Venture Consultant - VS - India

--Alien Technology Transfer Ltd--

Alien Venture Studio is an international Venture Studio that designs, funds, and launches innovative companies through the timely transformation of high-potential concepts into profitable ventures. We nurture companies throughout their entire journey, from inception to seed and early funding rounds, ultimately guiding them in the direction of the successful commercialization of their products and business growth. 

We are looking for a Venture Consultant! This role is for a phenomenal thinker ready to take on the challenge of ideating, designing, and building high-tech and top-science projects within the Venture Studio (VS). You will work alongside the VS Team and Founders of the Alien Group to identify trending concepts and technologies and transform them into profitable ventures. The ideal candidate will be able to combine their scientific background with the dynamic attitude and nature of the Venture Studio to effectively produce a significant number of projects each year.

To join the team you have to possess a genuine interest in technology and business, be highly analytical and articulate, and have a strong command of English. You must be a team player, well organized, and also keen to take on responsibility. Key qualities include being able to demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset, being highly self-motivated, and having a high degree of stamina to work within an ambitious and goal-driven environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Researching technologies, investment trends, and innovative concepts to spot opportunities;

  • Consortium building: identification and engagement of top-notch Research Centres in the EU and US;

  • Fine-tuning the concept selection process to improve the likelihood of success for VS projects;

  • Strategic planning for individual projects, including defining the major features of the startup such as solution, value proposition, partnerships, revenue, and IP strategy;

  • Writing public funding proposals, including for the SBIR/STTR, EIC Pathfinder, and EIC Transition programs;

  • Interacting with key stakeholders throughout the venture-building process.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science, Biotechnology, or a related field;

  • An MBA or business experience is considered a plus;

  • A strong understanding of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and NLP applications;

  • The ability to locate, read and understand highly technical scientific papers and journals;

  • Keen interest in innovation and being in the know about the latest tech trends;

  • Knowledge or experience in EIC Pathfinder and/or EIC Transition is considered a plus;

  • Experience in writing proposals, pitches, and other materials on behalf of startup companies;

  • Team player, communicative, resistant to stress, mission-focused, and respectful of deadlines;

  • Fluent in the English language.