Startup Co-Founder & CEO/COO (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

Join our next venture as Co-Founder and managing director of an early stage, industry redefining start-up. Start with a validated concept and tested idea as well as initial funding to bring your venture and your team to speed from day one.

We will support you in building your co-founding team, setting up your company and securing the funding to get going. Over the next 6 - 12 months you will focus on product/market fit, building the team and raising your first round of outside investment. And after that, up and to the right!

We’ll have your back and support you every step of the way. With a strong background in shipping, venture capital, successful start-ups and top-tier consulting, we’ve got the domain expertise, industry and startup networks, and a solid track record in company building to maximise your chance of success.
Your mission
  • As the Co-Founder and CEO, you will be fully responsible for the strategy, growth and overall success of your company
  • Attract, retain and develop a world-class team
  • Set the tone, build the culture, be a role model
  • Build a sound, scalable organisation structure and processes
  • Drive product and tech development
  • Drive customer acquisition, retention and growth
  • Own and control finance, from top/bottom line performance and controlling to financing rounds
  • Own all legal and compliance matters
  • Be the face of the company to the outside world, establish partnerships and build a strong presence in the market
Your profile
  • A true founder mindset. Hands-on, driven, resilient, not taking no for an answer. Fully aware that being a founder comes with a strong upside but none of the economic security of a corporate career -- and happy with it.
  • Proven success as a founder or in a top-level role in a startup with significant impact on the success of the company.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, happy to make decisions under pressure and with incomplete information.
  • A solid academic background, preferably with a degree in business, economics, science or engineering.
  • Logistics experience is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Proven people leadership and effective communication.
  • Solid analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Creative problem solving.
  • Fluent English. German is a plus. So are other languages.
  • A good sense of humour and a great team player.
Why us?
  • A co-founding opportunity to build your own company from the start, with a validated product idea and all the support you need to maximise your chance of success.
  • A strong co-founding team.
  • An attractive equity package for you and your co-founders.
  • It’s your company. You determine your work environment, your location, and pretty much everything else.
  • Access to our industry, startup, VC and investor network.
  • No need to reinvent the wheel. From your basic administrative setup to HR and financing paperwork, we’ve got all the blueprints so you can use your time and creativity to work on your product.
  • A ride on one of these beautiful ships, whenever they are somewhere near you.
About us
Flagship Founders is the first company builder focussed on maritime technology, logistics and shipping. Based in Berlin, we work with ambitious founders and teams to build scalable, high-growth digital ventures that will shape the future of our industry.

We believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success at Flagship Founders. We make hiring decisions based on your experience and skills. Therefore, we welcome applications from all members of society, regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
Your application
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