Head of Partnerships – Europe at Wefunder
Amsterdam, NL
We allow everyday people to invest in the startups they love!
 
Wefunder is the largest funding platform connecting founders with their community. Over the past few years, we've helped fund over 900 pre-IPO startups with $450M+, from early-stage moonshots to unicorns.
 
Wefunder's Story 💡  https://wefunder.com/wefunder
Our Public Benefit Corp Mission 🎙 https://wefunder.com/charter 
 
 
The Role
 
Wefunder is launching in the European Union. We launched in the US in 2012. Four years later the laws rolled out allowing us to operate, but it took until 2021 for them to be workable. Luckily, the EU just rolled out new laws that are as good as the current US laws, so there’s a lot of potential to scale quickly.
 
We want to bring on a Head of Partnerships to join our small launch team. In this role, you will  build strategic relationships with local angel investors, startup accelerators, and VCs. Our goal is to partner with them on inspiring 20,000 more founders to get started. We want to encourage founders to think bigger, hone their pitch, and give them the funding they need to prove to the "normals" in the world that they are not crazy (or, at least, crazy in a lucrative way).

 

    • Build strategic relationships with top tier founders, accelerators, incubators, VCs, and prominent angel investors within the European startup ecosystem.
    • Become a trusted advisor to partners, with the goal of driving high quality founder referrals to Wefunder.
    • Come up with creative fundraising strategies to help execute successful rounds for partners and founders.
    • Act as a leader on the launch team and contribute to building our EU processes, connections, and traction.

Our Dream Candidate

    • You have an existing network in the European startup ecosystem that you can leverage. 
    • With experience in an early-stage company, you know what it takes to be successful in a startup environment.
    • You’re passionate about helping more founders succeed.
    • You’re based in a startup hub such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, or Barcelona. You’re willing to travel when needed.
    • You’re fluent in German, French, Dutch, or Spanish.

Benefits

    • Generous stock option plan.
    • Excellent base salary.
    • Unlimited vacation days (mandatory 3 weeks off).
    • Equipment of your choice. Whatever you need.
    • Reimbursement for classes and conferences.
    • All-expense paid Wefunder vacation. We’ve taken three train trips across the country, and our next one will be across the EU.
Why Wefunder?
 
We’re a team of founder types, and pride ourselves on the lack of red tape at Wefunder. Your potential matters more than your background or experience; we’re the company where you can take your shot. Everyone is here to learn and grow, to work on a meaningful product, and to fix capitalism. We’ve spent years lobbying congress to fix the law, and in turn, created this industry.
 
 
Apply
 
Apply below or email Katie Powers at kapow[at]wefunder.com with your LinkedIn / CV and why you'd like to work with us. Brownie points: Include a survival skill you'd offer the team in a post-apocalyptic world.
 
 
If you feel like you don't meet all of the requirements for this role, we encourage you to apply anyways. We don't want a confidence gap and imposter syndrome to get in the way of meeting incredible candidates. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.