Join our team as

Director of Platform

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F-Prime Capital has its roots in one of America’s great entrepreneurial success stories – Fidelity Investments. For over fifty years, we have had the privilege of backing great entrepreneurs building iconic companies in technology and healthcare, including Atari, MCI, Nuance, Alibaba and Ultragenyx.  Today, F-Prime and its international sister fund, Eight Road Ventures, together are among the largest global VC firms in the world with several billion dollars under management, 300+ portfolio companies and over 100 investment professionals across our global platform.

 

We are proud of our 50-year history, but hey, a lot has happened in just the last few years! We were thrilled to see Mastercard acquire RiskRecon, KRR acquire Recurly, S&P Global acquire Kensho and Visa acquire, and then un-acquire Plaid (even bigger things to come). We’re also excited to have helped several of our early investments grow into category leaders like Flywire in international payments and Toast in restaurant software and POS. 

 

And while we think all that is awesome, it’s hard not to be impressed with our Healthcare team that has enjoyed over a dozen IPOs and acquisitions in just the past few years.  Innovent, Orchard, Denali Therapeutics, Mersana, Surface, Vitalware …oh, the list is long.

 

We are a team of seasoned operators and investors who are analytically-minded and thesis-driven. We love big markets and big ideas, but we also love nuanced insights from entrepreneurs who re-think conventions and find the white space in existing markets. We roll up our sleeves and engage while being collaborative and ultimately respectful of the founder’s position. Our team is approachable and consistently seen as thoughtful, domain experts. Though we are part of a large global brand that grants us an international perspective and community, we’re a tight-knit and hungry team.

 About The Role 

Role and Responsibilities

 

As the F-Prime Capital technology investment team has expanded, we are looking to bring on our first-ever Director of Platform, to focus on supporting our 40+ technology portfolio companies. This role is for you if you are a natural relationship-builder and an experienced operator, founder or startup evangelist who thrives off working with founders and supporting them in building their businesses. We are looking for someone with a well-rounded set of skills and who understands what it takes to scale a technology company. You may have focused your career so far in areas of recruiting, sales, operations, product; or maybe a combination of all of those areas.

 

The Director of Platform will be a critical part of our small and collaborative team so a natural team player is vital. You will report to F-Prime’s Tech Fund Managing Partner and work closely with our Director of Community and our entire investment team. We are looking for someone with intellectual curiosity, a systems-based approach to problem solving, exceptional interpersonal skills, deep empathy towards others and a bias to action. 

 

We expect you to operate at a high-level, but in return you will have significant autonomy and will lead a full range of activities.  Responsibilities will include:

 

Portfolio companies
 

  • Actively monitor the activities and priority needs for all portfolio companies, maintaining close relationships with investors and portfolio leadership teams to proactively identify areas of focus for platform activities.

  • Oversee the fund’s onboarding of all new investments, including executing 100-day plans for all founders and designing bespoke platform support strategies.

  • Organize events and workshops for portfolio executives focused on best practice sharing and portfolio community building.

  • Leverage the power of the F-Prime global network by partnering with F-Prime’s global sister funds Eight Roads in Europe, India and Asia; tapping into a global pool of talent, insights and customers. International travel as needed to develop relationships and be part of our rich fabric of global investment team relationships.

Relationships and talent
 

  • Proactively assist portfolio companies with critical talent needs, specifically executive hiring, by making introductions to trusted members of the firm’s community.

  • Build trusted relationships with all members of the F-Prime community, including portfolio company leadership teams.

  • Manage the F-Prime technology team’s Venture Partner network, working closely to ensure active and meaningful engagement of all Venture Partners, while expanding the program and recruiting new high-quality Venture Partners.

  • Support the investment team with diligence by engaging subject matter experts and Venture Partners. While this is not an investing role, you will have a significant role to play in every investment we make and will be part of all investment decisions.

  • Although not the primary focus, you would also support relationship building with corporate executives that represent potential customers and strategic partners.

 

Platform operations and resources
 

  • Develop and maintain centralized records of information on all relationships that the fund has in Affinity, F-Prime’s CRM, to comprehensively track and utilize the fund's relationship knowledge. Identify new systems and tools to actively track and query fund knowledge in scalable and automated ways.

  • Maintain relationships with key external service providers that are critical to supporting portfolio companies, including executive recruiters, fractional executives, lawyers, banks, executive coaches, PR firms, etc.

  • In partnership with the Director of Community, amplify F-Prime’s brand and marketing efforts including content creation. Support efforts to expand the firm’s community efforts and events, including expanding the firm’s San Francisco community.

  About You 

Professional Qualifications

  • Seasoned professional with a minimum of five years of relevant experience working at a high-growth startup and/or supporting startups in the fields of venture capital, consulting, etc. 

  • A passion for technology and venture capital ecosystems with an informed view on technology trends and the long-term implications for the industry.

  • Previous experience building and engaging communities is a plus, especially in relevant areas of technology.

  • A well-established industry network of entrepreneurs, executives and technology leaders in relevant domains; or the confidence that they can quickly expand their network to include these groups.

  • A history of contributing to enduring brands in the past. You may not be a ‘marketer’ by training, but we are looking for someone who cares about the narratives they are a part of. Maybe you’ve written content for a previous employer, spent your nights and weekends building your personal brand on social media, or managed an instagram for your pet. The F-Prime brand is defined as the sum of the team member’s brands, and we are looking for you to add to our brand in your own unique ways.


 

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong analytical abilities and intellectual curiosity. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication.

  • Humble and collaborative nature – a deep alignment with the ethos of F-Prime.

  • A high degree of empathy for early-stage entrepreneurs and the risks they take.

  • Self-motivated and successful in a role with autonomy, yet naturally team oriented and consistently transparent and communicative.

  • A strong work ethic and tireless commitment to the fund and to F-Prime-backed founders.

  • A natural connector who loves being around people, building relationships and fostering connections between others.

  • Impeccable integrity, high ethical standards and authenticity. An innate kindness, moral compass and respect for others.

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