Head of Platform & Communications (m/f/d)
Starting Date: as soon as possible
Established in 2010, we have built our way up to becoming a leading tech investor in Europe with a portfolio of over 25 companies in different growth stages from all over Europe. We are passionate about backing visionary, and exceptionally talented, founders. Besides this we have been fortunate to work with founding teams of companies, such as Pipedrive, Stripe, Detectify, Wandelbots. Our approach as a VC is very service-oriented, providing full support through a proactive partnership, such as operational help in core business development tasks and support in HR and recruiting processes. We believe that you need the best talent to build the greatest companies and therefore is HR a core functionality at Paua Ventures.
We are a small and ambitious team that values a great working culture and whose daily work is characterized by flat hierarchies and open communication. Working alongside our Partners, you will get to know the exciting and highly challenging work of a Venture Capital in Berlin and be in charge of your own projects & deals from start to finish.
About the role:
As our Head of Platform (m/f/d), you will be an integral part of the team and build a new core function to shape our brand and build a lively community around Paua Ventures. You will also be supporting our portfolio companies and act as a sparring partner with regard to their PR efforts & communication.
Your main responsibilities will be to:
- Ensure Paua Ventures’ presence at key events (e.g. speaker slots for investment team members, event partnerships, etc.) and position Paua regularly in the media by building a relevant network of press & event organizer contacts
- Proactively develop, own & execute formats like dinners, workshops and other events for the various stakeholders within the Paua community
- Proactively develop, own and safeguard Paua's brand identity (language & tone of voice throughout all communication channels) and increase the brand awareness within the VC and start-up ecosystem
- Build & manage a content calendar, orchestrate content development within the investment team and proactively create new content that will help us to enhance our positioning (e.g. newsletters, articles/press releases on new investments, portfolio financing rounds, etc.)
- Ensure a strong presence (steady drum beat) and the right messaging across all social media channels (esp. LinkedIn & Twitter)
- Be an ambassador for the Paua Ventures brand: build a strong network with your peers in other VC funds and actively embed yourself in the start-up ecosystem
You are the perfect fit, if you share our fascination for technology and start-ups, you are passionate about content creation & communication and are a natural relationship builder.
Competencies for success in this role:
- You have previous experience of at least 3 years in a relevant field. This could be an in-house or agency role as Project Manager, Editor, Writer or a similar role in PR, Event Management or Communications
- You are an outgoing & curious character, you have fun to build new and to leverage existing relationships. You are excited about building a network of contacts in and around the start-up scene.
- You are enthusiastic about technology and have either worked in a tech environment or have a sophisticated understanding of the press landscape associated to start-ups and venture capital
- You are a natural storyteller and have ideas on how to build experiences around a brand. Knowledge about strategic positioning and messaging around a company’s value proposition is a plus
- You are creative, show a high degree of proactivity and autonomy and you enjoy a fast-paced work environment
- You have outstanding communication and writing skills in English, fluency in German is a plus
Does this sound like you?
Then we’d love to hear from you! Please send us your CV and let us know about your earliest possible starting date.
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