👋 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
As our Talent Incubation Lead, you are an integral part of the core incubation team in our rapidly evolving organisation. You will champion our culture, company’s beliefs and be an advocate of the company goals and mission. We’re on a mission to develop a repeatable and reliable methodology for creating successful early stage startups. 90% of startups fail globally, but we believe with our unique model that we can push the needle on this stat to develop a new way to launch tech startups worldwide. We expect you to be setting an example for others on the team, founders in our portfolio and the company at large.
You have a curious and creative mind, eager to understand what makes people tick, but have the ability to focus on process and look at things from a business point of view. You should thrive in a startup environment and subscribe to lean methodologies and principles of product development. The talent team operates on working within short and nimble sprints to drive urgency within each startup that we touch. In the life of an early stage startup, the founding team is the most critical component so we optimise for speed as a key deliverable for the incubator.
You have a high degree of emotional intelligence, especially as we deal with a diverse group of founders in our portfolio. Some know what it takes to hire an exceptional team, while others don’t. You will handle all relationships judiciously and empathetically. You will understand the need for a close working relationship with other teams in order to deliver great experiences and will seek out whatever you need to get the job done and will own the end-to-end talent acquisition process across multiple startups. You will need to challenge yourself to constantly think strategically and laterally across the portfolio to ensure that each founder you invest in has the right motivations and risk appetite to build a startup from scratch.
You will use creative sourcing methodologies and experiment with new tools to attract world class talent. You will suggest smart approaches to solving the talent challenges we have as a business, particularly around scale. You will need to be a quick-thinker and resilient problem solverand must be flexible to the evolving business needs. We expect you to have a clear understanding of the talent market in London, specialising in tech, product, design and data science.
You will have the ability to work independently and you will be responsible for managing your time and be confident in creating your own deadlines. This is a critical success criteria for the incubator that will create more urgency with spin out timelines that help us meet our contractual objectives with our investors.
You will demonstrate leadership qualities outside of the team by clearly communicating your ideas and seeking feedback from relevant stakeholders or other people within the business. This includes your ability to influence stakeholders across the business. You will build and develop tactical relationships and be an intrinsic part of communicating the importance of talent within the company, especially when it comes to decision making around hires/investing in our incubator CEOs.