Founder - Singapore

Long-term contract
Localisation Singapore
Occasional remote authorized
Posted on 12-15-2023

Wavemaker Impact

Wavemaker Impact (WMi) is the first VC backed climate venture builder in SouthEast Asia. WMi co-founds sustainability-focused businesses with proven entrepreneurs.

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About the job

Launch a Climate Tech Unicorn with Wavemaker Impact!

We believe entrepreneurs play a critical role in creating solutions for climate change. We’re looking for proven founders to to launch climate tech unicorns in SouthEast Asia.

Wavemaker Impact is a dedicated climate-tech fund within Wavemaker. We work with experienced entrepreneurs to co-found climate tech businesses in SouthEast Asia. Our goal is to reduce 10% of the global carbon budget by launching new high growth startups in the region.

Wavemaker Impact is led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and venture builders. We have identified over 50 opportunity spaces for ‘100 x 100’ companies - companies with the potential to achieve $100m in annual revenue and abate 100 MT of carbon at scale.

You don’t need to have an idea or be an expert in the area- just a passion for sustainability and a track record of building high growth businesses. We’ll discover the opportunities together.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with the Wavemaker Impact team to identify and test opportunities that have the potential to be 100 x 100 companies over a 3-6 month period
  • Develop a business model with a strong value proposition for the target customer segment
  • Prototype and test the business model and solution, ideally securing your first pilot customers during this process
  • Develop a business case/pitch, defining the venture roadmap and execution plan
  • Lead the growth of the startup post investment and once seed capital has been invested

Why Work With Us:

  • Shortcut the learning process - we know where to find the high impact opportunities in sustainability, both in terms of dollar value and carbon reduction
  • This is your company. 70% of equity is for founders
  • We are your co-founders, fully enlisted in your success
  • We launch together - ideation, market research, product design and prototyping, first PoC, first customers, company-in-a-box
  • Full support of Wavemaker and our personal networks
  • Seed funding ready. US$500k staged investment
  • Stipend for founding team members who need it

About Wavemaker Impact

About Wavemaker Partners


Who You Are:

  • Proven founder with early stage C-level or founder-level experience, or founding team member
  • Previous startup experience, including raising capital
  • Enjoys the zero-to-one phase, including customer discovery, business model and product development and forming teams
  • Successfully exited a previous business, or took a startup through that process

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