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Startup Liaison India
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Startup Liaison India

TDK Ventures is the Corporate Venture Capital arm of TDK Corporation, and invests in startups to bolster innovation in materials science, energy/power and related areas typically underrepresented in venture capital portfolios. Established in 2019 as a wholly owned subsidiary of TDK Corporation with dedicated funds, the corporate venture company’s vision is to propel the digital, energy and environmental transformations of segments such as Cleantech, Energy, Materials, Industrial, Mobility and Medical and the wider IoT/IIoT markets. TDK Ventures invests globally in early stage hard-tech entrepreneurs to help accelerate their dreams and serves our portfolio companies by bringing the full “TDK Goodness” to them, including technical expertise and access to global markets where TDK operates. We believe in a sustainable world where digital, energy and environmental transformations will improve billions of lives. Our mission is to help accelerate learning and contributions to society, investing in start-ups with similar idealism.

Responsibilities

TDK Ventures is looking for a Startup Liaison India to assist our Investment Team to identify and reach out to the TDK teams that would value engaging in synergy projects with start-ups we consider investing in. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an award-winning, top-tier Corporate Venture Capital fund headquartered in Silicon Valley. The Startup Liaison India will ensure TDK Ventures brings consistent, visible and appreciated value to portfolio companies. You will continuously explore and identify potential mutual value creation scenarios (TDK Goodness and Synergies) with TDK teams around the world to further collaborations with TDK Ventures portfolio and non-portfolio companies.

  • Continuously explore new opportunities to delight all Portfolio Companies by bringing new TDK Goodness with TDK teams to grow our partnership with our Portfolio Companies
  • Pro-actively promote Portfolio Companies solutions across TDK teams to drive wider engagement
  • Assess which startups not considered for investment should be introduced to which TDK teams, identify potential synergy opportunities to facilitate quality introductions with clear context and goal setting, and track as value is created on both sides
  • Deliver regular presentations inside TDK on synergy projects progress and achievements between these startups we introduced and TDK teams

Qualifications

The successful candidate for this position must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The qualifications and working conditions listed below are representative of those required for the position.

  • PhD degree or equivalent in a technology related field
  • 10+ years’ experience in a hard-tech technology discipline, venture investment experience a plus
  • Ability to understand TDK’s various technologies, strategy, value proposition and understand Startup technology, strategy, value proposition
  • Experience working with both startup ecosystems and large corporate entities
  • Interest in working with early-stage businesses focused on material science, energy/power, biomedical, and related areas typically underrepresented in venture capital portfolios
  • Experience in Business Development, Strategy & Project Management
  • Proven ability to establish internal networks and maintain productive business relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast paced environment with multiple teams and functions and across multiple projects and different cultures across the world
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills in the English language and ability to articulate insights, concepts, and recommendations clearly and concisely
  • Confidence to effectively and respectfully communicate across broad levels of people and functional roles including Startup CEOs, CTOs as well as TDK executives and engineering teams
  • Uncompromising work ethic, accountability, and team mentality
  • Demonstrable strong interest in corporate growth strategy and strategic business development
  • Attention to detail with strong desire to always learn

Benefits

TDK Ventures offers a competitive and comprehensive salary and benefits package

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