Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (BioTech Venture)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What we do

The Merantix Venture Studio guides daring talents to build category-leading Artificial Intelligence ventures – from ideation over incubation to scaling! We have crafted leading ventures across all industries, from BioTech, HealthTech, Business Intelligence, Sustainability, and more. Our team consists of over 120+ entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers from a diverse set of backgrounds and the world’s leading companies and universities, and we are backed by global investors such as Softbank, Trusted Insight, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Central to our purpose is the belief that to transfer groundbreaking research to stand-out ventures we need to work collaboratively. Therefore, we have not only cultivated a global network of partners but also built a physical home for the AI community in Germany with our AI Campus Berlin where we work and exchange with other bold minds.

Your role

Despite millenia of knowledge regarding the therapeutic potential of plants, we have explored less than 1% of the molecules found within the plant kingdom.  We have been building a new biotech platform that discovers novel bioactive compounds from nature at scale. We leverage cutting-edge approaches combining cheminformatics, computational biology, and machine learning  to explore the connection between small molecules found in plants and the human body. 

This venture is ready to be incubated at Merantix, and we are now looking for a driven CEO who will build and lead this venture to success.

Your profile

We are looking for extraordinarily driven, capable, and visionary talent with an outstanding track record of personal, academic, and professional achievements. 

  • Entrepreneurial drive and growth mindset;

  • High ambition and the ability to achieve goals collaboratively;

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an excellent university (Master’s degree or more is a plus);

  • 2-3 years of professional work experience (Start-up, VC, or Consulting exposure is a plus);

  • Capability and desire to lead people through motivation and inspiration (demonstrated leadership experience is a plus);

  • Strong business sense and decision-making ability based on analytical thinking skills;

  • Good understanding of the BioTech/Natural Copmounds space

What we offer
Deriving from the role description and how we will accommodate you along the journey, you can already tell that we define ourselves by a culture of ownership but also collaboration. In the end, you will be responsible for leading this venture from incubation to scaling, while our objective is to empower you in the best possible way! 
At Merantix, we believe in the value of ideation, which is why our approach gives you enough time to validate your ideas. We combine this with mentorship, sparring with the other founders at Merantix or with external partners as well as an environment that focuses on knowledge sharing. You will get complete compensation for the ideation and incubation phase, as well as a majority equity stake for you and the founding team once you are ready to take off and received the seed financing.
About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.​​​​

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