Accelerator Lead - Riyadh

Outlier Ventures | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time

Keywords: web3

About Outlier Ventures

Outlier Ventures is the largest Web 3 accelerator in the world. Founded in 2014, it works with startups at various stages of their lifecycle from pre-seed / seed (via Base Camp) to later stage about to launch (or live) token networks specializing in a New Data Economy, Infrastructure, DeFi, and what we have coined the Open Metaverse bringing together a network of 1,000’s of the world’s leading web 3 founders, protocols, VCs to mentor, and invest in start-ups.

About the role

In light of the new strategic focus on the Middle East region, Outlier Ventures will be launching a new in-person accelerator in Riyadh and we are looking for an experienced Accelerator Lead who can set up the program foundations, scout for the right founders, run a successful program while contributing to the growth of the local web3 ecosystem.

This is a very exciting role that requires a mix of entrepreneurial mindset, operational & project management skills, investment acumen and passion for supporting founders’ growth.

While the role is based in Riyadh, the Accelerator Lead will work very closely with the rest of the global accelerator team and with all the Outlier Ventures web3 experts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and execute the accelerator program full life-cycle (planning, promotion, cohort sourcing and selection, program running and post-program support)
  • Engage with existing and potential partner for the program in Riyadh and build relationships on mutual trust and respect
  • Be a proactive part of a continual feedback loop improving the accelerator program
  • Work with our portfolio companies and support them during their growth journey
  • Act as the central hub of product / business knowledge for this program
  • Act as a focal point to bring the OV network and internal experts to the cohort
  • Report project performance based on business objectives and agreed key performance indicators
  • Manage two Program Associates who will support you in the running of the operations and in nurturing the cohort companies.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has laser-like focus on detail and execution
  • An appreciation of and experience with the commercial aspects of venture investing
  • Will be highly engaged in the local startup ecosystem
  • Be able to build rapport and establish strong working relationships with local government agencies
  • Be primarily interested in working on venture development / post investment value creation
  • Understand the fundamentals of decentralised technology and web3, and an strong interest in growing your expertise on the subject
  • Have previous experience with other investors / VCs or startup accelerators
  • Have the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Have the ability to manage multiple stakeholders (i.e. founders, mentors, partners and clients), prioritising requirements to ensure the best outcome for both the partner and Outlier Ventures
  • Fluent in Arabic to communicate with local partners

Perks and package

  • Very competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to invest directly in projects
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Opportunity to work in an exciting, rapidly developing industry
  • Join an early stage company and experience the entrepreneurial journey
  • Apply your skills to make a genuine difference in the world
  • Be a part of shaping the next era of the web

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