Sr. Venture Architect - Rainmaking Venture Studio

Do you want to work in the most exciting corporate venture studios in Denmark? Do you have +7 years of combined consulting and entrepreneurial experience? Do you have a passion for creating and scaling new ventures with corporates and proven founders? Can you build relationships with senior decision makers at large corporates? If yes, then this is your opportunity. Rainmaking and the Rainmaking Venture Studio Rainmaking is a corporate innovation and venture development firm. We create, accelerate, and scale new business with the world’s leading corporations and entrepreneurs. Since 2010 we’ve helped build and scale over 900 technology companies – some on our own, some with amazing co-founders and corporate partners (e.g. Tryg, Danske Bank, Jaguar Land Rover and Wilhelmsen).In Rainmaking's Venture Studio we co-create companies. We unlock the unfair competitive advantage corporates bring to the process of venture building. Our model is the combination of three core elements: 1. The scale strengths and deep domain knowledge of large corporations2. Proven, passionate, and empowered entrepreneurs3. The repeatable science of building and funding startups The Role As a Senior Venture Architect in our Copenhagen-based venture studio, your main area of focus will be on identifying and evaluating opportunity spaces, validating new venture concepts, and helping our venture teams grow. This includes:a. creating insights into how macro trends and shifts in the competitive landscape influence the venture opportunities in that space,b. evaluating how new business models can be applied effectively to create new value, c. understanding how we can best leverage the assets of our corporate partners to create competitive advantage,d. examining market size and building the business case of potential ventures,e. engaging with customer segments via qualitative methods to truly understand their needs, f. rapid prototyping and testing potential solutions with the customer segments,g. recruiting and supporting our founder teams (or joining as a founder yourself), andh. generally doing everything it takes to take an idea from paper to realityWorking 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: opportunity scoping, venture validation, and venture building.

Experience & Skills

  • Proven experience across management consulting, venture capital, startups, accelerators and/or venture building 
  • Experience with stakeholder management at senior level
  • 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 navigating large organizations and experience working on multiple projects with cross functional teams
  • Exceptional ability to communicate, both written and verbal (in Danish and English), presenting credibly and effectively to senior stakeholders 
  • A strong intellectual with a willingness to continue learning
  • Your Mindset

  • Passionate: you ‘geek out’ on startups, technology, business models, growth engines, founder stories, venture capital, and corporate innovation
  • Startup Experience: you understand and are excited by the highly dynamic startup ecosystem and have experience working in a startup, as an intrapreneur, in an accelerator program, as an investor or in a venture builder
  • Team Playing Self-starter: you enjoy and respect the importance of being a part of a small tight-knit team but equally thrive while working independently
  • Master Communicator: you are a skilled, structured, and clear communicator. You are empathetic, optimistic, and open-minded. You are an expert in interviewing and group/individual presentations
  • Credibility: maturity and a proven track record, giving you credibility to present ideas and challenge assumptions in C-level meetings
  • Multi-tasker: able to wear many hats, ambitious, and highly motivated and buzzing with energy. Record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Visual Eye: you have an appreciation for aesthetics and good design; able to create concise, insightful, and beautiful work
  • Perpetual Learner: always intellectually engaged with a thirst for knowledge and continual personal progression
  • Our Promise  You'll become a part of an energising environment. You'll get to meet and learn from amazing people and accelerate yourself alongside talented entrepreneurs and rapidly scaling ventures. You'll have a large amount of autonomy over your own role. You’ll witness the growth of ventures first-hand, getting a diverse exposure to the mechanics of venture building and how different business models and applications effect change. You’ll be a key part of a studio team that creates a huge positive impact through entrepreneurship. We believe in the ventures we are building; they are made to disrupt the norm and change the way people interact within an industry. You’ll play a significant role in that! Values & Culture Rainmaking has built a strong ethical codex. It encompasses not just what we do, but how we do it. Our values can be summarised as; be entrepreneurial, be kind, be impactful. It’s all about how you engage with people that makes the difference. Just as we hope you are the one to make a difference, we want to make sure that our values are aligned. Please read the Rainmaking Culture Book here: https://rainmaking.io/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/RM_culturebook.pdf Starting Date: Preferably no later than March 2021 but let's talk.


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