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Director, Investments & Partnerships

San Francisco
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How do great ideas travel around the world - and in a market built for the world?

This is what we wrestle with each day at Times Bridge as we drive growth across India for our investment portfolio.

Join our exceptional team.

We’re venture investors, technology executives and proven global operators eager to reveal the breadth and depth of the India opportunity on the world stage.

Join us and help architect a wide, growing, global portfolio of inspired companies - all of whom see India and its diversity as central to their worldwide mission!

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We’re venture investors, technology executives and proven global operators eager to reveal the breadth and depth of the India opportunity on the world stage.

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Investment & Partnerships Associate

Mumbai
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About the job

About Times Bridge: Times Bridge is the global investment and partnership arm of the Times Group. Its mission is to bring the world’s best ideas to India and share India’s best insights with the world. Its current portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Headspace, Houzz, MUBI, Smule, Stack Overflow, Uber and Wattpad among others. By providing unmatched market leadership to select partners, Times Bridge accelerates growth and immersion across the Indian subcontinent for leaders and companies who believe in winning in and learning from India. For more information, visit https://timesbridge.com/ and follow @timesbridge on Twitter.   Role Overview:  As an Investment & Partnerships Associate, you will have meaningful exposure to all aspects of global investments & partnerships on a small team. The role requires a strong sense of self-motivation, communication and quantitative skills. You will play a pivotal role in the development of new opportunities and in ongoing partnership closure efforts and have the opportunity to regularly interact with senior management teams at global companies. You’ll also manage projects that continually improve the way we work with founders and VCs around the world. In this role you’ll…
  • Learn from entrepreneurial colleagues that have been leading innovation in technology and media for 25+ years
  • Play a critical role within an established company, leveraging Times Bridge’s position as a leading investments/partnerships firm to evaluate new opportunities and add value to existing portfolio companies
  • Solidify core partnership skills with countless opportunities to grow responsibilities
  Location: Mumbai   Responsibilities:
  • Perform market research to identify emerging trends and technologies in India and around the world and feed them into screening and identifying high-potential investment opportunities
  • Populate, track and manage the deal pipeline of companies Times Bridge can invest in and partner with
  • End-to-end ownership of creating pitch documents including our investment thesis and customized go-to-market plans for potential partners
  • Track Times Bridge’s portfolio, past and current business status and other fund reporting aspects to support shareholders and the internal management with strategic decision-making and an overview of the business
  • Prepare and present investment memos for the board of directors
  • Directly engage and connect with global CXOs, Times Group leadership and other VCs as and when required
  • Contribute to deal closure formalities including legal & compliance, agreement drafts and other administrative support
  Desired Qualifications and Skills: 
  • MBA/equivalent post-graduate degree from a top-tier B-school
  • 2-4 years of post-MBA work experience in a VC/PE/strategy roles/startup-experience or other sales/partnership experience
  • Someone who brings a balanced mix of creativity and analytical thinking to the table
  • Excellent communications (especially writing and presenting) skills in English are a necessary requirement
  • Ability to understand context and tailor communications to objectives and audience
  • A self-starter who is passionate about the venture capital ecosystem, emerging technologies, markets and companies, new and innovative business models
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A strong sense of urgency and self-motivation to work autonomously
  • Limitless curiosity about business models and understanding of how companies make money
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Investment & Partnerships Analyst

