Business Development Lead

Team: Factory - Business Development (Full-time)
Location: London, United Kingdom

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    👋 Hey, We're Founders Factory

    We're the world’s best partner for founders. Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from L’Oreal, easyJet, Guardian Media Group, Aviva, Holtzbrinck, CSC and M&S. We have also launched in Johannesburg with Standard Bank. Combined with our full-time team of 70 specialists we offer founders the best platform to launch or scale their startup.

    Our incubator creates 13 new startups every year. We validate ideas, build founding teams, find first customers and invest directly in each startup. Our accelerator invests in 35 startups every year. We invest cash, six months of bespoke support from our team and provide commercial opportunities with our investors. We're also Europe's Hottest Startup Accelerator according to the Europas, read more here.

    Founders Factory are hiring for a Business Development Lead that can support our startup and corporate partnerships in the Financial Services and Deep Tech sectors. This role sits between commercial and technical skill sets requiring an understanding of scaling emerging technologies but also an appreciation of how large organisations think and work. Good candidates should have outstanding people skills, hustle, resilience and a deep curiosity for technology and startups.


    • The role is primarily focused on our Fintech and Deep tech sector
    • Building a great relationship with our portfolio founders and helping them with strategic advice; achieving product + market fit; pricing and supporting them close and manage pilots.
    • Working closely with our corporate investors to understand their industries and strategic interests, whilst managing their engagements with the portfolio.
    • Consultatively working with our corporate investors to uncover opportunity areas to co-build new companies in the incubator.
    • Utilising strong client and inter-personal skills to help us bring in the right external partners for our incubated and accelerated businesses


    • Ability to work at the cross section of technology and business. An understanding of both product and commercial decision making processes.
    • Knowledge, enthusiasm and interest in technology, start-ups and digital.
    • Experience managing client or senior executive relationships.
    • Understand the challenges and approaches of taking emerging technology to first customers
    • Nice to have: experience / understanding of the investment decision making process
    📈 Benefits

    We provide all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resources of a large organisation. This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum to become a founder in the future:

    Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before. Access our large network of investors and customers.
    Autonomy: Freedom to execute, build businesses, not just products.
    Support: marketing, legal, finance, fundraising, growth, business development and recruitment.
    Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage from Vitality.
    Office Space: Desk space in fully-serviced office on High Street Ken with table tennis table, scooters and breakout spaces.
    Office Meals: Catered lunches 2 days a week, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar.

    We are committed to building a diverse culture and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination.

    Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 72 hours if you fit the bill.

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