Ventures Associate | Semiconductors

Plug and Play

Plug and Play

Orlando, FL, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

WHO WE ARE:

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform and venture capital firm. Our mission is to make innovation open to anyone, anywhere. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurs join our vertical-specific accelerator programs to team up with our corporate members or receive a direct investment from Plug and Play. Plug and Play has over 50 locations across the world and our corporate members include: Mercedes Benz, Bosch, Shell, Walmart, Airbus and over 500 more. Plug and Play’s corporate members utilize Plug and Play to identify the best startups to meet their challenges. Plug and Play’s proven investment track record includes Honey, Guardant Health, ApplyBoard, BigID, Kustomer, Rappi, Flutterwave, Hippo, PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox, and many more.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

Plug and Play Tech Center is currently looking for a for a technical candidate for our semiconductors ventures team who has a strong background in electrical engineering, or materials science, or a similar scientific/engineering background relevant to semiconductors or microelectronics industry. Ventures Associate will assist in evaluating investments by analyzing market trends, tracking competitive landscapes, and performing company related due diligence in semiconductor space. The position based in NeoCity, Florida.

HOW YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

  • Source Seed and Series A startups for investment as well as corporate partners.
  • Evangelizing Plug and Play to all potential network partners including startups, investors, corporate members within all verticals.
  • Identify business development, licensing and strategic investment opportunities for corporate members within the Plug and Play ecosystem.
  • Building startup community in the region which lead to point of attraction for national and global startups.

Client Retention

  • Provide event production and logistical support for demo days, mentor sessions and other events as part of the accelerator.
  • Collaborate with corporate executives in deal flow sessions several times per week
  • Analyze startup team strengths, market size, technology, and business model

Relationship Management and Research

  • Mentor startups in the program on taking product to market, raising money, scaling, and all other ad-hoc business needs.
  • Work with corporations to identify areas for mentoring
  • Conduct research to identify new markets and industry sectors, conducting in-depth business analysis to identifying new competitive opportunities.

Other

  • Diligently participate and perform various ad-hoc projects and tasks as required.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

Skills

  • Communication - Must possess communication skills (verbal and written). Must be proficient with public speaking. Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with C-Suite executives
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Must be able to use logical reasoning to reach solutions
  • Proficiency in GSuite, MS Office, CRM platforms, project management tools, etc.

Abilities

  • Proven ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues, prospects and industry contacts and contribute towards high-impact results.
  • Career-driven individual with passion for technology, entrepreneurship, investments, and high-tech startups
  • Project Management - ability to manage several projects with VCs, corporate partners, and startups
  • Self-Starter - ability to start projects or plan events with minimal to no supervision

Education and Experience

  • BS/BA Degree, Electrical engineering or Materials engineering. MBA/advanced degree is a plus.
  • Background in Semiconductor is highly recommended
  • Experience working in a startup environment