Mumbai
Job Description

About the job

About Times Bridge: Times Bridge is the global investment and partnership arm of the Times Group. Its mission is to bring the world’s best ideas to India and share India’s best insights with the world. Its current portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Headspace, Houzz, MUBI, Smule, Stack Overflow, Uber and Wattpad among others. By providing unmatched market leadership to select partners, Times Bridge accelerates growth and immersion across the Indian subcontinent for leaders and companies who believe in winning in and learning from India. For more information, visit https://timesbridge.com/ and follow @timesbridge on Twitter.   Role Overview:  As an Investment & Partnerships Analyst, you will have meaningful exposure to many aspects of global investments & partnerships on a small team. The role requires a strong sense of self-motivation, communication and quantitative skills. You will play a pivotal role in the development of new opportunities and in ongoing partnership closure efforts and have the opportunity to regularly interact with senior management teams at global companies. You’ll also manage projects that continually improve the way we work with founders and VCs around the world. In this role you’ll…
  • Learn from entrepreneurial colleagues that have been leading innovation in technology and media for 25+ years
  • Play a critical role within an established company, leveraging Times Bridge’s position as a leading investments/partnerships firm to evaluate new opportunities and add value to existing portfolio companies
  • Solidify core partnership skills with countless opportunities to grow responsibilities
  Location: Mumbai   Responsibilities:
  • Perform market research to identify emerging trends and technologies in India and around the world and feed them into screening and identifying high-potential investment opportunities
  • Populate, track and manage the deal pipeline of companies Times Bridge can invest in and partner with
  • End-to-end ownership of creating pitch documents including our investment thesis and customized go-to-market plans for potential partners
  • Support portfolio company management teams to develop corporate strategy, evaluate M&A opportunities, assess new business lines, and other projects as needed
  • Engage and connect with global CXOs, Times Group leadership and other VCs as and when required
  • Contribute to deal closure formalities including legal & compliance, agreement drafts and other administrative support
  Desired Qualifications and Skills: 
  • Bachelor’s/equivalent degree from a top Global/Indian university
  • 2-4 years of work experience in a VC/PE/strategy roles/startup-experience or other sales/partnership experience
  • Someone who brings a balanced mix of creativity and analytical thinking to the table
  • Excellent communications (especially writing and presenting) skills in English are a necessary requirement
  • Ability to understand context and tailor communications to objectives and audience
  • A self-starter who is passionate about the venture capital ecosystem, emerging technologies, markets and companies, new and innovative business models
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A strong sense of urgency and self-motivation to work autonomously
  • Limitless curiosity about business models and understanding of how companies make money
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Platform & Community Manager

Mumbai / Delhi NCR / Bangalore
Job Description
About Times Bridge: Times Bridge is the global investment and partnership arm of The Times Group. Its mission is to bring the world’s best ideas to India and share India’s best insights with the world. Its current portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Headspace, Houzz, MUBI, Smule, Stack Overflow, Uber and Wattpad. By providing unmatched market leadership to select partners, Times Bridge accelerates growth and immersion across the Indian subcontinent for leaders and companies who believe in winning in and learning from India. Its commitment to its global partners is to help them immerse and grow in the Indian market. To do this, Times Bridge attracts experts from diverse backgrounds that can share its vision for the future. For more information, visit www.timesbridge.com and follow @timesbridge on Twitter. Role Overview: Since 2014, Times Bridge has established itself as the leading partner for companies looking to launch and scale in India. Having grown significantly in the past year, we are now looking for a full-time community manager to support community engagement, communications and marketing efforts. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the Times Bridge team and build on our story through networking, public relations and social media. This role will report to the Communications Lead and work closely with the investments, operations and leadership team. If you thrive in a start-up environment and enjoy wearing many hats, this role is for you. Location: Mumbai / Delhi NCR / Bangalore Responsibilities:
  • Create clear, compelling, and engaging content for Times Bridge’s owned and operated platforms (press material, blog posts, newsletters, website content, social media content)
  • Drive and implement social media and digital campaigns to align with marketing strategies, including managing day-to-day content and strategizing to increase followers and engagement
  • Track and monitor PR and social media performance and report actionable insights and KPIs on a regular basis
  • Work alongside marketing, PR and communications teams to ensure brand consistency and effectively support Times Bridge’s corporate outreach
  • Curate owned IPs on Times Bridge’s social platforms from the view of building community
  • Network and forge relationships within the venture capital, technology and start-up ecosystem
  • Stay up-to-date with digital technology trends
Desired Qualifications and Skills:
  • BA / BS / BBA degree holder or global / Indian fellowship experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in community management, marketing, communications and social media (ideally in an investing, tech or start-up environment)
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
What We’re Looking For:
  • Committed to Times Bridge’s mission and passionate about venture capital and start-ups
  • Able to foster community both online and offline, with examples from past experiences
  • Proficient with tools for developing marketing content, managing social media channels, event production, and project management
  • Top-notch writing and editing skills, with a sharp eye for video and other visual storytelling forms
  • Collaborative team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience partnering with online communities, creators and community owners to grow a user base would be a plus
  • Experience as an analyst or investment associate, or plans to eventually apply for an overseas MBA program, would be relevant for this role
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