Director of Business Development, Systematic

San Francisco, CA

CircleUp is a data-driven investment platform backed by Union Square Ventures, Google Ventures, and Canaan Partners. We have pioneered a unique approach to Consumer investing by leveraging a world-class team of data scientists and engineers to build Helio, a powerful data science platform that tracks and makes actionable predictions on 1.4M consumer and retail companies. We take a quantamental approach to the private markets and use Helio to enhance investment sourcing, evaluation, and value creation.

CircleUp’s mission is to help entrepreneurs thrive by giving them the capital and resources they need. CircleUp’s vision is to create a transparent and efficient market that drives innovation forward for all.

We are looking for a Director of Business Development to join our systematic equity fund, and help build the future of private investing. We believe that by investing in a rules-based or “systematic” fashion, we will be able to serve founders more effectively and deliver value to a larger number of companies than ever possible. We are looking for a leader to join us as we bring that vision to life.



  • Manage the team, processes, and systems necessary to reach out to companies identified by our systematic models
  • Develop and continually iterate on the rules governing how systematic fund makes investment decisions
  • Negotiate investment terms and close investments directly with founders
  • Work cross-functionally and build synergies across the CircleUp ecosystem

Successful candidates will ideally possess:

  • Investing experience preferably in the consumer sector at early stage
  • Deep passion to leverage data to find and evaluate investment opportunities
  • Experience building a sales funnel and driving a team to hit metrics
  • Strong ability to negotiate investment terms and win a sales process
  • Track record of successfully hiring and managing a team

Personal Qualities:

  • A vision and drive to change how private market investing works
  • Passionate about utilizing data to improve upon human investment heuristics and to remove bias from decision-making processes
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, continually evolving environment
  • Infectious enthusiasm to create something that has never been done before that helps entrepreneurs to thrive
  • High integrity, work ethic and horsepower

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