Shape the future of global shipping with Flagship Founders. The maritime industry is at the cusp of a digital transformation that will fundamentally reshape the sector in the coming decade. At Flagship Founders we build and partner with ambitious founding teams to create agile and scalable startup ventures and digital products for the global maritime market. We strongly believe that innovation lies at the confluence of deep sector insights, entrepreneurial thinking and information technology. With an experienced team of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and shipping experts, we provide our ventures with the support that makes all the difference. We have successfully launched three companies and will continue to launch at least two more every year.
We build scalable B2B SaaS/maritime technology companies, backed by industry insiders and leading players, and we have led successful fundraising rounds for them since 2020. You will identify and raise our profile with potential investors, build successful, long-term relationships and further develop our network to support a growing number of portfolio ventures at successive funding stages. Our ventures are capital-efficient, with solid unit economics and proven product-market fit. Raising the right level of funds at pre-seed, seed and series A is important, but matching them with the right investors is the key factor in their success. We have a strong preference for investors with a shipping and logistics background who share our vision of software-driven innovation in this global industry, and will add value beyond their financial investment.
You have a deep understanding of venture building and investments with a level of nuance beyond the standard VC fundraising process. Thinking beyond the usual fundraising playbook is something you relish.
- 5+ years in an investment-related role within the information technology or maritime sector
- Understanding of how to raise funds from both VC and non-VC investors
- Deep understanding of venture economics
- A great networker
- Strong gravitas, credibility and influencing skills
- Be ready to get hands-on while maintaining a strategic overview
- A desire to work with fast-growing digital startups
- Maritime sector knowledge is a strong plus
- Fluent English. German is a plus. So are other languages
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.