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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Join an exceptional, fast-growing team and portfolio. Add your personal strengths and perspectives.

As part of our growing portfolio and ambition, we are planning to expand BITKRAFT with exceptionally smart and passionate talent. We strive to build a diverse team and appreciate applications from all backgrounds.

All positions are full-time and can be performed flexibly from any major city in the Western Hemisphere (with a preference for Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, or Berlin).

You can apply right here. Please find below the positions that we are actively looking to hire for. At BITKRAFT, we think outside the box. You do, too. If you don’t meet all the qualifications, but believe you could add significant value to the team, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Head of Talent

Why We’re Hiring a Head of Talent

At BITKRAFT, it is our mission to provide significant value to our founders beyond our contribution of capital, -and make a truly positive difference to our portfolio companies’ development with our team’s resources, network, and experience. Going forward, we plan to further increase our efforts around portfolio support, focusing in particular on the areas of talent acquisition as well as strategic business development. 

 

Your Role

As Head of Talent you provide support and services to our portfolio companies in a consulting capacity. You understand the needs and challenges of our founders and are able to provide meaningful support by advising them and leveraging BITKRAFT’s entire resources and network as well as the best matching search firms, and third-party organizations and assets where needed.

 

Your Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • You will develop a strategy and support framework within BITKRAFT to best support our portfolio companies with acquiring senior and executive talent
  • You understand the talent needs and priorities of our portfolio companies and actively support them in achieving their talent objectives relative to their respective growth stages
  • You establish yourself as the go-to resource for talent needs by our portfolio companies’ founders and executives
  • You will proactively offer advice and connections to our portfolio companies on their executive talent needs as well as offer best practices on culture, talent management, and development
  • You will work closely with BITKRAFTs partners on harvesting their own professional networks for the benefit of the firm
  • You will leverage and expand  your excellent familiarity and relationships with professional search firms
  • You will proactively nurture and maintain executive level relationships in the gaming and interactive media community (e.g. by attending industry events, getting to know recruiters, etc.)
  • You will establish and maintain the BITKRAFT internal talent database as well as our externally available BITKRAFT Job Board
  • You will foster a culture of mutual support and help to lift synergies in the area of human resources among our portfolio companies
  • You will encourage and support the implementation of BITKRAFT’s diversity frameworks and other initiatives related to our portfolio companies

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • You will manage the hiring and talent acquisition process within BITKRAFT
  • You will define and implement a talent management strategy that aligns with the fund’s long-term strategic goals
  • You will create a BITKRAFT internal talent development strategy and framework

 

Qualifications

  • Multi-year working experience and passion for the gaming and interactive media sectors
  • Multi-year working experience in relevant core functions including HR, project management, and marketing
  • Proven ability to identify key hires, develop culture, and build organizational structures, preferably in rapidly growing organizations
  • Exceptional networking skills – with a solid international Rolodex already in place and a proven passion to develop new, highly relevant relationships
  • Strong experience in planning and execution; being able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Candid and clear communications, with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • An energetic, outgoing, and authentic personality
  • Proven track record of interacting with and advising executive and senior management level positions in organizations
  • Understanding of the startup and VC landscape is an advantage
  • Team-oriented attitude and familiarity and passion for working in distributed teams and in remote working environments

 

Additional Information

  • Reporting to: Jens Hilgers, Founding General Partner
  • Language Skills: Flawless English, both spoken and written
  • Location: Major city in the Western Hemisphere
  • The position will likely require travel several days per month on average
  • Earliest starting date: Q4 2020
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Principal

Your Role

We are hiring a full-time Principal to join our firm. Your mission will be to help us find and evaluate new investments and support the team across all portfolio companies, projects, and transactions. The right candidate must relish interacting and working with entrepreneurs as well as startup management teams, has a practical ‘get-things-done’ attitude, strong communication skills, and shares a great deal of passion for the gaming industry, startups, and venture capital.

 

Your Responsibilities

  • Leading venture capital transactions and deal flow: You manage independently all stages of the investment funnel from deal origination over evaluation to execution. Equally, you will proactively work in the deal team to analyze opportunities by thoroughly assessing founder teams, strategic fit with BITKRAFT, market potential, competitive dynamics, product KPIs, and customer metrics or user reviews. As part of your diligence, you will also make use of your own network of industry contacts, experts, and venture investors. You are able to build your own models and documentation to assist in your findings. You will liaise with the Partners at BITKRAFT to conclude investment decisions. 
  • Portfolio management: You will manage your own portfolio companies with or without board roles and will follow and support BITKRAFT’s portfolio management initiatives (e.g., KPI and business plan tracking, monitoring of fundraising plans, evaluating monthly financial reportings, reviewing strategy, and roadmap) to identify key areas where BITKRAFT can support. 
  • Origination of new deals: You will build strong relationships for BITKRAFT in the startup and venture capital community and be an ambassador for our firm, e.g., by identifying new investment opportunities as part of our incoming deal flow and by leveraging your network to identify exciting founding teams for BITKRAFT.
  • Market trends and research: You will independently build expertise around exciting sectors to uncover promising business models and bring forward your own investment theses.
  • Organization: You will be mentoring and developing BITKRAFT’s team of associates, analysts, and interns
  • Fundraising: You will support BITKRAFTs’ fundraising efforts for future fund generations of BITKRAFT Venture funds.

