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Venture Principal (Commercial OR Product)

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Location: Central
Company: Rainmaking
Hours: Full time
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Do you want to lead the creation and building of new ventures in partnership with some of the world’s most influential companies? Ventures that achieve greatly accelerated growth by unlocking the huge potential of established corporate assets and scale-strengths?

Are you excited by business model innovation and constantly see ways to apply new thinking to the world around you? Do you see venture building as both a science and an art? Can you articulate the key units of competition that determine why some startups scale, and some fail?

Do you want to help grow a company that provides its employees with opportunities to learn, grow and make a difference? Are you outcome-oriented, inspired by moving the needle and fulfilled by delivering impact through your work?

If yes, then read on - you could be exactly who we’re looking for...

The role

We are looking for Commercial and Product focused Venture Principals. As a Venture Principal in our APAC Venture Studio team you will act as founder of corporate ventures and identify, scope, structure and validate new opportunities that leverage scale strengths and unfair assets of our partners.

Your objective is to shape and kick-start new businesses - acting as an integral part of the interim founding team from identification of customer need, to solution ideation, testing, validation, investment decision and ultimately towards launch.

Throughout the project you will lead a team of Venture Architects and ensure the incoming (newly recruited) founding team is set up for success to commercialize and scale the business following seed-funding. In some cases, you will even continue as interim GM for the pre-seeded or seeded venture. You will be responsible for the ventures end to end, guiding the venture project team and engaging directly with the corporate partner & business units to identify high value and fast-scaling opportunities.


  • You have learnt from success and failures within the entrepreneurial world; this could be through leading your own startup or kicking off and shaping of new business lines in an established business
  • You've spent time in a corporate or consulting. You have a strong grasp of the corporate world including assets and stakeholder partnerships with proven ability to build meaningful relationships here
  • You are a team player and can work independently. You enjoy bringing a team on a journey with you and have the knack of asking the killer questions to move a project forward
  • You identify problems to be solved and ideate solutions by creatively applying frameworks such as the lean startup methodology
  • You bring a structured approach to ideating new business opportunities and testing the traction of your idea by doing customer interviews and deeply testing solutions
  • You're skilled in leading rapid business model iteration and enjoy using your intellectual firepower here
  • You communicate new ideas and insights clearly and with strong narratives
  • You are detail-oriented, adaptable and a multitasker with a genuine desire and ability to learn quickly
  • You have a structured mindset and are a critical thinker with an injection of creativity

Your Mindset & Values
  • Motivation & Passion: You are passionate and highly motivated
  • Team player & Independence: You enjoy and respect the importance of being a part of a small tight-knit and diverse team but you equally thrive when working independently and having your own projects
  • Visual eye : You are an expert in bringing concepts to life succinctly and appreciate aesthetics and good design
  • Perpetual Learner: intellectually engaged with a thirst for knowledge and continued learning
  • Above all else, you are entrepreneurial, impactful and kind


Our Promise:

Working with us will be energising. It will be challenging, entrepreneurial, sometimes scrappy, and deeply fulfilling. You will work with passionate, ambitious, action-oriented people, enthused by building businesses and having a positive impact on the world. You will be tasked with significant responsibilities. You will be valued, appreciated and believed in.

Values & Culture:

We strive to build and grow businesses that break new ground and unlock human potential through entrepreneurship. We want to deliver significant positive impact both for ourselves and to the world in which we live.

We have built a strong ethical codex. It encompasses not just what we do, but how we do it. Our values can be summarised as: be entrepreneurial, be impactful, be kind. We believe that how you engage with people makes all the difference. Please read the Rainmaking Culture Book here to see how you align and can make the difference too.

We're committed to being a place where a diverse mix of talented people thrive. If much of this role resonates with you but you don't think you tick all the boxes, please apply anyway! We recognise different people have different confidence levels during applications and we wouldn't want this to stop us meeting you.

We recruit, employ, train and compensate regardless of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status. We're committed to being a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. We might not do everything perfectly just yet and would like to hear your feedback and suggestions if you think there are areas in which we could improve, or if you believe we have not provided you with a fair opportunity.

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