Product Lead

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OVERVIEW

Ready to be a product lead on a big idea with the support and backing of Madrona Venture Labs? The Product Lead with Madrona Venture Labs (MVL) is designed to match product minded startup leaders with business ideas that we believe have the potential to be industry changing, $1B+ opportunities. You’ll help us generate the ideas and then lead the product planning and strategy for some of our biggest opportunities.

FIRST A BIT ABOUT US...

We are a startup Lab located in Seattle with funding from Madrona Venture Group and a half dozen other notable investors on the West Coast. We work on ideas of all kinds but are particularly focused on sectors where our team has experience: AI/ML, ecommerce, and cloud. We accelerate ideas in a few different ways: our Lab works on ideas and spins them out, we support EIR’s and the ideas we believe are a fit for the Lab, and we host existing early-stage startups through an accelerator program twice per year.

THE PRODUCT LEAD ROLE

In this role, you'll conduct your own research as well as use surveys and interviews with potential customers to understand their psychology, behaviors and desires. You'll work with great team members who have a talent for design, data, engineering and marketing to help ship new ideas by employing careful listening, decision making, and leadership.

ABOUT YOU

You are a startup leader and love creating value for our customers through data driven decisions. You enjoy partnering with team members to help drive business goals. You have innate curiosity and often answer the question behind the question without being asked. You're highly organized and love building and executing work plans that are detailed and attainable.

WHAT YOU'LL DO ALL DAY

You will build out a program to ensure that we are capturing ideas, spending time building the ones that matter, and leading the product vision and execution for some of our most successful ideas that will turn into spinout companies. Throughout the way, you will deliver short, mid, and long term goals, while driving projects forward and pivoting when warranted.  As part of this role, you’ll:

  • Define goals, and ensure alignment to MVL’s larger objectives
  • Drive the creation of the product roadmap for the Lab as well as the ideas you lead
  • Help craft and communicate the product vision within the team and if needed, with our investors, mentors, and other partners
  • Identify and communicate gaps in principles and processes that can produce a more efficacious Lab

WE'D LIKE TO SEE...

  • Startup experience or progressive and relevant work experience
  • Experience as a product manager
  • Track record shipping and driving increasing consumer or B2B engagement
  • Excellent communication skills in all mediums and to all audiences
  • Capable of authoring and executing on a product strategy
  • Analytic and able to use evidence to drive features, growth and prioritization decisions
  • A strong leader and an excitement to support others on the team being successful as well

One more important note from our end: we recognize the dire lack of diversity in our industry, and we're not standing by. We actively seek to address it with our hiring and retention processes, as well as our office culture.

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