 

Your Qualifications

  • Ambition and grit
  • Degrees in computer science, mathematics, business administration, economics, finance, and/or other relevant subjects which are beneficial for this role
  • Passion for and great understanding of startups and venture capital—a foundation in startups is helpful to build credibility in working with founders
  • Deep knowledge of and passion for the games and interactive entertainment sectors (including working experience in the industry)
  • Established network with founders and investors in the venture capital ecosystem and in particular in gaming and entertainment
  • Candid and clear communication, with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Strategic mindset with strong quantitative and analytical thinking as well as  great attention to detail: analytical, fact-driven yet pragmatic working style
  • Autonomous working style, as well as  the ability to synthesize and present complex data, while getting operational and working “hands-on”
  • Demonstrated willingness to go the extra mile for new opportunities, portfolio companies, and other projects to score a big win for BITKRAFT
  • Proven ability to lead and drive multiple projects at once, while adding creative ideas
  • Dedication to our existing portfolio of companies and desire to proactively provide support for them
  • Strong investment and commercial judgment, financial modeling, and research skills
  • Team-oriented attitude and familiarity and passion for working in distributed teams and in remote working environments

 

Additional Information

  • Language Skills: Excellent English, both spoken and written
  • Location: Major city in the Western Hemisphere
  • The position will require travel
  • Earliest starting date: Q1 2021
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Associate

Your Role

We are hiring a full-time Associate to join our firm. Your mission will be to help us find and evaluate new investments and support the team across all portfolio companies, projects, and transactions. The right candidate must relish interacting and working with entrepreneurs as well as startup management teams, has a practical ‘get-things-done’ attitude, strong communication skills, and shares a great deal of passion for the gaming industry, startups, and venture capital.

 

Your Responsibilities

  • Working on venture capital transactions and deal flow: You will proactively work in the deal team to analyze opportunities by thoroughly assessing founder teams, strategic fit with BITKRAFT, market potential, competitive dynamics, product KPIs, and customer metrics or user reviews. As part of your diligence, you will also make use of your own network of industry contacts, experts, and venture investors. You are able to build your own models and documentation to assist in your findings. You will liaise with the Partners at BITKRAFT to conclude investment decisions. 
  • Portfolio management: You will monitor and support BITKRAFT’s portfolio management initiatives (e.g., KPI and business plan tracking, monitoring of fundraising plans, evaluating monthly financial reportings, reviewing strategy, and roadmap) to identify key areas where BITKRAFT can support.
  • Origination of new deals: You will build strong relationships for BITKRAFT in the startup and venture capital community and be an ambassador for our firm, e.g., by identifying new investment opportunities as part of our incoming deal flow and by leveraging your network to identify exciting founding teams for BITKRAFT.
  • Market trends and research: You will independently build expertise around exciting sectors to uncover promising business models and bring forward your own investment theses.

 

Your Qualifications

  • Ambition and grit
  • Degrees in computer science, mathematics, business administration, economics, finance, and/or other relevant subjects which are beneficial for this role
  • Passion for and a solid understanding of startups and venture capital—a foundation in startups is helpful to build credibility in working with founders
  • Knowledge of and passion for the games and interactive entertainment sectors (including working experience in the industry)
  • Candid and clear communication, with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Strategic mindset with sharp quantitative and analytical thinking as well as great attention to detail: analytical, fact-driven yet pragmatic working style
  • Autonomous working style, as well as  the ability to synthesize and present complex data, while getting operational and working “hands-on”
  • Demonstrated willingness to go the extra mile for new opportunities, portfolio companies, and other projects to score a big win for BITKRAFT
  • Proven ability to lead and drive multiple projects at once, while adding creative ideas
  • Dedication to our existing portfolio of companies and desire to proactively provide support for them
  • Strong financial modeling, and research skills
  • Team-oriented attitude and familiarity and passion for working in distributed teams and in remote working environments

 

Additional Information

  • Language Skills: Excellent English, both spoken and written
  • Location: Major city in the Western Hemisphere
  • The position will require travel
  • Earliest starting date: Q4 2020
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Please note that we require prior full-time professional experience in the broader gaming ecosystem for all our positions.
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Please note that we will prioritize candidates with existing full-time professional experience in venture capital, early-stage investing, or roles in startups (including as founders).
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