As we approach the end of the first half of 2014 and summer starts to show itself in London we’ve invested in another 6 companies. That takes our total portfolio now to 25 companies. 25 companies who are all B2B SaaS, all on a fast growth path and many of which will struggle with similar challenges and problems as they grow.
Our portfolio companies have also raised over $150m in funding this year between them so it’s been a busy start to the year.
At Notion we like to add value to our companies; whether through sound strategic advice, introducing our teams to our wider network of contacts or helping them hire top talent, we do what we can to help our companies grow and succeed.
We’ve realised that part of this challenge is to know who to introduce to who, when why and how. We already run various events, manage a collaborative co-working space, Notion House in Notting Hill, London and connect our founders and their teams to people we think can help. We’ve been thinking how we can do this better; how can we really make sure all the portfolio companies can benefit from each other, how can they all be connected to who will help them at the right time and how can we manage this as we continue to grow our family of companies and network of useful contacts around the world.
So; to cut a long story short; we’re hiring!
We’re hiring a Community and Events manager for Notion Capital, to manage the Notion Network and ensure our portfolio companies all know each other and who they need to know in our wider network.
Here’s a rough stab at the job description but we want this to be a dynamic role and in part evolve over time.
- Organising events, workshops & seminars; both for Notion and our portfolio companies
- Connecting our portfolio companies with:
- each other: both online and offline across functional areas (e.g. Engineering, sales, marketing)
- customers, partners, investors, service providers through our network tools
- Working with Notion strategic partners to deliver value add programs
- Developing our professional services relationships, producing workshops and seminars (think growth hacking, SaaS metrics, crossing the pond)
- Manage content & digital tools to identify and connect people; CRM; Social; members area
- Supporting the overall ecosystem relationships with the investment team; making sure we know who we need to know too
The ideal candidate would have:
- Strong interpersonal skills (you’re as happy swooshing around a room at a networking event as you are on the phone or sending emails; you’re funny, engaging and smart)
- A commercially minded approach, looking out for connections that can create genuine commercial value and managing programs that deliver commercial value too
- Proven ability to engage and develop relationships with and between people on and offline (read: events, LinkedIn groups, email intros, mailing lists but most of all, building strong relationships with and between people that create value)
- Hands on experience with digital technologies, social, eDM, CRM, CMS (yes, you’ll be managing a lot of the content, connections, communities and our soon to be released new website)
- A passion for communication, research, writing and engaging with the online world
- 4+ years experience in small organisations achieving big things within flat hierarchies (read: self-starter, driven, not waiting to be told what to do)
- Experience and love of working in and with technology startups (we’re a small team and operate very much like a startup ourselves)
What comes next?
The successful candidate will be working closely with a growing number of fast-growth technology companies based across Europe and the US; they will be working with our trusted global network of contacts, effectively you’ll be in a good position for your future career working with a VC firm with big ambition and an experienced team of entrepreneurs and operators.
How to apply
This role will report in at both partner level and directly to our Vice President, Wayne Gibbins who is hiring for this role. Please drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Link to your LinkedIn profile, Twitter profile, Blog, any other link you might find useful
- 3 reasons you’d be perfect for the job (a couple paragraphs are fine, we’re not looking for Shakespeare)
- 1 big idea you’d have to make this role great for both you and us (this will give us an idea that you understand what it is we’re trying to do and what role you’ll play)
We look forward to hearing from you and please share this with anyone you think might be great for the role.