We’re Hiring a VP of Platform

About Florida Funders:

Florida Funders is a hybrid of a venture capital fund and an angel investor network that discovers, funds, and builds early-stage technology companies in Florida and beyond. In order for Florida to evolve from the Sunshine State to the Startup State, we ensure there is as little friction as possible in the ecosystem, that investors have access to meaningful deal flow, and entrepreneurs have access to a wide range of accredited investors, capital, and experience. Florida Funders educates our community of investors, provides transparency during the funding process, fosters communication across the ecosystem, and empowers the strategic relationships that drive investments. Our team is composed of serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and experienced angel investors singularly focused on uncovering Florida’s next breakout technology companies. 

Position Overview: 

As the Head of Platform, you will be responsible for organizing, managing, and coordinating the post-investment support for Florida Funders portfolio companies. This role will be compartmentalized into several different responsibilities and will report directly to the managing partner of FL Funders. Responsibilities will include:

  1. Portfolio Companies: 
    1. Actively work with and monitor the needs and priorities of the FL Funders portfolio companies 
    2. Oversee onboarding and own the relationship between the portfolio company and FL Funders following the investment process
    3. Work with marketing to coordinate ongoing communication and content that benefits Portfolio companies and founders. 
    4. Coordinate introductions of existing founders to other founders & investors for synergy opportunities
  2. Program Management
    1. Operating Program – we connect FL Funders portfolio companies with the investor network and partners
      1. Develop a relationship with our accredited investor partners, getting to know their backgrounds, expertise, corporate partners, and interest in ways to get involved as subject matter experts, initiating corporate product betas, and or installation of appropriate advisory partners in portfolio companies
    2. Deep Dive Program – we regularly host portfolio companies for “deep dives” with our partners and team members to help rapidly advance their objectives and further connect them within the Florida Funders network
  3. Corporate Development:
    1. Host and run demo days engaging relevant corporations that are interested in learning more or working with FL Funders’ portfolio companies 
  4. Talent Recruiting:
    1. Manage our talent network and job portal 
    2. Assist portfolio companies with talent needs specifically when looking at their executive team and key hires. 
  5. Portfolio Company Events:
    1. Host and run founder networking events
    2. Host and run founder workshops and portfolio company deep dives 

 

To apply: please email stephanie@floridafunders.com and put “Head of Platform” in the subject line, a copy of your CV, and why you’re an ideal candidate for this role.

Minimum Qualifications:

4 Year College Degree, 5+ years professional experience ideally with either another venture capital firm or startup. Deep knowledge of the startup ecosystem and the needs of startup founders is a must. 

Ideal Candidate:

  • Highly Organized, can handle multiple time-sensitive matters simultaneously
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing both clearly and effectively
  • Excels in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Self Starter
  • High sense of accountability, open to feedback, comfortable offering new ideas, creative
  • Comfortable and successful at connecting people
  • Friendly, outgoing, positive, professional, comfortable speaking with C-suite executives
  • Passion for venture capital investing and startups
  • Previous experience in venture capital, startup operations, or consulting is ideal

Status: Full Time

Location: Tampa, FL

Education: a 4-year college degree

Starting Date:  As soon as possible

Compensation:  Competitive with benefits, including carried interest following one year of employment

In-office: This role in Tampa FL and we are willing to relocate a candidate if necessary

Benefits: health, dental, vision, paid time off

Travel: Periodic in-state travel as necessary

More about Florida Funders:

Florida Funders is a dynamic team of serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and experienced angel investors singularly focused on uncovering Florida’s next breakout technology companies. At our core, we’re a team of builders and we run Florida Funders like any startup we’ve ever created before. Half of our business operates like a traditional venture capital fund, while the other half is pushing the bounds of what is possible with crowdfunding. Between our partners and our staff, we’ve built some of the most successful technology companies in Florida and beyond, and we’re now working to build the most successful VC firm and angel network outside of Silicon Valley. 

Fundamentally, our mission today is to help up-and-coming entrepreneurs build world-changing companies by providing mentorship and capital. Each team member is core to the goals and objectives of our business. We’re a collaborative group, and you’ll be regularly interacting with all levels of the organization, providing insights, ideas, opinions, and expertise to accelerate

To apply: please email stephanie@floridafunders.com and put “Head of Platform” in the subject line, a copy of your CV, and why you’re an ideal candidate for this role.

 

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