Ready to lead an innovative team of engineers, designers and product managers on big ideas with the support and backing of Madrona Venture Labs? The Project GM with Madrona Venture Labs (MVL) is designed to match business, strategy, product, and operations minded startup leaders with ideas that have the potential to be industry changing, $1B+ opportunities. You’ll help generate the ideas and then lead the strategy, planning, and execution for some of our biggest opportunities.
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.
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, judgement, and leadership.
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.
You will build out a program to ensure that we are capturing ideas, spending time building the ones that matter, and leading the strategy, operations, product vision and execution for some of our most successful ideas that will turn into spinout companies. Throughout the way, you will deliver on short, mid, and long term goals, while driving projects forward and pivoting when warranted. As part of this role, you’ll:
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.