to-use tools that are professional yet fun. Podcastle is an early-stage startup backed by Sierra Ventures and the AI Fund, based in the US and Armenia. To learn more, visit Podcastle.ai.

Podcastle is looking for a VP of Marketing to shape the entire marketing system of the brand from the ground up. As an early member of our growing startup, you will play a strategically important role in shaping the direction of our company. This role reports directly to our CEO.
 
Here is what you will do:
 ●      Work with Podcastle management team and conduct relevant research to determine go-to-market strategy 
●      Develop a cohesive marketing plan to increase brand awareness and trials among target audiences
●      Hire and manage appropriate teams for each stage of growth, which may include product, lifecycle and content marketing; sales marketing; social media, ASO and SEO; PR and events
●      Build a transparent and scalable growth machine, own demand generation end-to-end, identify opportunities to develop new channels and/or expand existing ones for customer acquisition
●      Identify opportunities for co-marketing and business development to drive awareness and distribution
 
Here are the skills you should have:
●      Experience as a VP of Marketing, Marketing Director or other senior role in a tech or media company, preferably also with early-stage company experience
●      Demonstrated success in leading growth for a global B2B and/or B2C company with deeper experience in product and sales marketing  preferred
●      Ability to think big picture while being hands-on when needed
●      Strong communications skills and ability to work in fast-paced, ambiguous situations with a distributed, international management team and colleagues 
●      Highly analytical with a passion for data and optimization, including running A/B tests
●      Solid understanding of multi-channel marketing, including SEO, ASO, email, CRM, etc. 
●      Passionate about driving growth and getting results

What you get working with us:
●      Being part of a world-class technical team that’s trying to change the podcasting landscape.
●      Working across cultural and geographical lines alongside our offices in different parts of the world.
●      Opportunity to build the entire marketing organization from the ground up.

This is a remote role that can be based anywhere in North America.
 
You must already have, or be able to obtain, authorization to work in the country you will work from.

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