Well I’m not actually hiring, but many of the start-ups I’ve invested in are.
As the end of the year is a natural time for people to reflect and ponder making a move to something new, I thought I’d feature some of these opportunities at these rapidly growing companies.
Whenever I’m asked for career advice I reflect on something I heard in business school (unfortunately I don’t recall the speaker): find a company that is attacking an opportunity, not one that is defending. Growth opens so many doors to the business and chances for learning and career advancement.
All of these companies are attacking. You will work hard and learn an immense amount.
If any of the roles interest you please contact the relevant company directly, though of course I’m happy to also explain why I think they’re great.
AVUXI (read why I invested)
AVUXI develops technology and services to help consumers understand location. They are looking for someone with business skills to deal with a flood of inbound interest from the online travel sector. A small team with a great product and big name clients, you’ll work closely with the founders and global travel brands.
Hubtype (read why I invested)
Hubtype are looking for students who are interested in a paid technical internship. If you are motivated, ready to get your hands dirty, and want to learn an immense amount quickly about the field of digital messaging and chatbots, while also working closely with two fun founders, this is the role for you.
Flock (read why I invested)
Flock uses data to assess drone flight risk. They sellthis service to the insurance industry. They are now looking for a tech lead. If you like geo, drones, and want to build a great service in a VERY rapidly expanding market,youshould join them.
GetAgent (read why I invested)
GetAgent is the service for homeowners to find the best estate agent when selling their home. For the last year or so the team been tweaking their offering and steadily building relationships within the industry. Originally focused on London, they now work together with thousands of estate agents across the UK. They’ve closed productive distribution partnerships and fine-tuned the message. Now it’s time to open the flood gates via a marketing push. They are looking for a head of marketing, someone with deep experience in digital marketing. This role would be optimal with someone with a digital agency background who now wants to take their skills to a great new consumer brand.
Localistico has built a solution to help companies solve the increasingly complex task of managing their digital presence across the local platforms. A fun team at the intersection of technology, marketing, and geo. They have a number of tech and business roles.
Overleaf (read why I invested)
Overleaf (formerly known as writeLaTeX) is reinventing academic publishing, by building the best publishing tool for scientists, academic journals, and research institutions. The service is used by over 500,000 authors, and almost every week they’re announcing new partnerships with the likes of Cambridge, Stanford, IEEE, and many, many more. This is the future of scientific publishing. If you’re a full stack engineer who wants to help build a tool used (and loved) by hundreds of thousands to accelerate science, join Overleaf.
Perkbox (read why I invested)
Perkbox helps companies make their employees happy. The business is exploding and just raised a big investment round to grow even faster. They are hiring for a ton of roles in London and elsewhere. Get on the rocketship.
Storage Made Easy
If cloud computing and enterprise software are your thing check out the DevOps and Test Automation roles at SME. In a space with its fair share of hype, this is a solid business built by winning one loyal (and big name) enterprise customer at a time, beating out much better known competition by providing a superior product. You will struggle to meet someone more knowledgeable of the enterprise landscape than CEO/Founder Jim Liddle.
What3Words is the ultimate case study in the power of a simple idea to tackle a massive global problem. Over 70% of the world population has inadequete addressing, What3Words provides a solution. They’ve gone from idea to becoming the posal system of Mongolia and the Ivory Coast in two years. This summer they closed a major investment round from global logistics giant Aramex (and others). They are hiring for business, technical, and marketing roles in London, Germany, Dubai, and the US. You will struggle to find a job with more potential for global impact, and as a bonus you’ll get to work with my old buddy, and ex-Lokku, Gary Gale.