Senior Venture Architect - Net Zero


London, England, United Kingdom

Full time

Nov 25

At Rainmaking, our mission is to realise the massive entrepreneurial potential at the crossover between the corporate & startup worlds. We believe the greatest value can be unlocked by combining the scale strengths and deep domain knowledge of corporates with the entrepreneurial execution of startups. We bring our entrepreneurial experience and global network, to co-invest with ambitious corporates. We only succeed when our partners see tangible, commercial results, designing and executing a balanced portfolio of innovation initiatives.

We help corporations embed an entrepreneurial culture. We train teams with practical entrepreneurial skills. We help companies to meaningfully engage with startups. And, we partner to collaboratively build your innovation culture.

Rainmaking has partnered with over 100 Fortune 500 companies, delivering positive change through entrepreneurship and bringing startups and corporates together to build and scale new businesses. During which, Rainmaking has built, invested, and accelerated 950 ventures, including the world’s largest industry-focused accelerator programme, Startupbootcamp.

Rainmaking has 13 offices across the globe with a global team of 150+ entrepreneurs, strategists, product experts, program teams and startup experts.

The Opportunity/Engagement

We are looking for a Senior Venture Architect to lead the identification, validation and building of new ventures for an established corporate client, as part of their dedicated Venture Studio team operated by Rainmaking.

The focus of the venture studio will be digital products that facilitate a net zero future. This is a great opportunity to build new ventures and accelerating opportunities in the market, that will have a solid foundation with the client's key strategic objectives and goals.

About The Role

As a Senior Venture Architect you will:

  • Focus on identifying and evaluating opportunity spaces, validating new venture concepts, and helping our venture teams grow. This includes:
  • Creating insights into how macro trends and shifts in the competitive landscape influence the venture opportunities in that space
  • Evaluating how new business models can be applied effectively to create new value
  • Examining market size and building the business case of potential ventures
  • Engaging with customer segments via qualitative methods to truly understand their needs
  • Rapid prototyping and testing potential solutions with the customer segments
  • Recruiting and supporting our founder teams within the ventures we build (or joining as a founder yourself)
  • Generally doing everything it takes to take an idea from paper to reality
  • Working closely with the other Venture Architects and subject matter experts in our team, you will proactively drive each project forward and have ownership of the deliverables in each of our three phases: venture design, venture incubation, and venture growth.

Experience & Skills

  • 6+ years of experience across management consulting, venture capital, startups, accelerators and/or venture building (preferably a combination of consulting and VC/startups)
  • Experience with entrepreneurship (through employment, being a startup founder, being an investor or through work in a venture builder)
  • Data collection and analysis experience including customer interviews, surveys, market reports, industry research, and analytical modelling
  • Awareness, if not deep practical understanding, of Lean Startup methodologies
  • Experience owning a work stream in a project and structuring analysis, developing recommendations and presenting results
  • Program or project management experience, ensuring that deadlines are met, and operations run effectively and efficiently
  • Skilled at working on multiple projects with cross functional teams
  • Exceptional ability to communicate, both written and verbal, presenting credibly and effectively to senior stakeholders
  • A strong intellectual with a willingness to continue learning

Why Work With Us

  • Opportunity to be part of an innovation journey for a top-tier corporate client
  • Opportunity to rapidly take on responsibility and shape the direction of the partnership
  • Access to a global network with innovative startups and early stage companies in every major startup ecosystem worldwide
  • Being part of a small, super-dedicated group of very skilled and fun people
  • A great office environment, at our office located in central London with great people and great coffee!
  • Be a happy and whole person with flexible work environment so you can have time to carve out for your friends and family
  • A unique culture focusing on three strong values: being entrepreneurial, being impactful and being kind.

Read our culture book here

We Offer:

  • Competitive Package
  • Wellness budget every month (massage, yoga, gym, etc)
  • Health Insurance (BUPA)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Annual team off-site
  • Summer & Christmas Parties
  • Monthly Team Social Events
  • Annual flu shot
  • Home office setup support

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