What we do
What is one of the most basic human needs? Reproduction. Reproduction allowed for the survival and development of the human race. Yet, our ability to reproduce is declining. Fertility rates in both men and women are significantly decreasing across developed countries. Today, 1 out of 5 couples face infertility issues. Not only are we deciding to become parents later and later, it's also lifestyle and environmental factors negatively impacting our reproductive abilities. At the same time, success rates of assisted reproductive techniques (e.g. IVF) have stayed frustratingly low over the past 20 years.
Addressing this issue, we are building a venture that introduces AI-based medical decision support tools to the fertility treatment process. Ultimately, the technology will improve the success rates of applied techniques and enable the creation of a new generation of fertility clinics. It is our vision to enable more couples to become parents.
Part of an Ecosystem
The venture that you will be working for is part of the world’s first AI Venture Studio, Merantix. Already today, AI automates complex, multi-level processes that used to be dependent on human decision-making, resulting in automation and higher accuracy. Merantix aims to spearhead this development, building the category leaders of tomorrow. At Merantix Venture Studio, we build and scale machine learning companies. Through our unique incubation platform, seed financing and exceptional teams of visionary entrepreneurs and engineers, we transfer world-leading research into products that will change existing and create new industries. The growing platform constitutes a unique brand with a shared tech and operational infrastructure that attracts talent, resonates with industry partners, and leverages the proven network and product-building experience. Together with more than 60 AI teams, we collaborate on the AI Campus in the heart of Berlin. We are a big community of startups, scaleups, researchers, investors and enterprises that loves to help and support each other with a shared vision of building disruptive technologies.
In order to build outstanding companies with the help of a distinguished team, state-of-the-art machine learning technology as well as a comprehensive AI company building framework, we seek exceptional entrepreneurial minds that have the ambition to make an impact. As a founders associate, you will be working side by side with Felicia von Reden to ideate and validate the case in the FemTech space and to ultimately build the company from the ground up. Once the case is ripe for incubation, you will have the chance of joining the team full-time as one of the first hires with equity options.
If that resonates with you, here is what your role at Merantix includes:
Conducting research around the market and the competitive landscape
Ping-Ponging with expert stakeholders to validate and calibrate the idea
Conceptualizing our vision of building “billion-dollar” companies when formulating the business model and go-to-market approach
Building an MVP
Identifying talent and building the initial team
Initiating and maintaining relationships to potential investors and partners
We define ourselves by a culture of ownership and cooperation. We are looking for driven, capable, visionary and prudent talents with proven track records of personal, academic and professional achievement.
You have an undergraduate degree from a top-tier university, MA/MSc/MBA is a plus;
You have gained professional experience in an impactful entrepreneurial environment, at a leading technology company, or in management consultancy / venture capital / finance;
Beneficial: Strong interest in the FemTech market and/or experience in the HealthTech industry;
You have superb communication (verbal and written English and German) and interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams;
You have a long-held interest in technology, both personally and professionally;
You have strong organizational and multitasking skills with the ability to prioritize appropriately and effectively;
You are available to work with us for a minimum of 6 months at a time.
What we offer
Our hierarchy is flat and communication direct, which means that we operate and learn fast, as a team. Perks of working with us can be summarized as follows:
Most importantly, you will work shoulder to shoulder with an experienced founder and get immediate exposure to all the crucial steps necessary to build an amazing company;
You will be able to develop a great network of Europe’s best engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, opinion-leaders, and advisors;
You will have the unique opportunity of joining the company as a first hire and receiving shares in the company;
Every day you have the chance to learn how to channel your creativity, focus and ambition by shadowing proven entrepreneurs;
We provide you with the toolbox of growing personally and professionally by giving you ownership within a cooperative environment.
In addition to a competitive salary, you can expect the following:
Flexible working hours as we believe in ownership and trust;
Learning & development program for all our team members;
Regular team events and intensive exchange with all Merantix companies;
Free drinks, snacks and breakfast;
Equal rights, respect and promotion of diversity.
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.