Head of Growth & Platform+ (f/m/d) in Vienna, Berlin or Munich

Job description

About Speedinvest

Speedinvest is a European Venture Capital Fund with €400M+ AUM. We have more than 40 investment professionals and 20 in-house operational experts working from Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna and San Francisco. Employing a sector-focused investment structure, we fund innovative early-stage technology startups in the areas of Fintech, Digital Health, Consumer Tech, Network Effects, Deep Tech and Industrial Tech. Speedinvest has successfully invested in companies such as Wefox, Tier Mobility, Curve, Billie, Tide, Tourradar, Bitmovin, Adverity, Shpock and CoachHub. Learn more: www.speedinvest.com

Did you know our VC Fund has a unique and innovative approach to supporting startups by offering a whole range of services as part of our “Platform+”? We actively deploy our global network and dedicated team of in-house operational experts to support more than 150 portfolio companies.

About the position

As the head of our Platform+ you are developing something innovative and will have a lasting impact on our startup ecosystem. You will be a key leader providing strategy and direction to ensure our offered platform services meet our founders’ needs and make a difference in their startups. Our platform offers services in the areas Growth, People + HR, Business Development (Europe + US), and creating a founder community. The Head of Growth & Platform+ has two main focuses: on the one hand you will be the Growth team lead and will work hands-on, executing Growth projects. On the other hand you will be heading the Platform+ team, guiding the other Platform experts in the areas mentioned above.

Your responsibilities

  • Lead the Growth team, defining high impact Growth products and services and executing them hands-on
  • Lead and guide a team of experts across People + HR, Business Development (Europe + US), and founder community building
  • Work closely with Speedinvest’s Management Group on the overall strategy and direction of the Platform+
  • Product Management, ensuring we offer tailored support that meets our founders’ needs and has maximum impact on their startups
  • Create a system for resource allocation and management, determining which projects are most urgent, which can be done in-house or with trusted outside partners and vendors
  • Build relationships with different stakeholders, understand their needs or the services provided, representing our platform services internally and externally (e.g. internal: VC Partners + Investment Managers, external: Founders, Vendors)
  • Make the results and impact achieved visible and measurable


This is you

  • 10+ years operational experience in a high-growth tech company (e.g. in a Founder, CEO, Growth, Product or Marketing role)
  • You’re experienced at scaling a startup with a deep understanding of growth, product management, and sales
  • You have lead operational and strategic initiatives with a performance and results-oriented approach
  • You’re a startup enthusiast and want to help build something big
  • You have rockstar management and leadership skills
  • You’re a natural at establishing relationships with different stakeholders and working with cross-functional and distributed teams
  • You’re a communicator with a positive approach to problem solving
  • You have an agile mindset, a roll up sleeves and "can-do" attitude, not shying away from actually doing the work

We offer

  • A truly unique VC Fund experience with an innovative approach to working with startups
  • Work directly and hands-on with founders and their startups
  • Shape our Platform+ and lead a team of experts
  • Bring your ideas to the table and make them reality
  • Be part of our international, driven, talented and result-oriented team
  • Have the opportunity to continuously learn and grow

According to Austrian law we need to state a minimum salary for this position, which is EUR 3.374 gross/ month. The actual salary will be a competitive package, including a base salary and shares, and is negotiable depending on previous work experience.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Speedinvest believes in equal opportunities for everyone and encourages diversity and inclusion. We want to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply to the Venture Capital world. We process all applications without regard to gender, nationality, race, color, religion, age, disability status, sexual orientation or marital status.