Entrepreneur In Residence

FutureSight - Toronto, ON (28 days ago)

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Welcome to FutureSight

FutureSight builds and funds B2B SaaS companies solving the critical challenges of mid-market businesses. We co-create these world-class software companies with driven entrepreneurs. And we do it in a way that gets them up and running in half the time and two to three times normal startup success rates.

We have over 80 years of experience delivering commercial software products and operate with a venture studio model – optimized for sourcing and validating business ideas, creating companies, and providing the supporting financial and human resources to incubate and scale new companies.

At the heart of FutureSight is a four-phase venture lifecycle - which systematically moves opportunities through ideation, validation, formation, and growth stages. New ideas are rigorously screened, market-tested, and validated before a venture is formed. Our core studio team consists of world-class entrepreneurs, along with financial, human resources, marketing, design, engineering, and product and technology experts.

Unlike incubators and accelerators, we’re actually a co-founder. Our full lifecycle studio model, access to advisor and funding networks, and our world-class studio team offer founders a unique platform to build and launch their next company. The resources we bring to the partnership allow you to focus on the unique elements needed to get to market faster and on the path to rapid growth.

If you have the passion, tenacity, and curiosity to build businesses from the ground up, this is the perfect environment for you to be successful.

The Entrepreneur in Residence Opportunity

FutureSight is seeking an experienced and visionary entrepreneur who is driven to find disruptive business opportunities and then take a cofounder role in forming and scaling a new venture.

Our ideal candidate falls into at least one of the following three categories:

Founded a company before and are looking for help to identify and launch your next opportunity
Spent significant time working for large corporations and are looking to put your skills and expertise towards a business of your own
Worked in a successful startup as one of the early employees (~first ten) and are eager to take your learnings and run your own show

Responsibilities

Either bring your own business idea or run with an idea from our opportunity pipeline
Work closely with the multi-disciplined startup team (Founders, PMs, Engineers, etc.) to move ideas and opportunities through the Lifecycle Process (or kill them and start over)
Early-stage testing, validation, and refinement of business ideas to ensure product-market-fit
Secure lead customers to minimize time to revenue
Iteratively create a go to market plan while continuously testing / refining the business model
For approved and formed opportunities, you have 6 months to launch an initial product, achieve market traction with initial customers and ready the venture for initial outside investment
Build an awesome team around you, grow revenue and customer base and raise investment
With that you will be responsible for strategic partnership deals and direct sales, investor relations, and building a great team and culture
Building a successful business from the ground up with significant equity in the co-created companies
Requirements

Skills

You have previous working experience preferably in a start-up, incubator/VC or consulting firm (>2 years)
You know how to overcome objections, impress people and close deals; you talk to business owners and high-level executives on an equal footing
You have a self-driven “getting things done” attitude
You are an achiever - with a track record of having created extraordinary things with impact
You are data and customer-driven and know how to leverage these to grow a business
You are a generalist - willing to do whatever it takes to make the business successful
You have the ability to think strategically and creatively: analyze, synthesize, recommend and take actions
You are an outstanding communicator, and deliver winning presentations